Under Armour Sport Wireless Train Headphones Review
As you would expect from JBL, the sound quality on the Under Armour Sport Wireless Train headphones is great. These headphones seem to favor mids and highs more than the bass. The bass is good, but the highs seem to overpower the bass at times.
Now, that’s not to say that these sound like cheap “tinny” headphones by any means. In fact, listening to George Ezra’s “Shotgun” on these headphones really brought out the lows that I hadn’t really noticed before. However, these headphones are not quite up there with Bose sound quality.
These headphones are meant to stay put during a workout, so they tend to “squeeze” your head a little more than other headphones. This normally wouldn’t be a problem, but the ear cups aren’t quite big enough to cover my entire ear. Therefore, the ear cushions actually press against my ears (instead of around them) which can start to become uncomfortable for me after about an hour or so.
The ear cushions can actually be removed and washed when they get sweaty, which helps prevent the stank from using these at the gym. Please note that you cannot throw them into the washing machine with the rest of your gym clothes; they must be washed by hand.
My favorite feature of these headphones is the TalkThru function. By tapping the Under Armour logo on the right side, your music automatically lowers and the microphone starts broadcasting to both ears. This allows you to have a quick conversation with a friend or hear directions from your workout instructor. There is a slight delay which makes it awkward for me to talk (my voice is over amplified and echoes), so it’s better for hearing rather than talking.
There is no active noise cancellation feature on these headphones, so they will not completely drown out the sounds around you. There is also no built-in heart rate monitor like the in-ear Under Armour headphones.
The controls on the right ear cup allow you to play and pause your music, adjust the volume with a single tap, skip and rewind tracks, answer phone calls, and activate Siri or Google Assistant on your phone.
This is also an AUX cable included for when you want to directly wire your headphones to a device (instead of using Bluetooth).
The headphones can last up to 16 hours on a single charge, so if you’re only wearing these to the gym, you can probably get through a week without recharging. The headphones charge with a standard Micro USB cable.
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The Under Armour Sport Wireless Train Headphones have great sound quality and stay securely in place while working out. The TalkThru feature is very useful and saves the trouble of having to take your headphones off every time you want to talk. However, there is no active noise cancellation, so you may still hear the noise around you. Battery life is sufficient and uses a standard Micro USB cable to charge.
- Great sound quality
- TalkThru feature
- Washable ear cushions
- Can be uncomfortable for extended periods of wear
- No active noise cancellation