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The Polk Audio UltraFit 3000 is an in-ear canal headphone offering great sonic performance and the highest level of noise suppression in the Polk exercise headphone series. Patented Polk 'SecureFit' support fins and a generous assortment of eartip materials & sizes means you'll enjoy a snug yet comfortable in-ear canal fit. A 3-button remote control and in-line microphone enable you to use your iPod or iPhone anytime, anywhere. The flat-wound included short (14') cable means tangle-free, non-microphonic connections, a huge plus for active listeners. Choose your color!
What We Think:
For extra-active listeners and athletes who think pumping tunes and hardcore gym marathons go hand-in hand, Polk Audio saves the day with the waterproof in-ear design of the UltraFit 3000 earphone headset. Featuring some of the toughest build construction we've seen yet in the sports headphone category, the UltraFit 3000 has a comfortably deep in-ear seat that offers excellent earpiece wearing stability and an exceptionally secure fit. The provided Polk in-ear accessories kit contains varying sizes of earpiece loops and hooks engineered to keep the UltraFit 3000 perfectly in place and sounding great regardless of your activity level. The built-in microphone ensures you won't miss that important call and on-earpiece controls allow music and hands-free talk with your Apple iPhone or iPod Touch device. As with most sports headphones, sound quality takes a backseat to product build durability and ergonomic stability in this category, but the UltraFit 3000 is no slouch when it comes to a loudly potent tone with growling low bass taking the sonic forefront -- the perfect sound to power you through that last set of reps. The thorough ambient noise-blocking ability of the Polk 3000 means you won't have to hear chatty jocks bemoan the fate of their favorite teams all workout long.
The Polk UltraFit 3000 in-ear headphones come with the widest array of accessories and eartip choices provided in the Polk line including two detachable cables in short 14' or longer 41' lengths; the longer cable also contains a built-in 3-button control + microphone for iPhone and iPad. The selection of eartips basically triples the choices found in the other Polk models and includes 3 pairs of standard silicone eartips, 2 pairs of extra-soft memory foam eartips, plus two pairs of the triple-flange silicone eartips (shaped almost like a Christmas tree) which are very popular with Polk aficionados seeking an uber-secure in-ear seal to block environmental noise. The free 2-year manufacturer's warranty remains intact only with a receipt showing purchase from a verified/authorized Polk headphone dealer -- like us here at HeadRoom!
WHAT POLK AUDIO SAYS ABOUT MUSIC & EXERCISE Headphone Music: The Ultimate Performance Enhancing Drug! Popeye ate spinach for instant stamina. It was the first 'performance enhancing drug.' Good for him. I'd rather pop on a set of good headphones and jam. Works the same way, and tastes better. In fact, listening to music while working out or doing other strenuous activity increases your endurance by as much as 20%. The good news is that now it's not only easier to work out with music, but it's also easier to be confident that your audio equipment will keep pace with your workout. That's because Polk Audio has combined high performance audio with extreme sports durability in a new line of sports headphones.
Research done by scientists in places with important-sounding names (like 'Brunel University School of Sport and Education' and 'University of North Carolina Sports Science Department') finds that listening to music increases your endurance during physical activity. They give two good reasons for this. First, by distracting your brain, music keeps you focused on your goal instead of on your pain. If you're focused on the next mile or the next repetition, and not on how exhausted you are, researchers found that you run farther and workout longer. Plus, this kind of distraction makes music a sort of reward! By rewarding yourself for working out, you'll probably workout more often and more effectively. Secondly, researchers found that people have a tendency to coordinate their movements with external stimuli, like a rhythmic beat. With the right tempo, you can make your workout a real workout! Research supports the finding that listening to upbeat rhythmic music also promotes something called 'flow,' the ability to reach that rare 'optimal state' where your brain is completely focused on your physical goals. If your music's flowing, so are you! Dr. Costas Karageorghi of Brunel University, one of the leaders in all this research, calls music's effect on athletic performance 'the legal equivalent of a performance enhancing drug.