This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Koss.
When I got these bad boys in the mail, I was super excited. Koss was generous enough to send me both a pair of the FitBuds, which are like regular earbuds, and the FitClips, which are specifically designed for women who don’t want their earbuds to fall out when exercising.
According to Koss,
Koss’ female designers teamed-up with Gold Medalist Dara Torres to create the world’s first headphones designed specifically for women, by women.
(Dara Torres is a bad ass, by the way. Look at those abs! That flawless skin!)
These would make great a stocking stuffer, secret santa gift, or present for any of the active women in your life. For me personally, I can’t workout solo unless I’m listening to music, so headphones are a must.
Koss FitBuds Review
Since I’m a K-State grad, I am always game for purple anything. So these headphones definitely called to me. I regularly wear earbuds of this style when I’m working at a coffee shop or some other public place. It was fun to be able to try out the different ear cushions so I could find the right fit for my ears. As I mentioned on Instagram, I ended up having to use the largest size. Obviously I have giant ear openings (I know that’s probably not the right word).
The sound from the FitBuds when plugged into my computer and later, when I plugged it into my Galaxy S4, I got great sound nd overall clear quality. I will definitely keep wearing these in my regular music-listening rotation.
Koss FitClips Review
I had never tried this type of headphones before, so I didn’t know what to expect. The over-ear part isn’t malleable, so at first I was afraid that they would fall off. I decided to go full-throttle and take them on a heavy interval run on the treadmill. What worked best for me was plugging in the earbud part first, then putting the over-ear part behind my ear.
These things did not move AT ALL. Furthermore, when you go to take them out, it’s almost like you have to pull them out of your ears (they don’t just fall out with an easy tug, like regular ‘buds). It was AWESOME! I could feel the over-ear part as I ran, but it didn’t bother me at all (and I do have really sensitive skin). I love these and already replaced my iPod Mini headphones (which were slowly turning grey instead of white) with them. I like the color too, it goes with my red iPod .I will definitely be wearing them for all my solo workouts from now on.
Both versions are $29.99, but a little birdie told me that they will be on sale for $19.99 at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Walgreens, Kmart, and Sears for the holidays. Both are sweat resistant and include 3 different sizes of ear cushions (the soft rubber that goes over the speaker in each earbud and directly touches your ear), so you can ensure that they will fit correctly.
Would I recommend Koss FitBuds and FitClips to friends?
YES! I had wanted to buy them before and I’m so glad the company gave me some to try.
Thanks to Koss and FitFluential!