Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

Alternative to Apple In-ear Headphones

Following my post last week on the Apple In-ear Headphones (US$79), I decided to take a look at what similar products I can source in the local market.  Not looking for those expensive ones like the Shure or Sennheiser, but something more affordable and cheaper than that of the Apple In-ear Headphones.

Finally found the Griffin TuneBuds which works well with the iPhone 3G, 4th generation iPod nano and iPod Classic (120GB).

The external mic also works well with the iPod nano (4th generation) built-in voice Memo feature.  As for the 2nd generation iPod touch, iPhone 3G, and the iPhone, the external mic works with Griffin’s iTalk (available from iTunes App Store.

The TuneBuds comes with 3 pairs of interchangeable ear cushions of three different sizes and a carrying case.  The price tag on it, HK$280 (US36), not bad right?



December 19, 2008 - Posted by | Accessories, Apple, iPhone, iPod | , , ,


  1. do you use these earphones regularly or you change to other ones?
    what about the quality of played music and ?
    to be honest i saw them in Harbour city, but the price was more then 600hkd…
    Your mentioned price is half – did you buy them in sincere podium?

    Comment by pavelsan | February 15, 2009 | Reply

  2. I bought them in Sin City, Mongkok. Indeed pretty good earphones.

    Comment by hongkongphooey | February 15, 2009 | Reply

  3. thanks a lot.
    nice blog-i am just one year in HKG and still missing local recommendations of gadgets – thank you for posted ones!!

    Comment by pavelsan | February 15, 2009 | Reply

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