KitSound releases new Outrun Sports Wireless Earbuds
For the music-loving athlete, a good rhythm is about as essential as proper hydration. With the right groove, it can push a weary marathoner to break through the proverbial wall. An inspirational tune can lift spirits high enough to get through a challenging superset. Suffice it to say, a good quality pair of earphones is key.
Thankfully, the electronic giants did not brush the sportsman’s unique needs aside, and have come up with earphones designed specifically to keep up with the rigors of being active. All hail the Bluetooth sports earphones – these wireless gizmos have allowed fitness enthusiasts to enjoy their favorite music, with improved mobility. The only downside is that they don’t come cheap – a really good pair can cost as much as at the latest Kayano.
While getting ready for the Milo Marathon, I’ve come across a Bluetooth sports earphones called KitSound Outrun. I tried it out for a few weeks to see whether it can give the other audio-heavyweights some serious competition.
The KitSound Outrun is relatively inexpensive compared to the leading sports earphones being peddled by specialty stores. But despite its modest price tag, these babies deliver great, crisp, quality sound which is what ultimately matters. It doesn’t have a noise-cancelling feature that most overpriced pairs promise. But then, you wouldn’t want to block exterior noise when training outdoors.
The Outrun comes with 3 pairs of earbuds and stabilizers of varying sizes. The right set of buds guarantee a comfortable and an almost perfectly snug-fit. What’s unique about the Outrun is that the earbuds and stabilizers come separately. This gives the user a more customized fit. And at the risk of stating the obvious, there are no distracting wires flinging all over the place.
And speaking of getting hooked, the Outrun hooks to your favorite Bluetooth devices quickly and seamlessly. It literally only takes seconds to connect when turned on, and will stay that way until the battery dies after a good 4-5 hours of continued use.
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FOR THE CONTROL FREAK IN YOU
An almost invisible control panel at the right end of the wire lets you skip, pause, play and adjust the volume. It also has a built-in microphone to be used during phone calls.
Unlike other Bluetooth earphones in the market, the charging port for the Outrun is located in the control panel, and not in one of the ear pieces – resulting to a sleeker, less noticeable pair of earbuds when worn.
CAN’T SING IN THE RAIN
As a sports and fitness implement, the Outrun is Water-resistant with an IPX4 rating that can withstand sweat, and a little drizzle. But as soon as it starts pouring, it’s best take it off and shove inside a Ziploc – or better yet, inside the specially designed pouch that comes with the pack.
Overall, the Kitsound Outrun is a worthy contender to the brewing war of the sports headsets. It offers great sound, seamless connection, and ease of use for a fraction of the price of the more prominent brands.
KitSound Outrun is available in Astroplus, Mobile 1, The Electronics Boutique, Sports Avenue, iStudio Outlets or online at http://www.xtc.ph/kitsound. SRP P3490