We get our hands on the latest audio headsets from Trubeats – designed for fitness freaks.
One of the most fundamental laws of working out is that you have to be focused. You need to get yourself in the zone and set your mind in the right place. One way that almost everyone does this is by listening to music. When we listen to music while we workout it helps us to concentrate. It could be a fast tempo techno track, a classic rock song, or even some hip-hop tunes, it doesn’t really matter, because music helps you to shut out the rest of the world and focus on the task at hand. Not everyone likes the same music, and preferences are different, and that’s why many people prefer to wear earphones or headphones when they go to the gym. Runners also like to listen to music, and because they are constantly moving, having the right pair of earphones/headphones that fits and doesn’t bother you is essential. Also when you work out you need to make sure that your sweat doesn’t damage them.
Most of the good headphones available today for fitness enthusiasts are usually quite expensive, but Amkette has just launched a new pair of earphones, and a headphones set, that are affordable and water resistant, for a very nice price. The new earphones are the Trubeats Pulse S6. I used the Pulse S6 earphones for about a week during my gym routines and while running. Overall they seem to be of decent quality. These ultra-light earphones are very nicely designed, and they offer flexible grips that offer a snug and secure fit. These earphones are also supposed to deliver precision hi-fidelity audio, however, the sound quality wasn’t very impressive. But they were very comfortable. The earphones are also very stable and stay put for all levels of exercise. The wire isn’t too long and so it doesn’t get in your way no matter what exercise you are performing. Because they are so light, there are times that you forget you have them on. They worked very well and they are also sweat resistant, and they come with an in-built mic and dedicated controls, so you can also take calls while wearing them. For a price of just Rs. 695 they are probably the best set of earphones in that range.
The Pulse S8 is a complete headphone set. It gets a very stylish neckband design and they fit well during an intensive workout. They are also comfortable and stable, however when you are lying down on your back for bench presses or sit ups, the neckband seems like it might bend and break. The Pulse S8 is also ultra-lightweight and doesn’t bother you at all during workouts, or even when running. The headphones are also protected against sweat and moisture damage. The sound quality of the Pulse S8 is identical to the S6 earphones. It’s not the best sound, but the delivery is good enough. I do feel that both the S6 and the S8 don’t have much reach when it comes to max volume. The S8 also comes with an in-built mic and dedicated controls, so you can also take calls while wearing them. The easily accessible controls let you keep moving while you control your music or calls. Just like the S6 there is a single sided cable design that ensures you remain focused and wires don’t come in between your workout. The angled connector is also convenient so that the audio jack prevents damage. The S8 also worked well for my workouts and again it is very affordable at only Rs. 995.
Overall both products are good. They obviously aren’t the best quality when it comes to sound, but they look good and are super light and easy to use.