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1.0 out of 5 stars Not Water resistant, 8 Nov. 2010
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This review is from: Sennheiser/Adidas PMX 680 High-Performance Rugged Stereo Neckband Headphone for Sports (Electronics)
Hello,

I've bought these headphones mainly for Gym use, since I sweat like there is no tomorrow, I needed something more than a sweat resistant, and these headphones looked like they would endure the gym abuse.
Unfortunately after just a couple of weeks of use, the left ear phone went mute during a workout session.

I've wash it and dry it like recommended in the manual...but...
In the next gym use, I've noticed that the sound from the left ear phone was a bit strange.
Back home and in silence I retested the phones and found that in the left ear volume was lower than on the right and there was no bass???
Very strange, so I open the ear phone and guess what... there was water inside the diaphragm, yes, there was water around the moving coil driver and the magnet, thus the headphones are RUINED, since there is no way to dry that place, unless you destroy the diaphragm.

A deeper analysis shows that the back of the magnet is in no way protected from water so water can go inside and obstruct the moving coil.
This design error is not tolerate at this price level and since it is stated that the PMX 680 are: "Sweat- and water-resistant ideal for sports".

I'm forced to give them a complete negative review due to misleading information.
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Initial post: 7 Jul 2011 16:38:51 BDT
Atheak says:
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Posted on 25 Jul 2011 21:43:40 BDT
deniman says:
It seems it gets wet when you sweat and from that time it gets worse in each run

Posted on 9 Oct 2011 12:00:41 BDT
I have the exactly same problems. Please let me know if you ever find a suitable per of neckband headphones as I use the orange Sennheiser ones and have had to replace them once a year due to water ingress.

Posted on 22 Nov 2011 13:21:04 GMT
AV says:
I have exactly the same issue - I am on my third set of Senns in under 12 months. I only bought them because I got sick of this happening with cheaper sets and figured spending the extra would mean a better quality product. I only keep them because I insist on taking them back to the shop every time and getting a new set.

Posted on 2 Sep 2012 11:55:26 BDT
Mad Dog Law says:
I've used my set for around a month and the right ear has gone. I too noticed water got into the ear piece and have left in airing cupboard to dry but they just don't work anymore. It's a shame because the sound quality was great to start but if you sweat a lot then look elsewhere because they won't last.
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