Gliding down a mountain over pristine powder with sun rays shimmering on surrounding snow-covered crests, all crowned by a deep, clear, blue sky, has got to be one of the most incredible experiences on earth.
What if you threw in the perfect pair of reliable and lightweight skiing headphones to cue in your favorite jams as you slide down the slopes? As a sports enthusiast who likes to play my favorite jams while putting in the work, I have an experienced eye –and ear for the ideal skiing headphone pair.
You want something that delivers good sound without denting your pocket. Most importantly, your ski headphones need to be optimized to stay securely in place no matter how vigorous your skiing gets. No one wants to lose their headphones or go through the hustle of adjusting them continuously. If they can fit comfortably and securely while making your music sound terrific – the better!
Thankfully, there are pretty decent options in the market, many of which don’t require an extravagant budget. I have handpicked the very best headphones for skiing out there and put together a buying guide to help with your purchases:
Whether you’re at the mountain top or shredding, these buds will get you high In your favorite jams. They deliver crisp sound and fit comfortably while at it. From attacking bass, clear natural vocals, and precision highs, this pair’s sound quality is definitely worth the investment.
Don’t worry about snow or sweat spoiling your jam session as you ski. The Skullcandy buds are designed to withstand
the elements without affecting the quality of your music. They also cancel out ambient noise pretty well, whether you’re listening to music or not.
To add to the earbud’s durability, the cables are flat to prevent them from getting tangled, unlike conventional round cables. They feature different size interchangeable silicone tips to fit various sizes of ear canals.
Skullcandy’s Off-Axis technology used the oval, angled-shaped design of the earbuds. Many earbuds, particularly those within the same price bracket, have round earbuds. The thing is, the inner ear is not round-shaped. An oval-shaped earbud enhances a comfortable fit and improves the sound quality as it fits the ear snugly.
These are compact and lightweight to avoid hurting your ears no matter how long you have them on. They’re designed with an inline multifunction remote, meaning you can answer, send, and hang up your calls without reaching out for your phone.
They’re relatively affordable, too, and can pair across all android devices. The sound is pretty decent, and you can bet these will not slide off no matter how vigorous your shredding gets.
Samsung Active in-ear headphones have an excellent noise-canceling feature.
An upgrade from the first version of Apple AirPods, these come with a few notable improvements. These now feature a wireless charging case, and they support voice controls (“hey Siri”) for ease of use. They have a comfortable feel, fit, and are super lightweight.
The one size fits all design may mean different listening and fitting experiences, so that’s a downside for some. Bass-heavy music sounds average, but the vocals and general sound clarity are crispy and above average.
The battery life is really impressive for wireless headphones.
The Apple AirPods 2 are an excellent choice for those who prefer skiing while listening to ambient sounds. The open-back design allows you to enjoy your music while hearing other sounds in your surroundings.
Despite the hefty price tag, the Jaybird X4 makes this list because they are 100% water, sweat, and ice-proof. They’re rugged as they come.
They are also versatile; best for casual and sports use, portable, offer flexible fits and fins to adjust according to your preferences and size of ears. You can change your listening volume to block ambient noise without leaking sound to people around you.
With 7 hours of battery life, Jaybird X4 is the ideal wireless skiing headphones and great for daily use. They’re made to last as well. For those who are a little rough on the edges, these are ideal.
As the name goes, Beats headphones are famous for their bass capacity and premium design. If a hefty price tag doesn’t turn you off, then these high-end sound quality and water-resistant headphones are perfect for you.
No matter the bass, tenor, vocals, pitch, or instrument, these headphones will deliver the sound in impeccable texture.
They retain charge for over 12 hours, meaning they can last you a few days of regular use. They are designed to charge pretty quickly. A 10 minutes power plug will last over 2 hours.
Beats headphones come in different color schemes, but you’ll get a decent discount when you go for the red and black option, don’t worry though, the sound is still the same across the color board.
The wireless, soft-silicon material and shape of these ensure a comfortable and secure fit. The earphones connect to the Bose app and can be used across multiple devices.
The Bose headphones are durable and water-resistant so that you can use them under all weather conditions without worry.
The battery delivers up to 6 hours of continuous use.
They include the option for pairing with Apple devices.
The comfortable fit and the excellent quality sound are worth the investment.
If you spend a lot of time in harsh weather, or you tend to over-sweat upon exertion, or you just like to wash your electronics every once in a while, trust Sony with your money.
Sony leads hands down with water resistance technology, and this is expressed through the Sony MDRXB510AS headphones.
They feature arc support for a better and secure fit, as well as securing them in your ear if the wire gets tugged at a little. Overall these offer excellent sound quality, excellent noise cancellation, and the mic works pretty well.
This is one headphone that’ll give you value for money. For its overall quality, the price is quite fair.
Avantree earbuds come with a wrap-around ear-hook that makes them hold securely in place.
They feature a broad range of button control without feeling bulky.
With Avantree Earbuds, you can skip, stop, pause, adjust volume, accept a call, reject, dial the last called number and end a call.
For the money, you will be quite impressed by the overall quality of these earbuds.
They’ve received quite many positive customer reviews for their well-balanced sound quality, so these will not only offer you a good fit but will keep you bumping as you should.
Although the bass on these (like most other wireless earbuds) could use some improvement, the sound is nonetheless above average. They’re controlled by clicking on a button on the outside of one earpiece.
They have a good range of volume control, and calls are crispy clear. They’re compatible with any helmet, which is a massive plus for skiers. They’re also walkie-talkie enabled and are super durable and lightweight.
These headphones were made with skiers and other “out-door loving people” in mind. With the walkie-talkie push-to-talk technology, and the ability to see and hear other people’s location on the app, it is ideal for the great outdoors. However, this may be considered a lack of security and personal space by some.
Neckband-style earbuds are the best headphones choice. When skiing or doing other outdoor activities, the last thing you want to deal with is tangled wires. The Philips action fit neckband provides optimal comfort and flexibility, no matter how rigorous skiing gets. The band also adjusts to your head to ensure the earbuds stay in your ears, where they belong.
The earbuds can withstand substantial amounts of sweat or moisture.
You will appreciate the fit as well. They are angled in a way to fit better in the ear and to offer noise cancellation.
Suppose you love to submerge yourself Into the world of music while skiing altogether. These earbuds can cancel quite a lot of ambient noise. However, the sound quality is average, but for the price range, one of the best you can get.
Whatever headphones you settle for, whether over-ear, bone conduction, or wireless in-ear buds, you need a secure and comfortable fit. This is especially crucial because missing one earbud while shredding can be quite an unpleasant experience. High sound quality is second. Sweat resistance, durability, battery life, noise cancellation, and reliable blue-tooth connection are equally handy.
Lightweight headphones are a must-have, too, when it comes to the best headphones for skiing.
So there you have it. Remember, it also helps to follow up on user reviews to determine how particular models fare on the sport. At the same time, you can leave us a comment to let us know what your best headphones for skiing are or ask us any questions, and we will be glad to answer you. Happy skiing!