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They actually work!
on February 11, 2013
I have the waterfi underwater iPod--which i love by the way. I have struggled with finding earbuds that work and stay in. Finally, I found these and they actually work! I swim laps for about an hour 5 days out of 7. I'd say that is a lot of wear and tear and they continue to work great. The cord is short and easy to keep wrapped around the back of my goggles. I immediately too the ear curved plastic things off and threw they away. I think they are kinda lame and never work for me. The actually variety of earbuds has a small flange one that works to seal out the water without killing my ears--again, still feel ok after an hour. Sound is decent, but frankly I don't expect perfect sound...just full bass and an ability to stay in. I am about to order a second pair because when these break--and all the underwater stuff does eventually--I want to make sure i have a replacement of these rather than having to search for something similar from another company.
BUT, I do admit that I do have two "secrets" that I use for ALL of the headsets--here goes. FIRST, i take a TINY bit of chapstick on my finger and work it around my ear canal before I insert the earbud...makes it easier to get a seal without hurting my ear. Second, I take a silicone ear plug like Macks (http://www.amazon.com/Macks-Pillow-Silicone-Earplugs-Value/dp/B000067NMJ) and just squish right over the earbud. It totally seals the whole set-up and you can swim "forever" without the seal breaking. I know it is a bit of a "work around"--but it works wonders even if it takes a few extra minutes to set up. For me, it is worth it to have a swim without having to fiddle around with the headset.
I virtually never write reviews, but I think this product deserved the time.