I need music when I workout, so I’m always on the lookout for good gym headphones.
I’ve tried countless pairs over the years.
The challenge with finding a good pair of gym headphones is balancing the sound quality and fit. In most cases, the headphones with the best sound quality aren’t equipped for intense training.
On the other hand, the headphones that stayed in place the best while I was working out usually lacked sound quality.
My Old Gym Headphones
The headphones I was using for the gym are a pair of Beats Solo wireless headphones that I got for free with my Mac.
Overall, they’ve been a great pair of headphones. The problem is that they fall off all the time in the gym.
Not just when I’m doing explosive movements, but there are so many times when I lay down on the bench, and the headphones move forward on my face away from my ears. It gets old.
Fortunately, I recently got a new pair of gym headphones that are MUCH better, and I can now retire these for when I’m working at the computer.
My most recent pair of gym headphones is EFITZ by Specter Wireless.
These are the best gym headphones I’ve ever owned, by far.
Specter Wireless EFITZ Unboxing
I love it when companies pay attention to the details, such as packaging.
Opening my EFITZ wireless headphones was similar to opening a new iPhone.
Here’s what the headphones actually look like.
Specter provides several different earbud sizes, but the earbuds they had on by default ended up fitting me the best.
The Sound Quality of EFITZ
The sound quality of the EFITZ headphones is surprisingly good.
I’m not an audiophile, but I do care about sound quality because I want to listen to music the way it’s intended to sound.
Most earbud-style headphones have no range of sound at all, but these actually put out a wide range of frequencies, including bass.
Most of the time, you have to get a pair of headphones that go over the ear to get a decent amount of bass.
Plus, unlike most cheap earbuds, there is no scratching or distortion.
For less than $100, I don’t think I’ve ever heard as good of sound quality from earbud-style headphones.
The EFITZ Noise-Canceling Feature
Another feature that caught my attention is the noise-canceling ability of the EFITZ headphones. I’ve had headphones in the past that claimed to cancel out background noise, but I never noticed any difference.
I prefer to listen to my own music, as opposed to whatever they’re playing at the gym, and it’s annoying when I can still hear the speakers from the gym along with the music in my ear.
With these headphones, that no longer happens.
I also find that not hearing some of the normal background noise in the gym helps me get in the zone and focus more on what I’m doing.
Of course, the downside to this is that I also don’t hear people when they’re talking to me unless they speak up a little more than normal.
That’s not really a bad thing for me because I prefer to be left alone while working out, but it’s something to keep in mind.
This past weekend I put my EFITZ to the ultimate noise-canceling test when I wore them while mowing the lawn.
While I could still hear the lawn mower, it was noticeably quieter, which meant I didn’t need to have the volume up very loud on my headphones.
In the past, when I listen to music while mowing I don’t notice how loud my headphones have to be for me to just hear the music until I’m done and my ears ache.
Now that’s no longer an issue.
The EFITZ Wireless Capability
Apparently, the wireless distance is a problem with a lot of wireless headphones.
The only other wireless pair of headphones I’ve used a lot are those Beats I mentioned earlier and I never noticed any issues. The same goes for the EFITZ by Specter.
I can have my phone sitting down anywhere in the gym without losing the connection or sound quality as I walk around the opposite side of the gym.
Granted, my gym is smaller than your average chain gym so your mileage may vary.
According to Specter, you get “absolutely flawless connection up to 33 feet.”
Phone Calls on the EFITZ Headphones
I haven’t spent a lot of time using the phone feature because these are primarily my gym headphones.
However, I have used them briefly in phone calls with zero problems.
I have also heard my recorded voice from the EFITZ while sending Snaps and I was surprised by the microphone quality. I find that a lot of headphones cut corners on the microphone because they know that’s not the main feature people will be using, but that’s not the case with Specter.
The EFITZ Fit
My favorite thing about my EFITZ is that they fit well, and they stay in place while I train.
I don’t have to constantly adjust them like I do with other pairs. Plus, the cord connecting both sides sits nicely on the back of my neck, out of the way from what I’m doing.
Even if I’m hanging upside down or doing intense cardio, I haven’t had any issues with these headphones coming out.
I suggest trying on a few different earbuds when you first get your pair to make sure you have the best fit.
How to Save 10% on All Specter Wireless Headphones
The good folks at Specter Wireless are offering a special 10% discount on all of their products for HMP readers.
All you have to do is enter the Specter coupon code “healthmind” at the checkout screen to get your discount.
That brings the price down from $95.95 to $86.36 for the EFITZ, which is a great deal considering my last pair sells for $300 and they aren’t near as good for the gym.
Specter also has two other pairs of headphones and a bluetooth speaker in their product line.
I haven’t tested the ELUX myself, but they look really nice and I recommend checking them out as well.
Don’t forget to use the coupon code “healthmind” to save 10%!
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