It’s hard for a set of headphones to bring anything new to such a packed marketplace but I think Bassbuds have done just that!
For me, it is the Swarovski crystal elements and recognisable colours on the buds that set them apart. When I first opened the neat box, I was surprised and impressed by these headphones and the accessories that they come with. I almost didn’t want to use them for workouts they looked so neat in the box. My desire of high intensity gym sessions got the better of me and I took these buds for a test run…
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BassBuds – Stand out from the crowd
In Part I of this article, I highlighted that listening to upbeat music during exercise can enhance endurance by 15% and improve the ‘feel good factor’ when exercising. That’s great news for cardio kids but what about the weightlifters? Well I have been focussed of improving my strength lately so it’s been all about hitting the weights. As expected music is likely to benefit you during resistance training too – in fact, the Weider Research Group have found that bodybuilders listening to their own music selection were completing significantly more reps than when they trained without their preferred music. Personally it is the impact of my music to evoke powerful emotions which can mask the unpleasant effects of progressive overload in weight training such as muscle burn from lactic build up or raised heart rate. Your music may also serve as a welcome distraction to some internal feelings which could hinder your workout intensity such as others stresses in your life – we workout to escape these things!
A closer look at the product
How do BassBuds deliver quality sound?
BassBuds are deigned to deliver ultra distortion free bass and crisp treble sounds.
It’s a bit of a mouthful but BB say it is the superior sound quality of High Definition crystal clear Advanced Crystaltronics Sound Technology that makes the difference – to be technically correct, sound waves emitted in the sound chamber are specifically tuned and directed towards the front chamber housing entering the ear canal with optimal bass and balance in treble. In a nutshell I think this helps stop reverberation and gives you a crisp sound! I certainly have been impressed with the sound quality that is retained even when going to higher volume levels…
BassBuds also deliver on their promise to hear your music without any external interference.
Sizing: One word of caution and it sounds obvious but in-ear bud style headphones aren’t for everyoneso it’s worth trying out a pair off this style from a friend or shop before you buy to check they don’t just fall out of your ear. I found the BassBuds fit to be perfect in my left ear but not so snug in my right ear (due to different ear sizes obviously!). Fotunately BB pack 3 different size ear fittings so hopefully they fit most people’s ears well!
The design provides a Call Mic/MP3 Controller – these in-built controls are designed to give you quick-access to answering/ending your calls, so useful for people on the move. There is also the added convenience of being able to have easy and simple control over of your music with the play/pause button and you can skip forward and backwards through your music and even interact with voice control commands. This hands-free design can be very helpful to stop any major interruption to your workout.
Intergrated Microphone with Call/MP3 Controller
Answer/End Call Control
Play/ Pause your MP3 Player
Skip Forwards and Backwards through your music
Activate voice control commands
**Compatible with all Smart Phones
Crystal-clear HD audio via the Advanced Crystaltronics Sound Technology
MADE WITH SWAROVSKI ® ELEMENTS
Precision-cut, high quality, light-weight and balanced aluminium housing
Anti-Tangle, durable, double-wrapped cable
Stylish and Protective Storage Bag
Black, White and Memory Foam Earbuds in 3 sizes
Gold-plated 3.5mm audio jack for optimum connectivity
Driver: 9mm Dynamic Speakers with Neodynium Magnet
Cord length: 1.2m
Jack: 3.5mm Gold Plated
Earphone Housing is made with high-grade aluminium
Swarovski Crystals are embedded in the back of the aluminium sound chamber
Anti -Tangle Cable (A nice feature as we all hate tangled headphones!)
Free Accessories Included: As entioned the product is neatly boxed and every set of BassBuds includes a set of detachable/ replacement silicone and luxury memory foam earbuds and a BassBuds protective storage BassBag.
12 Month Warrantee: All BassBuds products are covered with a 12 Month Warranty – this gives you some piece of mind about the product!
So if you are serious about your music as an aid to exercise, I would look more closely at BassBuds.
I hope that this 2-part write-up has helped to underline the positive impacts that an upbeat playlist can have on exercise – refreshing your playlist could be just what you need to break through any fitness plateaus you experience.
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