I hate earbuds. Seriously. I kind of wish we could just roll right back to the 80’s when everyone wore those headphones with the big foam covered ear pieces that sat on top of your ears. At least those things actually fit and didn’t hurt. I mean, not a cute look, but I’d take that over ear pain. I figured I was destined to a life of earbuds either hurting my ears or falling out of my ears while I was working out.
But I was fortunate enough to receive a pair of Koss Coroporation FitClips and FitBuds from their new Fit Series to try out and review here at Mom So Hard University and let me tell you what … they are AMAZEBALLS.
Coming in a variety of very fun colors, both the FitClips and FitBuds are designed with women in mind. They are made a bit smaller than your standard earbuds (33% smaller than the average earbud) and come with a variety of bud covers in very soft plastic so everyone can find their perfect fit. These not only don’t hurt to wear (a first for me in the earbud department), but they don’t need to be constantly readjusted. I hate how, mid workout, my hands are essentially glued to the sides of my head trying to get my stupid earbuds to stay in the right place. I have NOT had that issue with the FitClips or the FitBuds. And I have been using them for a little over a month now. They have survived all three of the races that I have been in so far, and many lifting sessions at the gym. Once they’re in my ears, readjustments are few and far between.
Admittedly, there was a bit of user error on my part when I first put them in my ears. I thought the sound was really tinny. And then I pushed them in to my ears … um. DUH. Once I did that, I was delighted with the sound on both the FitClips and FitBuds. And as well I should be! Koss is renowned for the invention of the original stereophones and has been pioneering hi-fi since 1958.
The only drawback for me is the length of the connector where you plug the cord in to your iPhone/iPod/music device. It is literally about 1/100th of an inch too short to plug in to my iPhone with my LifeProof case on it. The LifeProof case is, well, life proof. Giggles could try to flush my phone down the toilet for an hour and then throw it off the roof of our house and I could still Tweet about it. Once it goes on your phone, you’re not meant to take it off, so taking the case off so I can plug my FitClips or FitBuds in isn’t an option. I have to use the adapter that came with the LifeProof case to plug the FitClips or FitBuds in to my iPhone.
First world problems, much?
It really only adds a few extra inches of cord and I need to remember to bring the adapter with me to the gym. So for earbuds that fit in my ears and don’t hurt, I’ll take it!
You may be wondering if I’m team FitClips or team FitBuds. I lean more towards the FitClips as I think they fit just a little bit better in my ears. I think the clip adds another dimension to the overall fit and they just suit my ears better. But I switch them out to keep things fresh!
DISCLAIMER: Koss Corporation provided me with one pair of FitClips and one pair of FitBuds in exchange for a fair and honest review of their product on my blog. I have received no compensation for this post. All comments here are my own and have not been influenced by Koss Corporation or any other third party.