bugdave


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bt0wnsfin3st wrote:Does anyone know if it will work with my 1st generation iPhone??



not without an the typical 1st gen iphone headset adapter.

SarahPants5


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dbehera2000 wrote:Is there a microphone on this? Can I answer the phone in the middle of listening to my favorite tunes?



No.

ImaginePeace24


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How long is the cord on these?

step12


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Are they foam or rubber earbuds?

Philips 1GB MP3 Player
Microsoft Zune 30GB Digital Media Player
Zcyber i3 Mini Speaker 2-Pack
SanDisk 1GB MP3/WMA Player with FM Tuner and Voice Recorder

bigdaddy24


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mobyhack wrote:um...according to the description, that's the Volume Control

...all of those letter-thingies underneath the pretty pictures and "I want one" button often spell "words." These "words" often contain information, or a "description," about the item being sold at that time. Might be worth a look once in a while.



that's great!!! Thanks for saying what all the literate people were thinking.

lane1986


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These are not noise canceling but "isolating" ie. it blocks noise by sealing off your ears.

caniac45


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bt0wnsfin3st wrote:Does anyone know if it will work with my 1st generation iPhone??



the headphone jack on the 1st gen is too deep, pretty sure you'll need the adapter for these because of the way the input is shaped.

twr8801


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Found a collection of user reviews here.

Ethanmatthew8


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i got this on another website 3 months ago cost me $38 uhuhuhuhuhu this is a good deal... earphones work fine as well as the noise cancelling hurts a bit in your ear though...youll get used to it..i work in a coin processing by the way if i turn on the volume a bit loud i cant hardly hear the coins processing you know how loud coins are .

NewMaster


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egzgg wrote:I want them mainly for the noise cancelling... Do they do a good job doing that?



They are NOT noise canceling earphones; they merely block outside sound through physical means. In other words, they work like earplugs. A true noise canceling design will electronically create an inverse soundwave to cancel out incoming noise.

epp_b


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How do these compare to a set of Hearos Hi-Fi earplugs? The earpiece in these looks exactly the same. I'm interested in these for drumming.

Nicol3


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sreyes06 wrote:The buds look like Bugles chips.



Damn you! I'm cravin' 'em now.

Ohh I might just jump up on 'dis here Woot! I accidentally crunched over my good ones with an iron rocking chair.

Yeah.

I totally said

Iron

Rocking

Chair

(-iot.)

dlcarrier


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Wow, I've been looking into buying these for a month or so, and here they are two for the price of one on woot. They are supposed to be great for use on a motorcycle; you can hook them into your comm system or your GPS receiver and simultaneously get the benefits of headphones and ear plugs.

If anyone wants to read some very thorough reviews, head over to webBikeWorld for an in depth review, or a comparison to other earplugs.

jsmid6


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I'm really not sure. even after reading all the reviews. it seems like they do a decent job of noise cancellation/blockage. but I'm worried about the sounds quality. Do they sound like cheap headphones or are they decent? I do not always need the noise cancellation but it would be nice. mostly i just need headphones since i seem to loose them quite often.

Kingmiwok


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The volume control looks like it has soft touch type buttons, which generally means a powered circuit. Is there a battery in there to provide power? If not, what does?

GM

twr8801


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gobux wrote:Looks like a great deal. These are over $38.00 per set on Ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/AO-Safety-Blockade-Noise-Isolating-Earbuds-99014_W0QQitemZ120480274914QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1c0d2f19e2



Eh, a few have gone for less, from $15 to $25. (That's a "Completed listings" page; I believe you'll need to be signed in.)

SarahPants5


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epp_b wrote:How do these compare to a set of Hearos Hi-Fi earplugs? The earpiece in these looks exactly the same. I'm interested in these for drumming.



That's why I wanted them! :O And I ride the subway, it's really bad at certain stations where the trains squeak insanely...I imagine they'll work quite similarly, it's worth trying, you get two pair after all so if they rock, yay, if not, sell them for $30 a piece! XD

KolorBlindKid


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24dB is nothing. average conversation volume is about double, i believe.

jsalmi1032


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Will these work with first-gen iPhone? They require the slightly longer 3.5mm plug.

waacodemon


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jsalmi1032 wrote:Will these work with first-gen iPhone? They require the slightly longer 3.5mm plug.



No. The question has been asked before. Please read the thread before asking

I once ate a cricket.

DaZoneRanger


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I wish woot would offer a kick-ass pair of noise-cancelling headphones. None of this in the ear stuff, either, because they feel weird in my ears and my ears and scalp start moving around uncomfortably. I know that my sound weird, but it's true. If I put these things in my ear, my scalp starts moving like Conan O'Brien's.

md1207


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I'm getting a pair. If they are $38.00 on Amazon then I'm willing to give them a try for $10 shipped.

epp_b


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SarahPants5 wrote:That's why I wanted them! :O And I ride the subway, it's really bad at certain stations where the trains squeak insanely...I imagine they'll work quite similarly, it's worth trying, you get two pair after all so if they rock, yay, if not, sell them for $30 a piece! XD



Ah, heck -- I'm in! Their dB rating is the same as that of Hearos' and they should work well for general use.

waacodemon


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md1207 wrote:I'm getting a pair. If they are $38.00 on Amazon then I'm willing to give them a try for $10 shipped.



14.99 + 5.00 = 10?

I think i forgot to carry a digit... :/

I once ate a cricket.

SarahPants5


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waacodemon wrote:14.99 + 5.00 = 10?

I think i forgot to carry a digit... :/



They meant EACH.

IslandMama


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[quote postid="3554662" user="Tufflaw"]Anyone actually use these? I really need something to use at the gym. I read the stationary bike several times a week for 60 minutes at a time, and try to watch movies on a portable media player, and no matter when I go, I always seem to be there at the exact same time as this MANIAC, he looks like his head is covered by a poodle.

He uses the precor two rows behind me and for the entire time he's on it, he's yelling and clapping his hands and making weird popping noises, it's absolutely unbearable.

I have absolutely no knowledge or input on these earbuds...I just loved your description of this tool. I can totally see...er, and hear...him.


The Wootiest

SarahPants5


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IslandMama wrote:[quote postid="3554662" user="Tufflaw"]Anyone actually use these? I really need something to use at the gym. I read the stationary bike several times a week for 60 minutes at a time, and try to watch movies on a portable media player, and no matter when I go, I always seem to be there at the exact same time as this MANIAC, he looks like his head is covered by a poodle.

He uses the precor two rows behind me and for the entire time he's on it, he's yelling and clapping his hands and making weird popping noises, it's absolutely unbearable.

I have absolutely no knowledge or input on these earbuds...I just loved your description of this tool. I can totally see...er, and hear...him.



^ Why I don't exercise. (Just kidding, haha.)

rachelle33


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waacodemon wrote:14.99 + 5.00 = 10?

I think i forgot to carry a digit... :/



They are $20 with shipping for the 2 in the deal so that is $10 for a single pair that sells for $38 elsewhere is what they are saying.

winafew


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These are noise isolating, not noise cancelling. These are better at quieting the external sounds that noise cancelling, which only work for certain frequencies.

Noise isolating phones 'isolate' or block the external sounds, just like earplugs. But the also have provision to let in the music. No electronics required for blocking.

Noise cancelling phones 'sense and cancel' the external sounds. Only trouble is, they don't work perfectly, and only over a limited range of frequencies. Also, they require power, cost more, and can introduce distortion.

I have used both for several years, and prefer the noise isolating ones.

winafew


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KolorBlindKid wrote:24dB is nothing. average conversation volume is about double, i believe.



dB reduction is a relative measure, not one of absolute volume. If I remember, about 3 dB is about a 50 percent reduction. So 6 dB would be about 75 percent, and then 9 db would be about 87 percent, and so on. 24 dB is about as good as you can get with any type of normal earplugs, whether they also pipe in music or not.

Irregularcog


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twr8801 wrote:Eh, a few have gone for less, from $15 to $25. (That's a "Completed listings" page; I believe you'll need to be signed in.)



But this is a TWO pack

ammatos


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KolorBlindKid wrote:24dB is nothing. average conversation volume is about double, i believe.



NO - the average noise-isolating earphone has a 22db rating. So these are average.

a.

chippychip


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smtatertot13 wrote:i'm not sure we're all looking for fashion advice :p



It's true; all wooters are like the comicbook guy and don't care how we look.

$7.50
+2.50
______
$10.00
x2
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20.00 = Good gamble (for:

Patented triple-flange ear bud design provides optimal noise protection for an excellent fit that radically reduces noise
Integrated volume control places fingertip adjustment of any iPod or MP3 player easily within reach
24 decibel Noise Reduction Rating brings an end to dangerously over-cranked tunes struggling to compete with loud external sounds
Use in the yard while mowing and gardening, in the workshop, on the job, in the gym or traveling on a plane to safely isolate background noise
Ultra comfortable design from the same company who brought you the industry leading WorkTunes
iPod and MP3 compatible (any device with a 3.5mm plug)
Meets ANSI/OSHA Standards
Additional Photos:

Blockade Noise Isolating Earbuds
Volume Control
Triple-flange ear bud design)

chippychip


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In for 1 = 2. Thanx Woot. I fall asleep with headphones and break at least 1 ear thingy a month.

Not Dollar Store but 10-dollar Store (there's a marketing idea Woot or Big Lots -- send me 820 dollars for the marketing idea;headphones for life!).

fussybits


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The volume control looks like it's more digital than mechanical, doesn't it? Is there a battery inside, or how does it work?

fussybits


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KolorBlindKid wrote:24dB is nothing. average conversation volume is about double, i believe.



24db means a difference of 2 to the 8th power. (24/3=8)

That means it supposedly cuts noise to 1/256 of what you'd hear without them.

zuberman


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winafew wrote:dB reduction is a relative measure, not one of absolute volume. If I remember, about 3 dB is about a 50 percent reduction. So 6 dB would be about 75 percent, and then 9 db would be about 87 percent, and so on. 24 dB is about as good as you can get with any type of normal earplugs, whether they also pipe in music or not.



Right. dB is a logarithmic scale, meaning that 24 dB reduction makes the sound about 250x less intense when it reaches your ears (22 dB reduction is about 160x less intense). But, our brain interprets the signal from our ears more or less logarithmically as well, so the background sounds will appear to be more like 5x quieter than 250x quieter. Still pretty effective.

Live from Shanghai

MasterWill


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cdf12345 wrote:It wont drain your battery at all, because it doesnt use your device's battery



Until you plug them in that is. Unless you listen to music with the volume muted.

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AVHarris


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winafew wrote:dB reduction is a relative measure, not one of absolute volume. If I remember, about 3 dB is about a 50 percent reduction. So 6 dB would be about 75 percent, and then 9 db would be about 87 percent, and so on. 24 dB is about as good as you can get with any type of normal earplugs, whether they also pipe in music or not.



Correct. 3 dB is a 50% reduction of power. If you were talking volts it would be 6 db for 50%. Sound is in power so your math is correct. Just think of it like the sound is half as loud every time you decrease it by 3 db. So at very low levels there are diminishing returns.

As far as ear plugs go 30db is the best I can find. Skull Screws

I work nights and have to sleep through dogs, children and phones. Skull Screws are the only plugs I have found that let me sleep mainly because the stay put. You literally screw them in.

Still I'm in. I'll try them at work. I install and test equipment for cellular and with all the fans running in a cell site is very loud.

nemea456


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Anyone use these to fall asleep with external noise? Are they comfortable enough to fall asleep with?