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!
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