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2.0 out of 5 stars
Adidas/Sennheiser - Not the perfect partnership, 30 July 2013
Sennheiser/Adidas ply these earphones as sports/active, I do wonder how much product testing was carried out before these came to market? I can’t imagine any sportsmen or women were giving a set to test for any period of time(despite the promotional videos)
Good points: - Great sound, Comfortable.
Bad Points: - They are not necessarily sweat & waterproof as claimed, when jogging, running, working-out the perferations in the ear pieces fill with sweat so muffles the sound to render unlistenable.
The black rubber band around the ear pieces keeps coming off and you will eventually lose them.
To get really good sound the neckband and ear piece do have to be precisely positioned in your ear, not easy when exercising!
Sennheiser claim…. “Blocks less outside noise so you stay aware of your immediate environment “
Untrue, They cut off most peripheral sound, I wouldn’t recommend for road cycling or MTB.
In-Line remote is way too close to your cheek, and waggles irritantly out of the corner of your eye.
If you don’t use the wire clip to secure onto your clothing it just bashes on your face.
The controls are very temperamentally, Volume up & down seemed to work most of the time but anything other than that it was hit or miss at best.
Volume would randomly go to max for no apparent reason deafening you in the process, only curable by removing the jack plug from my phone.
Unfortunately I couldn’t recommend this headset, I’ve used cheaper sets that have had more thought put into the practicality and design, It’s a shame as the sound is very good.