Adidas’ sporty new earbud models put the ‘active’ in active noise cancelling

The three sweat- and splash-proof models are aimed at sporty music lovers.

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Z.N.E. 01 ANC

Image: Adidas

Adidas has teamed up with Zound to introduce three pairs of true-wireless earbuds aimed at sports and fitness enthusiasts: the Z.N.E 01 ANC, Z.N.E 01 and FWD 02 Sport.

The Adidas Z.N.E. 01 ANC comes with active noise cancellation and Awareness Mode, which blends in ambient sounds so you can be mindful of your surroundings while exercising outdoors.

Interchangeable ear tips also provide a secure fit for most ear shapes while the IPX4 rating offers protection against sweat and rain. Battery life is said to last a total of 20 hours, with 4.5 hours on the earbuds and an additional 15.5 hours from the case.

Z.N.E 01 ANC
Z.N.E. 01 ANC / Image: Adidas

The Adidas Z.N.E. 01 is a more straightforward offering which doesn’t include noise cancelling or Awareness Mode but has a longer battery life and the same IPX4 water proof rating. It runs for 25 hours in total, with the earbuds offering five hours on a full-charge and the case supplying 20 more hours.

Z.N.E. 01
Z.N.E. 01 / Image: Adidas

Finally, the Adidas FWD-02 features a stemless design with interchangeable ear tips and wings to help them stay in place during serious training sessions. In addition to Awareness Mode and an IPX5 waterproof rating, you can also expect 25 hours of total battery life with the buds supplying six hours of listening on a full charge.

FWD 02 Sport
FWD 02 Sport / Image: Adidas

The Adidas Z.N.E. ANC and Z.N.E. 01 models are available now at £170 / $189 and £99 / $90, respectively, from the Adidas website. The FWD 02 Sport will be available later this year, retailing at £125 / $169.


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