Polk Audio UltraFit 3000 Headphone, Black/Red
Polk was great about replacing cords and earpieces as they broke. But after several replacements, it was time to look for another replacement. Great service but the cords need design work.
June 27, 2014
Hello...I have had Sure, Ultimate Ears, JBird, Bose, and now Polk. With the smaller foam I have to say these are on par with any of the mentioned big names. When I started CrossFitting my Sure Ear buds would get jerked out of place, my JBirds would fall off (head band) and the bose...for the price the sound was not there and for workout out...no go...These are truly a stay in place and not get jerked out of your ears kind of security. The sound with the foam is a very big difference from the soft plastic...all of a sudden the true bass comes to life and the mids...not so much the highs - so if you are into classical music sorry :/ I bought these for Anatomy + Physiology, CrossFit, and mountain biking...answer the phone is a non issue for me as if I am doing either of those three...I will not usually answer. Great product. oh yeah and for $80...well ahead of its competitors.
April 4, 2014
Broke after 1.5 years
I bought these headphones 1.5 yrs ago and they worked great! Unfortunately the sound quality began to decline and was completely wrecked after 1.5yrs. I expected earphones that were this expensive to last longer than 2 years. Further, Polk does not have a good system to replace their headphones that malfunction after their warranty time. This is unfortunate and is forcing me to look elsewhere for less expensive, longer lasting headphones. I am disappointed and therefore can only give two stars.
March 20, 2014
Great Design and Fit, But Issues w/ the Controls
I love the design and fit of the UltraFit 3000. I workout a great deal so fit and comfort are important to me. The sound quality is great for my purpose. That being said, I've had to return 3 pairs back to Crutchfields due to issues with the quality of the control buttons (thank goodness for the warranty.) One pair the volume controls stopped working within 2 months; the second pair's phone answering control ceased to function; and finally, the third mysteriously would lower the volume on it's own to mute without being touched. It's a testament to how much I like the design that I'm getting a 4th pair and not exchanging them for another brand. You have a great product, but please, please work on quality control. I would've loved to have given these headphone 5 stars.
March 6, 2014