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2602 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Aug 24, 2007 11:46 AM by iluviphone
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2007 10:43 PM (in response to graphicaliber425)You're welcome to read about these......
http://www.v-moda.com/collection/modaphones/vibe%20duo.aspxeMac PowerPC G4, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Blueberry ibook G3 4GB ipod Nano (Remastered Green Edition) 8GB 1st Gen. iphone
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2007 10:48 PM (in response to iphonechik)oh thx i know about web searching, but came to Apple Discussions to discuss, with others, alternative earbud experiences.
So do u have giant ear canals perfectly suited for the stock option, or are u using something at your link?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2007 1:11 AM (in response to graphicaliber425)Also, you might try this product out :
This allows you to turn any pair of headphones into a mic/click to talk setup AND controls iPod functions as well....very nice quality on the calls, I've not had anyone say they couldn't hear me.....a nice option for those of us who had headphones we really didn't want to give up....G4 iMac 20", G4 iBook 12", Mac OS X (10.4.10), iPhone,60gb iPod vid,4gb nano
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2007 5:27 AM (in response to graphicaliber425)...and the best sound I've ever found is with my Shure E4c. I've used all the Etymotics, several of the Shures, the Bose, Apple, Sony, VibeDuo, etc. ad. inf.
I've tried them all next to each other, and the Shures win hands down. But they're an in-canal earphone, so they block out a lot of street noise. This is excellent if you're on an airplane, or in the gym concentrating and don't want to hear the Today show or Bad Company (what's up with gym music, anyway?!). It's trickier if you're crossing streets in a busy city, because you lose a lot of aural information about what's happening behind and to the sides of you.
Some of the less expensive Shures aren't so hot. I reckon any of the higher end models are as good or better than the E4c, but I haven't tried the latest models.
Anyway, Shure is bringing out an adapter that lets any pair of their earphones have a mic and a controller. You can order it from the Apple store: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=6C0 4E0D7&nplm=TN544LL/AMac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2007 8:41 AM (in response to iphonebrian)The shure adapter thingie looks like it would be too much wire combined with a pair of headphones....
Looks like I'm just going to wait for Sony to add a mic to this inner-earbud headset. Nothing else compares!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2007 8:50 AM (in response to graphicaliber425)Here's a way to customize your own set...if you're up for some soldering.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2007 10:16 AM (in response to graphicaliber425)After reading an earlier post regarding alternative Earphones with the microphone for the iPhone I found a pair at rivetnow.com. The price is very reasonable. They work very well and have great sound.
I too have a hard time with earbuds from Apple-they hurt too much. So I didn't want to pay a fortune for other earbuds if they were going to hurt my ears.
The rivet ear buds came with three different size silicone buds. I use the smallest ones and they fit perfectly.
They are great for the money-$29.99.
Here is the URL:
Good luck.HP, iPhone 8 gig
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2007 10:48 AM (in response to iPhoNettie)I have also used the Rivet Headphones and wrote a review weeks ago at the following link:
When I am NOT using my Jabra 8010's with my Jabra A120s to listen to music (in stereo) which is very rare now...then these are the wired headphones that I would highly recommend and continue to carry with me for use if my bluetooth batteries die. They are so, so , so much more comfortable then the apple buds (sorry apple, everything is perfect with the phone except those dang earbuds). The sound is just slightly better then the apple buds although some may not hear the difference.
Good Luck!Sony VAIO VGN-A790, Windows XP, 8G iPhone, 30G Video iPod
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2007 10:53 AM (in response to iPhoNettie)I'm very happy with my Rivet earbuds.
The lanyard style is convenient for driving or other activities. You can pop the buds out and in and always know where they are.
The cloth-covered wires are very comfortable, even as it's 100 degrees in the Deep South.
The sound range and clarity is all that my 56-year-old ears could ask for. (You might want a 2nd opinion on that one.)
Hope this helps.
-PeterToshiba Satellite, Windows XP, 2.8 GHZ 500MB
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2007 11:46 AM (in response to LarksHead)My Shures have a mic, they just don't have the clicky thing to answer a call, but I rarely use them to talk with. I just went on a plane trip and they by far were the best set of buds I have ever used. Of course I had to remove them when the peanuts came out.All Dells : ), Windows XP Pro, If you hate Windows, Keep it to yourself !!!