New apple earbuds (shortchanged?)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hugo7, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. hugo7 macrumors regular

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    I have three sets of earphones so I've been able to compare.

    1- Apple stock earbuds (came with ipod touch 2g)
    2- New apple earbuds with remote
    3- Sony-MDR-ED21LP earbuds (good sonic quality and good non-canal ear fit)

    The new earbuds (2) are great with the remote functionality but they

    - are shorter by an inch that the stock earbuds
    - seem much more sensitive to static discharge

    (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=612399)

    Does anyone else notice this?
     
  2. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    I had that "static" problem with mine, but I got them replaced at the apple store, and the new pair doesn't have that problem.
     
  3. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    So wait, the new in ear headphones that were incompatible with the iPhone 3G are now compatible with 3.0?? That's amazing news!
     
  4. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    They are not!
     
  5. hugo7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    On closer inspection, I noticed the earpadding was falling apart, after 30 days of light usage! They had to go back to the store!!

    Anyway, I got them replaced today, no questions asked (I don't know whether that's a good thing or bad thing). We'll see how long these new pair last.
     

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