Sennheiser PMX 680 Sports Earbud Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Sweat and water resistant
- Neckband headphones for comfortable fit
- High-output drivers for energizing sound
- DuPont Kevlar reinforced cable for unmatched sound
- Generous 2-year guarantee
- Sweat and water resistant
- Neckband headphones for comfortable fit
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From the Manufacturer
Can you remember the last time you had a proper workout without any disturbances from your headphones falling out or giving up? The new Sennheiser/adidas PMX 680 sports earphones will change that on the first listen. These sweat-proof, neckband 'phones deliver outstanding, high-energy stereo sound without the need for readjustment or the trash can.
Innovative Neckband Design
Engineered on legendary Sennheiser/adidas Performance, the incredible neckband holding mechanism is comfortable and stable--eliminating the problem of earbuds falling out of your ears. The secure neckband fit works with any size or shape head, and includes a detachable extension cable with clothing clip to enhance wearing comfort and eliminate tangles.
The neckband vertical transducer system provides a comfortable, secure fit that won't fall out during your workout. Further, the PMX 680 has a universal fit for any size or shaped head to ensure long-term comfort without sacrificing stability. A convenient in-line volume adjuster keeps you in control of your tunes while a detachable extension cable lets you position your MP3 player where you want it.
The DuPont Kevlar reinforced cabling guarantees durability and flexibility where other sport headphones can't--even in cold temperatures. A sweat-proof, water-resistant construction lets you go your hardest during any off-season.
Compatible with Portable Exercise Devices
The Sennheiser PMX 680 headphones are compatible with adidas miCoach, iPhone, and all iPods/MP3 players with a 1/8" (3.5mm) plug. The energizing, high-output sound keeps you running and ahead of the game.
What's in the Box?
Sennheiser PMX 680 headphones, 1 pair of foam earpads, extension cable with volume control, storage pouch, cable clip, instruction manual, rubberized ear cushions, warranty.
- Frequency response: 18 - 20,000 Hz
- Cable length: 1.64 feet with 2.3 feet extension
- Sound pressure level (SPL): 120 dB
- Impedance: 16 ohms
- Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm)
- Total harmonic distortion (THD): <0.5%
- Weight: 0.63 oz
Top Customer Reviews
This headset was a Very well thought out design. It uses 1 cord not 2 like alot of headphones out there. The cord is short maybe 18 inches long. This is nice because you don't have to worry about a cable flopping around when you run. It also comes with an extension cable that connects to make it longer if you want and has a volume adjuster attached if you need to change the volume on the fly. It fits very well and is very comfortable. I don't feel it when I run. The sound quality is a huge bonus. I'm happy with this purchase and I know there are alot of runners out there that have the same problem I had. I hope this review helps.
The sound quality is great with strong base and crisp highs. They sound far better than your average headphone and light years better than crummy ipod buds. The fit is perfect and they are very lightweight. They are comfortable for long listening yet firm enough to stay put for vigorous runs. I wore them for over an hour the other day and they never moved and I hardly knew they were there. This is finally the perfect set of quality sounding headphones for exercising.
They come with a short cord for armband iPod players, and an extension cord with volume control if you want to pocket your player. The cord is strong and stays flexible even in cold weather. A couple things I should mention. While these are perfectly suited for aerobic type exercising, they don't work well for other types. Because of the neckband they will get pushed out of your ears if you lay back on anything, like a bench or exercise machine. Also, they will not fit with a snug beanie cap for running outside in cool weather, nor can I wear them under my snowboard helmet.
All in all these are fantastic headphones for what they are intended for, and are a vast improvement over previous Senheiser neckband headphones.
The PMX680 is about as good as I can imagine for wearing while running. The headphones fit in the ear and do not budge, even if you give the cord a decent tug. The headphones themselves are made of flexible and light plastic that can probably take a pretty good beating but is fairly unobtrusive. The earbuds sit just outside of the ear canal and are made of a sticky (through friction) silicone like substance, but come with optional foam pads which I choose to use. The earbuds can cause some discomfort, they are a little tight in the ear canal and put a fair amount of pressure on it. I don't mind much because it isn't noticeable once I start running and even when I'm at work using the headphones at my desk it isn't much of an issue. The cord seems like its very sturdy at the connection sites to the headphones and the plug. I can't imagine it wearing out like other pairs of headphones have. The extension cord itself is also sturdy but the volume adjuster isn't terribly useful and feels a little cheap, however I wouldn't consider it a very important feature. The headphones come with a clip to pin the cord to your shirt and prevent it from pulling when you move, the extension cable also has a clip on the volume adjuster as well.Read more ›
When you have them next to each other, it's fairly obvious - the plastic is lower quality, the markings are not quite as exact, and most importantly, the sound quality is much much worse. One easy thing to check - the volume control was really scratchy on the counterfeit, whereas the genuine was smooth and not scratchy (i.e. it didn't cause static when changing the volume).
The other difference between the counterfeit/genuine was that the cord was slightly longer on the headphone (without the volume extension). I measured, the genuine cord was 21 inches long, whereas the counterfeit was slightly over 28 inches.
And the counterfeit one was sold by "LS Trading", whereas the genuine one came direct from Amazon - not sure if that matters. ALL were ordered through Amazon, they were just fulfilled by different organizations.
Hope this helps somebody out. There are a number of reviews complaining about the sound quality, I can only assume these people got the counterfeit version and don't realize. The genuine sounds very good for a $35 sports headphone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These headphones are the best. I've had them for a couple of years already, and they still work perfectly.Published 20 days ago by Luis Dalo
I'm not sure what happened with this particular order of this exact earbud headphones. This is at least the 3rd pair I've owned of this exact model. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Megan Bleess
They don't sit in my ear and the music quality is poor--music almost sounds scratchy.Published 1 month ago by A. Barber
Best pair of headphones I've tried for ergonomics -- light and comfortable. The sound quality is decent, but missing some bass.Published 4 months ago by David Guy Brizan
i sent this to sennheiser for repair and they sent it back saying it was a fake product. beware.
I liked this product when I first bought them and sennheiser had not... Read more