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JLab’s new over-ear sport headphones have washable ear pads

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With removable and washable ear pads

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JLab’s newest pair of sport headphones come with a unique twist: they’re not earbuds. The Flex Sport are over-ear Bluetooth headphones, and they are designed to be worn during all types of workouts and rigorous physical activity.

The headphones come with 20 hours of play time and removable ear pads that can be tossed in the washing machine. The model enters a small but growing category of higher-quality audio gear designed for workouts, including over-ear models from JBL / Under Armour and Jabra. JLab says it’s built a technology into the headphones called Be Aware that lets in ambient noise so that you don’t inadvertently injure yourself by missing the shouts and hollers of nearby athletes or workout partners.

As for the hardware, the headphones themselves are made of a breathable, mesh-looking material that JLab says is sweatproof, so you won’t fry the underlying circuitry by exerting yourself too hard. The whole package comes with two adjustable tension bands, which are flexible and made of a durable enough material that they won’t snap under pressure. The Flex Sport headphones are on sale at Best Buy now for $99.99.