JVC Gumy Air earphones are cheap and colorful

The JVC Gumy Air earphones are a reasonable choice for users on a tight budget who want to replace the stock earbuds that come with MP3 players--but only if they fit properly.


We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the stock earbuds that came packaged with your MP3 player are not going to help you recognize the full potential of your device. (Unless, of course, you happen to own one of these players.) No matter how many times we say it, we still see countless individuals rocking white iPod earbuds. Perhaps people want others to know they own an iPod, or maybe they balk at the idea of spending even more money to make the most out of a device on which they've already dropped a healthy chunk of change. For the latter, there are options such as the JVC Gumy Air earphones, a set that retails for just $15. However, although these phones offer a touch of style and good, clear audio for those who can get a proper fit, they're definitely not one-size-fits-all. In other words, they may not be an upgrade for everyone. Read the JVC Gumy Air review.

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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