Who else thinks the new iPod headphones are uncomftable?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by odedia, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. odedia macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2005
    I am really not enjoying them. I mean, sure they sound great, but they're too small! They keep falling from my ears. No way to watch a video or listening to music on the iPod while in bed - they keep falling.

    I tried the previous iPod headphones that my girlfriend has, and they are the perfect size.

    So what's your experience? Do you find the new headphones comfortable or annoying?

    Oded S.
  2. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2006
    I can't stand any of the ear bud style head phones. I find them to be very irritating (maybe ear-itating!:D ) I use a Logitech wrap around.
  3. apachie2k macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2006
    was NYC...now MIAMI
    same i do not like ear bud style, wrap around is MUCH better... i figure it would cost apple to much $$$, thats prob. why they changed the headphones, to SAVE money
  4. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    They sell the new style ones on their own in HMV for £20.

    I couldn't believe it, 20 notes like.:eek:
  5. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    The Kitchen
    The headphones suck. Have to jam them in your ear to get decent sound as well. THe old one's were beeter, in my opinion.

    No biggie, though. They are the equivalent of the free (or $2) headphones you get on a plane either way.
  6. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    They're fine with me. The old ones were just a little too big and hurt.
  7. Veldek macrumors 68000


    Mar 29, 2003
    Second this, I find the new ones much more comfortable than the old ones.
  8. skybolt macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
    I agree -- the new ones are great! I even stopped using some very expensive ones in favor of the new ones! Very light and comfortable -- hardly know they are there. Only complaint (pitting against the expensive ones) is that the expensive ones have a little clip that you can clip to your clothing so that movement does not pull the phones from your ears. Wish these new Apple ones had something similar. Maybe after the holidays I'll do a little searching for a clip!
  9. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Jan 27, 2005
    How about this?

    Can't add to the discussion, haven't had the chance to try the new ones. I did hate the original ones.
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    I HATE those new ones. I like the old ones much better. (Problem is, my right earbud is going out. Anyone got some cheap oldies for sale?:D )
  11. skybolt macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
  12. TheAnswer macrumors 68030


    Jan 25, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    The new ones seem to hold in my ears better, but I realize everyone's ears are shaped differently.
  13. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    It's difficult isn't it? I'm the same 'inbetween' bowl-of-ear size as the original poster. The original iPod earphones put slightly more pressure on the bowl of my ear when it's fitted properly than I'd like, i.e. my ears are slightly too small for the original buds. But the new ones fall out of my ear too easily.

    I've found the 'jam in ear' earphones like the Sennheiser CX300 much more forgiving of slight variations in ear bowl size, because they attach into the ear canals.

    I disagree that the iPod phones are the equivalent of most freebies. If they fit you I think they're the best sounding out of the pack-ins, superior even to some of the lower-model Sennheiser MX phones - but the fit is key :(
  14. jpfisher macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2006
    New Jersey
    Going out as in not working? I had the same problem with my left earbud -- took it to the Genius bar and they gave me a new set, no questions asked.

    You might even be able to get the guys there to give you a set of the old buds as a replacement; it can't hurt to ask.
  15. Blackhawk2006 macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2006
    i havent got those new ipod headphones but i dont use in ear headphones because they tend to hurt my ear after like 10 mins ... must be just my ear in the wrong place at the wrong time .... sony headphones are quite good
  16. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Honestly, I love those $0.99 earbuds they sell at Wal-Mart. They break real easily, but I was suprprised by thier sound quality. Not as good as iPod earbud quality, but for $0.99, they're worth more then they're priced.
  17. GyroFX macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2002
    Los Angeles and NorCal
    no one can be satisfied with a one size fits all ear bud types...if you want comfort and maxium sound quality, better look into spending at least a couple hundred on custom molded shures or whatever else that's high end.
  18. buffalo macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2005
    Colorado Springs / Ohio
    Neither pair fits well, my ears are just too dang small. I have yet to find a pair of earbuds that works well. I guess my ears were just meant for over-the-head headphones.
  19. odedia thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2005
    Well, I just traded my "new" ipod earbuds with a friend's "old" ipod earbuds. They are great.
  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Do you have your new ones unused? If so, I think I have a brand new pair of old ones lying around. PM me if your new model ones aren't used.
  21. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68030


    Sep 11, 2006
    Sacramento, CA USA
    This is why I don't use Apple's own headphones and use a more decent headphone instead. :) I like the inexpensive Philips HE592, which has excellent bass response and don't need high volume settings to get decent sound quality.
  22. MacAnkka macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2006
    I have only tried the new apple earbuds. They are a lot better sounding than other bundle earbuds, but that really isn't saying much. the sound quality of my Sennheiser cx-300s is much better and I find them a lot more comfy, too. The iPod earbuds don't stay in my ear well and they make my right ear hurt, while the Sennheisers fit perfectly in my ears with the medium-sized tips.
  23. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    I like the new ones more than the old, but neither are that great when moving around a lot. I prefer the in-the-ear style in that situation.

    Also, I have to admit that I laughed out loud when I saw how the OP spelled 'uncomfortable' in the thread title. Thanks.
  24. ppnkg macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2005
    I think they're too small. They keep falling off my ears. This is very annoying, especially when I'm walking or running. My girlfriend has no problems though. I think apple redesigned them to be more comfortable to the female ear...
  25. joepunk macrumors 68030


    Aug 5, 2004
    a profane existence
    Apple earbuds are way better than any freebie from airlines. Heck I was surprised last year when I flew to London and found that I did not have to pay for those freebies. Brings back memories of those huge grey ugly things that one paid for and could not take with you after a flight.

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