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Best Treadmills with Speakers of 2021(2)

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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.

26 The ProForm 705 CST is a treadmill best suited for walkers and joggers.

ProForm 705 CST

Rating: 92.3%
Price: $1,299 - Best Price: $799

The ProForm 705 CST is a treadmill best suited for walkers and joggers. It will provide all the essential challenges and monitoring needed to increase your fitness levels. Read Review »

27 The NordicTrack C1070 Pro Treadmill is a good option for those who need a sturdy, straightforward treadmill and like the idea of choosing a trusted brand that’s been around for years.

NordicTrack C 1070 Pro Treadmill

Rating: 92.2%
Price: $1,999 - Best Price: $1,599

The NordicTrack C1070 Pro Treadmill is a good option for those who need a sturdy, straightforward treadmill and like the idea of choosing a trusted brand that’s been around for years. Read Review »

28 ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill

ProForm Carbon T10

Rating: 91%
Price: $2,999 - Best Price: $1899

The ProForm Carbon T10 is a solid treadmill for walking, jogging and light running. However, it does have an above-average price tag when compared to its competitors. Read Review »

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AFG Sport 5.9 AT Treadmill

Rating: 90.8%
Price: $1,599.99 - Best Price: $981.69

The AFG Sport 5.9 AT is a mid-range treadmill that boasts many of the deluxe features that fitness buffs look for in a quality treadmill. Read Review »

30 Horizon T303

Horizon T303 Treadmill

Rating: 90.6%
Price: $1,499 - Best Price: $999

The T303 is the top-spec treadmill in Horizon’s entry-level GO Series. It’s their most advanced budget model, and for just $999, it’s a steal. Read Review »

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Xterra TRX3500

Rating: 90.5%
Price: $1,599 - Best Price: $899

The XTERRA TRX3500 is a well-made home treadmill, a top choice for low-cost workouts at any intensity. Read Review »

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NordicTrack C 590 Pro

Rating: 90.4%
Price: $629 - Best Price: $629

NordicTrack’s C 590 Pro competes well with the cheapest treadmills in our fitness reviews. Like a typical NordicTrack fitness machine, this model is feature-rich for its price class. Read Review »

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Horizon Fitness Elite T9

Rating: 90.4%
Price: $2,499 - Best Price: $1,899

The Elite T9 is Horizon's top-of-the-line treadmill. It is a solid running treadmill designed to give you the workout you need. It has a 2.75 CHP motor, 44 workout programs (plus a workout tracking calendar) and a 10" touchscreen console. Read Review »

34 NordicTrack X15i

NordicTrack Commercial X15i

Rating: 90%
Price: $3,499 - Best Price: $2,499

The NordicTrack Commercial X15i treadmill delivers a hefty volume of features for a fair price of entry. Read Review »

35 NordicTrack X14i

NordicTrack Commercial X14i

Rating: 90%
Price: $2,299 - Best Price: $2299

The Commercial X14i is NordicTrack's latest incline trainer, arriving with upgraded tech and hardware that adds only a negligible price increase. Read Review »

36 The ProForm SMART Power 1295i is a very good treadmill that offers 34 workout apps, a 15% incline as well as a 3.5 CHP Mach Z Commercial Plus Motor.

ProForm SMART Power 1295i

Rating: 89.8%
Price: $2,499 - Best Price: $1,243

The ProForm SMART Power 1295i is a very good treadmill that offers 34 workout apps, a 15% incline as well as a 3.5 CHP Mach Z Commercial Plus Motor. It is a solid all-around treadmill that would suit most peoples needs. Read Review »

37 The Sole F65 offers a 3.25 CHP motor, 20" x 60" deck, 350 lbs. max user weight frame, 10 pre-defined workout programs and pulse grip heart rate monitoring.

Sole F65

Rating: 89.6%
Price: $,2399 - Best Price: $1299

The Sole F65 offers a 3.25 CHP motor, 20" x 60" deck, 350 lbs. max user weight frame, 10 pre-defined workout programs and pulse grip heart rate monitoring presented nicely on a vibration free running surface. Read Review »

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Xterra TRX4500

Rating: 89.6%
Price: $1,599 - Best Price: $899

The XTERRA TRX4500 is a great new option for shoppers set on spending $1K or less. Read Review »

39 The AFG Sport 5.5 AT treadmill is one of the company’s lowest priced entry-level machines, designed specifically for at-home use.

AFG Sport 5.5AT Treadmill

Rating: 89.5%
Price: $999.99 - Best Price: $999.99

The AFG Sport 5.5 AT treadmill is one of the company’s lowest priced entry-level machines, designed specifically for at-home use. Read Review »

40 NordicTrack C 990 Treadmill

NordicTrack C 990

Rating: 89.4%
Price: $1,599 - Best Price: $999

The iFit-enabled NordicTrack C 990 treadmill with up to 12% incline is a great option for people seeking the benefits of a NordicTrack machine on a budget. Read Review »

41 ProForm Carbon T7 Treadmill

ProForm Carbon T7

Rating: 89.1%
Price: $1403* - Best Price: $1403*

You can now get the ProForm Carbon T7 treadmill for free if you pay a monthly iFit membership for 3 years, making it an ideal machine for interactive training. Read Review »

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ProForm Power 995i

Rating: 89%
Price: $1,999 - Best Price: $899

The ProForm Power 995i is a quality treadmill in a very competitive price range. The ProForm Power 995i features a strong motor, spacious running surface and iFit workout technology. It's also compatible with smartphones and music sounds decent on Intermix Acoustics 3.0 built-in speakers. Read Review »

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NordicTrack Commercial X11i

Rating: 89%
Price: $2,999 - Best Price:

Want a treadmill that gives you a great user experience but is also built to last at the same time? You might want to check out the Commercial X11i by NordicTrack. Read Review »

44 Many treadmills get sale priced at $999 but few have the quality of Sole’s newest F63, a steel-framed folding unit designed for home use. Read our full review.

Sole F63

Rating: 88.6%
Price: $1,799 - Best Price: $999

Despite being an "entry-level" treadmill from Sole Fitness, the F63 is a surprisingly dependable treadmill and offered at a very reasonable price. Read Review »

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ProForm Performance 400i

Rating: 88.5%
Price: $999.00 - Best Price: $629.00

The ProForm Performance 400i is an entry-level treadmill with the basic specs required for a number of workout opportunities. Read Review »

46 Horizon T101 Treadmill

Horizon Fitness (2021) T101

Rating: 88%
Price: $999 - Best Price: $699

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 Bluetooth audio and built-in speakers. Read Review »

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Cybex R Series

Rating: 88%
Price: $8,200 - Best Price: $629

Read Review »

48 The ProForm Sport 7.5 is a beginners treadmill. Key specs include a 60" track with incline, a 2.75 CHP motor, a tablet computer dock and an iFit-enabled console.

ProForm Sport 7.5

Rating: 87.8%
Price: $1299 - Best Price: discontinued

The ProForm Sport 7.5 is a beginners treadmill. Key specs include a 60" track with incline, a 2.75 CHP motor, a tablet computer dock and an iFit-enabled console. Read Review »

49 ProForm Pro 1000

ProForm Pro 1000

Rating: 87.8%
Price: $1,999 - Best Price: Discontinued

The ProForm PRO 1000 is good entry-level folding treadmill with many features at a competitive price point. Read Review »

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NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum

Rating: 87.8%
Price: $1,799 - Best Price: $629

Read Review »

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ProForm Performance 505 CST

Rating: 87.4%
Price: $999 - Best Price: $999

The ProForm Performance 505 CST is a good entry-level walking treadmill for under $1,000 that features a 2.5 CHP Motor. Read Review »

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Horizon Fitness Adventure 3

Rating: 87.3%
Price: discontinue - Best Price: $899

The Adventure 3 is an excellent value walking treadmill designed for reliability. It has a 2.5 CHP motor, 30 workout programs and a 5.75" Yellow-Green LCD display. Read Review »

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Matrix TF30

Rating: 87%
Price: $2,999 - Best Price: $2,999

The folding TF30 with 55” track provides the feel of club-quality treadmill training, but without big investments in space and cash. Highlights are the two-ply track, power incline and custom console. Read Review »

54 Diamondback 910T

Diamondback 910T

Rating: 87%
Price: $999 - Best Price: $999

The Diamondback 910T Treadmill is a new best buy among discount treadmills for runners. Read Review »

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Xterra TRX2500

Rating: 86.6%
Price: $1,299 - Best Price: $799

The new XTERRA TRX2500 is an economy-priced treadmill for home use. Designed especially for strolling and power walking, it has a 55” track and provides electronic incline (maximum 10 percent) to enhance your results. Read Review »

 
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