As you already know, I have an iPhone. And I’m sure you’ve already heard, the headphone jack is recessed and many third party headphones won’t fit. This left quite the dilemna. My favorite headphones, wouldn’t fit. I tried an old pair of Griffin EarJams with the stock headphones, but was very disappointed by the sound quality. Enter Comply’s Whoomps! These improve upon Griffin’s design in two ways. First, the memory foam used by Comply is much softer than the rubber used on the EarJams. Second, the Whoomps also fit into your ear at a different angle. Lastly, the Whoomps use pinholes in the housing to vent just enough bass to avoid sounding muddy.
So if I already own expensive in ear monitors, why use the Whoomps with the stock Apple earbuds? Because they are easier to put in and take out. There are many times when I am listening to the iPhone (work, chores around the house, etc) where it is important that I be able to hear a little of my surroundings and react to them. These give me that functionality. Also, I don’t lose the convenience of the play/pause/answer button that Apple so cleverly put on the stock earbuds. This is an advantage compared to first generation iPhone earbuds such as the V-Moda Duos.
Bottom line: At $19.95 for two pair, Comply’s Whoomps! are a highly recommended accessory for any iPhone owner.
Coming Soon: A review of Shure’s Music Phone Adapter.