Monster iSport Freedom "washable" headphones get Apt-X Bluetooth

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

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.