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On Using the Headphones

Kozue Ando The yellow in-ear type is my favourite. It’s so light you feel no stress wearing it, and with nine hours of playback time, even for an overnight trip, I don’t have to worry about the battery. While I’m traveling, I sometimes use the red ear-clip type to match my outfit and bag.

Kozue Ando When I’m doing the warm-up stretch, it doesn’t fall off, even when I roll around or twist my body. It feels really light, and there is no stress, however I move.

Kozue Ando The day after a match, I often go for a 20 to 30 minute jog. Since I can hear the sound around me, I feel safe while running with the earphones on. They stay put even when I’m sweating, and the cables don’t get in the way, so I almost forget I’m wearing them. It’s really convenient that you don’t have to worry about the battery running out, even on long runs! I like the way you can wear it around your neck using the clip-on magnets. I sweat a lot, so by the time I finish training, I have sweat running down to my ears. So this washable AE is really great! It’s become my training pal.

*Photos with cooperation from University of Tsukuba


Kozue Ando

Professional women’s soccer player. She was a member of the women’s national team Nadeshiko Japan that won the world championship for the first time at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany. After playing at SGS Essen of the Women Bundesliga in Germany, she returned to Japan and is currently a member of Urawa Reds Ladies. Her position is forward. She is one of JVC’s advisory contract athletes.