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Work ok, but don't last long enough
on May 3, 2012
I bought these about six months ago, and was relatively happy with them. I liked how they transformed my apple headphones into exercise headphones, though they never really held them as securely against my ears as I would like. The ear loops are made of very flexible rubber, so while they hold the earbuds where they need to be, they can never be very secure since the ear loop isn't sturdy/formable/etc to hold them in place right. Still, I used them for the past six months b/c I wanted to be able to use the controller on the earbuds to change the music playing on my iPhone.
I can't stand the way the regular apple headphones fit in my ears, so I don't use them, except with these clips. This means I NEVER remove the headphones from the clips. I read a review that said it seemed like if you took them in and out of the clips that the part that clipped on the headphones might wear out or break and not clip well anymore. I never removed the headphones from the clips, and this still happened on one side. I realized after it falling off a couple times that the plastic had actually broken. I don't treat them roughly, use them only for exercising 2-4 times a week, and I was very surprised to see them broken after only six months. I taped them back up and so far they've kept holding on, but I'm in the market for something better, probably something designed for exercising that really holds the earbuds IN my ear and doesn't constantly need adjusting or feel loose.
These are a good, cheap option to enhance the included apple earbuds for use while exercising, but if you are more serious about listening to your music while exercising without the annoyance of constantly pushing the earbuds back in your hear to hear your music well, you might want to invest a bit more into a product better designed for your purposes.