The Polk Audio UltraFit 500 are are some of the newest workout headphones on the market. Polk Audio spent a lot of time designing these for maximum performance, comfort, and durability.
Tangle-Free Audio Cables. Polk Audio utilizes a planar cable with oxygen free design to create tangle-free audio cables. While this isn’t essential for sports headphones, it’s definitely a nice feature.
Moisture Resistant. Polk Audio uses what they call a “moisture shield” to protect the drivers in the headphones from any moisture, such as sweat.
Environmental Awareness. This is a feature we haven’t seen much of. Polk Audio tested and tested until they created headphones that block out enough ambient sound to keep you focused, but allow enough to keep you safe.
Fit. The ear hook design that Polk uses seems to fit slightly different. They were extremely comfortable, but it might take a few hours to get the perfect fit.
It will be interesting to see how the UltraFit 500s do in 2012. Polk Audio, who is well known for designing and manufacturing speakers has stepped into the headphone world. Their first attempt at sports and exercise headphones was a pretty good one. The Polk Audio UltraFit 500, while on the lower end of the new Polk headphones line, is still on the higher end of overall workout headphones.
Polk did a great job of understanding the basic premise of great sports headphones are durability, performance, and comfort. You’ll be able to tell that Polk knows what they’re doing in regards to sound. Like we mentioned above they are quite comfortable, though expect a couple trips to the gym to break them in. And as for durability they seem to be top notch. Polk even added a bit of stylish reinforcing on the ear hook.
An added feature we like is their attempt at tangle-free cords. While they may not always stay tangle-free for the most part they are designed very well.
In the end it’s a bonus that the UltraFit 500 comes in several different colors, all of which look great.
- Available in 4 colors: red/black, yellow/black, gray/white, orange/white
- Moisture resistant
- Tangle free audio cables
- Input: 3.5mm
- Weight: 0.5 ounces
- Warranty: 1 year limited
What’s in the Box
- Polk Audio UltraFit 500 Headphones
- Protective case
- 14″ cable (for armband)
- 41″ cable
- Shirt clip
- 3 pairs of StayFit silicon ear tips
Where to Buy
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