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Griffin Tunebuds review

These buds are a cheap and definite improvment from the leaky, offensive bundled earphones supplied with an iPod Tested at £8.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

They're an upgrade from bundled, leaky and deeply offensive iPod earphones, but they're still not great - even at this price


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    Amazingly cheap

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    big presentation, deep bass


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    Overbearing and fat low end

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    strident treble

It's testament to how poor the iPod's bundled earphones are, that even these £8 Griffin (opens in new tab)s are a significant improvement.

You get a pair of fairly solid-feeling earphones, complete with a zip-up case and three pairs of silicone tips.

Sound-wise they boast a big presentation with lots of deep bass. In fact, the low end is somewhat overbearing and fat, while treble sounds a bit sharp when pushed.

However, vocals are clear, and delivery is reasonably detailed and direct.

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