Thanks to some friends in high places, I was given the opportunity to review the new headphones designed for women by Koss. It was perfect timing because I had just broken yet another pair of headphones (I swear, I'm a black hole for headphones and iPods!) They said that these headphones were designed for females which if you've ever worn women's running gear from some of the big athletic companies (won't name names), you know that it's basically means they made the product pink! I was laughing when I read the same line in a recent NY Times gadget blog. I was pleasantly surprised to NOT see pink in the color selection.
I was given two pairs to try. I opted to try the FitBuds (giving away the FitClips). These headphones come with 3 different size ear pieces. I chose the medium sized ear pieces and went out for some runs. The sound was good, I don't have the best ear but the NY Times confirmed good sound quality. I ended up having to switch to the smallest ear piece because the medium ones kept falling out of my ears after about 30ish minutes. After that switch, no problems!
I am happy with these headphones for two major reasons: 1) the cords don't tangle and 2) different sizes for different size ears. I'm a New Yorker and, thus, headphones are a regular staple of my outfit. One of my pet peeves is pulling out my headphones from my bag on a crowded NY subway car or platform and having to untangle the cord. I never had to do that with these headphones - that's worth $30!
What you need to know: Koss designed two models, the FitClips and the FitBuds, both priced at $30. They come in five colors - purple, yellow, orange, blue and sea foam green. Each version comes with three different ear piece sizes.
Want to win a free pair and a waterbottle from Koss? We are giving away the FitClips and waterbottle.
To enter: Just leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite workout song.Want extra entries? Earn an extra entry by liking us on Facebook and leaving a separate comment on this post. Earn another extra entry by tweeting about this giveaway: “Enter to win a pair of @kosscorporation Fit Series Headphones http://bit.ly/11i65L1 via @hotbirdrunning.” Just be sure to comment on this post with the tweet. We will pick a winner on Thursday at 9am EST. Good luck!
Koss provided product for review but all opinions remain our own.