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Buds Surround-Sound Earbuds

Earbud's reverse-sound technology delivers a virtual surround-sound experience.


Compact earbuds provide amazing surround sound. Earbud's reverse-sound technology delivers a virtual surround-sound experience and amazing audio. Outside-the-ear design offers superior comfort during prolonged listening. Includes travel pouch and spare buds.

Reverse sound technology--better performance and protection
The 'reverse' refers to the earbuds' speakers, which direct sound waves away from the ear and then bounce them back into the ear canal. This protects your eardrums from excessive volume levels associated with 'in-ear' designs, and also provides a virtual surround sound experience that feels like the real thing.

Over-the-ear design
Non-intrusive earbuds are comfortable and stay in place even while exercising.

Includes:
Protective case for travel

Creative is a registered trademark of Creative Technologies
Buds  Surround Sound Earbuds
Buds  Surround Sound Earbuds

Buds Surround-Sound Earbuds

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Buds Surround-Sound Earbuds
 
4.4

(based on 107 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (101)
  • Lightweight (95)
  • Good audio (62)
  • Durable (46)
  • Highly compatible (36)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (23)
  • Cord too short (5)

Best Uses

  • Portable devices (74)
  • Music (70)
  • Travel (64)
  • Running (47)
  • With my computer (32)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (83)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (50), Audiophile (21), Gear head (13), Student (13), Runner (5)
    • Primary Use:
    • Working out (12), Listening to ipod (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Sound, needs design improvement

The sound quality is one of the best I've seen for the price (I've compared with some at $45+ from sony and toshiba). Is comfortable and I prefer to the...Read complete review

The sound quality is one of the best I've seen for the price (I've compared with some at $45+ from sony and toshiba). Is comfortable and I prefer to the "bud" or "inner-ear" typce since I do alot of exercising.

One draw back is that the connection between the wire and the jack/plug is susceptable to fraying. Not likely to happen in the short-term if you're using for casual use, but for exercising or outdoor use...I'd reconsider.

I might also provide various size ear pieces for comfort adjustment.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Initally great- but a few problems later

Initially I was very pleased with this product. Having small ears, I have trouble finding earbuds that fit me & stay in place. These are comfortable and stay snug during skiing,...Read complete review

Initially I was very pleased with this product. Having small ears, I have trouble finding earbuds that fit me & stay in place. These are comfortable and stay snug during skiing, running, and sleeping. But after just a few weeks, the wire came loose from the input jack... it still played alright but required duct tape to secure. And now one of the soft clear pieces fell off one of the earbuds, so now it doesn't stay in my ear! Apparently Brookstone doesn't offer replacements! Bummer!!

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1.0

Not very durable.

By odd runner

from NJ

About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Music
  • Working Out

Comments about Buds Surround-Sound Earbuds:

I used the headset when I ran. They seemed very durable, fit well and the sound was great. However, they only lasted a couple months which was way too short. I am trying another pair and hoping the other was just defective, since I did like them.

  • Primary Use:
  • Working out
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Prettyy much what I expected

By Steve the biker

from Phoenix, AZ

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • With My Computer
  • Working Out

Comments about Buds Surround-Sound Earbuds:

Good sound
Handle gently...tends to entwind on itself

  • Primary Use:
  • Working out
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Hubby says best earphones ever!

By Chrissy

from Toledo, Ohio

About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Buds Surround-Sound Earbuds:

    I had a long layover at O'Hare and wound up in the Brookstone shop looking at all of their various gadgets. My husband is a runner, and he ONLY likes headphones that clip over the ears. We have gotten him (and returned) various pairs over the past couple of years, including wireless Bluetooth headphones that he didn't like. He is very picky - they have to be comfortable, they have to be very secure for running, they have to not get nasty when he sweats, etc. He is an audiophile so they have to sound amazing, too. I got him these on a whim, even though I thought he will probably not like them, he doesn't like ANY headphones, lol! Well, he LOVES these. He calls them the "perfect headphones" and has been telling everyone to get them, including his mom! He is so happy that he finally has the "perfect" headphones - he says they sound great and fit all of his needs, he says they blow the $90 headphones we got (and returned) out of the water. I never review things, but I had to come on here and review these because I feel like I finally hit the jackpot with these! He's been complaining about headphones for years and now I don't have to listen to it any more!!! Thank you!

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    great

    By DA runner

    from USA

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Working Out

      Comments about Buds Surround-Sound Earbuds:

      Great for running, I ran 4 ten mile runs and they have great bass and sound ,once you put them in they stay they don't move at all.
      Great product......

      • Primary Use:
      • Working out
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The only headphones for me!

      By Itsme_tbird

      from Yorktown, VA

      About Me Frequent Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portable Devices
        • Working Out

        Comments about Buds Surround-Sound Earbuds:

        I've tried almost every headphone on the market from super cheap to very expensive and found nothing that compares to the all-around greatness of these for working out. They are comfortable, stay in place and last through the years!

        • Primary Use:
        • Working out
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love Them

        By Ryan S

        from Tulsa, OK

        About Me Frequent Traveler

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Cord Too Short

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Buds Surround-Sound Earbuds:

        I listed cord too short as a con because sometimes when I am at work and have my Ipod in my desk or have the earphones plugged into my computer tower I wish they were maybe 6" longer. For Ipod use in the pocket or strapped to your arm I wouldn't want a longer cord. These things are awesome for the price, I don't know why anyone in their right mind would pay what some ear bud headphones cost.

        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to iPod
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good earbuds

        By TN

        from Worcester, MA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Music
          • Relaxing
          • Traveling
          • Working Out

          Comments about Buds Surround-Sound Earbuds:

          This earbuds is very comfortable. The sound great.

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

          Great Sound

          By kelsar

          from KY

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Music

            Comments about Buds Surround-Sound Earbuds:

            Have bought several pairs of these for myself, wife and kids. We all really like the sound and good price.

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

            Bought these as a gift for my Dad.

            By Hard to fit ears.

            from Atlanta, Ga.

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great 4 hard to fit ears
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • Portable Devices

              Comments about Buds Surround-Sound Earbuds:

              These are great for hard to fit ears. Excellent sound quality.

              • Primary Use:
              • Listening to iPod
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Surround-Sound Earbuds

              By lily

              from Harrisburg, PA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • With My Computer
                • Working
                • Working Out

                Comments about Buds Surround-Sound Earbuds:

                My husband and I are using this pair for working out, so we don't have to play the TV loud enough for the whole neighborhood to hear. They are very comfortable, and stay in place. The sound quality is great too.

                • Primary Use:
                • Working out
                • 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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