These headphones are cheaper and feel so much better than any iPod headphones I've had!
I own 2 pairs of JVC Gummy headphones myself, and as my boyfriend needed a new set because his had completely broken after being stood on (as they do) I thought I'd get him some of mine. I went straight to Morrisons, as mum had bought my other 2 pairs from there already, and was shocked to find they actually did these so cheap. He prefers these kinds of headphones, I never knew why until I tried these ones because I always hated sticking things in my ears and these seemed to go in really, really deep! But, as they were his preferred type I bought them for him at a sale price of £5 (they're usually £7.99) in Morrisons.
The ones I got were in a nice, rounded-shaped plastic container, which I prefer to the boring old flat ones as you can't see much of what you're buying, the packaging on these allows for more of a view. The JVC logo and the name of the product were written on paper inside the box, clearly telling you who made this and what they were. They were pink too; the wires are white and the earbud heads are a dark shade of pink, whilst the fiddly bits that go inside your ear are a paler pink. The fiddly bits are also made of some type of foam that moulds to the inside of your ear whilst you have them in, but will expand again once they are removed. It makes them more comfy in other words.
Originally he used them himself all the time, but after he started raving about them saying how great they were I just had to get in on it! So the next time I went out alone I used his headphones instead of mine, and he was right to rave!
They foam on the ends of the earbuds make them comfier for a start, they felt just like my normal headphones except further down into my ear, snug and comfy and kind of warm - not bad for hating things in my ear! Once I put them in I could hear nothing; with my Gummies I can hear slight noises and the traffic, sometimes I have to turn my iPod up full volume just to hear the music on main roads, but with this I kept it at a constant volume through the quiet estate and up the busy road. I was very aware I could barely hear a thing which made me even more aware of my surroundings - now that feeling I didn't like! The headphones are very loud though; I used to wonder what volume my boyfriend had them on when he walked in as I could hear what he was listening to as if it was on the TV or something, but when I put them in on my usual just-over-medium volume on my iPod, it actually hurt my ears and I had to drop it down a couple - them being right in your ear makes everything so much louder! Makes a change from the usual though, so that may be a good thing.
In terms of durability these have so far lasted my boyfriend 9 months, with me stealing them every so often for about 6. We both wear the headphone wires under our tops with our iPods in a pocket not too far for the wires to stretch, and nothing internal has come loose or started playing funny yet so they don't damage easily (my official Apple iPod ones broke within months when using them this same way). They have also stood up well against rain - my boyfriend hates using umbrellas but for some reason these headphones don't mind getting wet! I find the pink colour to be a nice little touch too; the usual colours of headphones are white, blue, black, sometimes green, and usually the reds and pinks and purples don't go well with anything, but because the main part of these headphones are white and just the earbuds are pink I think it really suits anything and anyone.
These headphones are compatible with most of the gadgets going around nowadays; laptops, PCs, iPods, mp3s, CD players, phones, almost anything, so if you have a music player you would benefit from buying these. You can still pick them up for under £10 at Morrisons, but as for other shops I wouldn't know what they sell at because I've found the Morrisons' stocks to last a long time and to be more durable than anywhere else I've bought headphones so definitely a recommended retailer there, and the headphones really do go with anything so suitable for absolutely anyone.
As previously reviewed, I Found the ipod earphones to be an absolute disgrace so once mine had broken it was time get a replacement. I wanted to get another white paid as I thought they looked much better than the black earphones that have saturated the market so I spent a few hours looking online a thought that these ones looked pretty good. I had used earphones with the 'squishy' earpiece before and was very pleased with them so these were a good bet.
I went into HMV and got these for about £15 (you can get them cheaper now, I got mine about 6 months ago) and have so far been quite impressed. The earpiece is very comfortable, it is made of a flexible foam (hence the marshmallow tag). The best thing to do is to kind of squeeze it as tight as possible before you put it into your ear and then once you do, it expands slowly for a snug and comfortable fit. (I hope that makes sense). This also has the benefit of cutting out alot of background nice which is always a bonus on public transport.
The sound quality on these is very good, being a music lover I'm really picky when it comes to quality earphones but these are good. I've had more expensive pairs in the past which have been excellent but, for their price, these are great. Every part of a song is clear, I was especially impressed with the bass on these.
One downside about these earphones is that the 'squishy' earpiece can become flaky and fall apart. Luckily they come packaged with a spare set which you can easily slip onto the speaker part but when they break I guess you need to replace the whole earphone as I can't find the earpieces for sale individually. Which is clearly a nuisance. My first pair of foam earpieces lasted around five months, I'm currently on my second pair, which I hope last much longer.
These are available in an array of colours (white, black, green, blue, pink and I think red) so there should be a colour out there for everyone.