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Maxell EB-CB Jelleez Ear Buds

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      12.04.2011 22:29
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      4/5 great for basic everyday use.

      I don't know why but every time I seem to buy a pair ear phones within a couple of months the sound seems to cut out in one side, goes fuzzy or stops working all together. After a few years of buying ear phones costing around the £15- £20 mark when I found Maxell's Jelleez ear buds for just over £7 in black on amazon about a year ago I thought I'd give them a go. They're also available in blue, green and red for about a fiver.


      The ear phones feature a 3.5mm jack which fits the majority of music devices and I use these on my iPod. I have quite small ears, and I found the ear buds quite large, 'Jelleez' does imply that the buds are soft and flexible but I found them quite hard and difficult to use initially. I did however soon get used to the feel of the ear buds and soon found them very comfortable and fit nicely inside my ears. I find that this snug fit does however increase the ear buds ability to block out surrounding noise, I especially notice the difference on the bus when I barely hear anything that's going on around me. I also find these perfect for while I'm on the go, the cable is very long, and I'm able to comfortable walk around with the ear buds in and my iPod in my jeans pocket without them falling out. The only time they really fall out is if I accidently tug on the cable, again thanks to the snug fit.


      Now I'm not very technical but the sound quality I have always found to be very good, and it hasn't declined with you. The sound is never fuzzy and is perfect even when turned up loud, I have often found in the past that if I turn the bass up on my iPod the sound becomes muffled however with my Jelleez ear buds this isn't the case at all. The ear phones have really got some gusto if you want them too but whatever the volume the sound quality is very good and even at very low volumes every note can be heard perfectly.


      Overall, I really don't think that for the money there can be many other better sets of ear phones around. They are sound perfect and pretty comfortable too after a bit of wear, they are very well fitting in the ear making them ideal for wearing out and about. Obviously you could pay a lot more for a pair of ear phones with an impressive specification, but for the average users everyday use these really are a good buy.

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        01.01.2011 19:14
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        Why pay more?

        My wife bought me a set of these ear phones after I lost my last pair a few months back. At the time they were retailing on Amazon for around the £6 mark, where I got the blue pair, although they also came in red, black or green colours as well to satisfy any fashion connoisseur who may want to colour code them to an outfit.

        I'm not a particularly big music 'buff' by any means, so I wasn't really after any real top of the range ear phones that may have cost a small fortune. I normally just use these types of ear phones on my mobile phone just to listen to the radio when I'm out walking the dogs, so I'm was quite happy with a cheap pair.

        But does that cheapness erode into the quality aspect of these ear phones? In my opinion - no. They are made by Maxwell, which are generally a well known brand name within the electronics industry (also known for making good coffee - or is that another Maxwell?)

        The colour coded cable is about 90cm long with a 3.5mm jack plug on one end (to fit most portable music devices and mobile phones) and the ear pieces on the other. Now initially I thought the title 'Jelleez' would imply a very soft flexible ear piece, but that isn't quite the case. The ear piece is actually fairly hard, not rigidly so, but perhaps not as flexible and as soft as I would have thought, or as the title would have led me to believe. But in use, they do sit nicely in your ear, sitting on the end of a sort of 'L shaped' bracket that sits just outside of your ear, and they do seem to block out surrounding sounds fairly well when in place. To me they are fairly comfortable to wear for extended durations and don't really tend to fall out when I'm moving around. I think the only time they have fallen out was when I accidentally caught the cable and tugged them out, but comfort wise will be down to a matter of personal preference as to how comfortable people will find them in use for any duration.

        Sound quality is also quite good. For the techno people reading this review, the sound response range runs from 20 Hz through to 22000 Hz (bass range through to treble), which is quite a good range for a cheapo set of ear phones, more than enough to give me a sense of 'oomph' in the bass notes and clear enough to hear the slightest conversations and high notes clearly. To me, I didn't really find them tinny or muffled in terms of sound quality.

        You could possibly pay more money to get a better set of ear phones to give you a bigger response range, but I would reckon that perhaps 90% of the population would be hard pressed to tell the difference at those extreme response levels for the Hz ranges. Hence, why pay more for something where you try and convince yourself that the higher price gives a better sound quality? In my experience, very often a higher price does not always relate to better quality.

        In summary, these ear phones are functional for the price and ideal for purpose. I can hear clearly through them and they sit quite comfortably in my ears. So I can't really fault them in any way, but as with all these sorts of ear phones, it will be a matter of personal choice as to how comfortable you find them over some duration. But to me, they justify a 5 star recommendation.

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          26.11.2010 10:16
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          A cheap and cheerful pair of headphones

          I have a ipod and although I liked my headphones that came with it they didn't last very long before the plastic coating was coming away and I needed to replace them. I had a look round the shops and bought a pair of jelleez earphones in pink to match my ipod.

          The main reason I bought them was that they were only £5 in comparison with most of the others starting at £20 and up. They were also bright pink which really appealed to me and made them stand out on the shelf.

          they are from the manufacturor Maxell and are made from a soft rubber type of material. They are not the inner ear type but rather the type that sit just on the outside of the inner ear drum which I personally find quite comfortable as I don't like the feeling of something in my ear drum.
          They have a slight dip in them which makes them easy to hook in your ear and they are surprisingly secure when in place.

          Just because they are called Jelleez don't be expecting them to be soft and pliable as they are quite rigid but this is good as I think anything too soft wouldn't be able to remain securely in my ear. I personally find them absoltuely fine comfort wise and can't complain about this aspect of them.

          The sound is also a lot better than you might expect with them only costing a fiver. Sure it's not going to sound high end but neither is it going to sound like you are listening to your music through a tin can either.
          They are perfectly loud enough and the base sounds reasonably good and the onyl problem is that thee is a slight tinnyness to them which I barely notice. I would be surprised if people could tell the difference in sound between these and a mid range pair of headphones costing £25.

          For £5 these little headphones are a bargain and well worth the money especially as headphones never seem to last very long and I don't mind paying £5 to replace them every six months.
          They come in a range of colours which means you can get them in the colour to match your ipod or phone and they are just a cheap and cheerful little pair of headphones with surprisingly decent sound.

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            22.11.2010 12:50
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            not the best

            I don't know about you but I end up getting through new headphones and ear buds like they are going out of style. I think I am a bit too heavy handed with them and either yank them out too hard or coil them up to tight. Whatever it is I do I don't have much luck with them.

            I got a set of the Jelleez ear buds made by maxell to replace a set I had. This was a bit of a while back and they were only £5.99. I think thats alright but they aren't up to much and I know they can be bought for less on Amazon, 1p plus postage £4.50 and in some music stores though not sure about prices.

            I think they jelleez ear buds made me buy them because I had a feeling the name would make them easy to wear, as in pliable and soft in the ear. Maxell say they are. Whoa that was an error, they were way too hard and not comfortable for me to get along with.

            I would put them in each ear and had to fight to get them in a good position to hear my music etc. Half the time they would not stay put and fell out having to be put back again. I was very irritated with them doing this and it made them a pain to wear.


            I think the problem is that the buds are too big and hard. The buds should have a more flexi type material that you could squash in you ear more. They don't have that and the fit is no good for me because of it. If your ear buds are a bad fit then you don't get to hear your music right.

            I think the ear buds came in very bright colours and that was ok, I picked green but could have had red, blue etc. They look a bit cheap when I think about it and the sound quality was bad. This was a lot to do with them being a bad fit in my ear I think.When I could get them at a good angle in my ear the sound was as bad and echoed.

            When they fit bad the sounds are like being at the bottom of a cola can and not very good. Its a tacky sound with too much buzz and no real base. Tinny and buzzy are not the way I like my music.

            I tried to move the buds about to get a better base from them but no that was not good enough it didn't improve them. They are stereo ear buds but thats all they have going for them and the sound is not all that good.

            They are sold as being soft, maxell say the are. They are not soft they have a silicone type coating on a hard ear bud and it is not comfortable because they are too wide for my ears to stay put. The buds not my ears.

            I won't buy them again and they didn't last long because I got fed up with them. I would not recommend them the sound is not good and there are better sets you can get for the same money.

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              14.07.2009 00:43
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              good headphones

              The other day i went to hmv in bluewater and there was a massive sale and these were on for a fiver and i needed some new headphones after my cat chewed mine up. I hope these are the ones i bought because they seem simaliar so they must be. The reason i bought these is because i like headphones with comfort and these were called jelliez as jellys soft then they must be comfortable so i bought them.

              They come in a wide range of colours but i bought the dark blue ones because they looked the coolest. These headphones are extremely comfortable and soft. They also look very cool when your listening to an ipod with colourfull headphones. Another reason i got blue earphones is because that it matches my blue ipod nano second gen and so do most of the colours.

              I only found 2 downsides with the ear phones and number one is that they are hard to get in your ears and don't stay in for long without falling out and 2 is that they have really bad sound quality but i dont really care that much as long as there comfy.

              So get these cool comfy headphones and if you like your sound quality then dont get them but some high quality 40-60 pound ones and waste all of your money.

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              05.03.2009 20:24
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              Worth a look (or should that be listen?)

              I got these earphones after seeing a post on Hotukdeals.co.uk for FREE earphones from play.com. This wasn't long ago so if anyone fancies a pair you could check if the code is still working, just enter PLADALSTA9 in the promotional codes box and your total will change to £0.00 and no postage to pay.

              The earphones are made by Maxell and are called Jelleez as they are soft to touch, not quite as soft as jelly though I must say!
              The colour I have is Caribbean blue; a bright turquoise. They also come in red or black.

              They came in a cute little packet about 4 inch tall and 1 ½ inch wide, its plastic which is clear and bright blue (the same colour as the earphones).
              I am told on the front of the packaging that these come with a lifetime guarantee which is pretty good.

              They are earbuds so fit snugly inside your ears. The speaker part is blue metal but the rest of the bud is soft rubber which feels nice and smooth to touch and feels comfortable in your ear too.
              Jelleez are quite small, about the same size as ipod earphones so you can't feel them too much once in place.

              There is a cardboard insert in the back of the plastic casing if you should need to read the instructions of how to use them though surely that's pretty self explanatory.

              There is also the specification which I must admit I have never looked at when buying earphones, for anyone who wants to know:
              Impedance: 32 ohms + 10%
              Driver: 13mm
              Magnet: Neodymium
              Film: 0.009mm
              Coil: 7.4mm
              Rated input: 1mW
              Max Input: 5mW
              Cord length: 3 foot.
              Ok I understood the last bit, the cord length that is! The rest doesn't mean anything to me but hopefully helps some people.

              The part I'm interested in is how good is the sound quality?
              And the answer is its very clear, I know a lot of people say Ipod earphones are rubbish but i've never had any problem with them. That was until I tried these and now if I listen with my old Ipod ones it sounds really unclear and almost muffled.
              I always have my ipod on full volume (which by the way isn't loud enough if you ask me) and the sound is still really clear. I'm well impressed with this bargain!

              Fantastic for a freebie. Full price they only cost about £3 on the internet which is great value too if the promotional code above has expired.

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