Treadmills with Speakers Comparison
Treadmills with speakers bring home entertainment to your fingertips. Assuming the treadmill also has an iPod dock or radio capabilities, treadmills with speakers will play your favorite tunes at studio level quality. The table below compares the 5 best treadmills with speakers available:
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|Speed||0.6 - 12 mph||0.5 - 12 mph||0.5 - 12 mph||0 - 12 mph||0.6 - 12 mph|
|Incline||1 - 15%||0 - 15%||0 - 15%||-3 - 15%||15 Levels|
|Motor||4.0 CHP||4.0 CHP||3.5 CHP||3.5 CHP||4.0 CHP|
|Max. Weight||400 lbs||400 lbs||375 lbs||400 lbs||400 lbs|
|Deck||21" x 64"||22" x 60"||22" x 60"||20" x 60"||21" x 62"|
Treadmills with Speakers Buying Guide
If you purchased a treadmill with an iPod dock then your new purchase should also include built-in speakers. Treadmill manufactures have decided to take advantage of the latest exercise craze — working out with iPod/mp3 players — by offering compatibility on most models. If you visit the local gym these days you will notice that most people workout with a personal music device even if the gym is playing music of its own.
Unfortunately, earphones are prone to falling out of your ears while you run and can get really uncomfortable after awhile. However, when you exercise to music being played from speakers you do not have to worry about annoying headphones. That is why if you are a music lover owning a treadmill with iPod dock and built-in speakers is very important.
If you decide that owning a treadmill with iPod compatibility and built-in speakers is a must than you need to start by searching for treadmills that have an iPod dock. Traditionally, if a treadmill is compatible with iPod/mp3 players it is also equipped with built-in speakers, though a few select treadmills have an iPod dock but require earphones to actually listen to the music.
While you can expect all iPod docks to be universally the same across different treadmill manufactures the quality of speakers can substantially differ in value. Just like you would not expect $10 speakers from Wal-Mart to sound as good as $300 speakers at a music store the same can be expected with treadmills. Simply put, some treadmills with speakers are of better quality than others.
How big of a difference do high quality speakers make for your fitness experience?
Think about it this way. Have you ever purchased a CD and then listened to it on low-quality speakers (such as stock speakers on laptops)? Then, have you tried playing that same CD on a high-quality stereo system? What a difference it makes, right?
Treadmills with speakers (even the best ones) are obviously not of the same quality as a major home stereo system yet some are actually surprisingly good. Since owning a treadmill with an iPod dock and built-in speakers is so important these days a lot of budget treadmills are now equipped with music compatibility, but this is usually where the sound quality suffers the most. You get what you pay for so if you want a crisp sound you need to pay a little extra.
Treadmills with speakers will definitely enhance your fitness experience and replicate what you might find at the local gym only this time you are in control of the playlist. Again, the quality of sound will have the biggest impact because no one can exercise with speakers that do not get loud enough to be heard over the stomping of feet or sound really poor at high volume.
If you’re a true music lover it definitely makes sense to pay a little more for an iPod dock and built-in speakers. As we continue to see more treadmills with mp3 docks we will also likely see more and more with enhanced speakers. Until that time, expect to potentially pay $500-$1,000 more for music capabilities.
More Treadmills with Speakers
The following did not make the Top 5 Treadmills with Speakers, but are still worth a look:
The NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO features a 3.8 CHP motor, 22" x 60" running surface, AutoBreeze Workout Fan and 10" full color touch-screen display. The treadmill is also compatible with iFit Live, Android, and iPods.
Read the full NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO Review
The LiveStrong LS13.0T is equipped with the highly interactive Livetrack technology: plug in a USB cable, then monitor your workout progress on your computer. The treadmill also features LCD display and wireless chest strap for heart rate monitoring.
Read the full LiveStrong LS13.0T Review
The Yowza Smyrna is the slightly cheaper (and non-folding) version of the Keewadin and Biscayne treadmills, and includes extras like an iPod dock, built-in hi-Fidelity speakers, 3-speed cooling fan, wireless heart rate chest strap and more.
Read the full Yowza Fitness Smyrna Review
A highly-rated and powerful non-folding treadmill, Sole's TT8 is a force to be reckoned with. The Sole TT8 features a spacious 22" x 60" running surface, 3.5 CHP motor, Custom Flex Adjustable Cushioning and polar heart rate monitoring.
Read the full Sole TT8 Review
The ProForm Power 995 is a quality treadmill in a very competive price range. The ProForm Power 995 features a strong motor, spacious running surface and iFit workout technology. It's also compatible with iPod players and music sounds decent on Intermix Acoustics 3.0 built-in speakers.
Read the full ProForm Power 995 Review
The Sole S77 provides a powerful motor (4.0 CHP), spacious running surface (22" x 60"), durable frame (max user weight 400 lbs.), 10 workout programs and 9" LCD display all for under $2,000. It's one of the best values on the market.
Read the full Sole S77 Review
Despite being an "entry-level" treadmill of the prestigious Sole Fitness manufacture, the F63 is a surprisingly dependable treadmill and offered at a very reasonable price.
Read the full Sole F63 Review
The NordicTrack C900 is equipped with a 3.0 CHP motor and iFit Live. The C900 also features a 20" x 60" running surface, LCD display and iPod dock, including 32 workout apps.
Read the full NordicTrack C 900 Review
The Smooth 6.75 treadmill offers an industry standard motor (3.0 CHP) and large running surface (20"x 60") as well as built-in speakers and mp3 dock. It's a good buy in the $1,000 - $1,500 range with a few extras like adjustable belt cushioning and quick controls for speed and incline.
Read the full Smooth Fitness 6.75 Review
The Yowza Fitness Daytona is a commercial-grade treadmill with the latest virtual fitness technology, IWM. Intelligent Weight Management not only manages your weight, but also creates fully customized fitness programs.
Read the full Yowza Fitness Daytona Review
The Sole F65 offers a 2.75 CHP motor, 20" x 58" deck, 350 lbs. max user weight frame, 6 pre-defined workout programs and pulse grip heart rate monitoring presented nicely on a vibration free running surface.
Read the full Sole F65 Review
The Yowza Sebring is a trainer that has many of the same features as other treadmills produced by Yowza Fitness, but also offers Intelligent Weight Management (IWM).
Read the full Yowza Fitness Sebring Review
The ProForm Power 1080 is a rather powerful treadmill with a 3.25 CHP motor and 20" x 60" deck. Along with the quality specs, the ProForm Power 1080 also supports iFit Live and iPod/mp3 players.
Read the full ProForm Power 1080 Review
The Smooth 5.65 is a budget treadmill that is ideal for consumers with little storage space. The treadmill also features Im-Pression Shock Absorption Cushioning, LED & LCD display and mp3 compatibility.
Read the full Smooth Fitness 5.65 Review
The LiveStrong LS10.0T is a sound treadmill with the basic specs needed to achieve a healthier lifestyle. The LS10.0T features LiveTrack Interactive workout technology and heart rate monitoring.
Read the full LiveStrong LS10.0T Review
The LifeSpan Fitness TR1200i is an affordable treadmill with iPod dock and USB data storage. The TR1200i treadmill also features heart rate programs and LCD display.
Read the full LifeSpan Fitness TR1200i Review
The LiveStrong LS8.0T is an entry-level treadmill with some luxurious features like LiveTrack Interactive Technology and MaxComfort Adjustable Cushioning. A portion of each purchase also goes to the LiveStrong Foundation to fight cancer.
Read the full LiveStrong LS8.0T Review
The ProForm 590T is a moderately priced treadmill with a 2.25 CHP motor, 20" x 55" running surface, LCD display and iFit Live. The workout experience is further enhanced with Google Maps compatibility.
Read the full ProForm 590T Review
The ProForm Performance 400 is an entry-level treadmill with the basic specs required for a number of workout opportunities. The treadmill provides ProShox Lite Cushioning which is intended to produce less stress on vital muscles and joints.
Read the full ProForm Performance 400 Review
The Horizon Fitness T202 treadmill is an upgraded version of last year's T102. Consumers will appreciate their collaboration with Nike, evident with the workout programs and exercise customization. The treadmill is also compatible with iPod players and offers rich SonicSurround speakers.
Read the full Horizon Fitness T202 Review
The T101 is a quality budget treadmill designed mostly for walkers. While it's not the most stable or powerful machine the T101 does have some great features like mp3 input and built-in speakers.
Read the full Horizon Fitness T101 Review
The Horizon Evolve SG is quite possibly the most compact treadmill we have ever seen. It's a great buy for those who absolutely need something that does not take up a lot of space, and are not expecting a lot in terms of pre-defined workout programs.
Read the full Horizon Evolve SG Review
The NordicTrack A2550 Pro is compatible with iPod players (with built-in speakers), and also supports iFit Live. The 2.5 CHP motor, 20" x 55" running surface, and 350 lbs. max user weight accommodates just about any user.
Read the full NordicTrack A2550 Pro Review
The Gold's Gym Trainer 1190 is a quality treadmill, affordably priced and loaded with some pretty sweet new features. Quickly reach desired results with 20 pre-defined workout programs as well as iFit Workout Card technology.
Read the full Gold's Gym Trainer 1190 Review
The NordicTrack A2750 PRO is a quality treadmill, equipped with a durable 2.8 HP motor and spacious running surface (20" x 60") while offering Touch-Screen display and music compatibilities. The A2750 PRO is also compatible with iFit Live (wireless adapter sold separately).
Read the full NordicTrack A2750 PRO Review
The Yowza Biscayne is quite simply a treadmill for anybody. It is both highly durable as well as folds.
Read the full Yowza Fitness Biscayne Review
The NordicTrack C1250 is one of the best treadmills on the market, with a powerful 3.5 CHP motor and 10" Full-Color TouchScreen display. The C1250 is also compatible with iFit Live and iPod, including built-in Intermix Acoustics 3.0 speakers.
Read the full NordicTrack C1250 Review
The ProForm 380 CS is a very cheap, entry-level treadmill with a few luxuries like an iPod dock, Dual-Grip EKG heart rate monitor, and LCD display. The ProForm 380 CS is ideal for smaller users that need a treadmill for walking purposes.
Read the full ProForm 380 CS Review
The Yowza Keewadin is one of the best treadmills from 2010. The treadmill was produced with high quality parts and attention and comes from one of the most reputable brands in the business.
Read the full Yowza Fitness Keewadin Review
The Gold's Gym Crosswalk 570 is equipped with CrossWalk Upper Body Arms, a new way of burning extra calories. In addition to finding a way to include your upper body into the workout routine, the Crosswalk 570 also features a Dual-Grip Heart Rate Monitor and QuickSelect speed/incline controls.
Read the full Gold's Gym Crosswalk 570 Review
The Yowza Fitness Siesta is unavailable, so the closest current model in the Yowza folding treadmill line is the Yowza Fitness Biscayne. It's very close in price, and is a highly-rated folding option.
Read the full Yowza Fitness Siesta Review
The NordicTrack T7 si is an upgrade from the C2155 treadmill, equipped with iFit and iPod compatibility. The treadmill also sports a 2.25 HP motor and 20" x 55" running surface.
Read the full NordicTrack T7 si Review
The Smooth 9.45 ST is a slight upgrade over its cousin, the Smooth 9.35 HR treadmill. The 9.45 ST sports a 3.0 CHP motor, 20" x 60" running surface, 6 pre-defined workout programs, adjustable shock cushioning and wireless chest strap heart rate monitoring.
Read the full Smooth Fitness 9.45 ST Review