• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT sound, very comfortable. Water resistant... not so much

    • Written by from San Clemente

    I'm on my 4th and 5th set of these (all but the first two are warranty replacements). They sound amazing. I switched to X-1s out of necessity while my current two pairs were in the shop and those sounded absolutely terrible in comparison.

    These headphones are also comfortable and stable.

    BUT (and it is a BIG BUT), I do not think that they are water resistant. I use them to run 3x a week and at the gym 3x a week. After a few months of use, each pair has either cut out on one side, lost functionality of the in-line controller, or started to randomly call up siri during normal use. In short, they become unusable. My only explanation is that sweat is getting in the inline controller (from running down the cord) and screwing up the circuits. That said, the company has been great about warranty replacements... but you have to do without the headphones for a few weeks while you exchange them.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones until they died.

    • Written by from BRISTOL

    I used these headphones for hard training sessions both in and out of the gym. Sound quality is good and they stayed in place which was good, but became a lot less comfortable on long training sessions.

    Unfortunately, sweat must have got into the volume buttons which made them unresponsive, effectively rendering them useless. This happened with two sets of headphones making them dangerous when volume locks in high.

    For low intensity training purposes these might work for you but if you're training involves large amounts of sweat then you might experience the same problem.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones - nice fit, good bass iPhone control

    • Written by from Singapore

    This is a great set of headphones for running with. The headband keeps the buds in your ears, the music sounds decent with thumping bass if you need it to keep a rhythm going, and the iphone/pod controls are nice. My biggest issue is that I sweat a lot, and these headphones just don't seem to cope well with it. After 3-4 months of regular usage (2 runs a week), the buttons start to fail, and then the speaker buds stop working. Sennheiser warranty is great and they replace them without question - however, you have to be prepared to understand that you will have to buy a new pair after the 2 year warranty runs out. Otherwise a great pair of headphones.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound, Comfortable but Remote Never Works

    • Written by from Winchester

    I've had these for about five months now. Like the previous Addidas branded ones these are comfortable but they have all the failings of the Addidas ones and more: as others have pointed out, the rubber surrounds on the in ear piece come off. I have lost one somewhere and the other is loose. They are still fine without them...just should not happen.

    I have had to turn off Siri / voice control. Not sure if this is a headphone or phone problem but VC krpt stopping the music (and my running app). Others have suggested this might be the case,.

    Most frustrating of all is the buttons on the mic etc. just won't talk to my iP5. Works OK another devices (and the packaging said this was designed for iPhone. Not great.

    An upside: they have been subjected to HK's torrential rain and sound is still fine.