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Sennheiser MX 686 Sports Series (MX686G, MX686i)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 reviews of Sennheiser MX 686 Sports Series (MX686G, MX686i). The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and design. The comfort and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the bass quality.

sound, usability, comfort, design, price

bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser MX 686 Sports Series (MX686G, MX686i) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser MX 686 Sports Series (MX686G, MX686i)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sennheiser MX 686 Sports Series (MX686G, MX686i) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The portability and comfort also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the durability and usability. There are some critical opinions about the size and bass quality.

sound, comfort, portability, price, design

bass quality, size

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sennheiser MX 686 Sports Series (MX686G, MX686i)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sennheiser MX 686 Sports Series (MX686G, MX686i) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. People really like the usability and price. The durability and sound also get good opinions, but many are less positive about the noise isolation and design.

comfort, sound, durability, price, usability

design, noise isolation

92% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sennheiser MX 686G Sport

 

The Sennheiser MX 686G Sport earphones pack some serious bass and a secure fit, but the overall sound signature could use a bit more treble presence.

Powerful audio performance with deep bass response. Secure fit. Exercise-focused design.

Sound signature could be more crisp. Only one set of eartips. Can be difficult to get proper ear-to-ear audio balance.

If bright, crisp treble combined with less-overwhelming bass is your thing, consider the MX 686G Sport's polar opposite in the JVC HA-ETR40, which is possibly too bright and crisp and lacking in the lows. If you're after something between those...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (techhive.com)

Sennheiser MX 686G Sport earbuds review: These workout earphones make few sonic compromises

 

These wired earbuds aren't innovative or exciting, but they deliver excellent sound.

Precision design ; Excellent sound quality ; Highly adjustable

Wired headphones aren't ideal for workouts ; Rigid ear hooks can become uncomfortable after a long workout ; Only one color option?

It’s easy to overlook boring, wired sports headphones when there are so many new models with intriguing new features crowding the market, but Sennheiser’s MX 686G Sport earbuds shouldn’t be ignored, especially if audio performance is your number-one...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (macworld.com)

Sennheiser MX 686G Sport earbuds review: These workout earphones make few sonic compromises

 

For many people, sports headphones are more about working out than listening to tunes. We're looking for sweatproof, water-resistant, tangle-free earbuds that let deliver adequate musical performances while allowing just a bit of ambient noise to creep...

Precision design ; Excellent sound quality ; Highly adjustable

Wired headphones aren't ideal for workouts ; Rigid ear hooks can become uncomfortable after a long workout ; Only one color option

This review was published as part of a roundup of fitness earbuds. Click here to read the accompanying buyers guide and find links to the other three products reviewed at the same time.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Does not stay in the ear

 

I've had enough trying to keep these in for the past couple months, I'm replacing them.

I think the music sounds good as the ear bud falls out

Little grey earbud will continuously roll in order to wedge the thing out of the ear, forcing you to roll it back for another minute of use after it falls out of your ear

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Does not stay in the ear

 

I've had enough trying to keep these in for the past couple months, I'm replacing them.

I think the music sounds good as the ear bud falls out.

Little grey earbud will continuously roll in order to wedge the thing out of the ear, forcing you to roll it back for another minute of use after it falls out of your ear.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

SENNHEISER MX 686G Headphones - Green & Grey

 

Excellent product great to use in the gym.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

SENNHEISER MX 686G Headphones - Green & Grey

 

sound quality is amazing. best pair of earphones ive owned in a while.

they can get uncomfy adter a while wearing them

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

SENNHEISER MX 686G Headphones - Green & Grey

 

Looks well made and sturdy.

Seriously uncomfortable. The ear buds are the worst.

Aug, 2016

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

SENNHEISER MX 686G Headphones - Green & Grey

 

Look nice, sound good

Not very comfortable

May, 2016

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

SENNHEISER MX 686G Headphones - Green & Grey

 

Excellent design! I should of bought these a long time ago.

Feb, 2016
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