I usually use sennhieser earbuds for about £20 for my motorbike and thought these would be junk however they were £10 so i thought i would give them a shot. As i use earbuds daily i have noticed many things that i really like about these earbuds so i will list them here.
1. The shape is brilliant other earbuds move about these sit perfect for me and are very comfortable
2. The buds are a really tight fit so you wont loose them if you knock into something whilst they are hanging down.
3. Flat cable wont tangle. every time i would take my senns out i would spend 5 minutes detangling them
4. deeper earbuds. unless your ears are pristine always this will stop anything blocking up the sound outlet
5. deeper bass and a very nice sound
6. bigger sound stage then my senns
7. pause button. Super handy when i need to hear something and dont wish to remove my helmet.
8. They block sound very well maybe due to their great fit
In short i really dont know how these could be made better they tick every box and work well im happy and would now buy full price if need be
An upgraded version of your favourite ear buds, the Smokin' Buds 2 deliver crisp sound in a fresh new design that withstands sweat and snow. Aided by an off-axis (angled) design and oval-shaped port tested and researched to be perfect, Smokin' Bud 2 has been cultivated for superior fit, comfort and acoustic performance. Connection-wise, Smokin' Bud 2 has you covered - manage your device and your tunes with the in-line Mic1.
Designed for Fit
You're plagued with odd shaped ear canals that aren't perfectly round (don't worry, it turns out we all are). If you're using standard buds, it's like shoving a circular peg into a square hole. It's uncomfortable.
Off-axis technology born out of our responsibility to make something that fits your oval ear canals. Off-axis technology provides an angled port into your ear, optimising comfort, stability, acoustic performance and driver size; exactly like putting an oval peg into an oval hole.
Designed for Comfort
The oval port is shifted and angled just right to deliver superior fit, comfort and acoustic performance. Plus, moisture resistant materials won't play victim to your sweaty labours. Skate with buds, go running, go skiing... Whatever, the bud's moisture resistant materials won't give up on you. The flat cable gets less tangled than traditional round ones, and different size interchangeable silicone tips ensure that there's a perfect fit for you.
Universal Mobile Control
You run the show. Manage your calls, playlists and your best friend Siri remotely using our single-button in-line Mic+Remote (Mic1). Answer the calls you want, end those you don't. Play your favourite song, pause it, or skip right through and be on to the next one. Voice commands welcome, too.
My Skull & Crossbones earphones came from IWOOT late last year, I bought them to make up my order for free minimum delivery and they cost £4.75. The design is good with each ear bud featuring a basic image of the traditional Skull & Crossbones motif.
The earphones I have are black with the Skull & Crossbones picked out in white, that contrast is a good one and helps the design stand out while I'm wearing the earphones but the black cable can be held to disguise the fact these are novelty decorated earphones if you want to hide the fact.
For novelty earphones these are very good quality producing good sound through musical recordings and the spoken word. There is no mic or volume control but that is not something that is necessary when I purchase cheap and fun earphones such as this set.
Both ear buds produce an equally good sound with bass coming through better than expected and all mid range tones being well rounded and always clear. There's very little deterioration at a loud volume and I have never experienced buzzing or low sound quality with anything I've chosen to listen to through these earphones.
The fit is comfortable but slightly elongated ear buds caused a bit of irritation to begin with, not completely unpleasant and not enough to chaff but the feeling of the buds wanting to pop out of my ears was very distracting. The buds have not shrunk but I don't feel this irritation any longer so I must be used to it now.
Sure these look cool for those of you who are hugely into skull and cross bone stuff, but are they actually good as headphones? I mean do they actually work as well as they look? I decided to try them out because I mean who doesn't love a good set of fun and goofy earbuds.
As stated on the back of the packet like all information is, the ear buds fit into almost any mp3 device with a standard 3.5mm headphone socket, so fitted into both my phone and ipod. They also fit my laptop, which is a huge bonus as I listen to music when I'm trying to study through my laptop. They are extremely clear in sound considering I paid just 4.99 for them and they also work well to block out outside noise too, so are great considering how cheap they are. They look slightly odd though, so I probably wouldn't walk around town or outside in generally for that matter wearing them and will stick to my plain white ones for those occasions
They feel quite durable due to the flexibility of the rubber. Unfortunately, despite this, the skulls fell off of mine in the first 24 hours, which was a disappointment but not hugely upsetting considering how cheap they were.
Overall I think that they are pretty cool looking and work well, although maybe not quite so hard wearing as they appear to be.
I decided to buy this when I'm on a trip with school. They are good for traveling since they are light and easy to access. It blocked out all the sound coming from outside. I also think they are nice to buy since the quality is amazing.
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Having been given a £5 off code for IWantOneOfThose.com (IWOOT) with no minimum spend applied to it, I decided to have a mooch about for some stocking fillers, with Christmas zooming speedily towards us.
The first thing that caught my attention, were these Ear Buds headphones made by DCI. They were in the sale department, and with my voucher I paid the princely sum of £1.99 including post and packing. Bargain! I'll admit it, honestly and truthfulness at all times; the main thing that attracted me to these was the price. I wasn't actually looking for headphones at all when I was browsing, but the ones supplied with my iPod have a broken wire on one earphone, sometimes it will work and sometimes it won't. If they we no good, £2 wouldn't be a massive loss, and so I proceeded to order them.
These are also available on Amazon at the moment (and maybe other stores too), and come in a vast array of fun designs; cupcakes, Russian dolls, spiders, flies, I could go on. There are masses to choose from. The £10 price tag, is somewhat higher than I paid, but I will explain further, that I would have expected to pay more than this for such a good item, with a fun element to it.
Included in the blister pack, you receive one pair of headphones and two sets of soft silicone tips - the larger of the two sizes is for adults, and the smaller, for children aged 6 and over. The length of the wire is pretty standard. When compared to the length of my faulty Apple ones, they are exactly the same. I do like this length, as it means I can put my iPod (or any other brand of MP3 player) in my pocket and not have to worry about it.
As stated on the back of the packet, the ear buds fit any mp3 device with a standard 3.5mm headphone socket. They also fit in my Kindle, Nintendo DSi, and my laptop. So they are a pretty versatile item.
These headphones have a superb clarity of sound for the price, providing absolutely no echoing or feedback. Due to the silicone tips, I find that outside noise is less likely to be heard by me, which means I get to hear more of my music. On the flip side, there is very little noise leakage too, so I am told. Don't you just hate it when you're in a public place and you can hear more of the music than the person actually playing it? That's one of my pet hates. Grrr.
These earphones are not for the faint hearted and being of mature years, (haha) I only wear these in the house. On each ear bud, there is a skull and crossbones made out of black rubberized material, and the detail is highlighted in white paint. They are around ¾ inch tall and ¼ inch wide. When you have them in your ears they are very noticeable! They feel quite durable due to the flexibility of the rubber. There is no way the skull and crossbones decoration can bend and snap. The only way you will damage these is to wind wire too tightly, and break the internal workings of the headphone (as I did on my previous pair). That said, I try not to do it now, and at such a reasonable price, it wouldn't be such a hardship to replace these if the need arose.
I think the skull and cross bones headphones are a fun, yet practical item that would appeal more to teenagers and young adults. I've now bought my eldest daughter a pair of these too (for Christmas, don't tell her), as she was gutted when I opened them; she thought that they were for her.
I openly admit, I only bought mine as a cheap replacement until I could afford a more expensive and/or branded pair, but I'm quite happy with the quality and won't change them for time being. They get five stars from me.
Thanks for reading, I hope it has been of some use to you.
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