New apple earbuds (shortchanged?)

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

  1. hugo7 macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2008
    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


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


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    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


    Apr 3, 2005
    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

    Jun 28, 2008
    They are not!
  5. hugo7 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2008
    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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