With help from NBA players Rudy Gay and Thad Young, Boston Cannons lacrosse star Paul Rabil and U.S. Women's Soccer defender Heather Mitts, Polk Audio launched a line of performance headphones designed specifically "for the exercise and fitness needs of athletes." The company manufactures high performance audio products and award-winning speakers.
"I'm the type of guy who will listen to music on the way to the gym, in the gym and walking out," says Memphis Grizzlies forward Gay. "The Polk UltraFit headphones are comfortable, stay in my ears while I'm training and [deliver] good sound quality. I'd be lying if I told you any different." A few of us at STACK also tried out the UltraFit—the 500 model, Polk's least expensive—and we can vouch for their sound quality and comfort (the wrap-around ear piece adjusts for a snug fit).
Polk's UltraFit line features four models—including two in-ear, one on-ear and one in-ear canal—all of which incorporate the company's Securefit support and Strainguard technology. The headphones are made with non-slip, moisture shielding and durable materials, and all come with a connector cable and flexible, tangle-free planar audio cords of different lengths. In addition, the in-ear headphones come with a protective case and three pairs of StayFit silicon tips in different sizes.
Here's the lineup:
Once you've put on a set of UltraFit headphones, check out these workout/pre-game tune and artist suggestions:
Rudy Gay: "Otis" by Jay-Z & Kanye West, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Drake, Foster The People and Rihanna
Thad Young: Lil' Wayne, Linkin Park
Heather Mitts: Lady Gaga
Paul Rabil: Friday Night Lights theme song
Watch the video below with Mitts and Gay, and visit PolkUltraFit.com for more info.
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