What’s that one thing that you must take every day with yourself to the gym?
Workout headphones are so damn important while working out, because:
Good music can keep you focused and motivated.
But, let’s be honest. We got a lot of great general headphones on the market, but when it comes to workout headphones, there are very few ones, which makes it tough for a consumer to make the decision.
We are fixing this!
Best Workout Headphones 2019 – Quick Look
|Aftershokz Trekz Air|
|1.06 ounces||6 hours|
|GoNovate Airo |
|0.27 ounces||6 hours|
|AfterShokz Trekz Titanium||0.8 ounces||6 hours|
|Pasonomi Earbuds||1 ounces||4 hours|
|Plantronics Backbeat Fit||0.8 ounces||8 hours|
|Bose Soundsport Free||0.64 ounces||5 hours|
|Geeke G350||1.76 ounces||3.5 hours|
|Bose Soundsport Pulse||0.8 ounces||6 hours|
|SOAIY T2||0.16 ounces||2.5 hours|
|U-rock Earbuds||1.5 ounces||3 hours|
|Skullcandy Method||3.84 ounces||9 hours|
1. Aftershokz Trekz Air – Bone Conduction Technology
The Trekz air headphones from Aftershokz are open ear wireless Bone conduction headphones that sound good, feel light, and look brilliant in terms of design.
These are a wireless pair of headphones that run on Bluetooth V4.2.
The most interesting thing about the headphones is how they deliver music to your ears.
The open fit design delivers the music through your cheekbones, keeping your ears open to hear ambient noises (a very important thing for any headphones).
We are truly a fan of the design and build of these headphones. The headphones are 20% lighter than their counterparts, providing much better comfort to the users. The design, on the other hand, is minimal and looks really great.
Keeping athletes and fitness enthusiasts in mind, the body of the headphones are made to be sweatproof and water resistant. That means they will hold up during light rains and heavy workout or adventure. Remember, they are water resistant, not waterproof, don’t get into heavy rains while wearing them.
The headphones do not have much of the inline controls, but you still get a button to answer calls on the go. The calls are made possible with the help of the dual in-line noise-canceling microphones, that delivers rich and clear sound to the recipients.
Getting into the sound quality of these headphones, it’s revolutionary. If you going to get a pair of bone conduction headphones for the first time, then you would be surprised with the functionality of these headphones.
The biggest and the best part about these headphones is that it allows you to stay in touch with the surrounding noises when you are listening to your music. This would make it safer for you to listen to music while cycling or running. But, this will slightly affect the overall audio experience.
The battery range on these headphones is debatable. Some users say that 6-8 hours of range in quite low, but, we think that’s fine. Assuming you are spending not more than 2 hours daily on the workout, these will last for around 3-4 days on a single charge. Also, they just take 2 hours to charge fully.
- Bone conduction technology.
- Open ear design allows listening to ambient noises.
- Compatible with all devices equipped with Bluetooth.
- Solid build quality that is also water resistant and sweatproof.
- Very lightweight overall.
- No Cons.
This is a great pair of bone conduction workout headphones from Aftershockz. The build quality is great, the comfort level is high and the audio experience along with the ability to hear ambient noises is great. The price is not cheap, but it’s considerable looking at the purposes these headhones fulfill.
2. GoNovate Airo – 3D Stereo Sound
GoNovate true is a pair of true wireless earbuds that come with CVC 6.0 noise cancelation.
The earbuds, on a single charge, can provide a battery range of 6 hours and an additional 30 hours of battery from the charging case.
With advanced sweatproof protection, the earbuds would be able to hold up during the toughest workouts.
This time, we would like to start off with the looks of the earbuds. The earbuds come in all matte black color with a whole line color LED light that indicates connectivity. The all-matte black finish of earbuds looks really classy and make them look like some expensive earbuds.
Talking about the control buttons, you only get a single button on the earbud that controls most of the functions including play/pause, change tracks, managing volume, and answer and reject calls.
The battery range on the earbuds is decent. You get around 6 hours on a single charge which is industry standard. Then with the charging case that comes along, you can get up to 30 more hours of battery range, which means you can fully charge your earbuds for almost 5 times from the charging case itself.
For connectivity, the Airo earbuds use Bluetooth 5.0 technology along with instant paring technology. The name is different but it works similar to what we saw in other earbuds. After the initial pairing, every time you take out the earbuds out of the case, they will automatically pair with the phone.
The custom engineered speaker with composite diaphragm material emits loud 3D stereo Hi-Fi sound with excellent bass. There is no distortion, and with CVC 6.0 noise reduction the vocals come out pretty clear. Rock and metal genre sound fantastic on these earbuds.
- Smart LED battery indicator on the earbuds.
- 6 hours of playback time on a full charge.
- Single button for controlling all major functions.
- CVC 6.0 noise cancelation technology.
- Bloetooth 5.0.
- No cons.
A great pair of truly wireless earbuds at a low price point. Everything is great, but one thing that’s unique is the LED lighting around the earbuds that makes them even more bautiful. Rest everything inclding sound quality and noise cancelation is on point.
3. AfterShokz Trekz Titanium – With Wide Dynamic Range
Aftershoz is a great brand when it comes to workout headphones.
We already have their Trekz air on top of this list and now we have Trekz titanium over here.
As similar to Trekz Air, these are also bone conduction headphones that run on Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity.
The best thing these headphones come with are Brilliant reflective strips, that can be added to clothes and gears to add visibility at night.
You can think of these as a slightly cheaper version of Trekz Air. Trekz Air is a slightly improved version with lighter body-weight and Bluetooth V4.2. But, In our opinion the design of the Airtrekz titanium is more sporty, but, that’s just our opinion.
The design and build quality of the earbuds is similar to any other bone conduction headphones. Yes, they are not as light as Trekz Air, but that’s doesn’t mean they are not comfortable. They are very comfortable indeed. On the left side, you get a control button.
The earbuds are available in 4 different color combinations: Slate grey & Black, Red & Black, Pink & black, Ivy green & black, and Ocean blue & black.
Talking about the microphone in the earbuds, you get dual noise-canceling microphones that exclude all the surrounding noises, delivering extremely clear voice to the recipients.
Though the earbuds deliver sound through cheekbones, the audio experience you get is simply great. These aftershocks earbuds use premium pitch technology for precise bass and wide dynamic range. They also use LeakSlayer technology to prevent natural sound leakage.
- 6 hours of battery range.
- Bone conduction design keeps the ears prone to surrounding noises.
- Beautiful and solid design.
- Comes with premium pitch and leakslayer technology.
- The headband is not adjustable.
If you want a slightly cheaper alternative to Aftershokz terkz air, then you are looking at the right thing. The aound quality is fantstic and design is awesome too. For those who never used bone condcustion earbuds, this could be a great experience.
4. Pasonomi Earbuds – IPX7 Rated
The Pasonomi earbuds are the only workut earbuds on our list that IPX7 rated.
The earbuds beat other earbuds in some of the aspects including the capacity of the charging case that comes along and waterproof technology.
The earbuds are truly wireless earbuds which makes them for workout and running.
These earbuds are magic. Low price point, great sound quality, excellent charging case, and what not.
These earbuds are direct competitors to U-rock and other small brands. They come at the same price point, have some exclusive features and more importantly that truly wireless design.
Starting off with the design of the earbuds, the earbuds are available n two colors: white and black. The finish is matte instead of glossy that gives them an even better look. IPX7 nano coating on the earbuds prevents water and sweat entering and damaging the sensitive parts.
The ergonomic design doesn’t come with earhooks but comes with 6 different sizes of earbuds that help in providing a comfortable and snug fit. This is actually a great gesture from the company. Most of the brands usually provide only 3 pairs, which is good, but with having 6 sizes in hand, the probability of getting a perfect fit is high.
The earbuds also come with fast pairing technology, which means that after the initial pairing every time you take out the earbuds out of the case, they will automatically get connected to your phone.
Now, let’s talk about the audio experience on these earbuds. The earbuds come with graphene-coated drivers that are rigid, yet lightweight. The precisely tuned sound signature with an accurate deep pass brings pleasure to ears. Since the earbuds use Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity, the connection is strong and the audio is delivered brilliantly across the entire frequency range.
- Uses Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity.
- 2200mAh charging case.
- IPX7 waterproof and sweatproof.
- Incredible HD sound quality.
- Microphone has issues.
Excellent sound quality, lightweight design and a powerful charging case. These are the workout headphones you must consider. Yes, they don’t come from a very big brand and not so good microphone, but who cares when you are getting so much value in them.
5. Plantronics Backbeat Fit – Neck Band Design
Backbeat Fit are wirelss neckband style in-ear workout headphones that are designed with invisible nano-coating technology, which makes it sweatfree and waterproof.
The headphones also come with a safety-oriented tip design, which allows you to hear surrounding noises during the workout and running.
Now, let’s discuss other functionalities that come along with these sporty headphones.
Plantronics is a very popular brand in the world of headphones. In past, we have reviewed Plantronics backbeat pro and Backbeat pro 2, both of which were really good wireless headphones.
On the headphones itself, you get controls for music, calls and even activating Siri and Google voice control.
These headphones are also Ip57 certified, which means they are sweatproof and waterproof. They can easily hold up during the sweaty workout and can also withstand fresh water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
For connectivity, the Backbeat Fit uses Bluetooth for connectivity. All of the headphones on this list are wireless headphones because we are are not a big fan of wired workout headphones. The wires could cause an issue during exercises and running.
The connectivity and the battery range is quite impressive. You will get to see strong Bluetooth connectivity with your mobile phone and can easily enjoy the music up to 8 hours on a single charge.
- Flexible and comfortable design.
- On-earphone controls for music and calls.
- Sweatproof and waterproof.
- Safety orented eartip design to hear the sorrounding noises.
- Audio could have been much louder and bass could have been more punchy.
If you are not a fan of loud music, then you would be fine with these headphones. They are very flexible and proivide much comfort to the user. Since they are waterproof and sweatproof, they can be worn during intense workouts and training.
6. Bose Soundsport Free – With Tech to Track Lost Earbuds
Next up in line are the workout headphones from Bose: our personal favourite brand.
There is no special reason why we love Bose so much, it’s just that they produce such awesome products.
Bose QC 35 from them are one the greatest wireless headphones today, and same goes for noise canceling earbuds QC20.
The Bose headphones that we are reviewing today are the Soundsport Free, which are IPX4 rated truly wireless headphones built for sports and workout sessions.
The Bose Sound sport is completely wireless, that means you will not even get to see a neckband. They are in-ear sporty earbuds that come with stay hear+ tips, which keeps the earbuds in place during rough workouts and running and also maintaining the comfort level of the earbuds.
The Sound sport Free is an upgraded version of Sound sports wireless. As compared to that, these ones come with a charging case and technology to track lost earbuds with the help of the mobile app. One thing that misses in these earbuds as compared to Sound sports wireless is the heart rate sensor.
The charging case that comes along with the earbuds can fully charge the earbuds 2 times, which means an extra 10 hours of battery range. Not just charging, the case also protects your earbuds safe from any damages.
Talking about the build quality and design of the earbuds, it’s great. As usual, the earbuds are made up of premium plastic with Bose branding on top. Earhooks along with the ear tips keep the earbuds in place while taking care of the comfort.
The body of the earbuds is IPX4 water resistant, which means it can handle slight splashes of water and sweating. Again, these are water resistant, not waterproof. Don’t get in your pool while wearing them.
The audio quality on these earbuds is superb. The vocals are clear, the sound is crisp and the bass is very satisfying. They are not noise canceling earbuds, they still block out enough noises and also let in enough noses to keep you aware of the surroundings. A very helpful feature for someone who jogs where traffic is.
- IPX4 rated (sweat and water resistant).
- Comes with charging case that can add up an additional battery range of 10 hours.
- Comes with “find my muds” feature.
- Truly wireless design.
- Connection could be unstable sometimes.
The one thing that makes these headphones stand part is the truly wireless technology, Wires could be a real issue during the workout and these earbuds eliminates that completely. These are high-end earbuds for which you would have to pay more than other earbuds. Rest assured you get alot of value for the price that you pay.
7. Geeke G350 – With Bluetooth 5.0
Geeke G350 are another pair of truly wireless sport earbuds that come at a very cheap price tag.
The earbuds come with all the features that any high-end earbuds come with.
It comes with Bluetooth 5.0, a charging case and dual high sensitivity antenna for strong and instant connection.
Let’s look at the other features they come with.
If you like to buy truly wireless sports earbuds but don’t want to put a lot of money into them, then these earbuds might be one of the best choices. The price point is really low, and they come with some really awesome features.
Talking about the design and build quality of these earbuds. The earbuds are tiny, all black in color with branding on top. Both the earbuds come with earhooks that provide a very tight fit. The overall weight of the earbuds is very lightweight, weight at just 0.03 ounces (each), which adds up more overall comfort to them.
Another good thing that we get with these workout headphones is the charging case. Charging case not only holds up power for you but also acts as a carrying case. Once you take out the headphones out of the case, they get automatically connected to the mobile phone (after initial pairing). Charging case can up to 15 hours of battery range.
Now the only thing we are left with is the sound quality. You would definitely be surprised by how good sound these earbuds can produce. The sound quality is flat but is also very clear and crisp. Don’t expect some booming sound, but for the use of the gym and running they do the job very well. The microphone that comes along delivers rich voice to the recipients.
- Comes with latest Bluetooth 5.0.
- IPX5 certified waterproof and sweatproof.
- Completely wireless design.
- Very low price point.
- Absense of volume control buttons.
If you are fine with buying not-buying big brands headphones, don’t look any further. You can not find features like Bluetooth 5.0, charging case and a truly wireless design at such low price point. The earbuds are truly exceptional and overdeliver value for money.
8. Bose Soundsport Pulse – With Heart Rate Monitor
Soundsport pulse are another addition to soundsport series, though, they are not truly wireless as compared to Soundsport free.
One of the most eye-catching features these earbuds come with is the Heartrate monitor.
The heart rate monitor makes these earbuds a great choice for all the fitness freaks. The monitoring could be done on the mobile phone via the Bose connect app.
We only recommend Bose Sound sports pulse over Soundsport free to users who are interested in having heart rate monitoring as an integrated feature.
Build quality and design of the earbuds is very similar to the typical earbuds. The redesigned stayhear+ tips help earbuds stay in place even during the toughest workouts.
As similar to Bose sound sport free, you can use Bose connect app with a soundsport pulse as well. From the app, you can customize the settings, switch between different devices and can also monitor the heart rate. The heart rate is monitored by headphones, and those stats can be seen on the mobile app.
Note: Bose soundsport pulse come in two variants: one with heart rate monitor and one without heart rate monitor. The price difference between them is considerable enough. So, In case you don’t need that feature you should go for the normal one and spend the saved amount in buying a fitness band.
The audio experience on these headphones is good as any other Bose headphones.
- Comes with both Bluetooth and NFC for connectivity.
- Stay hear+ tips for great comfort and tight fit.
- IPX4 sweat resistant.
- Compatible with Bose connect app.
- No cons.
In our opinion the Bose Soundsport pulse (with-heart rate monitor) is over-priced. At the same price you can go for soundsport free, which is better in many aspects.
9. SOAIY T2 – With Touch Controls
Soaiy T2 are very similar to GoNovate Airo both in terms of specifications and price point.
These are IPX5 rated truly wireless earbuds that can last for up to 2.5 hours on a single charge with an additional 10 hours included in the charging case.
Tthe charging case that comes along is very portable as compared to the charging cases on other earbuds.
The earbuds run on latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology.
The earbuds come with two modes: Mono and Stereo. In mono mode, you can use only one earbud, while the other could stay in the case. In stereo mode, both of the earbuds work. Remember, if you like you take calls while in mono mode, you must be using the right earbud as only the right earbud comes with an in-built microphone.
In stereo mode, you can hear voice calls on both the earbuds.
On the earbuds, no physical control buttons are present, instead, all the major functions are controlled by touch. The top of the earbuds is a flat touch surface, tapping on which you can play/pause, skip track, manage volume, and answer/reject calls.
The sound quality of these earbuds is brilliant. The earbuds deliver in-ear 3D stereo sound with deep bass. The audio quality is clear and the frequency is accurate. The earbuds run on Bluetooth 5.0 and can provide a connectivity range of up to 33 feet.
- 3D stereo surround sound with deep bass.
- Innovative Touch controls.
- IPX5 waterproof design.
- Secure and comfortable fit.
- No cons.
These are truly great earbuds that come with a realy cool charging case. The touch control feature that comes along is awesome. The earbuds are available at a very low price tag, which makes them even more awesome.
10. U-rock Earbuds – Beautiful Design
Urock earbuds are very similar to Geeke G350, expect CVC 6.0 noise cancelation that is present in Urock earbuds.
These are a beautiful pair of earbuds that deliver crystal clear sound with deep bass and clear treble.
If we have to mention one thing that is truly special about these earbuds, then it would be the touch controls that you get on the earbuds instead of physical buttons.
These earbuds are truly unbelievable. They come with so many great features at a low price point.
Starting off with that one thing that we absolutely love about these earbuds, the design. The design is minimalistic and fancy at the same time. The earbuds are build of plastic, with all matte black finish and blue light around the corners of the earbuds.
Another surprising thing that you get with these earbuds is the CVC 6.0 Noise cancelation technology. Now we know that CVC 6.0 doesn’t work like active noise cancelation, but still enhances the audio quality.
The earbuds on a single charge can provide a battery range of up to 3-4 hours. But, that’s not it, you also get a charging case along with the earbuds, that also acts as a carrying case, which can add up to extra 21-24 hours of battery range to the earbuds. Nothing special, but at this price point, it is really surprising.
The earbuds are IP65 waterproof and dustproof resistant, which makes them ideal for heavy workout sessions when the earbuds have to deal with a lot of sweating. Remember, they can just handle water splashes, don’t submerge them into the water and expect them to work fine.
At last, talking about the sound quality of the earbuds, it’s really good. The 5.8mm speakers unit along with 4 high-quality audio firmware and composite diaphragm delivers high-quality sound, clear and treble and precise bass.
- CVC 6.0 noise cancelation technology.
- Charging case with 800mAh battery capacity.
- Touch controls.
- IP65 dustproof and waterproof rated.
- Frequent connection drop.
These truly wireless headphones come with come with great features including Bluetooth 5.0 at a really lowprice point. The most beautiful part about these headphones is the design, the blue breathing light around the headphones looks amazing in dark.
11. Skullcandy Method – Flexible Design
Skullcandy method are neck-collar designed earbuds that come with advanced dual lock technology for rigid positioning during workouts.
The earbuds are available in 4 different color variants. One that we are reviewing today is called Black/swirl variation.
The earbuds offer a battery range of around 9 hours on a single charge.
Skullcandy undoubtedly is a great brand, and method earbuds from the company are a decent pair of low-budget workout headphones.
The earbuds come with everything you get in any other normal earbuds. The design is a neck collar design that could be locked with dual lock technology. Remember, this is not a magnetic lock, which means it is more secure.
On the left side of the neck collar, you get in-line controls for changing tracks, play/pause the music, answer/rejects calls and volume. You also get an in-built microphone to take phone calls on the go.
The build quality of the earbuds might not be the best, but it’s flexible and very comfortable. You will almost forget that they are hanging around your neck. The earbuds have a lock mechanism at the center that allows you to tuck them away when not in use.
The earbuds don’t come with earhooks, but they still provide great fit during the workout and running. You might miss the earhooks if you had used them in the past, but we are pretty sure you will not face any issues because of that.
The sound is loud and clear, and the bass is great. The earbuds go very well with the equalizer and allow you to fine tune your music. The highs and mids are really nice and you would be satisfied with it.
- 9 hours of battery range on a single charge.
- Lightweight and flexible build.
- Advanced dual-lock technology.
- Sweat resiastant body material.
- Not sweatproof.
Skullmethod are nice earbuds. They got great build quality, excellent battery range and good price point. But there are surely some smaller brand headphones available at the same price point which are better than Skullcandy methods.
Workout Headphones – Buyer’s Guide
Look, choosing a pair of good workout headphones is no different than choosing pair of normal headphones.
First of all, if you are looking to get a pair of headphone for workout purposes, then they must be wireless.
Yes, you can definitely use wired headphones during a workout, but we think the wires could create a mess during running or intense workouts.
With that said, let’s discuss in detail the factors you need to consider while going for a pair of workout headphones.
1.On-Ear vs In-Ear vs Over-Ear
On-ear headphones rest on top of your ear while leaving some space for surrounding sounds to enter. This means there would be some sound leakage, but you would also be able to hear what’s going around you. The headphones would feel less warm as compared to over-ear headphones, but, this design would also affect the overall sound experience.
Over-ear headphones, on the other hand, create a good seal between themselves and the ear. This prevents sound leakage and also provides great sound isolation. The bad thing about them is that they are more prone to heating.
In-ear headphones/Earbuds sometimes might away sound quality not as good as headphones due to small drivers, but, they are perfect for a workout. first of all, they re not bulky, you will not feel any kind of pressure wearing them. They make a tight seal with the ear, which means they will not easily fall during running and workout.
For workout and sports purposes we always recommend in-ear headphones or earbuds, and the most important reason for that is they stay in-place ever during heavy workouts.
2. Wireless vs Truly wireless Earbuds
For workout purpose, both styles could be great. Since the wire use in Bluetooth earbuds is too small, we are sure it wouldn’t cause any type of issue during a workout.
Basically, there is hardly any major difference between both the types.
One thing that’s definitely better in some of the truly wireless earbuds is the battery range. Since some of them come with a charging case, you get a great battery range even if you are out on a trip.
And also truly wireless earbuds look much better.
3. Noise canceling earbuds
Everybody, including us, is a fan of noise canceling earbuds.
But should you consider Noise canceling earbuds as your workout earbuds?
you should always be able to hear your surrounding noises when running or working out. On the streets, there is an ample amount of traffic at any time and we are sure you would not like getting hit by a car because you didn’t hear the honking.
4. Waterproof and Sweatproof
Every workout earbuds should definitely be sweatproof. That means they should atleast be IPX4 rated.
While workout its very common for the body to sweat and that sweat can definitely cause damage to the technical functionalities o the earbuds. To be on the safer side, choose a pair of sweatproof earbuds.
If you are going to choose one of the earbuds reviewed by us here, then you don’t have to check about them being sweatproof, since all the of the earbuds on this list are sweatproof.
5. What are Bone conduction Earbuds?
The two of the best workout headphones on this list are bone conduction earbuds. Most of the users today have no idea about how bone conduction headphones work and how they are beneficial for the users.
Below we are going to explain everything that you must know about the bone conduction headphones. Also, we highly recommend everyone to go for bone conduction ones, since they are specifically built for gym and sports.
First of all, Bone conduction technology is not new. it’ been here for a year and is primarily used to help people with hearing loss.
Bone conduction headphones/hearing aids allow users to hear to the sounds through the cheekbones and jawbones. This means that sound bypass the middle and outer ear and directly enter the inner part ( hearing organ).
Since 1977, more than 100000 people have been fitted with a BAHA, a bone conduction hearing device.
The bone conduction headphones can be worn by people who use a hearing aid to hear the sound, which means that you can wear the hearing aid and bone conduction headphones at the same time.
Use of bone conduction technology in the Military.
You would be actually surprised to know that the military was one of those first sectors that adopted bone conduction technology. The bone conduction technology was used in the behind-the-ear style headsets that were used by communication.
This allowed the military people to communicate through headphones and at the same time heart to the ambient noises around them, as the sound was transferred through cheekbones, keep the ear completely open to hearing to the surrounding noises.
Bone conduction technology in Sport headphones
Bone conduction technology has gotten quite popular in the audio industry. In 2008, Audio bone became the first bone conduction headphones into the scene. The company claimed that you will exceptional sound quality like any other headphones, while also allowing the user to hear to the ambient noises at the same time.
Currently, Aftershokz company is one of the renowned manufacturers on bone conduction headphones.
Enough with the type and design of the workout headphones.
Now it’s time to get into the real aspects of any headphones i.e sound quality and bass.
Bass on the earbuds could be good but it can not be as good as what you get in the headphones.
Do you know that Bluetooth version on your earbuds/headphones affects the overall audio experience?
Yes! since the transfer of frequency is done over Bluetooth, a better Bluetooth version will allow many smooth transfers, hence better audio experience.
The every latest Bluetooth version in the market is Bluetooth 5.1, but, you will hardly get to see that in any earbuds or headphones.
The best that you will get to see in most of the top line earbuds is the Bluetooth v 5.0. Some earbuds still use Bluetooth 4,0 or 4.1 which is good, just not as good v5.0 and later.
Comfort should be one of your primary concern while choosing a pair of headphones.
Yes, looking for great audio quality and accurate bass is cool, but what is the headphones are heavy? What if they heat after some continuous usage?
You can surely not always get to know about the heating problem, but you can always get to know about the weight of the headphones if you look at the specifications.
Also, if you are lucky, you will get to know the answer to the heating issue in the consumer reviews section.
Along with that also look for the type of material used on the earbuds. for example, the material used for building ear tips in case of earbuds and material used for padding the headband and ear drivers in case of over-ear/on-ear headphones.