Urbanears Hellas Washable Wireless Sports Headphones Review
If you regularly wear headphones to the gym, you know how gross and sweaty they can get -- especially if you prefer an on-ear variety. The Urbanears Hellas offer a smart solution to this nasty problem: Their colorful earcups and headband are detachable and machine washable.
And at 4.6 ounces, it’s just light enough to be unobtrusive.
Of course, there’s more to the Hellas than just washability. The Scandinavian audio collective has built in some solid performance, too, including better-than-average 14-hour battery life. On-ear swipe controls, meanwhile, give you full control of your music even while your phone is safely stashed away. And yes, you can make and take calls with a pair of Hellas thanks to its built in mic.
These headphones fold away neatly when not in use, fitting perfectly inside your gym bag. But we like the Hellas for active older kids, too, especially those who like to get dirty.
You’ll find better sound and better construction in more expensive headphones, to be sure, but at $120, the Urbanears Hellas are priced just right. They’re our pick for the best washable wireless headphones available.