Apple in ear headphones WHITE?!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Cromulent, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Who came up with that amazing idea then? Pulling them out of your ears in public is going to be embarresing if they have any ear wax on them (and they probably will at some point) they'll just look all brown and scabby. I mean really? At least provide some black in ear pieces so that you get the option.
     
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  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Are you serious? Is your ear wax such an issue that yanking a set of in-ears out will result in some massive ball-o-wax?

    I had the old Apple in-ears and never had this issue. I use v-modas now and still...no issues. I clean them every now and then just to be sanitary, but that's about it.
     
  4. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    Of course I'm serious. If a tiny amount of ear wax gets left on it looks unsightly. I'd rather they just had black ones instead.

    Any amount of ear wax being noticeable is a bad move if you ask me. Even if it is just a small little bit.
     
  5. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    I've used the previous white in-ear headphones and can't remember having an issue with ear wax... ever.

    Then, again I clean my ears regularly :rolleyes:

    The white headphones are not the issue here.
     
  6. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    You can see earwax on any colour, as its a lump thats shiney.
     
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    Here's a great work around... Invest in Q-Tips.
     
  9. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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    Who's dumb idea was this? This is getting ridiculous. I expect a lot more from Apple. NOTHING is working with the new iPhones, no Nike +, no new headphones??? WTH? :mad:
     
  10. Ninja Guidan macrumors regular

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    And use them twice a day if you need to...
     
  11. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    I like the white head phones.

    I have used the white apple ear phones, both the current and even the older 1st generation ones. I'm not a big audiophile, so I usually will use the supplied ear phones from Apple, until they are lost or are broken. So they are in my ear's for a good amount of time.

    I have never had any problems with discoloration or staining from ear wax.
     
  12. J*man macrumors member

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    I haven't a problem with the white earbuds and I've been using different ones with iPods for years. BTW earwax would be noticeable on black earbuds as well.
     
  13. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You're absolutely right. Ear wax will be just as obvious on black headphones as white.
     
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  15. J*man macrumors member

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    Looks like cheddar cheese lol.
     
  16. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I would do the same but I know that I would be mugged late at night when heading home taking public transportation.
     
  17. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Good grief. Of course with every Apple product someone will find something to complain about.
    You found something, you win!
     
  18. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    It seems Q-Tips would be an easier solution than changing the color of a whole product line. But that's just me.

    I like to brush my teeth, too.
     
  19. ASN21 macrumors member

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    x100 go get your ears cleaned out....lmao this thread is stupid.
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    honestly? white headphones are all over the place now.
    i take the EL and bus all over the city. using the standard ipod headphones, i doubt most if any people are going to be mugged because of it.
     
  21. Cromulent thread starter macrumors 603

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    What the hell are Q-Tips?

    This thread is not stupid, it is a valid issue. I clean my ears daily, the simple fact of the matter is that these headphones enter the ear canal and thus will get earwax on them. There is no denying it.

    The point I was making was that white makes it 100x more obvious from a distance, where as if they were black only yourself and maybe someone standing right next to you and looking closely would see.

    It really isn't rocket science here folks.
     
  22. marcol macrumors regular

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    Either your monitor is screwed or you should seriously think about buying cheese somewhere else :)
     
  23. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    and really, its not an issue if you clean your ears.
    i had the original white in-ear ones. i have white in ear sony ones too.
    no problems hear. and this is after years.

    i mean, its not like this is the first pair of white in-ear headphones to ever come out. :rolleyes:

    talk about making a mountain out of an anthill...
     
  24. HaroldC macrumors regular

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    I don't know what kind of funk you have growing in your ears, but white earphones seems to be the least of your problems.......
     
  25. 500sd macrumors member

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    i think this deserves the most pointless thread in history.
    their headphones, if you don't like them, don't use them!
     

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