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Griffin TuneBuds (Color) Earphones, SmartShare Headphone Splitter Review

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One of the major gripes with the first generation iPhone was the recessed headphone slot. If you wanted to use another set of headphones, you had to buy an adapter. Good thing the iPhone 3G no longer has this problem!

Are you using a first gen iPhone? Well Griffin has come up with their 3.5mm headphone adapter plus their Smartshare headphone splitters. Coupled with their TuneBuds Earphones, you’ll be on your merry little way to music listening heaven. Let’s see what these are all about!

Griffin TuneBuds (Color) Mini Review

The TuneBuds are replacement headphones for your iPod or iPhone. They are very lightweight and the 46″ earphone cable is an excellent length. The color I received was a light blue color and they fit really well in my ears. The only problem I found was that their “neodymium dynamic micro-drivers” delivered too much treble and not enough bass. Even playing with the iPod equalizer didn’t do much to the sound.

I would say the underrated Apple headphones are just a notch better than these TuneBuds. However, if you’re looking for a colorful replacement, a comfortable fit, and the ability to protect yourself from iPhone stalkers, these might be for you–they come in pretty colors plus a few extra sets of earbud adapters!

Griffin SmartShare Headphone Splitter Mini Review

When I saw this, the first thing that came to my mind was “cool! independent volume controls!” That’s right folks, the Griffin SmartShare Headphone Splitter comes with volume controls for each listener making it possible for both parties to control the volume (if only each could control the music too!). The volume sliders are fairly easy to move, almost too easy. I tested these out with my iPhone headphones and the TuneBuds–everything worked exactly as advertised. I can see myself bring these puppies along on a road trip somewhere.

These splitters work with every single iPod/iPhone in the the Apple line up. The included headphone adapter allows you to use this with the recessed headphone jack on the first gen iPhone. Check out my gallery for more detailed views!

The Griffin TuneBuds ($19.99US) and SmartShare Headphone Splitter ($14.99US) can be purchased from Griffin. Expect a giveaway coming up for these bad boys in a week or so–stay tuned!!!

PS – Don’t forget to enter my FREE Griffin Wave case giveaway/contest!

TuneBuds White

SmartShare + Headphone Adapter Black

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  • Guest

    Nice review, thanks.

  • Dusty

    Nice review, thanks.

  • iGeorge

    I Like the headphones!

    What I do not like is that when I’m on a call I keep pressing the number key pad by accident. I then pressed hide keypad and then I accidently press the mute button. I just figured that out. At first I thought that I was just dropping calls because I could not hear anyone and I hung up not knowing I had just pressed the mute button. This is the one thing I hate about iphones. I see the new 3G wave case is now available. Thinking of getting one. Is it worth it?

  • iGeorge

    I Like the headphones!

    What I do not like is that when I’m on a call I keep pressing the number key pad by accident. I then pressed hide keypad and then I accidently press the mute button. I just figured that out. At first I thought that I was just dropping calls because I could not hear anyone and I hung up not knowing I had just pressed the mute button. This is the one thing I hate about iphones. I see the new 3G wave case is now available. Thinking of getting one. Is it worth it?

  • george

    does anyone know if you can use any old ipod charger to fuel up the 3g iphone?

  • george

    does anyone know if you can use any old ipod charger to fuel up the 3g iphone?

  • AdamCanada

    iGeorge, their must be something wrong with your phone, their is a proximity sensor that turns off the screen so your cheek doesn’t press any buttons. Yours must be broken. Or do you have a case on it. I had one that coverd up that sensor so I had to return it.

  • AdamCanada

    iGeorge, their must be something wrong with your phone, their is a proximity sensor that turns off the screen so your cheek doesn’t press any buttons. Yours must be broken. Or do you have a case on it. I had one that coverd up that sensor so I had to return it.

  • Rhino

    That’s too bad about the headphones. I’d love to find a pair that have a lower Suck Ratio than the Apple ones. The Apple ones actually have fantastic sound, but only if you keep them pressed hard into your ears with both hands. Makes driving hard ;).

    If anyone else has a set of iPhone headphones they are using that they feel deliver great sound, feel free to post about them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rhino

    That’s too bad about the headphones. I’d love to find a pair that have a lower Suck Ratio than the Apple ones. The Apple ones actually have fantastic sound, but only if you keep them pressed hard into your ears with both hands. Makes driving hard ;).

    If anyone else has a set of iPhone headphones they are using that they feel deliver great sound, feel free to post about them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Great headphones. Have had two sets both were wonderful but one my dog chewed and the other my girlfriend broke. I would highly recommend but I’m actually thinking of checking out a pair of Skullcandy earbuds; seem pretty good.

  • Great headphones. Have had two sets both were wonderful but one my dog chewed and the other my girlfriend broke. I would highly recommend but I’m actually thinking of checking out a pair of Skullcandy earbuds; seem pretty good.

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