Koss Headphones: Fitfluential Design

I am writing this post as a participant in a Fitfluential campaign. I received two complimentary pairs of headphones to test out before writing this review. My opinions on my experience are my own and this is not a compensated post.

When it comes to headphones, I’m really cheap. I lose them often and no matter how expensive they are, they tangle. People who spend money on Bose or Beats by Dre earbuds baffle me. Once I sprang $20 for a pair of Sony headphones, and they broke within a month. Each pair I’ve bought since then was about $5 at TJMaxx…and always pink.

Obviously as a cheap headphone buyer, I was excited to be awarded a slot in the Koss Corporation Fit Series headphone campaign through my Fitfluential Ambassador position. For someone cheap, the price of “complimentary” always is music to the ears (headphone pun intended). I unexpectedly received TWO pairs to test out – one pair of FitBuds (above left) and one pair of FitClips (above right). I adored the coral color of the FitClips and figured they’d stay in place most securely, so I snagged them for my own use. I gifted the pretty blue earbuds to my younger sister.

Wearing Fitfluential campaign headphones with a Fitfluential tank is very fitting, no?

Both the FitClips and FitBuds retail for $29.99, which to be honest is more than I would pay for a pair of headphones given how unreliable they (and I) can be. But if I was purchasing a pair, I’d totally go with the FitClips. They are the same as the FitBuds, but they stay in place better. I have not once encountered a problem with those headphones falling out of my ears during my use of them in the last few weeks. I do not do cardio in headphones, so one thing to note is I didn’t try them out while doing any jumping or jarring movements. I primarily use headphones for strength training, but I also used to run into problems with my old TJMaxx earbuds falling out of my ears during said strength training, and the FitClips stay firmly put. So for my purposes, they serve me VERY well.

And oh how I love pairing them with other colorful workout gear!

Sound quality seems good to me; I’m not picky on it and have never been one of those audio nerds who oohs and aahs over amazing sound. But this average girl enjoys the sound that comes from my Koss headphones and I like that the sound doesn’t cut out in one or both buds if the headphone jack shifts while plugged into my iPhone.

Bottom Line: Though more expensive than this cheap girl would probably pay, Koss FitClip headphones are still reasonable at $29.99 and I love all the color offerings. They stay in my ears and sound good.

What’s worse – tangled headphones or tangled jewelry?

How much do you usually pay for your headphones?

Have you ever tried earbuds with clips?

6 Responses to "Koss Headphones: Fitfluential Design"

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  1. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie

    May 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Great review! I have been loving my headphones too!

    • Caitlin

      May 22, 2013 at 12:02 PM

      Yay! I love seeing what colors people have gotten. Which did you get?

  2. Susan

    May 22, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    I could NOT do the fitclips. I don’t know if I have obnoxiously small ear canal holes or what, but I can never get those things to actually work with my ears! I think tangled necklaces are worse than earphones because it takes a genius to get it undone! I pay very, very little for earbuds. I think the most expensive pair I ever owned I got as a “free gift” which a Birchbox and they were valued at $25. I lost them promptly.

    • Caitlin

      May 22, 2013 at 4:54 PM

      LOL “I lost them promptly”. You crack me up EVERY time. I love your comments!

  3. Kierston @candyfit

    May 22, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    I’ve been through a ton. It’s hard for me to find the right pair because they always pop out or they don’t fit my ear shape.

    • Caitlin

      May 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM

      Same! I’m glad this pair seems to fit my ears well.


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