iLuv isn’t new to the world of headphones, but they have just recently been making a push towards creating a new sports line. We recently gave you a preview of the iLuv IEP416 FitActive Sports Earphones at CES 2012 and we finally got around to reviewing them.
Unique In-Ear Fin. If you dislike earbuds pushed inside your ear canal then you might just Luv (pun intended) these earphones. iLuv designed what they call an “in-ear brace” to help maintain a secure fit.
Speak EZ Remote. Built in remote including voice control microphone and capability to answer calls if using a smartphone.
Multiple Color Options. The FitActive look very similar to typical Apple earbuds except they come in variety of colors that just so happen to match any color of iPod!
Cheaply Built. It’s hard to list this as a con since the cost is less than $20, but they don’t exactly utilize the most high quality grade material. For some people that go through workout earbuds like candy then this is great, but others may frown a little.
Microphone Sound Quality. The in-line microphone did work for receiving phone calls, but the sound quality could definitely use some improvement.
When we first saw the iLuv FitActive headphones we weren’t that impressed. Mainly because they appeared to just be similar to Apple earbuds that came in different colors with a new name slapped on them. After testing them we have to admit that we were wrong.
The “in-ear brace” that we typically refer to as an in-ear fin actually does work quite well and was unbelievably comfortable. Instead of extending into the ear canal like Yurbuds, it stops just short. The only drawback here is on sound quality.
If you’re looking for a lightweight, affordable pair of earbuds then definitely check out the FitActive. They won’t stand up to some of the higher priced workout headphones, but they’ll definitely get the job done.
- Compatible with most MP3 players and smart phones
- In-line microphone
- In-ear brace
What’s in the Box
- iLuv IEP416 FitActive Sports Earphones
Where to Buy
We tend to always find the cheapest price on Amazon and it’s no different with the iLuv Headphones.