Acoustibuds improve fit and sound of stock earbuds

Acoustibuds snap on to the ear pieces of stock earbuds and purport to offer improved fit and sound quality

Stock earbuds are the nasty surprise that come packaged with almost all MP3 players. Sure, they let you listen to your new purchase, but they're not particularly comfortable and they certainly don't sound all that good. The best solution for this problem is to upgrade to a pair of decent headphones, but if you're one of many people who balks at the idea of dropping even more cash when you've just purchased a new gadget, there is now another option.

The Acoustigrip may look like an ear-gauging earring, but it's actually for keeping your headphone cable tidy.

Acoustibuds snap on to the ear pieces of stock earbuds and purport to offer improved fit and sound quality due to the flexible, hypoallergenic fins and the twin-cone core design. All that for just 13 bucks--a lot less than most replacement 'buds are going to cost you. We're not sure about the comfort and audio response, but they do look kinda cool.

The same company also makes a funky-looking cable wrap called the Acoustigrip. The itty-bitty clip provides cord management and will clip to your shirt or keep your earphones wrapped near your MP3 player. This accessory goes for $5.99.

About the author

    Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.

     

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