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Wireless earbud, singular

When listening to music at our office, we rock the old "one earbud in, one earbud out" look so we can hear both our music and if someone's talking to us. I'd like to find a "step up" from this arrangement, ideally a single small audio-only Bluetooth earbud that pairs with my MacBook. However, I'm having a hard time finding out if these even exist outside of those Bluetooth headsets for cell phones. [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Mar 21, 2014 - 8 answers

"difficulty tolerating everyday sounds" is putting it mildly

Anyone else with hyperacusis ? Yesterday, I described something I though was just lack-of-sleep induced ear sensitivity and learned I was instead suffering from hyperacusia. (previously) [more inside]
posted by Baud on Nov 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Does anyone have a crafty way to manage your earbuds and cord for an iPhone/iPad?

Does anyone have a crafty way to manage your earbuds and cord for an iPhone/iPad? [more inside]
posted by starkraven on Feb 23, 2012 - 30 answers

earbud headphones - permanent hearing damage?

A few years ago I heard a popular scientist on the radio discussing the effects of listening to music via earbud headphones. He said that if someone can hear the music I'm listening to, I am doing permanent damage to my ears. Is this true? I would appreciate reference to any peer-reviewed scientific research on this topic, if available.
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jan 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Best earbuds for iPod?

What are the best reasonably-priced earbud-style headphones? I need a good set for use with an iPod and am looking to improve on Apple's white earbuds.
posted by killdevil on Sep 20, 2010 - 24 answers

I need a recommendation for an iPhone earbud/mic/controller combo that doesn't suck.

I need a recommendation for an iPhone earbud/mic/controller combo that doesn't suck. [more inside]
posted by loudguitars on Nov 21, 2009 - 13 answers

Problems with earbuds

Help me stop destroying my iPod headphones! [more inside]
posted by graventy on May 7, 2009 - 16 answers

Phone+music stereo headset?

I’ve just started using my first PDA/Smartphone (Blackberry 8820) and I need some recommendations for a headset. I know there are tons of questions already—and even more online resources—for finding the best Bluetooth earpiece, but I’m not looking specifically for your standard Bluetooth. [more inside]
posted by jckll on Jul 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Monobuds - clever or stupid?

I mostly listen to audiobooks on my mp3 player using only one earbud. I thought of just snipping off the second earbud to keep it from being in the way. Is there any reason this is a bad idea? I can't imagine there would be enough power flowing through them to make any danger of shock, but would the leftover earbud still work?
posted by happyturtle on May 18, 2008 - 12 answers

I can has power to rebuild these earbuds?

I keep breaking the cables and plugs of my earphones. Can I repair them myself? [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Sep 16, 2007 - 10 answers

What would ELLIOTT YAMIN do? (for listening to tunes on his iPod)

I've got a similar situation to the American Idol runner-up: My right ear is fully functional, but I am 90% deaf on my left ear. However, my left ear was deformed at birth, so my earbuds don't fit in it. [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on May 22, 2006 - 13 answers

iPod with Hearing Aid

My father is thinking about buying an iPod. One problem though is that he has a hearing aid in one ear (90% hearing loss in one ear due to a childhood ear infection), and he'd like in-ear 'phones, like those that come with the ipod, with independent volume control - so he can turn one ear off, and shunt the stereo > mono when he has the hearing aid in, and turn one way up when he has the hearing aid out. Any ideas?
posted by luriete on Oct 20, 2004 - 7 answers

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