Mad Catz Airdrives headphones review£34.99

Biking-friendly audio

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Headphones with in-ear buds tend to block out most sound, and when you’re riding in traffic that’s less than ideal. The AirDrives solve the problem by sitting outside of your ear, so you can listen to tunes and still hear ambient noise.

Speaker quality is good, with enough depth to not sound tinny, although we had some issues with wind noise at higher speeds. The wire is thicker gauge than most, and has proved robust even after months of being stuffed into a jersey pocket or bag.

Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Editor
Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 188cm / 6'2''
  • Weight: 92kg / 203lb
  • Waist: 86cm / 34in
  • Chest: 112cm / 44in
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Big, fast descents and rough surfaces like cobbles or strada bianca
  • Current Bikes: Decade Tripster ATR, Dedacciai Temarario, Cannondale Synapse, BMC Granfondo Disc Di2, Genesis Day One CX, Parlee Z Zero Custom, Storck Scenario Comp Custom, DMR Trailstar, Bianchi Pista, Cube SUV 29er e-bike
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Oltre Disc, Bianchi Specialissima, Cannondale Slate, Buffalo Bike
  • Beer of Choice: Brew Dog Punk IPA
  • Location: Wiltshire, UK
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