Old Earphones vs. New Earphones

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    dansgil

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    I find that the new ones don't stay in my ear at all, but the old ones do. Am I the only one who prefers the older style?
     
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    Apple's headphones are the first thing I put on eBay when I buy an iPod.

    They suxxorz. ;)
     
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    are there any non-apple earphones that DO fit with the white ipod design?
     
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    BlizzardBomb

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    The white Sennheiser MX500 and white CX300 are great options.
     
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    BurtonCCC

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    They aren't non-Apple, but Apple's In-Ear Headphones are like heaven in your ear and they sound so much better. And they fit perfectly in with your iPod's color scheme.

    I personally hate the old earbuds and I haven't tried the new ones. I honestly get sores in my ears from the old ones. It's bearable until they start to bleed... :(

    I'm an Apple In-Ear guy. I'm on my third pair.

    Daniel.
     
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    Third pair as in... purchased? Or replaced?

    Good suggestion, the Apple in-ears are good.
     
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    Apple in-ear headphones are sent straight from the gods.
     
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    i heard that the apple in-ears fall out really easily when working out. is that true? I need a new pair and I'm either going to get the in-ears or the new style earbuds. i work out 3x a week and i won't put up with them falling out every 5 minutes.
     
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    i feel that the new ones are much more comfortable that the old ones. they sound better too. I think its just personal preference though, and genetics. either you have the right ears or you dont! lol
     
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    They suxxorz, indeed. How much do you typically get for em on eBay?
     
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    It makes them sound like crap, but third pair replaced.

    First pair bought almost two years ago. Right speaker quit working after about 10 months. Took back to Apple with original receipt and box. Replaced in five minutes. About two weeks ago, speaker adhesive (crazy red glue) apparently had worn away and speaker came away from the enclosure. Took to Apple. Another ten minutes in the store (would have been five minutes if the 24" iMac hadn't made me soil myself) and I had my new set of In-Ear's. They really are amazing, they just happened to break twice. :) But it's all good, Apple saved the day... twice. :D

    Daniel.
     
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    $10
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    Apple earphones do suck a lot. I have at least three of them in my junk box rotting away. I rock the Philips headphones to work/school and the Sony MDR-150(these squeeze my head) at home.




    Bless
     
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    i've been having nothing but trouble with mine. I have to push them back in every 2 minutes or they'll fall out. I've tried all the different sized cups, but nothing will make those damn things stay in.

    regular earbuds (the old ones anyway) on the other hand fit perfectly. If only mine didn't break. :rolleyes:
     
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    All right, phew, I thought you had purchased three separate pairs of earphones. That is what I like about Apple earphones, you can get free replacements, and it's quick. I've not had such great service with other earphones. I just filled out a replacement form online and they sent me a brand new pair, and asked me to send the old ones back. If you don't send 'em back they charge you, fair enough though.
     
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    I use the Griffin EarThumps. Available in white and black. Best £13 I've spent in a long time. The original Apple headphones are crap!
     
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    The new earphones are a big improvement over the old pack ins. I never used those but am really liking the new ones, funnily enough.
     
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    I must have odd shaped ears because I hated the in-ear phones. They kept slipping out with any of the sizes and running with them was an absolute joke.
     
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    wimic

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    I just bought a 5G, 60gigger and i bought the griffin earjams. not sure if the 5G have the "new" earphones because they seem to be the same as the earphones i got with my 4G... or perhaps i'm just not observant enough... who knows.

    in any case, the earjams are great. they add a lot of bass to the music, which is something i found kind of disappointing with the apple earphones.

    i'd recommend them for sure.
     
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    You didn't have them in far enough. When I put mine in I use one hand to lift up the top of my ear to straighten out the ear canal and use the other to insert the bud and form suction. Works great.
     
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    The new ones are much more comfortable. I can not really tell a difference in sound quality though.
     
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    I like the new headphones in comparrison to the old ones because it's louder. However, they do fall out alot easier than the old ones, especially when I go do treadmills and stuff (bouncing up and down will do the trick..) and probably is not advised. But I don't want to shell out cash for any more headphones (not a fan favorite of in-ear options after Apple's in-ear crap).

    IMO, the Apple in-ear headphones are pieces of crap. They're now just as bass heavy as the new standard headphones so the only advantage with em is that they go directly in your ear so you can crank it on a lower DB level. The in-ear inlays they provide are pieces of crap as they don't even give you any comfort. They keep falling out worse than the new stock headphones.

    My thing is, if you're a casual listener that doesn't move up and down often, just to get some over-the-ear headphones, like Sony's stuff. The quality is VERY good and you usually don't have to worry about whether or not the headphones'll fall out. I'd shell out more money on the "pro" stuff than in-ear options. Of course, if you feel that you want to sneak em in work/school, just deal with in-ear or the stock ones Apple provides.

    Honestly, I don't know why anyone in their right mind would want to purchase Apple's stock headphones, new or old. They're not worth any amount of money.
     

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