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Fix Apple Earbud Problems with Earjams

April 11, 2008

Apple Bluetooth Headset (with Earjam)
I don’t know who Apple designs their earphones for, but it isn’t me. Every set of earphones I’ve ever gotten with an iPod, iPhone, etc. have been too damn big to fit in my ear. They hurt, and they don’t stay in, period.

I’m sure I must just have tiny ears (they probably came as a set with my big mouth), but I can’t be the only person out there that has this problem.

I’ve never really cared before, since I tend to toss them in a drawer and go with something like V-Moda Vibes which come with an assortment of earpiece sizes, instead.

Unfortunately, I really, really want to use the Apple iPhone Bluetooth Headset. It automatically pairs, it charges on the same dock or travel cable, and best off, it’s tough and doesn’t get destroyed in a pocket full of other gear.

Unfortunately, it has the same damn huge earpiece that the iPod earphones have. I couldn’t make the thing stay in my ear for the life of me.

Until I found Earjams.

Made by Griffin Tech (who make more Apple accessories than you can shake a stick at), these are simple little adapters that fit over Apple earphones and convert them into “in-ear” style earphones. For $9, you get three different sized pairs of adapters, and a little carrying case to keep them in.

Best off, they fit the iPhone Bluetooth Headset too. With one of these on it, it stays in my ear comfortably and securely. They snap on tight enough to stay on in my pocket (besides, I’ve got a spare, since they’re made in pairs for stereo earphones), and they don’t interfere with charging.

In fact, the only downside is that they’re white (to match stereo earphones) instead of black to match the headset. But when it’s in my ear, you can barely see the white part anyway.

This may be the best $9 I’ve spent on gadgetry in a long time. If you want to love an Apple headset or pair of earphones and they don’t fit you, give these a shot.

Griffin Tech Earjams – $9.

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5 Responses to “Fix Apple Earbud Problems with Earjams”

  1. Melodie Hodge on July 3rd, 2008 12:10 pm

    Thank you so much for this article and recommending Earjams. I too have the same problem with the earbuds, but everyone else I know can use them no problem. I just bought my second iPod and thought it was such a waste that I have to go out and buy new headphones because the stock ones are too big. I am going to be on the lookout for the Earjams.

  2. adamyonk on July 16th, 2008 10:07 am

    right on. been looking for these for a while.
    the iphone bluetooth piece is great.. works all the time and great battery life.
    i’ve used it with iphone, macbook pro, and now bb curve. works great for everything.
    now, even better.

  3. Roble on July 20th, 2008 9:24 am

    Thanks for the heads up. I’ve been using earjams for a long time, but wanted to know if they’d fit the Bluetooth headset before I bought it. I’m glad this works!!

  4. Yesica on February 9th, 2010 6:06 pm

    great:)
    somebody always finds a solution:)

  5. Diana on June 5th, 2011 8:30 am

    I too hate the Apple earbuds! As I do not have ears the size of a small gorilla. I have had to buy new ones everytime I have purchased an apple product!

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