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Polk Audio UltraFit 500 Headphones - Black (ULTRAFIT 500BLK) by Review Summary ,  Sep 8, 2015

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Polk Audio UltraFit 500 Headphones - Black (ULTRAFIT 500BLK)
Report Date: 12/09/2015
Based on 90 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.4
Returned or considering to return: 6.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.6   average
Quality4.3   average
Sound3.9   below average
Fit3.8   below average
Cable3.6   average


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Cable

Cable:
"Nice to have 2 cord lengths and the flat type cord is not as easily tangled as a round cord, nice feature."
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"Unfortunately, the headphone extender cord that is actually the majority of the cord leading to the plug has shorted out, although the phones themselves are still plugging along nicely."
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"The biggest downside is that the cable splits into two pieces: the earphone portion, which is extremely short, and the portion that connects to the music device, which is really long."
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"PROS-Stay in place-Good bass-Flexible ear hooks with memory wire-Good balance of immersive sound and still being able to hear outside; they are not fully in the ear but block out a decent amount of sound-The cord is thicker and won't tangle as easily because it is flatCONS-The sound is somewhat muddy, even after burn in over a few hours now-The flat thick cord is a little heavy-The cord is a bit long, as others have stated; I have to just tuck it in"
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"The one annoying part that goes along with this is the little connection where you attach the cord extensions is just bulky enough to be noticeably annoying when tucked under your shirt."
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"different cord options is nice."
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"Love the length of the cord and the sound quality."
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"I removed the longer cable and plugged the shorter into the ipod no problem."
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"The good news is that I can replace the cable and not the headphones."
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"I wanted short cord options, and I wanted comfort."
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Fit

Fit:
"I got one of these; it just didn't fit well... putting them on and taking them off was more of a delicate chore than with previous earphones I've had."
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"I had originally gotten a pair of Bose SIE2's for myself and found them to be ill fitting and not all that great from a sound point of view, which after all is what this is all about."
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"I haven't had an issue with the fit, but they aren't the most comfortable things in the world."
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"These are called Ultra-Fit 500's but I think that is misleading, and an attempt to appeal to a common problem with ear phones - fit."
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"Previously used the following headphones earbuds with no luck:Sony MDR-AS40EX Active Style Headphones Earbud Style (Black) (left earpiece lost sound after 1 yr)MEElectronics M6-CL Sport Sound-Isolating In-Ear Headphones for iPod, iPhone, MP3 CD DVD Players - Clear (hurt the ear, poor quality)Nike+ Vapor Headphones (Black) (great fit, poor quality, broke 3 pairs)Sony MDR-AS20J Active Style Headphones with Soft Loop Hangers - Black (just do NOT stay in ears)Philips ActionFit SHQ3000 28 Earhook Headphones Tuned for Sports (poorly made, two pairs went kaput)So I finally tried these out after tossing the MME earbuds that I used for two weeks to replace the Sony earbuds."
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"If these didn't fit me well or they cost any more than they did, I'd return them."
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"I've tried many products but this simply is the most durable and secure fit I've found."
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"Comfortable fit, however when I go on long runs my ears get a little sore."
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"CONS I have not found any ear tips that fit me well."
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"The ear bands will actually bend and hold their shape a little, and they come with enough tip-sizes to find your perfect fit."
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"These are a very peculiar fit and will suit only those whose ear they fit on well."
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Price

Price:
"I thought i found the grail in the cheap Creative phones (which do sound good for the money) but the mushy foam got to me after a while and discomfort without it was when i started looking and decided to try these."
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"The sound quality is also very good for the price and I love that they come with a convenient storage case."
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"The price on these was decent and the hook around the ear combined with the silicone fin definitely holds the earbud in my ear during the sweatiest of workouts."
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"This is a great product for the price."
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"For the price they are great."
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"I thought i found the grail in the cheap Creative phones (which do sound good for the money) but the mushy foam got to me after a while and discomfort without it was when i started looking and decided to try these."
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Quality

Quality:
"Pros:- good quality- Blocks a lot of noiseCons:- Uncomfortable ear inserts- Hard to get over my ears- sounds terrible, like listening in a cave, very tinny."
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"Vocals and higher frequencies are very hard to make out, and if you care about sound quality, you won't like these."
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"The sound quality is great however there are some serious problems with the cords."
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"Previously used the following headphones earbuds with no luck:Sony MDR-AS40EX Active Style Headphones Earbud Style (Black) (left earpiece lost sound after 1 yr)MEElectronics M6-CL Sport Sound-Isolating In-Ear Headphones for iPod, iPhone, MP3 CD DVD Players - Clear (hurt the ear, poor quality)Nike+ Vapor Headphones (Black) (great fit, poor quality, broke 3 pairs)Sony MDR-AS20J Active Style Headphones with Soft Loop Hangers - Black (just do NOT stay in ears)Philips ActionFit SHQ3000 28 Earhook Headphones Tuned for Sports (poorly made, two pairs went kaput)So I finally tried these out after tossing the MME earbuds that I used for two weeks to replace the Sony earbuds."
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"Now, the major problem that I have with the Polk headphones is their sound quality."
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"Great sound quality."
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"Love the length of the cord and the sound quality."
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"The sound quality is also very good for the price and I love that they come with a convenient storage case."
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"After researching for long time , I finally decided to order the Polk UltraFit 500 and I must say I have been impressed with the quality of sound and durability of headphones."
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"Getting used to its silicone ear buds will take some time but the sound quality is absolutely amazing."
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Sound

Sound:
"Obviously, a pair of sports headphones is not going to please the discriminating audiophile, but I have no issues with the sound quality whatsoever."
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"They didn't sound great from the start."
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"The sound is not great, but there's two things to consider here."
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"Pros:- good quality- Blocks a lot of noiseCons:- Uncomfortable ear inserts- Hard to get over my ears- sounds terrible, like listening in a cave, very tinny."
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"There are some reviews that say this isn't a great sounding headphone, and to some extent i would agree."
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"the sound is good but for me they weren't very comfortable."
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"Great sound quality."
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"I cannot even remember how many so-called sweatproof sports headphones I have killed over the years in a final burst of static and hiss.3) The sound is very, very good."
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"Good sound, very secure."
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"Love the length of the cord and the sound quality."
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"The sound is clear and as loud as I would want it; they are comfortable."
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