- 855 Posts. Joined 11/2005
- Location: Netherlands
- Select All Posts By This User
- productAdidas CX 680 Sports Earcanal Headphones with Volume Control and Earfin Holding Systemtagged by System, 9/23/11
- productAdidas PMX 680 Sports Earbud Headphones with Volume control and Neckband Holding Systemtagged by System, 9/23/11
- categoryIn Eartagged by System, 9/23/11
- productSennheiser Adidas CX 680i Sports Headsettagged by System, 9/23/11
- categorySporttagged by System, 5/5/10
Related Forum Threads
- Sennheiser adidas MX 680i SPORTS (iPhone remote/mic) LIKE NEW Last post on 10/10/11 at 11:23am in Headphones for Sale / Trade
- Best I.E.Ms for working out? Last post on 8/11/11 at 9:52am in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors
- Best IEM Workout/Work Headphone Last post on 11/8/12 at 9:02pm in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors
- Has anyone tried the Puma El Diego earphones? Last post on 2/13/13 at 11:23am in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors
- IEM for intense workouts? Last post on 9/5/12 at 5:08am in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors
Top Tier Universal Iem Comparison Chart And Information
Last edited: 5/7/10
- Basic Guide To In Ear CanalphonesLast edited: 3/22/12
This review is for the iclever IC-BTH01 Bluetooth Stereo Headset INTRODUCTION Let me introduce myself my name is Adam I am a 38 years old, I have been into audio equipment since I was in...
Introduction: Cayin is a Chinese company that has recently made quite a splash in the portable audio world with some of their very nice and budget friendly portable gear. The C5 amplifier has...
Let's ruin the surprise: I'm buying an Aune B1 the moment the nice folks at Aune Audio show up at my door demanding their demo unit back. I can't stop playing it and there's one huge reason:...
I purchased the XX's about a week ago, so I've had time to fiddle with them for a while. Let's just jump right in with the sound. Unequalized, these sound like you're listening to a set of desktop...
- Basic Guide To In Ear Canalphones
Workout Headphone Review – Sennheiser/Adidas CX 680 Sports & PMX 680 Sports - Page 2
Gear mentioned in this thread:
Just wanted to share my thoughts, as I've been using the PMX 680 on my runs for about a week now. After a couple months with a half dozen IEMs, my search is over. While IEMs offer better isolation, the PMX 680 removes the bone transmission "thump thump" completely. It's a tradeoff I'm totally comfortable with, though I confess I altered my route to keep me away from PCH and 60 mph traffic.
I admit I had very high hopes for these. When I first tried them on, my heart sank. They wouldn't stay put over my sunglasses, which are admittedly pretty monstrous.
The next day I tried running with them sans-sunglasses, and without the black foam pads covering the earpieces. I figured they'd stick better with the plastic directly on my ears. After carefully reviewing the directions on how to wear them, I got them to stay in place, but the sound was super bass heavy with rolled off highs.
The next run, I put the foam pads back on at it was much better. I figured out that I needed to tilt them differently, forward and down as far as they'd go while staying flush with my ears. That position allows the highs passage through my ear canal, and the sound is very balanced, maybe even a little bright for some.
Believe it or not, I can wear these upside-down (with the cord coming from the right side), and they stay put and sound great.
IMHO the PMX 680 is about the best you can do in a running headphone. Still, if you're running around heavy traffic, or on a very windy day, it may not be worth the trouble.
Just got my CX680i's yesterday and took them to the gym. My gym is really noisy and usually have to listen to stuff at 1/2 (music) to 3/4 (movies) volume on my iPhone. I have been using Klipsch Image 4si, and they've been great with the oval eartips, but I have to keep adjusting them as they don't stay in well, especially when sweaty, and they eartips seem to come off too easily now.
Anyhow, I happy to report a very positive experience with the CX680's. I opted for the microphone version because the volume control looked nicer to me than the non-mic model, I also occasionally get the call from the wife wondering when I'm going to be home :)
The sound quality on these are very decent, very nice overall. Not to thin on the bass, not to harsh on the highs, just balanced well with enough detail. I've gone through my share of high-end phones and I was prepared to be disappointed, but these held up well enough.
I did have some cable thump, which comes from the wires above the split, so I used the tightener to cinch it up to my neck a little and it stopped the cables from bouncing around and sounded perfect. I've never used that before on any of my phones, but I found it finally came in handy.
I used them for a solid hour, music and movie watching, and they stayed snug the whole time. Overall I'm really happy with them. If I could change anything about them it would be the cable color, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.
These are the "in-ear" model, which is what I wanted for at the gym. If I were running or outdoors exercising I would opted for the earbud variety. I've never had much luck with styles that wraps around the back (like the PMX 680) due to my sunglasses.
I'm looking to get a new pair of headphones for the gym and trying to decide between the CX680s and PMX 680s. They'd mostly be used for watching things on my iPad while running on the treadmill or cycling. I don't need to worry about sound isolation a ton but would prefer to find a set that won't have a lot of cable rub. Which pair would be better suited to my purpose? Or is there another set that would be even better?
Any idea how the Sennheisers still stack up? They still seem to be super popular after all these years.
I was looking for the best workout earbuds and found this article: http://www.workoutearbuds.com/the-absolute-best-workout-earbuds/
Can the Sennheiser CX 680 hang with the newer earbuds?
- Workout Headphone Review – Sennheiser/Adidas CX 680 Sports & PMX 680 Sports
Gear mentioned in this thread:
- › IEMs Under $500, Good bass, isolation and could fall asleep with... 1 minute ago
- › Dunu TITAN 1 -- Titanium-Coated Diaphragm "Half In-Ear" Earphones 3 minutes ago
- › 「Official」Asian Anime, Manga, and Music Lounge 3 minutes ago
- › iFi iDSD Micro DSD512 / PCM768 DAC and Headphone Amp. Impressions,... 4 minutes ago
- › Introducing Acoustic Effect 8 minutes ago
- › Rational reasons to love vinyl 8 minutes ago
- › Which Headphones Should I Buy? 9 minutes ago
- › 1964 Ears 11 minutes ago
- › Best bang for buck open backed headphones 11 minutes ago
- › Official HIFIMAN HE1000 Impressions Thread 11 minutes ago
- › Astell&Kern AK10 Portable Hi-Fi Audio DAC Headphone amplifer... by Hawaiibadboy
- › iClever® IC-BTH01 Lightweight Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Sports... by acain
- › Cayin Spark C5 DAC Portable USB DAC + Headphone Amplifier by Cotnijoe
- › Aune B1 by Peter West
- › JVC HAM55X High Quality Xtreme-Xplosvs Headphones by biggbenn74
- › Sennheiser G4ME ZERO Over-Ear Gaming Headset by snapacap
- › AKG Y50 Black On-Ear Headphone with In-Line One-Button Universal... by acain
- › Audiosense V2mix4 by Chaoturbo
- › Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Headphones by Voyageur
- › Audio Zenith PMx2 Headphone by rschoi75
- › List of major HiFiMan HE1000 reviews,...
- › Can I change my user name? Can I delete my...
- › Table of Earphocalypse
- › The Great FiiO DAP FAQ Wiki
- › Audio Connections between components --...
- › Head-Fi Buying Guide (Introduction)
- › Head-Fi Buying Guide (Over-Ear Headphones)
- › Head-Fi Buying Guide (Over-Ear Headphones) 2
- › Head-Fi Buying Guide (Over-Ear Headphones) 3
- › Head-Fi Buying Guide (In-Ear Headphones)