66 Audio Headphones: 5 stars out of 5; and
Tuneband by Grantwood Technology: 5 stars out of 5
This is my review of the 66 Audio Headphones, purchased by me about six months ago and also my review of the Tuneband by Grantwood Technology, for an Ipod, also purchased by me about six months ago.
Why I purchased audio equipment for my workouts. Because I usually work out four days a week, I decided a few months back to make that time I’m working out as enjoyable and well-spent as possible. So I purchased (1) an Ipod, (2) a Tuneband that holds my Ipod around my arm, and (3) some 66 Audio sports headphones with Bluetooth technology. Now that I have this wonderful audio equipment, I can finally listen to audiobooks while working out. These days, I actually look forward to my workouts, just so that I can find out what happens next in my audiobook…it’s like storybook time, but while I’m sweating it out. Listening to audiobooks helps make my workouts go by so much faster.
Which equipment to buy. When deciding on what workout audio equipment to purchase, I knew that I didn’t want to deal with wires connecting my Ipod to my headphones. That meant finding headphones with wireless Bluetooth technology. Also, because I find earbuds and in-ear headphones extremely uncomfortable to wear, I knew that I wanted outer-ear headphones.
The 66 Audio Headphones. After doing some research, I settled on the 66 Audio headphones, and I’m really glad I did. The inner padding of these 66 Audio headphones is nicely cushioned for comfort and excellent sound quality. After about six months of steady use, I’ve seen no signs of wear or tear on the inner padding. For good measure, I gently wipe my sweat from the inner padding with a slightly damp paper towel after I’ve worked out and before I put the headphones away.
I can’t tell you how pleased I am with these 66 Audio sports headphones. Another great thing: their battery lasts for over 20 hours’ playtime before needing a charge.
These 66 Audio headphones fold up and tuck away nicely in their own little pouch, which is handy for protecting and carrying the headphones in your gym bag or purse.
These 66 Audio sports headphones are nicely designed in just about every way. The right earpiece has four buttons that can easily be pushed while you’re working out to adjust volume, and to start and stop whatever is playing on your Bluetooth-connected Ipod or other music player. That’s a big plus, in my book, since it can take some time to fumble with the little buttons on an Ipod, for instance.
When I’m finished with my workout, I wipe off and fold up the headphones and tuck them into their little bag. Then I wrap up the Tuneband around the bag and throw it into my purse, until my next workout.
The unique design of the 66 Audio headphones allows them to stay securely in place while you’re jogging, sweating it out on the stairclimber, or lifting weights. Unlike most outer-ear headphones, the connecting bar sits behind the head and not on top of the head.
It’s a little bit different look, I know, but I think this design enhances the comfort of the headphones and also allows them to stay put during vigorous workout movements. One more thing: everything I read while researching indicates that the 66 Audio company that makes these headphones provides excellent customer service, which is great to know.
Tuneband for the Ipod. At the same time that I purchased the 66 Audio headphones, I also purchased the Tuneband to hold my Ipod on my upper arm while I work out. This is another purchase that I’ve been extremely pleased with.
The Tuneband flexible case that holds the Ipod, which you can slide off of the arm band if you wish, helps protect the Ipod from sweat during workouts. The case does not interfere at all with pushing the Ipod buttons to change songs, etc.
Two sizes of straps come with the purchase of the Tuneband, and I wear the smaller size. The Tuneband strap is adjustable, with a Velcro tab on the end. The strap is super easy to put on and take off…I can literally do it in less than five seconds.
Conclusion. I’m guessing that the only negative someone might have to say about my workout audio equipment setup here is the appearance of the outer-ear headphones as opposed to less noticeable earbuds. I work out at a neighborhood gym, and I suppose a few people took notice the first time that I wore these 66 Audio headphones.
But if you’re like me, you see the same people all the time at the gym, so after a while, I doubt that most people even notice or care that my headphones look different from the normal earbud type. And, honestly, I’m just too old and these 66 Audio headphones are too great for me to give a crap what other people think.
If you’re looking to purchase or update your audio equipment for workouts, then you might really like a setup similar to what I’ve shown here. The 66 Audio headphones have great sound quality, have wireless Bluetooth technology, are more comfortable than earbuds, and they stay put during constant and vigorous workouts. The Tuneband protects your Ipod or other music player from sweat while keeping it securely and comfortably around your arm during your workouts.
The 66 Audio headphones are currently listed on Amazon for less than fifty dollars and the Tuneband is currently listed on Amazon for less than twenty dollars. That’s a great value, in my opinion, especially for the headphones. Either or both of these items might also make a thoughtful birthday or holiday gift.
66 Audio headphones: 5 stars out of 5
Tuneband for Ipod: 5 stars out of 5