Adidas has announced the release of two new headphones in partnership with Zound, the Stockholm-based company behind Urbanears and Marshall Headphones.
The new range claims to combine the latest in tech and design to focus on the specific needs of athletes. That includes a heavy focus on making them ergonomic and minimal – both things you want when you're moving around quickly.
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The in-ear wireless FWD-01 are designed specifically for runners, although they're likely to be the preferred option for any activity with lots of movement.
The RPT-01 is a wireless over-ear headphone designed for training, most likely for those looking for something to wear at the gym.
Features of the FWD-01 include 16 hours playtime, fast USB charging, a knitted, tangle-free cord with easy-to-use controls and magnetic earbuds so you can store them around your neck when not in use. They'll also be IPX4 rated sweat-proof.
As well as also being IPX4 rated sweat-proof, features for the RPT-01 model will include an impressive 40 hours playtime, fast USB-C charging, removable and washable knitted ear cushions and inner headband as well as the ability to create custom shortcuts.
The FWD-01 weighs in at 25g and the RPT-01 at 209g. No information on the technical information around the hardware that sits in either of the devices yet, however the Adidas website does say that that they'll both work with an Adidas headphone app.
Ella Renneus, Designer at Zound Industries said: “Our starting point for Adidas Sport headphones was the desire to match the unrivalled experience that Adidas loyalists expect from their footwear and apparel. For every Adidas product, empowering athletes to create in any field of play is paramount. This is so true for headphones, which have the power to enhance and really change day to day life.”
Both Adidas Sport headphones are available from 25 September. The FWD-01 will cost $149 and the RPT-01 will be available for $169. Click here to find out more information on the launch.