Of course, I couldn't pass that up! :)
So I worked with Dana from X-1 Audio to get a free pair of the women's sweatproof headphones ... hello check out all the colors here!
I opted for the blue pair (of course) and patiently waited to receive them in the mail.
So what makes X-1 so special? I didn't know so to the website I went and found:
Inspired by the Bell X-1, the first aircraft to break the sound barrier, the team at X-1 set out to perfect a line of products that break down the barriers of sound, allowing athletes to harness the power of music regardless of sport or climate. Whether you’re a triathlete, swimmer, runner, kayaker, snowboarder, climber, weightlifter, or a gym goer, X-1 offers audio solutions that can withstand everything from trekking through the mud to running in the rain to diving 12 feet underwater.
Well that all seems pretty cool.
I have tested out a LOT of headphones so I was ready to give these a try.
Especially since these were designed ESPECIALLY for women.
You don't train in the same clothes or shoes as male athletes - why should you settle for headphones made for men? X-1 For Women headphones were built specifically for female athletes. They were designed to fit smaller ears and are integrated with features that keep you safe, without sacrificing the performance you demand. The X-1 For Women line is the result of female athletes designing features and functions for the needs of female athletes, from smaller, ultra-light earbuds to ambient noise allowance that keeps you aware of your surroundings. You are strong and powerful - and now you can have a sports audio system that works as hard as you do.
After the first run, I was hooked. I love that the X-1 Audio headphones:
*offer multiple 5 different ear tip sizes to get just the right fit
*are reflective for safety - the tangle free cord illuminates with light for extra visibility and safety while working out or running in low light
*designed to withstand heavy perspiration, they can be used in all types of weather and they can be rinsed after use
*have a clip that attaches to the top of your jacket, shirt or tank to lower the annoyance factor (one of my pet peeves is flappy headphone cords)
At the beginning of May, I was approached by Dana to apply to be a member of the X-1 Audio Team. I love their brand, product and message so I went for it ...
... and I was accepted!
Thanks Dana for the amazing opportunity.
So what was my first purchase after being accepted?
A set of headphones for swimming of course!
Headphones for swimming?
I KNOW! I was shocked at first, but had to give it a try.
There were so many options, but I opted for these ...
Interval 4G w/ Blue Apple iPod Shuffle
I gave them a whirl on Tuesday (May 21) for the first time in a quick 30-min swim.
It was wicked cool to be listening to music, while in the pool. It is so easy to get bored during a swim workout, but I don't think I will from here on out.
The iPod goes inside the plastic case which secures to your goggles. So it looks like this:
I thought the whole thing would be too bulky on the back of my head, but I didn't notice it at all. It didn't impact my stroke or my breathing in the least.
As you can see, I need some new goggles, but that is my own thing and nothing to do with the device. :P
The headphones fit nicely under my swim cap.
I do need a silicone swim cap so that the water doesn't seep in which again happened with my swim cap that is about 6 years old.
Yes I need to do some upgrading. ;)
I cannot wait to hit the pool - for longer next time - and rock out to the Wicked Soundtrack again. (Yup, definitely listend to Wicked/Adele/Pink combo the other day!)
Have you tried X-1 Audio headphones? Do you like listening to music while swimming?