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Acoustibuds – hands on with this brilliant earphone revolution


We featured Acoustibuds on the Ferret a few weeks back, and the PR company offered to send me a set to try out properly. To refresh your memory, they are adapters which you slide over your existing earphone ends to improve the sound and comfort. So, do they work?


Well let’s put it this way, if you’ve been fretting about the random sound quality, uncomfortable fit and constant adjustment needed with your current set of earphones, run…don’t walk…to your nearest supplier and buy a set of these beauties. Fitting is a matter of seconds (although you’ll have to play around with the angle to suit your own ear canals) and once on, these things completely transform the listening experience.

For one thing, you can turn down the volume. I had to literally halve the volume on my player because the sound was so good, and the joy of not having to constantly battle to keep the things sitting in your ears. Oh and the comfort too, is way way better. It’s a miracle people, really. They come in two sizes, which means you can happily share the 2nd set with your large eared cousin. Wonderful, simple and awesome. You can find them at Amazon for $14.99 (tsk, they’ve gone up two bucks) in black or white. Am I raving too much?

 ACOUSTIBUDS are engineered to improve your listening pleasure. Flexible Fins and a Twin Cone Core feature improve sound isolation and minimize unwanted sound impedance inside your ear. The flexible fins create multiple reflective sound barriers for superior sound isolation while they hold the earphone securely in position. This gives a big boost in bass and conserves sound energy so your MP3 can be played at lower volumes while blocking outside noise. The twin cone core gradually channels the sound wave into the ear. The first cone guides the sound wave from the relatively large speaker to a transition point inside the ear. The second cone is shaped like a miniature megaphone to both amplify and gradually transition the sound wave into the ear while directing it down the ear canal


  • But… do they blend?

  • Arf! :)

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