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January 18, 2021

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The Best Work Out Headphones

🥇 Sennheiser CX 685 Adidas Sports Review

Sennheiser CX 685 Adidas Sports

Sennheiser CX 685 Adidas Sports

Sennheiser Sport Headphones

Sennheiser CX685 Adidas Sport Headphones

  • The field of sports headphones is becoming increasingly crowded, so finding the best possible pair for specific activities at a reasonable price is tough. These particular headphones have a lot to recommend them, but ultimately are not likely to be the first choice for many people. Read the rest of our Sennheiser CX 685 Adidas Review to find out why.

1#Best Selling

Sennheiser OCX 685i Adidas Sports In-Ear Headphones - White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • These sports afficianados listen to their headphones/headsets during their sports activities in order to motivate themselves further
  • Therefore these headphones/headsets have been specifically designed and tested to sound good and to stay comfortable, secure and reliable throughout the course of their activity.

2#In Ear

Sennheiser PMX 686i Sports Earbud Neckband Headset Apple Devices
  • Cable has In-line smart remote and mic compatible with Apple (iOS) devices. Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Ultra-lightweight neckband for a secure, comfortable fit

3#In Ear

Sennheiser OCX 686i Sports Ear-Canal Ear Hook Headset for Apple Devices
  • Cable has In-line smart remote and mic compatible with Apple (iOS) devices.Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • In-ear canal design reduces ambient noise while ergonomic ear clips provide a comfortable secure fit

4#Best Selling

5#In Ear

Sennheiser CX Sport Bluetooth Sports Headphone
  • Sennheiser proprietary transducers, designed and engineered in Germany, deliver balanced and detailed sound with dynamic bass capability
  • Sweat and splash resistant, designed to compliment your workout activities

6#Best Selling

Sale
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds with Fingertip Touch Control
  • Exceptional clarity experience sound that's like ‘being there’ thanks to sennheiser category leading truly wireless technology
  • Fingertip control control your music, calls and voice assistant simply through intuitive touchpad technology built into both True Wireless earbuds

7#In Ear

Sennheiser Consumer Audio CX 6.00 BT Wireless in-Ear Headphones, Bluetooth 4.2 with Qualcomm Apt-X, 6-Hour Battery Life, 1.5 Hour Fast USB Charging, Multi-Connection to 2 Devices, Black
  • Bluetooth 4.2 featuring Qualcomm aptX and Qualcomm aptX Low Latency deliver superior sound quality for both music and movies with minimum delay between audio and video.
  • Convenient multi-connection with up to 2 devices simultaneously (phones and computers) with 3-way calling support.

8#Best Selling

Sale
Sennheiser HD1 Free Bluetooth Wireless Headphone, Bluetooth 4.2 with Qualcomm Apt-X and AAC, 6 hour battery life, 1.5 hour fast USB charging, multi-connection to 2 devices
  • Bluetooth 4.2 Wireless Technology, featuring Qualcomm apt X and AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) delivering enhanced Hi Fi sound quality
  • Premium transducers housed in machined stainless steel in ear sound tunnels deliver signature HD1 sound powerful bass response, detailed vocal projection and a great sound stage

9#In Ear

10#Best Selling

Sale
Sennheiser IE 80S BT Audiophile In Ear Bluetooth Headphone, Black
  • The first Audiophile Bluetooth In-Ear headphones from audio specialist Sennheiser
  • Supports Hi-Res codecs for uncompromised sound, including LHDC, aptX HD, and AAC aptX low latency support ensures perfect synchronization with video content

Design

  • The design is probably the best thing about these headphones. There is an elongated piece of flexible plastic extending above and below the ear bud. The bottom piece of this elongated plastic connects to the cord, but the upper piece is a wing that hugs the upper curve of your ear to help secure the earphones in place while you work out.
  • This is a tremendously good idea, one that helps makes the earbuds feel securely attached to your ear, even when doing fast, jagged movements, like running or playing basketball. The headphones also come with three sizes of inserts for the earbuds themselves, allowing you to pick the size that best fits your ears.
  • The CX685’s also seem fairly tough and durable, which is an added bonus for people who put their headphones through a lot in the course of their workout, especially those who workout outside and expose their headphones to the elements.
  • The cords do become tangled easily, which is a real annoyance. You will have to make a definite point of carefully coiling them and storing them that way between workouts or you will lose some time each day untangling them before you can workout.
  • The biggest design drawback, which is a significant one, is that there is no in-line remote or microphone. Most sports headphones now come with an in-line remote that at a very minimum allows you to adjust the volume of your music, and many include the additional ability to skip forward and backward on your music tracks and some also include a microphone and the ability to take and make calls without getting your phone out. In this environment, a set of headphones that does none of those things seems like a dinosaur.

Comfort of Fit

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  • Considering that you can pick the size of your earbud insert, you would expect the Sennheiser Adidas Sports headphones to among the most comfortable of the headphones we have reviewed on this site. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
  • After about half an hour, the earbuds become uncomfortable. Really uncomfortable. The problem, we suspect, is not the size of the earbud inserts but rather the materials used. Unlike most headphones that use a soft silicone for their earbud inserts, for some inexplicable reason the Sennheiser cx685 headphones use rigid plastic.
  • If you expect to do shorter workouts at high intensity, this issue might not be a problem for you, but for people who spend more time in the gym, this could be an ongoing annoyance.

Sound Quality

  • The sound quality of these headphones is top-notch. These headphones maintain true sound until you get to the loudest audio settings. The bass sounds come through true and clear, and so do the higher pitches. You can listen to opera or Jay-Z, and both will sound as good as you can expect from an in-ear headphone.

Price

  • The price is another point where these headphones seem a bit like a failure. They are listed at around seventy dollars retail, which is on the high end of average for a pair of sports headphones. And indeed, you could spend that and get a less durable pair of headphones with lower quality sound.
  • However, you could also spend that–or less than that, in some cases–for a pair of headphones with greater comfort and the in-line remote that is useful. If you just set your audio and never adjust it during your workout, these are probably a good choice for you.
  • Similarly, if your workouts are short enough that the discomfort of the rigid plastic earbuds are not an issue for you, these are probably a good choice for you. But if you like to adjust your music’s volume and skip tracks, or if you work out for longer periods, the Sennheiser CX 685 might eventually annoy you. If that is the case then you might want to check out a more comfortable pair, like the jaybird x2’s.

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