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Sound Isolating Earbuds

Keep outside noise out of your music.


For better sound and less outside noise, our Sound-Isolating Earbuds are just right. The comfortable, in-ear design blocks unwanted noise, while delivering rich, full-bodied sound for music and movies. Three included sizes of earbuds ensure a snug, custom fit. Also includes a retractable, tangle-free cable, dual-pin airplane adapter and t-splitter for sharing.

Rich sound, less outside noise.
The snug in-ear design delivers remarkably rich, full-bodied sound, while blocking unwanted noise.

Comfortable, custom fit.
Our Sound-Isolating Earbuds come with three sizes of buds, so you can enjoy a fit that's comfortable for extended periods and all types of activity--from travel and exercise, to work or just relaxing.

Perfect for travel.
The compact design, combined with a retractable, tangle-free cable, dual-pin airplane adapter and t-splitter for sharing, make our Sound-Isolating Earbuds ideal for travel.
Sound Isolating Earbuds
Sound Isolating Earbuds

Sound Isolating Earbuds

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Sound Isolating Earbuds
 
3.1

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (29)
  • Comfortable (26)
  • Great sound (16)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Good bass (13)

Cons

  • Falls off/out of ear (14)
  • Flimsy construction (14)
  • Cord too short (6)
  • Poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Portable devices (25)
  • Travel (19)
  • Music (11)
  • Working out (11)
  • With my computer (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (20), Audiophile (7), Gear head (4)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Could be great with a few modifications

I LOVE the fact that the wires retract. It is great to not have to deal with all the tangled cords. My primary complaint is that they need to put a clip on the...Read complete review

I LOVE the fact that the wires retract. It is great to not have to deal with all the tangled cords. My primary complaint is that they need to put a clip on the retracting component so you can anchor it to your shirt. Otherwise, it bounces around with walking, jogging, gets caught when working out. This in turn pulls the buds out of your ear and I feel leads to shorts in the wiring. This becomes an issue as I've went through probably 5 pairs in the last 2 years. Buy the protection plan. I continue to just take them back and get new ones. This could really be an awsome product with more durable wiring (like the ones that come with apple products) and a clip.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tangled and Broke Instantly

These ear buds are comfortable but they won't stay in. The retraction mechanism for the chord tangled and broke within minutes of me trying to use it. There was no salvaging it. I...Read complete review

These ear buds are comfortable but they won't stay in. The retraction mechanism for the chord tangled and broke within minutes of me trying to use it. There was no salvaging it. I simply removed the ear buds from the mechanism in order to continue to use them. But at this hefty price, that is terrible.

Also there simply is NO rich sound. These produce a very flat sound no matter what you plug them into. I've had el cheapo ear buds sound much better than these. They do work for noise reduction however.

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5.0

Love them

By Gen

from North Dallas

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • Relaxing
    • Traveling
    • With My Computer
    • Working
    • Working Out

    Comments about Sound Isolating Earbuds:

    I bought these at an airport while traveling on business two years ago. I take them everwhere with me and use them almost daily. Love them, especially for the price. Great value!

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    No replacement for earbud tips

    By Horsewoman

    from Montana

    About Me Not A Kid

    Pros

    • Great Sound

    Cons

    • Falls Off/Out Of Ear
    • Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Chores
    • Feeding My Horses

    Comments about Sound Isolating Earbuds:

    The soft rubbery tips on the ear buds fall off easily. However, Brookstone does not sell replacement tips.

    I guess it's "tough luck." I'm out $35. I liked the sound, but I won't stick a piece of hard plastic in my ear... besides it won't stay in place without the rubbery tip.

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Not quite what expected

    By Kindle lover

    from Altoona, IA

    About Me Audiophile

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Sound
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Cord Always Gets Tangled
    • Flimsy Construction
    • Not worth the money
    • Would Not Easily Unwind

    Best Uses

    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • Relaxing

    Comments about Sound Isolating Earbuds:

    Ear buds fit perfectly and sound is pretty good, but still would not recommend because the main reason for buying was so the cord would be able to wind up easily without tangling. I was unable to pull out the cord to a comfortable length the first time I used it, so I knew it wasn't something I did and it still wont pull out very far.

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    LOVE THEM!!!!!

    By Figglett

    from South Dakota

    About Me Audiophile

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable Devices
      • Traveling
      • Working Out

      Comments about Sound Isolating Earbuds:

      Love these ear buds.

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      JUNK

      By Jimmy Now

      from Washington D.C. Virginia

      About Me Frequent Traveler

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Great Sound

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction
      • Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Relaxing
      • Traveling

      Comments about Sound Isolating Earbuds:

      I do not use these headphones for anything but listening to my iPad or iPod or iPhone. Now they have a short. Junk. Did not last 2 years.... They should last 5. Poor engineering. Do not buy. Way to expensive. Go to the $1 store because they are the same quality.

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      arrived in bad condition

      By hiker/cyclist

      from Aspen, CO

      About Me Frequent Traveler

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Portable Devices
      • Traveling
      • Working Out

      Comments about Sound Isolating Earbuds:

      Device arrived with cords tangled inside the mechanism, so cords have to be pulled out with effort, and will not retract completely. This negates the advantage of a "no tangle" cord system.

      • Primary Use:
      • Working out
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Awesome

      By BW

      from Mishawaka, Indiana

      About Me Teenager

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Music
      • Traveling
      • With My Computer

      Comments about Sound Isolating Earbuds:

      Great sound quality for the price! However, the cord is pretty flimsy. My cord shorted out but Brookstone replaced it for free. Still the best earbuds I have ever owned!

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      i n a mall can still hear music etc.

      By none

      from Montreal, QC, Canada

      About Me Frequent Traveler

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sound Isolating Earbuds:

        great compact

        • Primary Use:
        • Traveling
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Well worth the money!

        By Travel Hog

        from Fort Worth, Texas

        About Me Frequent Traveler

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Good Bass
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Cord Too Short
        • Falls Off/Out Of Ear

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Traveling
        • With My Computer

        Comments about Sound Isolating Earbuds:

        I lost my 1st pair after a year and have now had my 2nd pair for a couple of years and I LOVE THEM. They go with me on every trip (one day or 3 weeks)...and I travel often. This second pair is just now starting to falter so I'll happily buy a third. The thing is, 4 month ago I started using them daily at work and IMO they are not meant for longterm daily use. They're better left for intermittant use. I plan to use my QC2 at work and leave these in my backpack. Enjoy!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great for Travel

        By Jill

        from Marietta GA

        About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Compact
        • Good Bass
        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • Falls Off/Out Of Ear
        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Portable Devices
        • Relaxing
        • Traveling
        • With My Computer

        Comments about Sound Isolating Earbuds:

        I bought my first pair for travel. Great for that purpose. But not so great at the gym. As the others have said, the retraction mechanism is too heavy for the lightweight cords, and without a clip, it bounces around and pulls the buds out of your ears when on the elliptical. Really unusable for that. My first pair eventually shorted out, probably from the constant tugging.

        But, I found them so convenient for travel and work that I bought a second pair anyway. Love the retractable cord, I can toss it in my bag without worrying about a tangled mess when pulling it out.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        Brookstone/OSIM-branded products are backed by a one-year limited warranty.

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        Our innovative products will provide you and your family with years of enjoyment. And with the Brookstone Protection Plus service and replacement plans, you'll have the added peace of mind knowing that if the unexpected does happen, we will simply repair or replace your covered product. Our enhanced coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty, saving you time and money.

        • Replacement Plan - 1 Year $3.99
        • Replacement Plan - 2 Year $5.99
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