I bought these when my iPod headphones broke (wouldn't be the first time, sorry Apple but I do not get on with your headphones... But, I digress). They were of a reasonable price - usually between £5 and £10 which I don't mind paying for a decent set of headphones.
They come in blister packaging (ouch!) and when trying to cut it open with scissors I was terrified of cutting the wires instead... I didn't though and managed to get it. All it has in it is the plastic inner packaging to keep the ear buds in place and a card slip giving basic information about the product. To be fair, for a pair of headphones such as these nothing else is really required.
These headphones I have found to be mostly very good! The sound quality is as expected for a simple set of earphones - though if you are a big fan of music you may prefer an expensive over-head set, apart from anything else I find if I wear earphones for too long it makes my ears sore, so if you're going to spend much time listening to music, definely look into other types. I have owned several pairs of these however due to extensive use (and probably abuse by shoving them into my pocket/bag roughly) the wires seem to come loose and therefore the sound goes in one or both of the ear buds. Obviously this is major impairment to the experience and I have to replace them. They usually last me at least 6 months to a year before this happens though. However, I have had one pair that were damaged when I got them out of the packet - unfortunately it was a packet I didn't know I had so it had passed it's returns availability so I cannot comment on how easy it is to get a replacement...
As I said I bought these to go with my iPod (Nano 4g), and I really liked that I could get different colours of these headphones to go with it, as I have a purple iPod, I got the purple ones and the colour does match relatively well. Though, I do know a lot of people who have decided to be kooky and go for completely random colours. I think the choice of colour and therefore capability to be individual adds to the charm of the product - much more interesting than everyone having plain white!
Definitely a product I would recommend if you need headphones and haven't got much of a budget... However, if you are serious about how good your music sounds and aren't bothered about how much space it takes to carry them round, it may be better for you to look around for over-head styles instead of ear bud types.
I bought these headphones from Amazon.co.uk for a bargain price of £3.98 with free delivery.
I have purchased around five pairs of these headphones in different colours. The last colour that I bought was the one above, the grape purple colour. The headphones come presented in durable packaging to keep them safe in transit. The headphones are easy to use and the jack fits most iPods and mp3 players. The headphones look really cool. Their colours are bright, bold and cheerful and the colour never fades.
The headphones are comfortable to wear and they don't fall out of my ear. They're a bargain for the price as you'd definitely think that they cost more than they do. They're great to use with all music genres, from rock to pop. The headphones don't sound tinny or cheap, in fact they have great bass quality and my music doesn't "leak" from the headphones, which is useful for when i'm listening to my 90s pop like B*Witched and East 17 - which can be a tad embarrassing!
I like the fact that these headphones are really sturdy and durable, plus they continue to sound fantastic months down the line. They last ages, much longer than some more expensive ones that I have bought in the past.
So, they make your music sound great, they don't leak sound and they give great bass. Overall these are great headphones for the price and there are plenty of colours to choose from, bonus!
My poor hubby finally got me a good christmas present for the first time in 10 years, i did drop many hints though. I got my iphone 3gs for xmas it was a fantastic gift and unexpected as he told me they were all sold out! My ipod broke one month before christmas and i was lost without it, i always used it while traveling by train to work. My new iphone has a built in ipod and is a mobile phone with many extras too.
My iphone came with official apple ear phones, they also broke one month after i got them. Although it was my own fault as i used to just through them in the bottom of my hand bag and they got damaged. I looked in argos and on the apple website for the official ear phones but they were to expensive so i had to look for a cheaper option.
I turned to good old faithful amazon, i found the jvc gummy earphones for £5.00 and included free postage, i snapped them up straight away and they arrived through the post box three days later. I have owned jvc products and know they are good quality.
I was attracted by the different colour options, i choose the purple earphones but were available in pink, red, white, green, blue and many more! I choose the purple ear phones to match my iphone purple cover, i like to be colour co-ordinated!
The earphones come in plastic packaging that needs to be cut open, the earphones have a gummy silicone protective covering on them and on the ear buds, the earbuds fitted perfectly in my ears and were comfortable to wear, they came with replacement covers for the earbuds, which i think is a good idea as the silicone covering is thin and can be easily damaged. The cable is also bright purple, the ear phones are compatible with most mp3 players of iphones. They also have the jvc logo on them.
I found them to have good sound quality, i experienced no crackling or interferance with them unlike other cheap ear phones i have previously tried. Once they are on you can not here any back ground noise. I found them also to be hard wearing and lasted me 8 months before yet again i miss used them and they broke.
I feel they would be a better product if they came with a small storage case to protect them from being damaged. They are easy to use aswell, just plug them in and they are ready to use. I am very impressed by them and jvc, they are very modern by design, comfortable to wear unlike some hard earphones i have previously tried. I was very happy with the sound quality and are reliable.
I have now bought a second pair from amazon, they are well worth the price i paid and dont break the bank. I highly recommend them and will stick with the jvc brand earphones in the future.
To look at, these headphones are very pretty. I've had several pairs now (which probably tells you all you need to know) in many colours, most recently purple, to match my iPod. They do tend to be a perfect colour match for iPods, which is quite nice. Actually, the headphones which came with my iPod were doing fine, and if my cat chewed up one side I probably wouldn't have bought these latest ones. But they were pretty cheap (around 7 pounds at HMV and Asda I think), so I thought I'd give them a try.
The sound is fine, no problem there. Actually it's rather good, and I couldn't notice any difference between these and the Apple ones in that respect. They also fit very comfortably in the ears, and don't tend to make them itch like a lot of other earphones do. However, they do seem to come with a lifespan of around 3 months or so. I don't know what it is that happens, they don't visibly break, but so many times now, one side (usually the left) just stops working. To start with you just have to wiggle the jack around a bit, but this soon becomes annoying and doesn't fix the problem after a while. It isn't a problem with my iPod either, I've used them in other mp3 players and devices just to check. Admittedly I do use my iPod pretty much all the time, so if you're just an occasional user, they will last longer. I've currently got some Sennheiser's though, only 3 pounds more than the Gumys but they've been working fine for over 4 months now...
Headphones/earbuds and I have a love hate relationship, I have an iPod Touch and as I was warned, iPhones and iPods are at huge risk of being stolen. As soon as I got my first ever iPod I was told to always buy different colour headphones. As the pure white Apple headphones stand out a mile and you are likely to be the victim of pick pocketing in big, busy cities (yes, even whilst you're LISTENING to the iPod).
So I started using different makes of headphones/earbuds, from the cheap ones supplied with mini radios in the pound shops to actual over head phones (which are a nightmare to travel with).
I trotted into my local HMV to be greeted by these, I had seen them before but, call me tight, I didn't want to spend more than £3 on earbuds because to me they were all the same. After seeing all my friends with them and praising them to the skies I decided to give them a go. At £8.99 in a lovely grape/plum purple.
The sound quality is incredible for this price range. The bass is perfect, there are no echoes or tin-like sound. I can turn my iPod up full whack to maximum and these still deliver great sound. If I turn it up to maximum and take the headphones out, you have your own clear little boom box but I don't advice doing this as it can affect the headphones after a while (from childhood experience!).
These earbuds are of a reasonable length and have equal length wires, not the cock-eyed length ones you get that requires one earbud wire to be sat around the back of your neck. They don't fall out which seemed an inevitable problem with every pack of earbuds I have ever purchased.
Large supermarkets, HMV and numerous websites online.
Ranges from £5.99 to £8.99