Update: Contest is over folks! Our winner is: “Kevinmatthewroach”
With my recent iPad 2 purchase, I’ve been considering getting a new pair of headphones. I currently use the Apple In-Ear headphones and, so far, have been very happy with them. However, I was recently contacted by ShopBGA who suggested I try the iLeaf Earbuds.
The features were impressive; Noise Canceling with microphone from Ounuo leveraging dynamic drivers, Powerful neodymium magnets for balanced sound, Hands-free microphone (iPad 2 FaceTime!), Multiple colors, a Tangle-free cable design, and three sets of silicon ear gels.
The real sell for me was the tangle-free design, as for me, the tangle issue is the only major flaw in my Apple In-Ear headphones. The iLeaf tangle-free design, which has to do with the flat design of the cable, means the headphones rarely ever get tangled. The one downside about the cord however is that there is no cord management to keep the long wires together such is found on the Apple In-Ear headphones and other high-end headphones.
Aside from the cord, one of the first things I noticed about the iLeaf headphones is that they seemed bulkier than typical in-ear headphones. The design seemed like it wouldn’t fit well with my ears.
After finding the right size ear gel, in which case was the smallest for me (medium with other headphones), the headphones were initially uncomfortable. After a few minutes, comfort began to improve but it just didn’t seem to fit right, almost as if the headphones were too thick in my ear.
Now, it is worth noting that the only comfortable in-ear headphones I’ve stuck with are the Apple ones. I’ve tried many and none are very comfortable for me. While this doesn’t mean the iLeafs won’t work for you, it does mean that if the majority of in-ear headphones don’t fit well for you, then the iLeafs probably won’t either.
In terms of sound, the immediate thing that hit me was the bass. The bass on these headphones is just fantastic and you really notice it. The noise canceling feature works very well, but this depends on the fit of the headphones. Since the primary function of headphones is to provide great sound, the iLeafs deliver.
Lastly, the iLeaf headphones can be used for both music and taking phone/video calls with the optional (as in you don’t have to use it) in-line microphone. In other words, like with most headphones today, and specifically Apple earphones, you can listen to music and answer a phone call without having to remove the headset.
If You’re Looking For Headphones…
The iLeaf headphones are available for $49.95 and the buds are further available in six colors: Black, White, Blue, Green, Purple, and Orange.
Overall, if you’re in the market for a new pair of in-ear headphones, whether with a microphone or not, the iLeafs delivery an enjoyable experience with great sound, fantastic bass, a tangle-free design, and a good price point.
Today I have one pair of white iLeaf Earbuds with Microphone to giveaway!
To win, simply comment on the following:
1.) Where will you use the iLeaf earbuds?
Winners chosen at random; Contest ends March 21, 2011 at 01:30 PM PST.
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2.) One Contest Entry Per Person. Do not attempt to post multiple contest entries under different emails and/or user names during the same contest.
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