Great $50 Sports Headphones from Sennheiser

Sennheiser lmx 635i headphonesYou’ve been hearing me review Bluetooth headsets for the last few months, and while the Jabra Sport+ Wireless Bluetooth headphones work great for Steve, no matter what ones I try work just fine UNLESS I put them in my Spibelt which is how I carry my phone to jog, wash the car, or walk the dog. I still like the Avantree Jogger Sports Bluetooth Headphones when I’m watching podcasts on my iPad at the gym, but the instant they touch my body they start to cut out.

I decided that after testing so many Bluetooth headsets, wired was the only way to go. I guess I should mention the problem to be solved here – it’s not high audio quality I’ve been looking for, it’s simply that the wires bang around hitting my hands when I’m jogging, or get caught on a rear view window when washing a car, or get pulled when two adorable white labs jump up and yank my brand new iPod Nano off my shirt and crack it. Of course those are theoretical examples that could have happened wearing my iPhone headphones.

I thought about just wearing my iPhone headphones so that the wire went down my back instead of in front, but the wire pulled the headphones out of my ears because they’re designed to stay in your ear by pulling downwards in front.

Then Kim Landwehr posted in our Google+ community that she was looking for earbuds that would stay in her ears when she gets sweaty while working out. Bart responded that he’s been really happy with the Sennheiser PMX 685i headphones. I took a look on them and realized they might be just what I needed. The Sennheiser PMX 685is wrap around the back of your head and just sort of suspend themselves in your ears. Since they come in from the back I thought they just might tolerate having the wire go down my back instead of in front.

I was pleased that they were in my price range as well at $50 over on Amazon.

I’ve mentioned a few hundred times that I’m not an audiophile so when we got the Sennheiser PMX 685is, I handed them straight to Steve who somehow found some music on my iPhone, and he was immediately impressed. For earbuds, the sound is fantastic, so much better than any of the Bluetooth headphones or the Apple EarPods. I know that’s not setting the bar super high but they really do sound marvelous.

I am also delighted in the fit and comfort. Like I was hoping they are super light and I can barely tell I have them on. They have the necessary iPhone controls on the wire – volume up/down and a microphone built in, and you can play/pause your audio and answer the phone. I did test the audio in a call to my daughter Lindsay and she said it sounded just fine.

Sennheiser includes a little clip for the wire that turns out to be super useful, especially for me to keep the wires running down my back. I can easily clip them with one hand on the back of my shirt, giving me a nice service loop to move my head without ever feeling the wires pull. Just as I’d hoped, having the wires down the back does not pull the headphones out of my ears, they’re tolerant of my level of sweat and they sound fantastic. The wires might be a smidge too long for me, but I just fold the wire once or twice into the Spibelt and it’s all good.

I can really recommend the Sennheiser PMX 685i Adidas Sports In-Ear Neckband Headphones. And of course I included my Amazon Affiliate link all over the blog post!

15 thoughts on “Great $50 Sports Headphones from Sennheiser

  1. KernPern - February 22, 2015

    Sennheiser offers great value for money at low cost items and even the most expensive $1000+ headphones. They really make one of the best headphones in the world. I always check their newest models when I’m looking to buy any headphones.

  2. Sunbya - March 3, 2016

    Sennheiser PMX 685i Sports is best seller in Amazon that cool for running, workout…

  3. John Smith - March 11, 2016

    I love Sennheiser headphones. I just bought one on Amazon. That’s the best headphone I buy.

  4. The Sound Fusion - April 26, 2016

    There is no doubt that Sennheiser is the best brand out of all. I really like the quality of theirs headphones.
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  5. Nick - September 12, 2016

    Yeah Sennheiser are the best overall, but everyone is catching them up. But for running headphones, I’m going with the Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones right now.

  6. Akshay - October 18, 2016

    Wow! Sennheiser headphones are the best in the world. That to below $50! It’s definitely a bargain.

  7. Mac - December 30, 2016

    When in doubt, I always go with Sennheiser. They always deliver quality for the money spent.

  8. Danny Brown - January 11, 2017

    Three of our four panelists chose the Yurbuds Inspire 200 as their top-sounding unsealed, wired pick under $50

  9. S Roeun - March 10, 2017

    I also like Sennheiser PMX 685i Sports. It is my daily use for my evening GYM.

  10. David Garb - April 10, 2017

    How does Sennheiser compare to BÖHM Wireless Bluetooth Headphones? Are base sounds about the same? What about noise cancellation?

  11. Danny Hock - June 26, 2017

    Sennheiser PMX 685i Sports is best seller in Amazon that cool for running, workout…Thanks.

  12. Stuart Williams - April 2, 2018

    I love Sennheiser headphones. I just bought one on Amazon. That’s the best headphone I buy. Thanks.

  13. Jagadeesh - July 1, 2019

    Sennheiser Headphones are very good one and that also under $50 is very good

  14. Jagadeesh - July 1, 2019

    Sennheiser Headphones are very good no doubt about this very Nice informative article

  15. workhabor - October 31, 2019

    I completely vouch for Sennheiser headphones. I got mine over a year ago at my local music store. While they cost $69 there, I’m excited about the purchase. The headphones are not only durable, the neckband gives them a unique look that always arouses questions.

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