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Having 2 kids aged 24 ive been running since i had my 1st in 2009 and have been through 26 pairs of headphones (i kid you not). Im the sort of person who likes to save money so always brought the cheapie headphones for 9.99 in argos (have even tried the 3.49 ones). Bottom line is the cheap ones are no good for running, ive always gone for the standard headphones that just slot into your ears yet they always fall out meaning im forever stopping and starting, or can only jog rather than run, or run holding them into my ears.....nightmare.
I decided to go for something that i wouldnt have to keep replacing, and something that actually stayed in my ears! I spoted these on Amazon on sale for around the 50.00 mark (from what i can see the normal RRP is between 50-60). I didnt want to spend that and managed to get them brand new on ebay for 35.00 delivered, ive seince seen a few on there for that price so check out ebay before other shops.
These arrived in a blue & black box which was easy enough to get into, aside from the headphones i also got instructions and a carry case to protect them in when not in use.
Looks wise, i do care what they look like, i wanted something i could be seen wearing, they look pretty sleek, all black bearing the Addidas logo on the left hand side and the Sennheiser on the right hand side. The ear bits are purple, with silver edging.
The headphones are very light with the headband being quite thin which i find comfy. The wire comes out of the left ear phone, which also has the volume button, with a + & - to adjust the volume, the wire is a good size and ive had no problems at all with it reaching my ipod even when ive had to move it. The 'hook' over the ears means while running 3 times a week im yet to have these fall out! They have soft purple rubber on the ends so although they stay inside your ears they are also comfy and dont put any pressure on my ears.
I was very skeptical about buying these. Despite never spending much on headphones before, this is my 27th set, which is why i didnt want to spend to much incase these turned out utter rubbish like the others.....How wrong i was.
The Volume is amazing and easily adjusted with the switch, which also allows you to pause the music or skip to the next track.
What shocks me is that they actually stay in my ears. They are the only headphones that have stayed in my ears while running, they feel safe and secure yet comfortable, with no rubbing.
The headphones also cut out any background noise while in use, so while i had music playing i couldnt hear anything going on around me.
I personally felt the full RRP price is way too much for a pair of headphones, but should anything happen to these i would defininately buy them again.
No negatives as yet for these headphones, i love them! They are comfy, they stay in my ears and great volume. So glad i decided to make the leap away from my cheapie headphones! My dad does a lot of bike riding so ive got him a pair for christmas
Accessory for iPod / Enjoy your favourite music on the move with PMX 685i Sennheiser headphones which deliver superb sound quality with lightweight premium earbuds and a light rugged neckband. Designed in conjunction with Adidas, these sports headphones are durable and reliable without sacrificing sound quality. A moisture protection system means you can exercise in challenging conditions with your favourite tunes, and rinse the headphones clean under running water. Carefully selected materials absorb shock and minimise wear. Noise isolation and comfort are achieved with a choice of earbud sizes so you can hear just musical detail and not the surrounding noise. Adjust the volume, skip tracks, answer phone calls and activate Siri with the included remote for iPod, iPhone and iPad.