Sennheiser/adidas PMX 680

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DWUSHER
Reviewed: 11 January 2014

Comfortable and good sound quality, but will only last a certain period of time

This is my second pair of this model of headphones and I was really disappointed. The sound quality is fine and they are really comfortable for short or long runs.
The main drawback is that contrary to the spec, they are not completely waterproof and sweat proof, There are two small screw above each ear which attaches this part to the main plastic shape, after a period of time, the water/sweat corrodes the screws and they simply fall out. I put this down to wear and tear on my first pair, but exactly the same thing happened with the second pair. I am a runner, not a triathlete, and I only run about three times a week, so they are been used on a regular basis but not excessively.
VERY DISAPPOINTED. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone. If you want a durable pair of sweat proof and water proof headphones - look elsewhere
Score breakdown



Sound Quality:
4.0
Durability:
1.0
Sweatproof:
1.0
Fit:
4.0
Weight:
4.0

DWUSHER would not recommend this product
Tim Prescott
Reviewed: 25 May 2013

Get the PMX70's.

I have the Sennheiser/Addidas earphones that don't come with the neck band - I imagine they are built the same.
Erm, they are pretty durable/tough.

The PMX 70's are much better sound quality, longer lasting- after maybe 4 years of tough use mine have died (partly due to stuffing them in my gym bag and snapping the plastic arms).
The addidas new versions - very awkward/difficult to attach the wires to clothing to keep out of the way,
Poor noise cancelling quality; and low sound make them not so good when working out in a gym that has their own music blaring away!
Get the PMX 70's for a much better quality. Go to Amazon, I don't think they sell them anywhere else! (NB: I don't work for Amazon so am not making any commission :( sad times).
Score breakdown



Sound Quality:
2.0
Durability:
4.0
Sweatproof:
4.0
Fit:
3.0
Weight:
4.0

Tim Prescott would not recommend this product
Kikker
Reviewed: 02 November 2011

COMFORTABLE, BUT MISSING THE FEATURES OF THE SENNHEISER/ADIDAS MX 680I

- for me, they're more comfortable then the in-ear MX680 / CX680
- good sound, allowing enough traffic noise to hear that car that's about to run you over...
- Missing the iPhone integration (microphone/next track/previous track ) functionality of the Sennheiser/adidas MX 680i, which are similar to the CX 680 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003VJ1O34
- Not fussed by the volume control - I leave it on and wear it under my clothes
Very comfortable to wear if you don't like in-ear headphones. Bit worried about sweat/water resistance, but time will tell..
Score breakdown



Sound Quality:
5.0
Durability:
4.0
Sweatproof:
4.0
Fit:
4.0
Weight:
4.0

Kikker would recommend this product
johnag007
Reviewed: 01 November 2011

The only real sports headphones but they never last

Fantastic fit
Good looks
No real competition
Good enough sound
I have had 5 pairs of various iterations of Sennheiser, none of them ever lasted, but for different reasons. 3 of them had a mic which eventually broke down, probably due to sweat tricking from the wires. 1 of them had wire damage at the base, another lost power on one side.

REALLY annoying
I keep on buying these because really, there is no competition, but really, they should be better built
Score breakdown



Sound Quality:
4.0
Durability:
1.0
Sweatproof:
3.0
Fit:
5.0
Weight:
5.0

johnag007 would recommend this product
Atin Dasgupta
Reviewed: 29 October 2011

the ipod of running earphones!

lightweight, durable, sits tight even for those who wear glasses, great sound quality, active colourful design that attracts second looks, makes you feel more confident about yourself and your run or gym activity
The volume knob in the centre with the hook behind it is pretty much useless. The designers should have used some other attaching or clawing device. I have had an issue also with the volume knob not functioning well leading to the sound output crackling and giving up three months into a purchase but the Sennheiser Service Centre in Mumbai were good enough to offer a free replacement even without producing the purchase bill which I had long misplaced!
Brilliant. The adidas - sennheiser partnership really works for me. I am glad that a well designed and thoughtful piece of sport headphones exist amongst the glut of other substandard products on the marketplace and am amazed why Nike hasn't thought of launching a product to match this!
Score breakdown



Sound Quality:
5.0
Durability:
5.0
Sweatproof:
5.0
Fit:
5.0
Weight:
5.0

Atin Dasgupta would recommend this product
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