At CES Sennheiser has launched a new line of sports headphones. While Sennheiser alone releasing new sports headphones is predictable and not that exciting, these new headphones are co-branded and co-designed by Adidas.
The biggest new improvement here looks to be the added fins on the MX 680 (earbuds) and CX 680 (in-earphones). They may look a bit strange at first, but they are meant to help secure the earbuds in the ear, so they won’t fall out while running or any sort of exercise or sport. The fins hook around the cinch in your ear, and each pair has two sizes for different ear sizes. They make for a strange feeling when first put in, but would likely become easier to wear with extended use.
The partnership also brings about the OMX 680 (over-the-ear buds) and the PMX 680 (over-the-ear buds headset). Each pair is water (read: sweat and rain) proof, and has a short wire for those who wear devices on their arm, and an extension cable with included volume control. Prices range from $80 for the MX 680 to $120 for the CX 680.
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