Sweat-proof headphone covers protect Beats headphones from exercise-related moisture damage, and we’ve just added some superb new designs to our sweat-proof collection.
Of course, you don’t have to exercise in order to benefit from moisture-resistant protection.
Wherever you are when the Beat kicks in whether that’s on the commute to work, on the bus to school, out shopping or shuffling around at home, it’s a good ideal to protect your headphones.
Why Do I Need Beats Washable Headphone Covers?
- Beats headphones aren’t moisture proof, so they’re not designed to be worn in the gym or during rigorous exercise.
Sweat can cause the synthetic leather on Beats’ earpads to crack and peel making them smell and look pretty ugly. Moisture-wicking covers quickly move any sweat to the surface of the fabric where it’s then quickly evaporated.
- According to research, music can play a big part in improving our performance in the gym. It can’t automatically make us faster or stronger, but a good playlist can be a great distraction as discomfort or tiredness isn’t always so keenly felt when we’re exercising to a good tune.
Our minds are elsewhere, and we’re, therefore, more likely to keep going. Music is also a great mood enhancer and that, too, can keep us running or lifting longer and harder.
- You can buy replacement earpads for Beats but it’s far better to take a pro-active approach by preventing moisture damage and stains in the first place rather than to keep replacing the cushions.
If you regularly wear white Beats, then you may also have noticed discolouration on the earpads. This can be caused by UV damage as well as the transfer of make-up and oils from the skin onto the cushion and general wear-and-tear.
Headphone covers are a great accessory because they are a non-permanent way to change the appearance of your Beats. There’s a tonne of designs to choose from and they’re as easy to put on and take off as a pair of socks.
- All are fully-reversible, too.
- Sanitary headphone covers in the UK aren’t exactly attractive. They’re fine in industries requiring employees to share headphones and headsets but they’re hardly going to look good on your Beats.
EarHugz are machine-washable making them hygienic to wear after even the most intense of workouts.
What are the Best Beats Covers for the Gym?
The best covers for Beats are moisture-wicking.
Cotton covers are fine for sitting at a desk but they’re not suitable during a workout.
Cotton is a breathable fabric but it holds onto moisture, so sweaty cotton covers will feel uncomfortable and damp against the ear. They won’t provide much protection from the corrosive effect of moisture on the earpads, either.
Look for covers made from synthetic materials like polyester and spandex and with a specific indication of moisture-wicking such as Max-Dri or Nike’s Dri-Fit. The best covers are machine-washable. This keeps them hygienic and smelling fresh.
Good covers are hard wearing, too, after all if you’re working out regularly, then you need a pair that’s going to be able to keep up with you. Durable covers won’t be something you’ll need to keep replacing so shop with a reputable brand like EarHugz.
Looks aren’t everything, but if you’ve bought a pair of Beats then chances are appearance means something to you: adding headphone covers are a great way of giving them a fresh new look, a bold print or colourful design. You could also buy headphones to fit your personality or the persona you put on when you work out. Headphone covers aren’t just made for Beats headphones and sweat-damage isn’t something that only happens to this brand.
Most on-ear and over-ears cans aren’t designed to be sweated in. A quick Google search will reveal that customers of Bose, Philips, Sony and Sennheiser are also reporting cracked or peeling cushions as well as headphones that have completely broken due to moisture-damage.
Good headphone covers aren’t just specific to one brand but should be available to all types and all sizes. Check the EarHugz sizing chart to see if yours are covered. Covers should also be available for the size difference of over-ear and one-ear headphones, too. Double check before you buy to avoid disappointment.
Music is a big deal to us.
There’s nothing like putting on a pair of headphones, adding our EarHugz and getting stuck in. When the beat kicks in you should be able to go hard and fast without worrying about sweat-damage.
Here are some of our favourite designs that we think will look amazing on your Beats.