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.
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.
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?