OUR TAKE Dream up any torture test for earbuds, and we bet the Tarah Pro can handle it. These Bluetooth earphones are weather and sweat-proof; they’re shockproof; they boast the longest battery life in the category (14 hours of playtime); and with multiple bud sizes and fins, they’re customizable for a perfect fit. Heck, you can even submerge them. Our testers praised the soft, fabric-like cable, as well as the quick-charge feature (five minutes plugged in gets you two hours of playtime). The magnetic connection point was also a hit: When you remove the Tarah Pros from your ears, they connect around your neck (like a necklace) via magnets, so you can’t lose them and you never have to deal with a tangled cable. Better yet? Your music pauses automatically when the buds connect. Brace yourself for the price tag, though.
TRAIL CRED “I had enough power to get through an entire audiobook (The Devil Wears Prada, thanks for asking) on a solo trip in the Indian Peaks,” one Colorado-based editor says. “The Tarah Pros became a part of my outfit: Each morning, I’d put them around my neck, and when the time was right, I’d pop them in and knock out a chapter.”