It is true that the earbuds that Apple ships with their iPods and iPhones are not the most comfortable. They have gotten a little better, as the newer ones are much less unpleasant than the original earbuds. While I would not say the sound on the earbuds are horrible, they still just do not provide the best sound quality. Thankfully third-party manufacturers have generously stepped up to offload your money in return for some aftermarket ‘buds, but out of the hundreds on offer, which do you go for? Gear Diary’s Chris Chaimberlain has been trying out Comply’s Whoomp! Earbud Enhancers; billed as a middle-ground before you ditch the original ‘buds, can an accessory redeem Apple’s mediocre earphones?
Traditionally you have to purchase high priced head phones to get good quality out of them. Generally, if you want the best quality you are looking at at least $50 bucks. This is for the in ear headphones, which I find to be the most comfortable, and to have the best sound quality. The Whoomp! earbud enhancers can be had for under $20. This makes them affordable enough that it is not unpleasant on your wallet.
The Whoomp! enhancers work by attaching to the end of the earbuds that come with your iPod, or iPhone. They also increase the bass that the headphones deliver, apparently providing more space for the sound to resonate in. They come in black or white, and if you lose one of the pair, a single one can be had for $11.95.
[Via Gear Diary]