Koss FitClips & FitBuds Earbuds For Running Giveaway

Earbuds For Running

Koss Fit Series featuring Olympic Swimmer Dara Torres

Like many runners, I love listening to music when I workout. While I don’t always run with music—leaving them at home for races, track workouts, and busy roads—I’d say I run with them most of the time. I do the bulk of my running in parks, car-free rec paths, and the treadmill.

But I’ve blown through many different earbuds for running—earbuds that don’t fit or constantly pop out, earbuds with clips that hurt or tug on my ears, earbuds that soak up my sweat and stop working, getting crackly or cutting in and out. I’ve never fallen in love with a pair of earbuds for running or included them in my annual gear roundup—until now.

Favorite Running Gear of the Year

Koss FitClips

Enter Koss FitClips and FitBuds, headphones made for women, by women in five fun colors and two styles. I stumbled upon the Koss Fit Series at a press event for a different product. But after trying each of the FitClips and FitBuds, it was love.

The FitBuds are just six millimeters in diameter, 33 percent smaller than most Koss earbuds. With three included ear cushion sizes, Koss’s earbuds for running fit my ears perfectly and stay put during sweaty runs.

Plus, they’re comfortable. I barely notice they’re there, even the clips around my ears. The key? A soft and very flexible clip that hugs in the right places and doesn’t squeeze where it shouldn’t. And they’re super light too with a sweat resistant coating.

Once I got the Koss FitClips and FitBuds, I handed my old black and red headphones to my husband with a, “Here. You can have these.” FitClips are it for me now!

Earbuds For Running

Win it!

Giveaway: Koss FitBuds and FitClips Earbuds For Running

I’m excited to give away two sets of Koss earbuds for running, courtesy of Koss. Two winners will each get both the Koss FitClips and Koss FitBuds, which each retail for $29.99.

The giveaway is open now until 9 a.m. Eastern on Friday, February 6. Enter through the Rafflecopter widget below! Enter via the options you want and skip the ones you don’t. You get one entry for each.

And because we could all stand to refresh our playlists: What’s your favorite running song? Answer in the comments as one of the entry options! At this moment, I’m loving “Now” by Mates of State. It’s an oldie but a goldie.

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Koss is providing two winners with a set of FitClips and FitBuds. I haven’t been compensated in any way. Just want to spread some love!

Karla Bruning


Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.


01 2015

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  1. 1

    Favourite tune – P!nk’s “Try”. The music makes me want to run and the lyrics motivate me to not give up:
    “Where there is desire
    There is gonna be a flame
    Where there is a flame
    Someone’s bound to get burned
    But just because it burns
    Doesn’t mean you’re gonna die
    You’ve gotta get up and try, and try, and try”
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  2. Karla #

    Dog days are over – Florence and the Machine

  3. Elizabeth Herrera Standish #

    Black Sheep by Metric :)

  4. Carla S #

    My favorite is No More Sleep by Vitalic .

  5. 8

    I love anything by Clean Bandit
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  6. Ashley Widis #

    I am in search of some good earbuds as well and would love to get these for the treadmill! Thanks

  7. Erin Ellis #

    Right now it’s “Animals” by Maroon 5. Gret beat!
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  8. Bernadette Tyler #

    Green day’s “an American Idiot”

  9. Erika Whitney #

    My favorite running song is “Make the Money” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. It always makes me feel like I’m running in a shoe commercial. 😉

  10. 14

    I have a zillion favorites. All-time Disney favorite? “Go the Distance,” of course. Haha. But my new current favorite is “I Lived” from One Republic. Ever since they played it during the broadcast of the NYCM Marathon. 😉

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I have tried about 80,000 different headphones, and none of them are ideal…either they slip or burn out from sweat or fall out of my ear or last 6 months and stop working, etc. I’ve heard about these and totally was planning on giving ’em a try!
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  11. Tamieka #

    My current favorite song is Bruno Mars Uptown Funk!

  12. Christina D #

    M83 ‘Midnight City’ – especially when I go running in the evening.

  13. 19

    I keep hearing about these and haven’t gotten a chance to try them! Right now I’ve been listening to my old school hip hop favs from the 90s and California Love by Tupac (featuring Dr Dre) is my jam!
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  14. 21

    This one has been my favorite for a while now but it never fails to pump me up and make me run a little bit faster: Planetary (Go!) by My Chemical Romance

  15. Kim #

    My favorite running song is “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.

  16. 23

    Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”. I love some of the lyrics (not all of them!) for during a marathon!
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  17. 25

    Fat Bottomed Girls. So much fun!!!

  18. 27

    I like so many! The Pretender by The Foo Fighters and Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris and Florence Welsch :)
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  19. 29

    I actually listen to podcasts when I run more than music, but I have to admit “Call Me Maybe” is always a good pick me up when I need some energy on a run! : )

    I’d LOVE to check these out, I have never found headphones I love!

    • Karla Bruning

      Call Me Maybe will always have a place in my heart. At my bachelorette party (yes, on a Disney Cruise), my friends made me get up in the “adults only” nightclub and sing it with the house band. I may have also ben wearing a tiara and bachelorette sash against my will.
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  20. Renee #

    It’s kind of a silly one, but I love running to “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from the Mulan soundtrack.

  21. Laura #

    “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake :)

  22. 34

    One of my favorite songs is “Covergirl” by RuPaul. This seems totally crazy, but even doing run/walk intervals you just feel amazing. I have to try not to laugh and smile every time I hear it come on my iPod!
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  23. Rebecca Kiessling #

    Pharrell’s Happy. Great upbeat tempo. Even if I am tuning out musu c, the beat drives me forward

  24. 37

    I love Girl Talk’s mashup – All Day.
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  25. katie p #

    California Girls-Katy Perry!

  26. Liuyi #

    Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia :)

  27. Laura F #

    Sunshine by the Harlem Shakes!

  28. 44

    My favorite songs lately, while running in single digit temps, are “It Don’t Come Easy” by Ringo Starr, and “Gives You Hell” by the All-American Rejects (lol).

  29. Emily Smith #

    I like to run to anything by Linkin Park.

  30. Isabella #

    My fave running song is Kanye West’s Stronger!

  31. 49

    I’ve never ventured into earbuds made by Koss but I love their PortaPros.
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