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Sennheiser PMX 686i Sports Earbud Neckband Headset Apple Devices
- Cable has In-line smart remote and mic compatible with Apple (iOS) devices
- Ultra-lightweight neckband for a secure, comfortable fit
- Anti-bacterial ear adapters (SteriTouch)
- Oval-shaped, para-aramid reinforced cables help eliminate tangled wires and reduce cable noise
- Two year warranty when purchased from an authorized Sennheiser dealer
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At Sennheiser, we are on the pursuit of perfect sound. This is the aim and ambition of every single person working here. The quest for perfect sound focuses us on the dreams and needs of our customers all around the globe. Through our products and our ideas, we give them a unique sound experience or help them to create pristine sound for their audiences. We have done this for 70 years, and we are not ready to stop. Because we have a vision: to shape the future of audio, based on our history, our culture of innovation and our passion for excellence.
Meet the Sennheiser PMX 686i SPORTS
The PMX 686i SPORTS headset showcases innovative design and best in class sound quality. It’s compatible with Apple devices. Crafted featuring new moisture-resistant materials, and fitted with SteriTouch anti-bacterial ear adapters, this neckband 'ear bud' design provides secure fit for all your active pursuits.
- Did you know? Sennheiser was the innovator of application specific sports ear phones. This fifth generation of products uses innovative design, materials and the very latest developments in transducer technology to deliver great sound during your workouts.
- Sennheiser recommends this headphone for athletes who want a secure fit and great sound for active outdoors activities like running and biking.
Smart remote and mic
In-line on the connecting cable providing music and call control is compatible with Apple devices.
Vertical 'ear bud' design
Providing greater situational awareness and safety.
SteriTouch ear adapters
Are anti-bacterial ensuring hygienic qualities over a lifetime of use and washes.
Ergonomically designed neckband
Provides a secure fit and is compatible with most sports helmets.
Para-aramid reinforced cable
Is strong and durable providing long term reliability.
Reduces cable noise and resists tangling for an improved listening experience.
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Sennheiser's new SPORTS headsets are the perfect fusion of sound, performance and ergonomic design for people with a passion for sport. Six models were developed in conjunction with commissioned university studies researching the impact of extreme movement on sound, comfort and fit. High tech materials were carefully selected to maintain comfort, water resistance, durability and hygiene. New drivers were developed to deliver excellent energizing sound. Oval cables are employed to significantly reduced noise. All models include an integrated smartphone remote and microphone allowing for easy control of volume, tracks and calls when exercising. Sennheiser's PMX 686i features an innovative neckband design that keeps the earbuds in place, whether you're running up a hill or sprinting to the finish. . New high-output drivers deliver dynamic sound to inspire to push for the extra mile. The PMX 686i will also help you to reach the finish line safely, since its open design allows you to hear surrounding traffic noise. Stay in step and stay alert with the PMX 686i!
Top Customer Reviews
Before I talk about the pros and cons I just want to say that it really saddens me that Sennheiser are not able to get this PMX 600 Neckband series right. I have many products by Sennheiser and they really seem to know what they are doing in the sound and comfort department. But the PMX 600 neckband series have been average at best.
I own the PMX 680i & the PMX 685i and in short I will tell you how each one differs so you make up your mind on whether you want those are not.
PMX 680i (YELLOW): The first model of this series that was released a few years ago. The clamping force on them is very strong, and very very similar to this model. If you did not find the 680i's uncomfortable then you will love those since they are similar in comfort but have crispier and significantly better sound quality.
PMX 685i (BLUE): These are the second model of the series that came out. the clamping force on them is super weak and the earbuds keep falling out alot. The sound quality is nothing special. Very similar to the 680i. I think what happened is when many customers complained about the 680i's comfort sennheiser decided to released a newer model with the exact same quality in sound but with less clamping force in the ears. If you have a big head those are the only ones you will find comfortable out of the three models.
Now we look at the latest model, the 686i: The clamping force as I said above is almost exactly as strong as the 680i's. I have a big head so that is an issue for me if I want to wear it for long hours. The sounds quality is SIGNIFICANTLY better than the older models.
Now that I compared the latest model with the older models, I will list the pros and cons below so you can get an idea of how the product is:
- Fantastic improvement in sound
- very firm and doesn't move around once in position
- a breathable carry pouch which is good if you sweat alot (the last two models did not have a breathable carry pouch)
- tangle free cord
- great mic quality
- the play/pause button is popping out so answering calls and pausing music can be done without needing to look at the controller
- the extremely strong clamping force will make your ears soar if you have the headphones for more than 30 mins
- you will need the ear foams if you want these headphones to be less uncomfortable
All in all I mainly bought these headphones cause I have the previous PMX models and will continue to buy this series in the future to add to my collection.
In conclusion, these headphones are for you if you have a small head, otherwise you will need earfoams to reduce the discomfort.
I really hope the next model has the same sound quality and a slightly less stronger clamping force. Sennheiser can't seem to get that aspect of these headphones right. Maybe the 4th time will be a charm!
I hope this review was helpful.
Overall, Sennheiser has made some really great improvements to these headphones over the years that I'm sure will make many people happy, but due to the fit, they are basically unusable for me, and the only thing I can do at this point is return them. But I will keep my eyes out, and if Sennheiser ever decides to revise these to enlarge the tips back to their original size, I will definitely pick them back up. Until then, I guess I have to find another style of fitness headphones.
The cord is shorter but it's nice that it's flat and tangle-free. I prefer it shorter anyway since I put my cell phone in an armband case. I have an LG V20 and the volume and track skip buttons on the cord work just fine.
All in all an improvement over the older model in my opinion.