Polk Audio's new UltraFit Sports Headphone Series is a rethinking from the ground up of performance, comfort and durability-the three characteristics serious athletes need most in a pair of headphones. Serious music lovers too will value the UltraFit Series because of its undeniably impressive sonic performance.
The UltraFit 1000 is similar in design to the UltraFit 500 but with the added feature of a 3 button in-line remote control and a microphone, both of which allow you to use your iPod or iPhone. Like the UltraFit 500, the 1000 is designed to sit in the flange of your ear canal and provide a moderate noise suppression. The UltraFit 1000 also comes with a short (14") hassle-free and tangle-free cable for MP3 sleeve and collar connections.
UltraFit Series headphones 1000 come with three cable length options, so you can wear your music device the way that works best for you. A long (41") cable enables you to wear your music player on your waist or pants pocket. The short (14") cable lets you to wear an iPod nano, iPod shuffle or other MP3 players on a t-shirt sleeve. While the headphone to 1st connector is for a shirt collar.
A cross of an audiophile and a jock!
Pros: -Superb audio quality (not just by exercise headphone standards...any standards)
Cons: -Requires some trial and error to get best aural effect/ fit
Other Thoughts: Let's get this out of the way first:
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$70 with $10 performance
Pros: Very durable. Once it clips on, it will not let go of your ears. It doesn't act like a stethoscope when you are running, as in when the wires get whipped around, the sound doesn't travel through.
Cons: I've heard $15 headphones that sound better than this. The sound is quite "hollow", as in there is a lot of white noise. It sounds as if the artist is standing 10 to 15 feet away from the mic. The instrumentals and voices are going through, however it doesn't seem to saturate the headphones.
Other Thoughts: These headphones are not worth $70. You can buy a pair of Phillips for $15 that will perform much better than this and at the same time, will clip on to your ear without falling. I don't understand where the $70 price tag came from. The 500 model is the same exact thing as this 1000, but the 1000 just has a mic. The mic costs an additional $20?
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