My new iPod earbuds suck
One of the things I like best about walking in the city is listening to my iPod. It puts me in my own world, devoid of traffic, loud conversations, gross guys shouting gross things to me. After about a year, my original set of ear buds started to fall apart and so I got some new ones, which, as Apple is apt to do, are upgraded.
Upgraded, or so big and weirdly shaped that they keep falling out of my ears? They stay in if I keep my head perfectly still, which is okay for the train or the plane, but while walking I tend to, you know, look for traffic, and that’s when the buds come flying out. Frustrated, I end up stuffing them in my bag and walking to my destination without the very much needed beat of MIA in my ears.
So what I’ve resorted to using the big headphones that Jet Blue gives out for a $1. These are truly upgraded models from the free version, padded and with surprisingly good sound. I find with the dinky free ones, I have to turn the volume way up, and even then need to cement them to my ears in order to hear anything properly.
But although the dollar Jet Blue headphones work great, I feel rather doorkish in public. Clearly I’m not a DJ nor is it the ’70s. Then again, I’m far less weird than the homeless guy with no pants on. And plus my ears are warm.
Now if only my iPod wouldn’t run out after one hour. Time for another Apple upgrade. Bastards.