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Understanding & Buying Earbuds


    You would have seen people wearing earphones or earbuds while walking, cycling, catching the bus, going to the gym or even in kitchen. As you may have perhaps noticed earbuds are small, tiny devices, with one one end snugged into the users ear while the end other nicely tucked into any type of electrical sound producing system like an iPod, radio, bluetooth or mobile set. These earbuds are small enough so that they can be easily stowed away, yet offer individual freedom of movement and high quality comparable to cumbersome headphones. The main purpose of using earbuds is that a person can conveniently enjoy digital music, songs, audiobooks and other digital recordings peacefully without disturbing other persons around. They are nice and crisp on high frequencies. Despite their small size, the sound quality of earbuds is vastly improving, and more modern versions offer noise-canceling technology.

    With the advancement in technology nowadays these earbuds are coming in different innovative shapes and sizes and are said to be providing a "Safe-Sound" technology. However, earbuds with little wings on them are found to be very convenient and effective to listeners which allow them to twist them into their ears expediently for form fitting and comfort, designed not to disrupt the natural shape of one's ear.

    Nowadays various reputed companies are using revolutionary Reverse Sound Technology to deliver pure and safe sound from their earbud products, one that considers ear shape and inner lobe sensitivities. During the production of earbuds, efforts are made so that earbuds do not have any adverse effect on the ears of the listeners. The earbuds available today are far better than their conventional counterparts when the selection was minimal and earbuds were made of poor materials in turn providing poor sound quality. However, today there are different varieties of earbuds in the marketplace, sport versions, bass frequency amps, clear buds, steel buds, and sweat-resistant buds to name a few. Furthermore, there is a choice to choose clear bass and deep bass as well a third model that caters to surround sound. Apart from earbuds, people are also using balanced headphones, wireless headphones, sealed headphones, full-size headphones, ear padded headphones, and clip headphones which continue to compete for market share with their smaller brother - the earbud.

    Buying Tips: Earbuds []
    → Did you know that good quality earbuds often come with a little case, as you can store the earbuds within the same case for travel?
    → Don't buy cheaper earbuds to save a few bucks, you can check the quality yourself by putting the bud into your ear, if they are loose, fall or hurt in a short period of time avoid them.
    → Check the quality of the plastic of the earbuds and whether they are easily scratched?
    → Ensure they have no rubber tips around them, if you found one of these earbuds you are surely buying the cheap stuff.
    → Choose earbuds that have a right-angled plug.
    → Check the quality of the cable while buying earbuds.
    → Try and purchase an earbud accessory kit if possible, which can easily handle or grip your inner ear. You can comfortably jog and exercise with earbuds that have a layer of stick-on material to absorb the sweat.
    → Check whether the earbuds have digital noise-canceling capabilities.