Burton Technologies AB-BLACK Acoustibuds Original Flexible Tips for earphones and Bluetooth, 2 Pair, 2 Sizes, BLACK - (Discontinued by manufacturer - Replaced by Acoustibuds Model EPB)
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- Fits securely over most flat faced earphones and Bluetooth devices
- Tips only; Earphones not included
- Fins conform to ear for great fit, bigger bass and improved sound isolation
- Acoustically tuned twin cone core for unimpeded audio delivery
- Ultra high tear strength, soft hypoallergenic silicone for lasting durability
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This item Burton Technologies AB-BLACK Acoustibuds Original Flexible Tips for earphones and Bluetooth, 2 Pair, 2 Sizes, BLACK - (Discontinued by manufacturer - Replaced by Acoustibuds Model EPB)
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Acoustibuds are soft, flexible tips that fit over the flat speaker face of your earphones. Acoustibuds flexible tips maximize bass, improve noise isolation, add comfort and help keep earphones from falling out. Personalize the fit of your earphone and Bluetooth devices while improving the sound quality. Acoustibuds fit original style, flat faced earphones sold with Apple iPod, iPhone, Microsoft Zune, Sony and many other MP3 players. Acoustibuds also fit many replacement earphones and Bluetooth headsets that are noted in our compatibility list. They are not designed to fit Apple Ear pods or earphones that come with stem mounted tips. Package contains tips only, earphones are not included. Made in the USA. The shape of your ear is unique, and no rigid earpiece is going to fit you as well as cushy, soft Acoustibuds tips. Acoustibuds' flexible fins conform to the unique shape of your ear canal and create a gentle seal for better bass fidelity and sound isolation. Acoustibuds come in different sizes to fit a wide variety of ears and to produce more or less sound isolation. As the fins grip the walls of the ear canal, they resist sweat and tugs on the speaker wire, keeping your earphones in place. Acoustibuds are not like other in ear headphones. Many in ear headphones offer flexible bulbs mounted over a rigid tubular stem. Acoustibuds' flexible sound port gathers sound waves from the speaker and funnels them into a trumpet shaped passage into the ear canal. By avoiding abrupt changes in shape and direction, the sound port helps eliminate reflections that cause earphones to sound ''tinny". Because they are flexible, Acoustibuds can bend and direct sound waves into a wide variety of unique ears
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1.) The standard ear buds made by Apple (and others) no longer ship with the "foamies" that used to be standard. These, I found, helped keep earbuds from falling out, and padded the hard plastic shells.
2.)This product looked like it would provide better isolation and enhanced bass.
Do they work on these requirements? Yes. They are certainly an improvement over "naked" earbuds and they do provide isolation and enhanced bass. I would rate them as a marginal success, largely because it is a "one size fits all" solution and, apparently, my ears are smaller than an average adult or teenager---who knew? The real problem is that I found shoving this "finned" design into my ears was uncomfortable, and added excess bulk to the buds that made long term ware uncomfortable---at least for me.
The product IS well made, the material seems to be durable, but what is up with the fins? And WHY do they taper to a FLAT surface rather than a nice rounded taper? For my ears they are too big, too bulky, and provide a less than optimal solution. This is a product area that could use some more development, as I still have not found the "ideal" fit for earbuds. I went back to using cheap, disposable "foamies".
Why did I get these in the first place? One of the rubber covers broke off a pair of one of my fave earbuds so I thought these looked decent to replace the cover...and increase the base at the same time. Well, I actually am not using these for that pair because the don't stay on, and am actually using it for an old Apple earbud for which there is much improved sound when I can get them to stay.
True product review is 2.5 stars and they should make them in white to match white earbuds...doh! I am still in the period to return if I want, so at the price I paid may seem to illogical to return as long as they improve the sound of one pair of headphones and they somewhat stay in my ears. Good luck if you get them :)
I absolutely LOVE THESE. My set wasn't really a set at all, since after buying it, I gave the number "6" size to a co-worker and kept the "5." So it's not like I've been swapping it, I've been happily using the number "5" black for the past three years.
I recently bought another set of white ones for the replacement earphones. These things are absolutely amazing, they stay in the ear very snug (I don't understand how some people are having difficulties). The whole point in having these is so you can insert it into your ear like ear plugs. When I first bought the black set, I was using it with a black 3rd-party ear piece that I had for my iPod video, and I was absolutely taken back that a simple attachment can turn an ordinary $15 JVC earphones into a magnificent sounding earpiece. It's all a matter of concentrating the sound and not allowing external environment muck it up... I mean, if you're not a music artist with a studio, you're most likely going to be listening to your music in an environment that's not-so-quiet, whether at home or outside right?
I'm going to be trying the number "6" size this time, since I know that when you insert these, it's not supposed to go all the way into your ear canal (seriously, who does that? If you were expecting to fully insert it, you may end up with a medical problem!!!).
I just want to commend Burton with this technology. I can see why this "little" add-on has won several awards. I just find it funny when people asks me "You seriously think the default Apple earphone sounds good?" I just reply "You haven't heard its true potential because you don't have these (while pointing at the Acoustibud attachment)!"
I'd give three thumbs up if I had three hands!!!