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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

YES BUYER BEWARE!!

I bought a pair of EarJams recently. They do increase the bass and volume of the sound of your ipod. But they also muffle and distort it - hardly what I would call 'improving the sound'.
Buyer beware! EarJams suck.
Which is a shame considering the high quality of other Griffin products.
Sigh.

Posted by wickedbob on December 11, 2004 at 9:08 PM (PDT) Comment 46

Good fit in my ear using the different attachments but usually fell out while running/being active.

Posted by MannyP on December 31, 2004 at 1:21 PM (PDT) Comment 47

The only thing these are good for are using the rubber ear pieces for my Sony EX 70/71's! The quality of the sound is horrible! What a sham... I mean shame.

Posted by ZMD on January 8, 2005 at 3:32 PM (PDT) Comment 48

I got the EarJams with high hopes. Should have read through the reviews before I did. I own the iTalk and iTrip, which are great products, so I had assumed Griffin had broken the code on the Apple Earbuds. But you know what the say about assuming. Anyway, I agree with wickedbob. Don't waste your money on this product. Gave mine away.

Posted by mele on January 28, 2005 at 12:35 PM (PDT) Comment 49

Just bought a set today after some disappointment with my EX 71s. Happy with the EarJams on two counts: i) the bass, to me, sounds clearer and richer than the EX 71s while the mids and trebles are more audible, too; ii) the EarJams don't plug my ears to the extent that I can feel the whoosh of my breathing, or a tinny, echoey effect that I get when I talk with the EX 71s plugged in.

Posted by BassistX on February 13, 2005 at 2:53 AM (PDT) Comment 50

I bought the Jabra EarGels at my local best buy for $6.00 and they improve the compfort and they stay in my ear much better. Before the stock earbuds would fall right out of my ears while walking which was annoying and at times embarrising but the EarGels are a very nice cheap uprgrade from the stock buds

Posted by thekevpod on March 17, 2005 at 4:21 PM (PDT) Comment 51

sound is muffled and makes the earphones extremely uncomfortable. Please stay away from this crap product. The sound is much better and clearer without the earphones. I can't believe Griffin actually claims that the earjams "enhances" the sound.

Posted by Helmsley on March 31, 2005 at 6:37 AM (PDT) Comment 52

From the reviews I thought these would a good choice for my almost bass-less earbuds. They do boost the bass, but at the cost of losing the highs and some of the mid tones. I took them back - if I had to describe in one word = CRAP

Posted by Rick Watson on May 19, 2005 at 8:44 AM (PDT) Comment 53

The good: YES, they can be used as replacement parts if you lose the pads from your Sony MDR-EX71 earbuds (probably EX51 as well). For me, that's worth the price alone.

The (also) good: The carrying case is great, it fits my iPod shuffle, my Sony earbuds, a cable extension, an adaptor, and a few other things. It's got a zippered compartment and two mesh compartments, all zipped up. Suits me just fine.

The bad: As extensions to the stock Apple earbuds, I can't recommend them. You get a lot more bass, but the mids and highs drop off, so you get much less clarity - think AM radio here. In terms of comfort, they aren't great (for me) either - I get some isolation, but they don't seem to fit as deep as the Sony phones. They are loud, though.

Posted by Calroth on May 29, 2005 at 5:39 PM (PDT) Comment 54

I was givin the earjams by a coworker who recieved them free from Griffin, but he didn't like them.

I must say that I am very happy with this product. The volume is much greater and the bass response is very impressive. Before, I couldn't get enough volume from the iPod at times. Now, with the earjams, you cannot turn the ipod volume all the way up without hurting your ears.

They are MUCH, MUCH more comfortable then the stock apple earbuds. Now I'm not saying they are PERFECTLY COMFORTABLE, but much improved. They really do provide an excellent seal. The apple earbuds hurt my ears, but with the earjams the apple earbuds are now very comfortable and secure. I don't have to keep trying to push them in my ear and adjust them constantly to get bass response.

Yes, you do loose a bit of high frequency response. However, consider that without the earjams, the apple earbuds may provide reasonable high frequency response, but provide NO bass and inadequate volume.


At $10.00 (which I have found them for online) they are a reasonable value.

I am satisfied with this product and will not use my apple earbuds without them again.

Posted by Remington on July 23, 2005 at 1:14 AM (PDT) Comment 55

This things saved my broken apple earbuds!

Posted by iNandoX on September 1, 2005 at 2:28 PM (PDT) Comment 56

I think the EarJams are brilliant considering the price & simplicity of design. Comfort & music quality are subjective. I personally find them more comfortable to wear than just the earbuds alone. The sound isolation is not that good but at least it holds the buds in place better. You can improve the sound by either setting "bass reducer" or "treble booster" on your equalizer.

Posted by RLC915 on July 15, 2006 at 3:11 AM (PDT) Comment 57

Ah, the roll of the dice: I just got my first-ever iPod last night: a factory-refurbished 60GB iPod Photo (being a Mac tech support guy for eight years, I thought it was about time;-)), but also something of a would-be audiophile, but also something of a not-so-would-be cheapskate. I saw the Griffin EarJams hanging on a rack at the local Radio Shack. One part of me remembered those cheesy ads for gadgets that claimed to triple your car's gas mileage or make a typical short-lived GE lightbulb last a decade. But I also remembered Griffin's solid rep for its other products, several of which I've used and continue to recommend. So I took a chance...at worst, I rationalized, I blew fifteen bucks on something I should've known better about; at best, I found at least a short-term bargain to hold me over until I'm ready to blow semi-serious bucks on something solidly superior – I wasn't expecting magic, even from Griffin, but I was hoping at least for a minor improvement.

I should've known better. (I usually do, but...)

I also should've discovered this site before breaking open the package. I've heard better high-frequency response from a $20 no-name wannabe-Walkman player-with-headphones outfit. Overall comfort was "iffy" with all three pads, not terrible, but not great. But the big problem is the "muddy knees" bass combined with guillotined highs. It takes particular effort to create an add-on accessory that actually degrades the quality of the product it supposedly was designed to upgrade. Griffin truly screwed the pooch with this one.


- Barrett

Posted by amateriat on October 10, 2006 at 8:05 PM (PDT) Comment 58
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