Take earphone comfort to an entirely new level with the XFit system.
Run, bike, walk, shred some fresh powder or just relax with the confidence that your earphones will stay in place.
Raise your listening level with our custom-designed speaker technology. Hear your favorite music come alive with tighter bass, refined instrumental details and clearer vocals.
Stay simple with no controls and place the cord wherever you like.
What motivated us.
As athletes, we were dissatisfied with key aspects of current earphones. We were frustrated by earphones falling out. We wanted to listen to music for hours without ear pain or discomfort. And we thought that the music from earphones should come alive and be more vibrant.
To solve these issues, we had to invent a whole new way to hold earphones in place. Since all ears are unique, fitting them properly turned out to be a bit tricky.
The Xfit System.
We had to rethink every aspect of earphone design while we developed the Xfit System. We meticulously studied ear ergonomics - then prototyped, tested and reengineered. This process was repeated over and over again throughout a couple of years. Eventually, we got the earphone shape, LOBE geometry and ECO (Ear Canal Opening) rings to work together in a unified manner, achieving a super comfortable fit. The super-soft LOBES rest on the cushy parts of ears called the tragus and the anti-tragus - which turn out to be excellent areas for securing earphones.
ECO rings work to optimize the fit of our earphones to individual ear shapes. Sometimes the best fit even involves using different size ECO rings for respective left and right ears.
XFit enables our earphones to be held comfortably in ears for long periods of time even while running, biking, working out or boarding.
Why we chose in-the-ear style vs. in-ear style.
In most circumstances, it is useful to hear important ambient sounds around you during exercise, training, or working out. Our goal was to deliver high-quality audio while also permitting users to hear ambient sounds or mere friendly conversation with those around them.
The Xfit System holds speakers directly at the openings of ear canals without totally blocking all external sounds like in-ear styles. Our earphones strive to introduce music into the ear as naturally as possible.
We thought that users would find it really cool to have the option of swapping out a simple part in seconds to change the exterior look of their earphones. Now each person can easily express their personal style or fashion. We had to make sure that the digitally-printed Personalizers would stand-up reasonably to every day wear-and-tear so we chose special UV-resistant inks and a rugged protective coating that resists both scratches and moisture.
We sweated the details literally. During prototype testing, we ran, cycled, lifted, walked and just hung out on couches to see how the earphones felt and performed. We evaluated dozens of materials before selecting the extra soft molded material used in Provoke earphones. Our ergonomic studies indicated that L-shaped plugs worked better, so we used that design.
Provoke earphones with stylized Personalizers and Small-sized ECO rings
Three (3) additional sets of ECO rings: Small-Conical, Medium, and Large
Compatibility: All iPods, iPhone 5/4S/4, Android phones, MP3 players, iPad, DVD players and CD players.
Speaker driver: Expanded band design. Neodymium magnet.
Frequency response: 50-18000 Hz
Plug: 3.5mm diameter, L-shaped, gold plated
Impedance: 32 ohms