Gym-friendly headphones? The Rock has a plan!

September 1, 2021

JBL and Under Armour have teamed up with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to launch the UA Project Rock Over-Ear Training. Designed for use in the gym, these noise-cancelling headphones are IPX4 rated (sweat-proof) and feature quick-drying ear cushions that can be hand-washed after a tough day on the kettlebells.

The Rock is said to have personally approved each and every feature, from the active noise-cancelling to the promised 45-hour battery life (35-hour with noise-cancelling on). The ear cups are also stamped with The Rock’s official seal of approval – the Brahma Bull logo.

The Under Armour Project Rock Over-Ear Training Headphones were engineered by JBL and are sold under the Under Armour brand. The model packs a rugged design style alongside features you’d expect from fitness-centric headphones, including sweat resistance, fast-drying ear cushions via UA SuperVent, and UA Storm Super Grip to keep them in place while working out.

Key tech highlights include Speed Charge Battery, up to 45 hours of audio playback on a charge, support for Google Assistant and Alexa, adaptive noise cancelation, Ambient Aware, and a TalkThru button.

The inclusion of JBL’s Charged Sound offers “amplified bass,” according to the audio company, which says the bass level was “finely tuned by The Rock” himself. The companion mobile app from JBL enables users to set their preferred voice assistant, the company notes.

The model likewise comes with a year’s membership to MapMyFitness Premium, which enables users to track and analyze hundreds of different types of workouts.

The JBL UA Project Rock Over-Ear Training Headphones will retail for $299.95.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: