Part of my role as a SF Marathon Ambassador is to review products sent to us by race sponsors. So, last week I received a pair of SnuggBuds ear buds. I sampled the SB-X model or sport model. They make ear buds in all sorts of varieties and styles, from those specifically for Droid and iPhones, for those who need LOTS of bass in their ears, for those who would like their ear buds “bedazzled.” First, I was pleased to received the white sports model and not the hot pink, Blingg Buds.” But I digress.
Ok, I wore these on a couple of runs and in the car on the way to work. I LOVE the cord. It is a fabric, tangle-free, cord that drapes well, and not stiff or curled up like most new ear buds can be right out of the packaging. The buds come with extra ear gels fo various sizes. For me, a guy with a big mouth, I have strangely small ear openings. So I gravitate toward the smaller of the ear gels (why am I telling you this?). The buds seal off the ear pretty well and restrict any ambient noise from disrupting my Lady Gaga tunes (not sure I should’ve shared that). They aren’t too bulky either, so I didn’t feel as if I had marbles in my ears. If you have issues with those buds that just rest just inside the ear falling out of your ears (and I do) then you’ll love these. They do not move once you’ve secured them.
Another thing I love about these buds is the cord. It is wrapped in fabric, which prevents tangling (to a point–my kid can tangle anything. Sorry Snugg Buds). The fabric covering keeps the cord light and easy to manage. Plus, it comes with a clip for securing the cord to a shirt collar or a hydration belt, or even a backpack strap. I love the clip!
The cord length is 1.2 Meters (close to 4 feet), which allows for me to keep it attached to my iPod in a lumbar pouch with plenty of cord to spare and not feel as if it is tugging or too short.
The sound quality is fantastic. These are your basic SnuggBuds, and not the one’s with enhanced Bass. I cannot imagine how much bass you get with those. quality set of buds!
I’d really like to try a pair of their iPhone buds with a clickable mic to talk. I drive and talk on my phone a great deal, so having a quality set of dependable ear buds with the mic would be ideal!