Under Armour and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are teaming up. Together, they presented the Project Rock Over-Ear Training Headphones, which are designed to withstand even the most extreme workouts. Even technically, the JBL-made headphones have a lot going for them.
Project Rock Over-Ear Training Headphones
It’s unlikely that the new Project Rock Over-Ear Training Headphones will give you the kind of impressive muscle gains during your workout that actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can boast. However, the over-ears should be an excellent companion for the gym.
The new black headphones are manufactured by the audio professionals at JBL. They are clearly aimed at athletes, because the headphones offer some interesting features that can only be found in a comparable form in very few over-ear headphones. An IPX4 certification promises protection against sweat and rain, while the ear pads are made of a quick-drying Under Armour fabric (called “SuperVent”). Additionally, the ear pads can be quickly and easily removed and even washed.
Sound of The Rock
The dynamic 40mm drivers were tuned by the former wrestling star himself – whether that’s a positive feature now remains to be seen. Above all, JBL focuses on the rich bass, although equalizer settings are also possible with the help of the new JBL companion app.
Thanks to Bionic Hearing, the headphones offer two transparency modes at once: Talk-Thru adjusts the music volume down, amplifies voices, and thus enables quick conversations, while Ambient Aware is supposed to offer an impressive music experience with additional ambient noise let through for more safety in everyday life. A speakerphone is also included, and voice assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant can be dialed directly (and switched using the app).
The UA Project Rock Over-Ear Training Headphones weigh 294 grams and connect to the smartphone via Bluetooth 5. The frequency response of 20 Hz – 20 kHz and the impedance of 32 ohms are good, but not very impressive values. In return, there is also active noise cancellation (ANC).
The 610 mAh battery is supposed to allow up to 45 hours of music playback without noise cancellation. If you add ANC, you can still get up to 35 hours. Charging is exclusively via USB Type-C, and the headphones are supposed to be fully charged in two hours. Thanks to Speed Charge, however, 5 minutes on the mains is enough to supply the Project Rock Over-Ear Training Headphones with energy for two hours.
Price and Availability
The Under Armour Project Rock Over-Ear Training Headphones are available now via JBL’s website at an MSRP of $299.00. In addition to the headphones and USB-C cable, the package also includes an AUX cable, a multi-purpose case and a 12-month UA MapMyFitness Premium membership.