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On-ear sports headphones with built-in remote and microphone (Black and Red)

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Our take on the Polk Audio UltraFit 2000

by Dave Bar
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Rock your tunes and your workout with the sound of Polk Audio headphones. The UltraFit 2000's on-ear, neckband design stays securely in place when you're on the go, and provides excellent long-term wearing comfort. These headphones make a great choice for listeners who don't care for the feel of earbud or in-ear style 'phones.

Control your iPhone® or iPod® with ease
Convenient controls on the earcup and an in-line microphone let you adjust the volume, skip tracks forward or back, and answer or end calls on your iPhone®, all without ever having to take your phone or music player out of your pocket. The '2000's moisture-resistant design stands up to your active lifestyle, and includes a variety of different earpads to ensure you'll always enjoy a snug, yet comfortable fit. A reflective strip on the neckband provides added nighttime visibility for safety. And the supplied clothing clip helps keep the cord out of the way while you're working out.

From the review Polk Audio Ultrafit 2000 Sports Headphones: When you find something good, run with it.

"Polk claims that the headphone cord is tangle-free. I didn't mean to test that assertion, but over a two-week period of jamming the 'phones into gym bags, backpacks, coat pockets and even the provided travel pouch I found it to be true. I never had to unsnarl the cable... From a practical level, the Polk Ultrafit headphones were a joy to use. And they sounded good, too."


— Ralph, Crutchfield Blog and Product Review Editor

Highlights:

  • behind-the-neck design with padded earcups for sports and active use
  • moisture-resistant construction for long-term durability
  • on-ear 3-button remote control and in-line microphone for use with iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad®
  • SecureFit™ Support neckband helps headphones stay securely in place for on-the-go listening
  • reflective strip on neckband offers additional safety
  • single-sided straight cord with stereo mini (3.5mm) plug
  • flat, ribbon-like cord design resists tangles
  • StrainGuard™ Kevlar®-reinforced core and connections help eliminate cable failure
  • Nokia® connection adapter
  • includes two pairs of foam earpads, one pair of silicone earpads, and one pair of cold weather shearling earpads
  • environmental awareness design allows you to hear enough of your surroundings to feel secure during exercise
  • includes soft, zippered carrying case and clothing clip
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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Features and Specs
General
Fit Style
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On-ear
Earcup Type
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Closed
Noise-canceling
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No
Bluetooth
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No
Frequency Response
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20-23k Hz
Sensitivity
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105 dB
Impedance
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32 Ohms
Weight
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2.5 ounces
Cord Length
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46"
Airline Adapter Included
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No
iPod Control
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Yes
Volume Control
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Yes
Built-in Microphone
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Yes
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Sports on-ear headphones with built-in remote/mic (attached 46" cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
  • 6.75" Mobile phone adapter (with a female 3.5mm jack on one end and a right-angle male 2.5mm connector on other end)
  • 2 SecureFit ear hooks (installed)
  • 2 Pair of foam ear pads (1 pr installed)
  • 1 Pair of silicone ear pads
  • 1 Pair of cold weather shearling ear pads
  • Shirt clip
  • Protective case
  • Owner's Manual
  • Quick Fit Guide
  • Online product Registration

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Features

UltraFit Series Sports Headphone: Polk Audio designed their new UltraFit Series Sport Headphones to enhance your headphone listening experience while enduring your most demanding workouts, comfortably. The Polk Audio UltraFit Series Sport Headphones are engineered for comfort, performance, and durability. You'll appreciate how they fit and stay put even through the roughest workouts. You'll also be impressed and delighted by the dynamic sound quality of the UltraFit Sport Headphones. The UltraFit 2000 even offers an integrated remote + mic, so you can control your iPod or answer your iPhone on the go.

Dynamic Balance: Co-developed with the Johns Hopkins Center for Non-Destructive testing, Dynamic Balance is a design tool that enables Polk Audio engineers to pinpoint the elements that negatively impact driver performance. These same engineers then carefully control materials, interfaces, and geometries; resulting in a headphone with great sound.

Dynamic Balance Polymer Drivers: UltraFit Sport Headphones employ dynamic drivers much like those in a Polk Audio full size speaker; they're just a lot smaller (30mm). To meet Polk's predetermined performance parameters, their engineers took the same care designing these drivers as Polk Audio large speaker drivers; even adding a discrete crossover filter to each driver to naturalize the high frequencies.

Ported Enclosures:  There are very small channels in the back of the driver enclosure, beneath the Polk logo. These are crucial to tuning the driver's frequency response peaks. And that means a better sounding pair of headphones.

On-Ear Design with Reflective Wrap-Around Headband: The UltraFit 2000 Sports Headphones feature an on-ear design with a wrap-around headband. The UltraFit 2000 incorporates a highly reflective insert in the back of the wrap-around headband offering additional safety through improved low light visibility.

SecureFit Support: SecureFit Support is a flexible ear hook that wraps around your ear, so the ear pad stays in place. With SecureFit Support, you'll experience a snug yet comfortable fit. Now, you can put your headphones on and forget about them during your workout.

Interchangeable Ear Pads: The UltraFit 2000 Sports Headphones include 4 pair of interchangeable on-ear ear pads.

  • Foam Ear Pads: The headphones include 2 pair of on-ear foam ear pads. One set is pre-installed.
  • Silicone Ear Pads: The Sports Headphones also include on-ear silicone ear pads.
  • Cold Weather Shearling Ear Pads: In addition, the UltraFit 2000 Sports Headphones include a pair of on-ear shearling ear pads to keep your ears warm in cold weather.

Moisture Shield: The UltraFit 2000 headphones employ Moisture Shield to protect the headphones during your workout. Moisture Shield consists of a thin scrim on UltraFit 2000 driver screen. This filter material resists moisture that could get to the driver; so the headphones can keep performing through strenuous activity. Moisture Shield also provides an acoustic barrier to help smooth frequency response.

Ultra Flexible Tangle-Free Planar Audio Cable: Standard round headphone cables always coil up and twist; and are a constant source of annoyance, because they get in the way of your workout. Eventually repetitive twisting means the cable will break or pull out at the end. The UltraFit's planar design (with oxygen-free wire for better conductivity) completely eliminates coiling, so the headphone cables won't tangle up during a workout, or when stored away. The planar design also eliminates micro-phonics, the tendency of an electronic device to turn a mechanical vibration into "noise," which you would hear, in this case, through the headphones.

StrainGuard: Sports headphones get a lot of abuse. UltraFit Sports Headphones have been designed with this in mind. StrainGuard is a protective system that addresses the areas where sports headphones fail most often. A Kevlar core that houses the speaker wire provides extra tensile strength to prevent the wire from being pulled apart at common failure points. The other points of common failure in sports headphones are at transitional points between cable lengths and at connection points. In the UltraFit Series, all transitional connections are computer designed to strengthen the points where they fail most.

3.5mm Connector: All UltraFit Sports Headphones employ a gold-plated 3.5mm connector that has been designed to fit through the opening on most portable audio player cases.

Note: A 2.5mm adapter is also included for select mobile devices, such as Nokia.

3-Button Remote Control + Mic: The UltraFit 2000 features a 3-button remote & microphone so you can use your iPod, iPhone, or iPad on the go with built-in controls. The built-in remote (located on the right earpiece) lets you initiate play/pause, change tracks, adjust volume, or take a call (iPhone only) without ever touching your player. The in-line microphone (located on the attached 46" headphone cord) supports both voice control (for iPod/iPhone/iPad) and hands-free communication (iPhone only). The UltraFit 2000 is "Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" compatible and supports the following models and functions (as of 12/28/2011).

iPod Model Generation Tested Version Audio Output Built-in Remote Built-in Mic
3.5mm Connector Audio Playback Playback Controls Answer/End Call Voice Control Hands-Free Communication
Shuffle 1st n/a Y Y N N N N
2nd n/a Y Y N N N N
3rd n/a Y Y Y N N N
4th n/a Y Y Y N N N
dock connector 3rd 2.0.2 Y Y N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th 3.1.1 Y Y N N N N
mini 1st 1.4.1 Y Y N N N N
2nd 1.4.1 Y Y N N N N
video 5th 1.3 Y Y N N N N
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y N N N N
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N Y N
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y Y N N N N
2nd 1.1.3 Y Y N N N N
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y N N N N
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N Y N
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N Y N
6th 1.1 PC Y Y Y N Y N
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y N N N N
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y N
3rd 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N
4th 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y N N N N
3G 4.2.1 Y Y N N N N
3GS 4.3.5 Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y
iPhone 1 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N
2 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

Moisture Resistant Soft Case: The UltraFit Sports Headphones include a moisture resistant soft case for storage, transport, and protection of the headphones and its included accessories (ear pads, 2.5mm adapter, shirt clip).

 
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5 out of 5

Mike from Troy Mich.

Written By Polk Audio ultra fit 2000, Troy Mich. on Monday, April 21, 2014
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Great sound with a variety of different style's of music. Comfortable even with glasses.
Pros:
Tangle proof cord.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio UltraFit 2000

Written By Al C., Arcadia, CA on Monday, April 14, 2014
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I wanted a set of headphones that would stand the test of time and sweat lots of sweat. I run about an average of 5 miles a day and workout another hour or so and needed headphones that were somewhat sweat proof and not absorb the horrible smell of it, we'll I found them!

The sound quality is good with plenty of bass and the comfort is excellent as it sits behind your ears for added security for us runners. You can control your music and take phone calls with your iPhone, iPod etc... The buttons on your ear piece make it easy to control volume, next track and answer calls.



Pros:
1. Sweat proof 2. Good comfort ( sits behind ears) 3. iPod, iPhone controls 4. High quality headphones
Cons:
1. Rubber ear piece sometimes come off, not a big deal. Trying to find something negative:) 2. Not sure if they are noise reduction. Really no big negatives!
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5 out of 5

Pleased With This Product

Written By Terry, Teaneck, NJ on Monday, February 03, 2014
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Comfortable, nice fit, great sounding, versatile, bonus as a headphone and microphone for my i-Phone. Purchased as a replacement for my Phillips behind the neck set due to the chord connector break. These have a much more stable design. Sound control buttons are very convenient.
Pros:
Sound, comfort, excellent bass response
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Love it!!!

Written By Anonymous, Missouri City, Texas on Thursday, December 26, 2013
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.. Great sound. Fits great over the ear, first polk product and love it.
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5 out of 5

Excellent value/Great Sound

Written By MartyW, Denver, CO on Monday, December 09, 2013
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I purchased these headphones for walking, running, hiking, snow showing, ect. I haven't tried these under all weather conditions or activities as of yet, but at least as for walking and running and hiking, these headphones are an excellent value. They are much better than the in-ear headphones in terms of noise reduction (i.e., safety). And the fit is much better than sevearl other types or wrap-around headphones I've tried. The sound quality is excellent for the price (much better than Koss, which has been my go-to for years and years). The build/quality appears to be quite sturdy. My only complaint would be that the ear phone covers, for which they provide you with an amazing assortment for a wide variety of activities, are not always easy to put on. All in all a great value. Also, kudos to Crutchfield for the customer service/expert advice. You guys are awesome.
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5 out of 5

Just what I was looking for!

Written By SB, Beaverton, OR on Monday, October 14, 2013
 
These Polk Ultrafit 2000 are Perfect for me. I have been searching for months, trying to locate quality over the ear headphones with a mic, allowing me to workout, walk/run or work. Dang these are great. I dislike earbuds, (allergic), which everyone seems to utilize. Controls on the ear are a bit different, but easy to get used to. thank you for these earphones w/ mic.
Pros:
works great with iPhone comfortable & stays in place light weight good sound both music & phone conversations Quality product & appreciate the additional adapter jack & ear covers
Cons:
No cons for me!
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4 out of 5

Thumbs Up

Written By GlenD, Eldersburg, MD on Tuesday, September 03, 2013
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These headphones deliver the sound quality and base you'd expect to hear from a Polk product. They're comfortable and easy on the wallet. I've worn them doing things around the house and when working out and they stay in place. Great sound and a quality product!
Pros:
Great sound. Great for working out / jogging. Comfortable. Works with Android or other MP3 devices. Light weight.
Cons:
No noise reduction. Tried wearing them while mowing lawn and it didn't work out so well.
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5 out of 5

Great Headphones

Written By Jim G, Hillsborough, NJ on Thursday, August 22, 2013
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A great set of Headphones for the money.
Pros:
These sound Great and since they are made for sporting/Exercise they are not delicate so you do not have to wrorry about babying them
Cons:
because they do not fold they can be slightly inconvenient to store- but only slightly
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio UltraFit 2000

Written By Runninwild, Earlysville, VA on Sunday, July 14, 2013
 
When I look for headphones to work out in, I only care about one thing: will they fall off/out of my ears. I did a lot of research looking for the highest rated running headphones that never fall out. I landed on some in ear headphones that cost quite a but of money (~$80). After going outside and cutting my lawn, I thought they were the one. They had great sound quality and did not fall out of my ears. Then I went for a run.... I realize my ears are sweaty but after seeing the 5 star reviews for these certain in-ear headphones, I did not think it would be a problem. Unfortunately I was wrong and after just the first mile, both headphones were falling out. I finally landed on these over ear headphones and am very satisfied. Obviously they don't block outside sounds and don't have the deepest sound quality but the music definitely sounded good and they stayed over my ears no matter what I did. When it comes to running, over ear headphones are really the only option and I'd go so far as to say that these are the best.
Pros:
Never fall off. That's all that matters to me.
Cons:
People won't like the fact that they don't block outside noise but I don't really care about that.
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5 out of 5

Excellent

Written By Chris, Mentor, Ohio on Saturday, April 06, 2013
 
I was looking for great sounding behind the neck headphones. These are quite handy in conjunction with my ipad because of the pause/play and volume buttons built in. They are very comfortable, and do not feel like anything is hanging onto my ears. Some sound leakage does occur, so in the office it is possible to hear my music if they are up too loud. Honestly turning them up is very easy to do because they sound amazing no matter how loud they are. The buttons do not work correctly with my android phone and neither does the mic, but due to the many different hardware manufacturers I am not surprised.
Pros:
Sound quality, volume and play buttons, tangle free cord, carrying case
Cons:
just that they dont fold at all which would help with portability
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Best Headphones

Written By JeffM, Richmond,Va on Saturday, March 16, 2013
 
Best headphones I've ever owned. Stay on working out and running. Couldnt stand earbuds. So happy with them after 4 months. Thanks Crutchfield for video review of them.
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1 out of 5

Not for big heads

Written By Big Head, Guilderland, NY on Sunday, January 13, 2013
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I bought these because I don't like earbuds and thought they would be comfortable to use while walking. They were too small for my head (my hat size is 7 5/8). As I tried to make them fit, a piece of molding broke off so I can't return them. They still work so I gave them to my wife. Don't buy these if you have a big head. They are not adjustable.
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5 out of 5

So Happy I Purchased These

Written By Kubs, Toronto, ON on Saturday, January 12, 2013
 
Bought two pairs of these.. One for home, one for the office. So happy I went with Polk. I don't have anything Apple, but I do have an Android - and it works GREAT. No hiss as mentioned in another review. Sound is crystal clear with good solid bass. Music lights up in these. Best of all I can pause music directly from the headphone. Volume buttons don't work with Android - but I can live with that. Solid product - would definitely buy again from Crutchfield.ca. Thanks for reading and don't hesitate to purchase a pair of these - they are worth it.
Pros:
Great sound. Solid bass. Feather-weight; very comfortable to wear. Rests on back of head, so doesn't mess up your hair. Solid 5 out of 5.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

At last

Written By Emeltoo, Cherry Hill Nj on Saturday, May 19, 2012
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So nice to wear. Light on the ears. So glad I got them.
Pros:
Price, comfort, looks and ease of packing them when going away
Cons:
Haven't found any yet..
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1 out of 5

not so good

Written By Anonymous, Maine on Monday, January 30, 2012
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I wish the product was more compatible with other mp3 devices, radios etc. It produces a noticeable hiss with anything that is not an ipod or Mac. I have Mac computers and the sound is good, but the cord is short. It is also flimsy in its' construction, and not well balanced when wearing it. It does come with several types of covers for the speakers that cover the ears.
3 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Polk headphones

Written By pat m., Warren ohio on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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Fits well, looks sharp, and delivers great sound. I also purchased one for my wife.
Pros:
sound-fit-and price is well worth it if you enjoy good music while working out!
Cons:
None!
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Stay away from these headphones

Written By Darryl A, FPO Okinawa, Japan on Thursday, January 05, 2012
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Initially everything worked fine. Then as long as I kept the headphones plugged in, my iPod would turn on by itself and play, then the buttons didn't work. I couldn't turn the volume up or down, fast forward, nothing! I sent them back and got a new pair. I was using with my iPhone and now the same problem. Works fine at first. Now when the headphones are plugged in, the device plays by itself and the buttons don't work properly and the tracks will fast forward by themselves. The issue has to be the headphones. Two different pieces of gear with the same problem. The concept is sound and the sound is great but they aren't worth the trouble.
Pros:
The sound is unbelievable.
Cons:
It just won't work properly.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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