Last month, Under Armour launched its Project Rock on-ear headphones, which are built for intense workouts and were designed in collaboration with Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock. Now, Under Armour is introducing a headphone model without all of the Rock branding. Enter the Under Armour Sport Wireless Train, created alongside audio firm JBL. The new set was first revealed in 2017 and looks nearly identical to the Project Rock, with the only difference being the UA and JBL logos on the earcups and headband, respectively.
Outside of the design, Under Armour and JBL tuned the Sport Wireless Trains to be more neutral than the Project Rocks, which are quite bass heavy. The other main difference is that UA made the Sport Wireless Trains $50 cheaper than the $250 Project Rocks. At $200, the Under Armour Sport Wireless Train still has all of the features that make The Rock’s pair appeal to people who hit the gym frequently.
The Sport Wireless Trains are made from rugged, sweat-resistant materials (IPX4 rating) and come with breathable ear cushions that can be removed and washed, which makes it easy to clean them after a workout. They also feature 40mm JBL drivers, a 16-hour battery life (5-minute charge will get you one hour of listening), over-sized volume and playback buttons, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack in case you don’t want to use the Bluetooth feature. Additionally, Under Armour is throwing in a 12-month premium subscription to its Map My Fitness service, which is usually costs $30 per year.
Unfortunately, as with the Project Rocks, there’s no active noise-cancelling, but if that’s something you can live without, the Sport Wireless Train headphones are hitting stores in early August. You can pre-order them on July 24th from the Under Armour and JBL sites.