Black iPod headphones

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  1. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    Apple should ship the Black iPod Nano with black headphones. What do you think?

    Sony also shipped the PSP with white headphones/remote but have released black ones now after many requests.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Were the U2 iPod's headphones black or white?

    I agree, matching headphones would be coolness though. :)
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    The iPod Mini never shipped with matching earphones either. Plus, the white earphones have become pretty iconic and synonymous with the iPod brand. Apple clearly likes people to be seen with their player, even if you can't see the player itself.

    But yes, they would look very snazzy.
     
  4. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    I'm honestly surprised that an iPod accessory company hasn't come up with colored skins for the earbuds.
     
  5. Mustafa macrumors regular

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    You'll be wanting to dump the average-sounding Apple items for a pair of Sennheisers anyway. They now do a white pair for those who insist on the 'iPod look'.
     
  6. 840quadra Moderator

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    I am sick of seeing OTHER white headphones from Sony, Creative, and now Disney MP3 Players.

    I think they could get by if they made Black headphones with white cords for the black Nano or U2 :)

    [​IMG]
     
  7. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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    I think that the white headphones are the best.
     
  8. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Given news reports that indicate that people are mugged and killed because of the white ear buds, it makes sense from a safety and looks basis for Apple to offer with black iPods, and as an option black ear buds.
     
  9. NickElls macrumors 6502

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    lol!
    thats exactly what i told my friend 2nite. i thought i made it up at first, but guess you beat me 2 it.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'm quite sure the Apple earbuds are made by Sennheiser. :eek:
     
  12. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    The Apple earbuds really are not that bad. Besides, they are free with the player.

    Agree that black would be nice.
     
  13. carpe diem macrumors 6502

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    Sony shipped white headphones to be cool like the iPod.
     
  14. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    There is a lot of truth in that. A few weeks ago while returning from work on the subways, I saw a teenager grab an iPod mini out of the hands of a woman in her 40's.
     
  15. inlimbo macrumors 6502

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    They have link. Also available at Apple store online.
     
  16. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    The explosive growth in the area of every imaginable iPod accessory is astounding. It shouldn't be too long before there is special emphasis on catering to the affluent crowd. I can see the Rodeo Drive Ultimate iPod Emporium opening soon.
     
  17. JMT529 macrumors member

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    It would be great if Apple shipped matching earbuds. But if you think about it, almost any non-apple headphones you find will be black, so it's not hard to find a replacement for these.
     
  18. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Call it the iPod effect, but more and more earbuds are coming in white.

    Apple may be missing an extra profit opportunity for the nano at least by not offering a black lanyard for the black nano.
     
  19. maya macrumors 68040

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    The white headphones are getting tired and old, plus as man¥ have mentioned it makes it an easy target for others to envy and result to stealing.

    Having matching headphones would look nice, however that would eventually result to the same issue at hand, it will make it only marginally difficult to conclude if the user has a PSP, Nano, iPod, etc...

    Not sure if much can be resolved as far as envy goes in this situation. :)
     
  20. xy14 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have a picture of a Nano or 5g iPod (BLACK ONLY) with the white headphones? I have searched everywhere to see what they look like but to no satisfaction.
     
  21. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I use a pair of Sennheiser ear buds - they sound so much better than the white ones and nobody knows you're carrying an iPod - not that it's much of a problem round here.
     
  22. adk macrumors 68000

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    I will never wear my white headphones in a big city or an airport. They're really more of a white flag than white earbuds.
     
  23. aladds macrumors newbie

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    Black 3G iPod

    The limited edition black iPod 3G (no, not the U2 iPod) had black earphones, the only picture I can find of it isn't very good and might not be an official black iPod(I don't think so because the 4 buttons across the top are white), but it looked like this: http://yukiya.main.jp/archives/images/black_ipod.jpg

    :)
     

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