For the price these are being offered, I'd say snatch them up as fast as you can. I am not an audiophile but I do listen to my mp3 players on a regular basis. I've owned a pair of Shure's and today I use Westone UM2's which are simply amazing, but they cost around $300. Are the Westone's better than these J2's? Yes, but they also cost 10x as much. If you want some knock around earbuds that you're not afraid to lose or throw in a backpack, or if you're simply on a tight budget, this is the product for you.
These earbuds block out background noise well enough, the bass seems to overpower other sounds at times, but that just might be the music I'm listening to. The silicon cushions are a regular feature of high-end earbuds and once you find your size, for me the mediums were perfect, you'll enjoy them. They do go into your ear canal so cleaning them once in a while is a good idea. Walking around with these in your ear, they stay in your ear, not too much pressure on your ear canal, and the sound quality is very good, once again, for the price these are being offered at. A pleasant surprise for me was the fact that they fit the first generation iPhone, the majority of headphones/earbuds, including my UM2s, will not fit the iPhone, but these do. I'd also recommend these if you're not sure how 'in ear' earbuds will work for you, some people cannot stand the feeling of something in their ears, others don't much care. But, instead of spending over $100 for Shure's, Westone's, or any number of other expensive earbuds, you can just give these a try.
I am a confirmed audiophile and own at least 7 different types of earbuds/earphones that range from totally "cheap-o" to quite expensive. No matter how much money I have spent I have ALWAYS had problems with earbuds fitting correctly and staying put. I exercise and also do a LOT of passenger motorcycle riding (over 5,000 miles in the last 6 months) all over the US and these earbuds, for the money and after a sufficient break-in period have them all beat. I also appreciate … more
What a great concept - an earbud that fits into your ear canal. I have been using my original iPod earplugs and get frustrated on how easily they can fall out or need to be always re-adjusting. I have never tried earbuds until I got this pair. Unlike earplugs, they will fit perfectly into your ear. They are extremely soft and lightweight and allow you to enjoy quality sounding music without hearing other outside noises or clatter. They look and feel expensive. You would expect … more
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