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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: White Ear Buds Reply with quote

I have a 4th gen iPod, so I wouldn't call myself an early iPod adopter, but there was a time when I thought my white earbuds were cool. Now that everyone on the planet has white earbuds, I don't really feel too proud sporting them. I don't want to be thought of as a sheep. Part of the appeal of being an Apple user is being unique or "thinking different".

What do you think? How do you feel about your white earbuds while walking around in public? What sort of thoughts go through your head when you see someone wearing them?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same as everyone else. There is an iPod user. And.. man, why the hell don't these people upgrade? Laughing

But I don't use the white earbuds. I've actually thrown them all away. I have three headphones I use. So it depends on what I'm doing on what headphones I'm going to use.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My earbuds are also white, but I use the Etymotic ER6is. Back when I got them, they were only available in white. If I were to be buying them new now, I would probably get them in black, because they'd match my black iPod, and the eartips wouldn't yellow from earwax as easily (the eartips are grey on the black ER6i).
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClunkClunk wrote:
and the eartips wouldn't yellow from earwax as easily
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also personally don't like the white iPod headphones. They seem to break really easy, and there are alot of other headphones on the market that have better quality.

But hey, they do come with the iPod and do match great with the white iPods, but not so much the black iPod...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was an early ipod adopter but I never saw the white earbuds as defining "uniqueness", plus at the time, those earbuds were not an icon as it is today. Those who did wear them...I think the first thing that came into most ppls mind was

1. the person has disposable income
2. is an apple addict
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3. is crazy for adopting a music device that plays music files from a computer

For me, every ipod user is unique, especially by the kind music they listen to.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to use headphones the ones with the big speakers in them. I like them because they sound really good and don't wreck you ears like earbuds do.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Futa_Mill wrote:
I like to use headphones the ones with the big speakers in them. I like them because they sound really good and don't wreck you ears like earbuds do.


Yeah but you look kinda like and idiot with those huge things on in public...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TyPod wrote:
Futa_Mill wrote:
I like to use headphones the ones with the big speakers in them. I like them because they sound really good and don't wreck you ears like earbuds do.


Yeah but you look kinda like and idiot with those huge things on in public...

I don't care though you look like you are "Thinking Different" or just stuck in the 80's.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought of the white headphones as being unique in the past. 2+ years ago I never saw any people wearing them. Now I see at least 1/2 dozen people wearing the white earbuds every time I go out for a drive.

I usually look and see what kind of headphones people are wearing. I get a kick out of the people that wear the big earmuff type headphones. Although they look geeky, to me those people are cool. The headphones they are using probably sound very good, and they are confident enough to wear them.

p.s. we all posted around the same time. I hadn't read the big headphone comment yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
The big earmuff headphones they are using probably sound very good, and they are confident enough to wear them.

Ya i know music sounds awesome through them. Most audiofiles would where them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a pair of sony earmuff headphones and I wear them around the house, but not at school. The cord is freakin' 10 feet long!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TyPod wrote:
I have a pair of sony earmuff headphones and I wear them around the house, but not at school. The cord is freakin' 10 feet long!

My friends has a cord that long and once put his 6 feet extension on it and would skip rope through the halls with them. It was hilarious (he doesn't care what people think about him, also he has a girlfriend that is freakin hot). His pockets are full of headphone cords lol.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have these


They are used by Blueman Group and other pro's. Definitely not for fashion. At least I wouldn't annoy others with my music. They keep all the sound in to prevent sound bleed while recording. I might also get hit by a car because they are equivalent to wearing earplugs Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use these three..
recently..
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high school..
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casual use..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826159088
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