Sony No Pressure Headphones, Float Run, is for Athletes

I must say that this pair of Sony headphones is not the usual headphones you will see. It has a unique ear loop that is supposed to reduce pressure on the ears.

Here is what you will get when you purchase the Sony Float Run.

Actually, I am a little skeptical about the placement of the earpiece. It seems to be floating near the ear. I wonder if the wind is strong, will it cause some hissing sound?

Here is the structure of the earphone. It looks like a very minimalistic design.

The Sony Float Run headphones will be available at selected retail shops and online stores from mid-February 2023 at a retail price of S$199 inclusive of GST. Currently, there is a promotion going on. Check out the Press Release below for more details.

Press Release

Sony Announces New No Pressure Headphones Specifically Designed for Runners and Athletes, Float Run[1]

Sony’s new off-ear headphones help runners go the distance through an innovative and comfortable design for a stress-free listening experience

(SINGAPORE, 25 January 2023) – Sony today announced a new model of headphones designed with runners in-mind. Sony’s new off-ear headphones Float Run, a novel headphone style that positions the speaker near, but without touching the ear canal, leaving the ear safely uncovered while still delivering a rich sound experience. The Float Run headphones focus on the runner’s form, for a comfortable and stable experience without having to compromise sound quality. Float Run offers important features to runners or athletes, including a light-weight design with a flexible neckband that doesn’t slip when in motion, and a pressure-free design that sits off of the ears, so runners no longer need to worry about sweat or chafing getting in the way of their workout. This product was well received by crowdfunding, which led to its official launch.

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Designed for comfort

With a special off-ear design, runners won’t have to worry about pressure or stuffiness on their ears. For extended comfort, the Float Run headphones sit on the ears of the wearer, so they can enjoy comfort for longer without disruption. Additionally, Float Run headphones only weigh approximately 33 grams, so runners can focus on their surroundings.

Stable and secure fit

Designed to be stable and secure, Float Run headphones to stay in place no matter how the runner moves. Tested on a wide range of head shapes and hairstyles, the headphones will stay with the runner, due to the flexible neckband design. Additionally, Float Run headphones were tested with accessories including hats and sunglasses. Whatever is worn, the stabilising neckband will keep them secure.

Unique sound

The 16mm drivers and precise tuning combine with the off-ear style offers a more natural and wider sound so there is no compromise on sound quality. The Float Run headphones has an open-type design that eliminates echo of the sounds your body makes, like footsteps, chewing or heavy breathing and allows in ambient sound.

Ambient sound

The Float Run headphones are designed to fill the user’s ears, but not cover them, so they can be aware of their surroundings. The Float Run design allows music to naturally mix with ambient sound and be formed by the user’s ear shape. Float Run off-ear headphones keep ears unobstructed, to achieve peak performance in whatever activity they are performing.

Functional and user friendly

With an IPX4 water resistant rating[2], consumers don’t have to worry about damage from sweat or from getting caught out in the rain. With long battery life and up to 10 hours playtime when fully charged, the Float Run headphones will power long runs. In a hurry? A quick charge of 10 minutes will give an hour of play[3].

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With a variety of controls built in, users can control playback and access their smartphone’s voice assistant without having to take it out of their pocket or bag[4]. When their run is over and it’s time to get to work, the Float Run headphones have a high-quality built-in microphone to make them just as ideal for productivity tasks. Float Run headphones conveniently charge using USB-C. Additionally, the headphones include a carrying pouch to keep the supplied charging cable and headphones together and protected.


The Sony Float Run headphones will be available at selected retail shops and online stores from mid-February 2023 at a retail price of S$199 inclusive of GST.

Launch Promotion

To celebrate its launch, S$15 Decathlon E-vouchers will be issued with the purchase of a Float Run. While stocks last. Terms and Conditions* apply.

*Customers will have to register for online warranty after purchasing and will receive the redemption letter within 2 weeks via email.

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[1]  Float Run is a trademark of Sony

[2]  Excluding the driver unit. Do not wash the unit with liquid. Wipe with a soft dry cloth to clean.

[3]  Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, storage, and usage. 

[4]  Availability of function depends on the smartphone or app version.