The clue's in the name – the new Monster iSport Freedom is a pair of on-ear wireless headphones that are water resistant and sweat proof. Sports enthusiasts take note. Apparently they're also "fully washable", although we wouldn't recommend giving them a spin in your washing machine.
Using Apt-X Bluetooth for wireless audio transmission, the £240 Freedoms can handle both music and phone calls from your portable, and are compatible with AAC files.
Anti-microbial earpads ensure "bacteria-free comfort", claims Monster. A lithium polymer rechargeable battery provides up to 30 hours of music playback on a single charge. Controls on the earcups handle play, pause, track selection and volume.
The iSport Freedom also includes a 3.5mm ControlTalk Universal microphone for those who prefer a wired connection to their smartphone.
By Andy Clough