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I have both sony and the apple in-ear and can say that both are absolutely fine.

Posted by ginalee on September 16, 2004 at 11:25 AM (PDT) Comment 21

I've owned about 5 pair of apple earphones and I just got a pair with the 4g ipod. apple has either done something to make them sound better or i got a fluke pair because these things sound pretty good. I think i'm goin got try that jabra idea to see if i can coax some more bass out of these things. Thanks for the idea.

Posted by Wigglesworth on September 17, 2004 at 7:08 PM (PDT) Comment 22

The answer to comfort and sound would be an ear bud with an over the ear clip. Does it exist?


sony makes something like that. i think they call them Hear or something. it's on their website

Posted by Sage on September 23, 2004 at 3:02 PM (PDT) Comment 23

This is a bit off of the subject, but I am on a mission for some high quality, water resistant/sweat resistant headphones for working out or running. The closest thing that I have found is the Sony Sports Model, but the sound quality is nothing close to that of the Apple Ear Buds, which are completely unusable for running or use on an eliptical trainer.

I have looked high and low for a year with no success. Any suggestions?

Posted by tennis brat on September 30, 2004 at 4:32 PM (PDT) Comment 24

some1 metion that Sony MDR-EX71SL = short cord. But i have a Ipod remote control so does it really a big matter if the cord is short?

Posted by Aznmask on September 30, 2004 at 11:13 PM (PDT) Comment 25

some1 metion that Sony MDR-EX71SL = short cord. But i have a Ipod remote control so does it really a big matter if the cord is short?

Posted by Aznmask on September 30, 2004 at 11:21 PM (PDT) Comment 26

As stated above by Plasticjesus, the white 71s are just beginning to be orderable in US; check out eBay tho--I bought white 71s six months ago directly from Hong Kong dealer and they were cheaper than Sony's planned US price.

Posted by Bozzart on October 5, 2004 at 10:39 AM (PDT) Comment 27

i live in london in UK can anybody tell me where i can buy white sony ear phone s

MDR-EX71SL/WK










Posted by mellochris on October 6, 2004 at 5:34 PM (PDT) Comment 28

"The answer to comfort and sound would be an ear bud with an over the ear clip. Does it exist?"

Yes, it does. Bang & Olufsen make a sweet pair that sound amazing, and are sooo comfortable. A little pricey, I think they're worth it, I love mine.

Posted by clarem on October 7, 2004 at 5:25 PM (PDT) Comment 29

Buy Bose! I love them!

Posted by B on October 8, 2004 at 7:58 AM (PDT) Comment 30

I called Griffin Tech and politely asked if they were going to continue to shift the ship date and the guy was rude. He even said "I'll be happy to cancel your order right now if you want." So I did. I'll try the 51/71s. If I decide to try the EarJams I will buy them from someone else though. I love their products (own iMic and PowerMate), but the person I spoke with (Randal) was rude.

Posted by terrapin on October 20, 2004 at 10:52 AM (PDT) Comment 31

you should have asked to talk to a manager and complained, get that sucker fired! smile

Posted by magik on October 24, 2004 at 6:27 PM (PDT) Comment 32

BE CAREFUL WITH EARJAMS!

I was trying to remove them from my earbuds last night, but in the process, they broke the stock headphones!

The EarJams attached so tightly that when I gently tried to pry them off, the earbuds (both sides) separated at the seams and disrupted the internal workings. I had to throw my stock buds away and purchase a new set.

BTW, the sound quality was rather muffled with the EarJams attached. A very bad purchase. Buyer beware.

Posted by bb on November 5, 2004 at 4:21 AM (PDT) Comment 33

ANOTHER UBHAPPY CUSTOMER!

I just received my Earjams yesterday, and the same exact thing happened to me. First off you need to be a safecracker to just open the package. then after attaching the jams to my buds I tried them out. the sound was horrible and very muffled. I then tried to remove them and the earbuds seperated from the Earjams! Now I have wasted earbuds! I will send these back to Griffin and expect a full refund.
Stay away from these!

Posted by Ti22 on November 5, 2004 at 7:00 AM (PDT) Comment 34

CHEAP ALTERNATIVE TO EARJAMS

I bought a pair of headphones on the weekend, from a company called Maplins in the UK, which is a hight street electronics retail outlet. They are £5 or ($9.50), and have detachable in-ear rubber moulds that fit apple's buds.

I have attached a link of where you can view them. They are very easy to put on (and take off!!) and can be cut to lenght if needs be. They also significantly reduce any extrerior sound and increase the bass.

Basically it is a cheap alternative for anyone who can't wait for the Earjams (or don't want ot pay £23 for them) and they can be used on any other ear pieces. I currently use them on my Nokia phone ear pieces.

Posted by Theron78 on November 15, 2004 at 12:52 AM (PDT) Comment 35

CHEAP ALTERNATIVE TO EARJAMS

I bought a pair of headphones on the weekend, from a company called Maplins in the UK, which is a hight street electronics retail outlet. They are £5 or ($9.50), and have detachable in-ear rubber moulds that fit apple's buds.

I have attached a link of where you can view them. They are very easy to put on (and take off!!) and can be cut to lenght if needs be. They also significantly reduce any extrerior sound and increase the bass.

Basically it is a cheap alternative for anyone who can't wait for the Earjams (or don't want ot pay £23 for them) and they can be used on any other ear pieces. I currently use them on my Nokia phone ear pieces.

Posted by Theron78 on November 15, 2004 at 12:52 AM (PDT) Comment 36

And the attached link !!!!

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=32255&TabID=1&source=15&WorldID=6&doy=15m11

Posted by Theron78 on November 15, 2004 at 12:53 AM (PDT) Comment 37

kinda disappointed.. none of the three sizes stay put in my ears. so i didn't even give them a listen. i didn't have any trouble getting them off the earbuds though.

Posted by bekee on November 17, 2004 at 4:16 PM (PDT) Comment 38

Received mine yesterday and am listening now. I have big ears and could never get the standard Ipod phones to stay in my ears. So far I'm finding thes pretty comfortable. The extra bass doesn't bother me but would be nice if there was a way not to loose so much of high end detail.

As to the Sony EX71's I couldn't stand them. Not for the bass response but for the overly bright high-end. Even with the treble reduction EQ setting on Ipod, they were still far to bright for me.

Posted by Britbonic on November 18, 2004 at 9:10 PM (PDT) Comment 39

I guess if you really, really want to preserve that iPod earbud look, and you don't mind a SIGNIFICANT reduction of high end sounds, then the Earjams are a good idea for you. I am no audiophile, but I could easily hear the reduction of high end notes. Good bass though. They also are pretty big, and look kind of goofy in your ears.

On the good side, they are quite comfortable, and block out exterior sounds extremely well. In addition, they are pretty

My advice would be to go out and spend the same amount of money ($15-25) on a pair of Sony earbuds. They may not be white, but you will get a better range, and better sound quality overall.

Posted by Samski on November 22, 2004 at 5:14 PM (PDT) Comment 40

Ugh. I just bought these and, even with the smallest size covers, they're very tight and uncomfortable. Both the inner and the outer sections hurt my ears. And the sound is simply awful.

If you want to see how they sound, wrap a hankerchief around the stock earbuds and listen to them that way, and imagine a bit of extra bass and volume. The highs are simply gone! It's like a sharp 1,000 Hz roll-off.

The carrying case is nice, and the whole concept appeals to me, but otherwise .... save your money.

Posted by Zonker92 on November 23, 2004 at 1:07 PM (PDT) Comment 41

I couldn't wait to receive my EarJams-dissapointment set in immediately upon using. The sound is MUFFLED. The high end detailed SIGNIFICANTLY reduced. Not worth it at all.

Just keep using the original earphones or if you want more comfort or base purchase a new set of ear phones for about the same price from another manufacturer.

Posted by Silk on November 24, 2004 at 6:22 AM (PDT) Comment 42

Buyer beware--EarJams do not work with 1st and 2nd generation ipod headphones, something Griffin did not tell people who pre-ordered them. And once received, Griffin will not pay for the return shipment. Bad, bad experience with these guys, would not recommend their customer service.

Posted by nostrand on December 3, 2004 at 8:47 AM (PDT) Comment 43

they look nice i might have to pick up a pair!

Posted by snowboogiethunder on December 3, 2004 at 10:50 PM (PDT) Comment 44

If look is a must for you, then you should get the Etymotic Research ER6i. They sound so much better than the Sony's and Apple's earbuds; bass and treble are very well balanced and fit very comfortably in my ears. Once you tried ER6i, you will never want to listen to those cheap earphones again. If you can spend $300~$400 on an Ipod, why not spend $120 more on a pair of really great earphones? Do your ears a favor.

Posted by wesley1943 on December 11, 2004 at 10:00 AM (PDT) Comment 45
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