Sennheiser CX 686G In-ear Sports Headphones Review

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Sennheiser CX 686G In-ear Sports Headphones Review

Let’s face it: Gym headphones get real gross, real quick. Bacteria can build up, making them both unsanitary and stinky. That’s why we like the Sennheiser CX 686G in-ear sports headphones—they have SteriTouch ear adapters that are both antimicrobial and washable.

There are a number of earbud and hook options included in the packaging, so it’s quite easy to find a secure, sealed fit. At just 0.8 ounce, the headphones themselves are so light you’ll barely feel them; a clip is included so you can keep the wires out of the way and forget about them too. And speaking of the wires, we love their oval design, which reduces tangling while stashed away in a gym locker.

There’s an in-line remote on the cable of the Sennheiser CX 686G that’s compatible with most Android devices. There’s a mic, too, so you can make and receive phone calls mid-workout.

With a suggested price tag of $60, we think the Sennheiser CX 686G strikes a great balance between features, performance and price. It’s our pick for the best antibacterial sports headphones available.

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