Safe and Sound

Friends, lend me your ear. Just one. That’s all you need to enjoy stereo-quality music. And with your other ear, you’re free to stay tuned into what’s going on around you. One Good Earbud is engineered to mix both channels of a stereo audio device into a single earpiece. So if you’re out running, biking, skiing, or working out at the gym, you can still enjoy music without shutting out the outside world. It’s easy to get caught up in your favorite music or a great audio book -- and then get caught off guard when a cyclist you never heard coming passes you on a trail, or you miss hearing your name called out at the gym or a park. There is a microphone option if you plan to use the earpiece to make phone calls. When you want to play it safe, One Good Earbud sounds like the perfect fit.

One Good Earbud

Stereo-to-mono Single Earphone

Safe and Sound

Friends, lend me your ear. Just one. That’s all you need to enjoy stereo-quality music. And with your other ear, you’re free to stay tuned into what’s going on around you. One Good Earbud is engineered to mix both channels of a stereo audio device into a single earpiece. So if you’re out running, biking, skiing, or working out at the gym, you can still enjoy music without shutting out the outside world. It’s easy to get caught up in your favorite music or a great audio book -- and then get caught off guard when a cyclist you never heard coming passes you on a trail, or you miss hearing your name called out at the gym or a park. There is a microphone option if you plan to use the earpiece to make phone calls. When you want to play it safe, One Good Earbud sounds like the perfect fit.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kevin
    Kevin

    On your left! Oh, you couldn't hear me because you have two earbuds in!

    I'm Kevin Goldstein of One Good Earbud. I'm excited to be featured as today's Grommet, and I'm around to answer any of your questions.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/30/2011 12:09 PM

    We featured the Yurbuds a bit ago which are a great pair of buds and we received this comment from Julie: "I need a set of earbuds with just one plug. I deliver mail. I love to listen to my i-pod, but can only keep a bud in my left ear. I sit on the right hand side of the vehicle. I have to keep my right ear open. I have been buying cheap earphones and cutting one off. I would like to buy a quality set with just one plug." Julie - we found it! This one is for you.

  • Jamie
    Jamie
    8/30/2011 12:22 PM

    I'm confused about the style of the earbuds. The photo of the earhook appears to have a different earbud on it. It looks large in the photo. Yet, I see in the video people with the earhook on and an earbud that fits into their ear. Earbuds falling out and not fitting in properly is an ongoing problem in our household. Does the earhook come with the noise-cancelling earbud which looks like it would fit nicely into an ear? Does the earhook only come with the earbud featured in the photo- and if so, how does it fit into the ear?

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    8/30/2011 12:33 PM

    @Jamie: The earbud for the Earhook version rests just outside the ear canal (not in it like the noise-cancelling version). The driver (speaker) is about the same size as iPod style headphones, it is just supported by the hook.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    8/30/2011 12:31 PM

    I am deaf in one ear and am always cutting off one side of the headphones because I don't need it. This look awesome for people like me.

  • An Audiophile
    An Audiophile
    8/30/2011 12:44 PM

    When you put both (stereo) channels into one ear... it becomes mono. And mono head/earphones have been around for many decades. So congratulations for inventing an old, existing technology.

    It is definitely great to have a high-quality mono headphone for those of us who need one ear free to hear traffic etc. But please call it what is really is - mono - not stereo. Stereo audio has depth/dimension. Mono does not. Using the word stereo to help sell the product is disingenuous at best. I might buy one, if not for the claim of stereo in one ear.

    It would, however, be reasonable (and honest) to explain that the product combines stereo signals into one mono signal, and that this new mono ear bud provides audio quality that far exceeds mono earplugs of the past... (assuming it does).

    Just be honest.

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    8/30/2011 12:58 PM

    @An Audiophile: I always explain the earbud as a stereo-to-mono single earphone. The circuitry in the plug end is a summing circuit, so it does combine both channels into one, producing a mono output. Mono headphones that have been around for a long time short the left channel to ground, dropping half of the music (and also potentially damaging your stereo audio device). I will be introducing a true monitor-quality dual-driver (meaning two speakers in one earbud) in-ear earbud for you audiophiles some time in 2012.

  • Candace Sanchez
    Candace Sanchez
    8/30/2011 1:50 PM

    @Kevin Goldstein: Are you working on a bluetooth model. Mine is already one ear only, but I don't think it's stereo. Its Motorola

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    8/30/2011 2:01 PM

    @Candace Sanchez: Not right now. I'm pretty sure that the manufacturers of single bluetooth earphones could make them have a stereo-to-mono audio stream with a change to their software, not their hardware. I don't think it would make sense for me to try to enter the bluetooth earphone market, only to have them come out with a software upgrade that does the same thing a few months down the line.

  • Julia
    Julia – Grommet Team
    8/30/2011 1:32 PM

    @An Audiophile: Thank you for the feedback. As an Audiophile you probably have a wide range of music and sound devices that you really like and maybe 1 or 2 that you cannot live without. Are there any that you recommend we feature? If so, can you submit it in our citizen gallery? Please mention my request in your submission.

  • Rebekah
    Rebekah
    8/30/2011 1:30 PM

    It would be great if we could have the earhook & mic with the in-ear earbud. I can't stand the ones that sit outside the ear, they are too big for me and hurt. If the in-ear came with the hook I would probably buy one.

    The next pet peeve I have with all earphones is the length of the cord. Is yours the standard 2-3 feet long? It would be nice to get one with a nice short cord for those of us who wear our mp3s clipped to our collar, we don't need 3 feet of cord flopping around.

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    8/30/2011 2:07 PM

    @Rebekah: I'm pretty sure that there are add-on hooks for in-ear earbuds out there. As for the cord length, I have had many requests for short-cord earbuds, almost to the point where I am considering offering them. Our cord length is approx. 42" and should land in someone's front pants pocket. The length is also good for running the cord down the back of a cycling jersey into many of the manufacturers included mp3 player pockets. What would you suggest for a good short-cord cord length?

  • Lara
    Lara
    8/30/2011 5:25 PM

    By the way, this is also a great solution for people with deafness or hearing loss on one side, who can never hear all of the music through headphones. Thanks!

  • Elizabeth Varner
    Elizabeth Varner
    8/31/2011 12:24 PM

    I don't understand: why the microphone? What is it used for? Also, does the hook allow for cancel of other sounds?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/31/2011 1:25 PM

    @Elizabeth Varner: Great questions. The mic is so that you can also use it with your mobile phone. The hook is for helping it to stay in place during more vigorous activities.

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    8/31/2011 1:48 PM

    @Elizabeth Varner: The microphone works with iPhone, LG, Blackberry, Motorola, and HTC Smartphones and allows you to answer incoming calls with a click of the button on the mic. The earhook is there to hold the earphone in place in your ear and allow you to engage in vigorous activity without the need to worry about your earbud falling out.

  • Jerica
    Jerica
    9/6/2011 6:11 PM

    Have you thought about making the earhook bendable (shapeable) so that it can be adjusted for the wearer? I received mine in the mail today but unfortunately looks as if I will be returning it. I've never considered my ears to be small (believe me they aren't) but with the speaker resting just outside the ear canal the hook is so tall it is actually above the top of my earlobe as opposed to hooking behind it and actually hooking the earhook over my ear dangles the speaker down at my lobe.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/6/2011 11:59 PM

    @Jerica: I have talked to Kevin and he says that he hasn't yet found a bendable earhook that he is happy with but will keep looking. The size and shape of his earhook matches others that are on the market and so it sounds like this style just won't work for you. He will be happy to exchange it for a different style. Someone from our customer service team will be reaching out to you. Thank you for letting us know about your experience.

  • Diane Lee
    Diane Lee
    10/19/2011 12:29 PM

    I am deaf in my right ear so I just need the one for my left ear. I have small ears so which will be better and can it fit on my T-mobile Android phone.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/19/2011 3:13 PM

    @Diane Lee: This will be a great solution for you! Kevin recommends going with the in-ear model because it includes three sizes of rubber eartips for best fit. It is compatible with most Android phones. Your phone would need to accept a 4 conductor 3.5mm plug.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

One Good Earbud

Stereo-to-mono Single Earphone

Safe and Sound

Friends, lend me your ear. Just one. That’s all you need to enjoy stereo-quality music. And with your other ear, you’re free to stay tuned into what’s going on around you.

One Good Earbud is engineered to mix both channels of a stereo audio device into a single earpiece. So if you’re out running, biking, skiing, or working out at the gym, you can still enjoy music without shutting out the outside world. It’s easy to get caught up in your favorite music or a great audio book -- and then get caught off guard when a
cyclist you never heard coming passes you on a trail, or you miss hearing your name called out at the gym or a park.

There is a microphone option if you plan to use the earpiece to make phone calls. When you want to play it safe, One Good Earbud sounds like the perfect fit.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kevin
    Kevin

    On your left! Oh, you couldn't hear me because you have two earbuds in!

    I'm Kevin Goldstein of One Good Earbud. I'm excited to be featured as today's Grommet, and I'm around to answer any of your questions.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/30/2011 12:09 PM

    We featured the Yurbuds a bit ago which are a great pair of buds and we received this comment from Julie: "I need a set of earbuds with just one plug. I deliver mail. I love to listen to my i-pod, but can only keep a bud in my left ear. I sit on the right hand side of the vehicle. I have to keep my right ear open. I have been buying cheap earphones and cutting one off. I would like to buy a quality set with just one plug." Julie - we found it! This one is for you.

  • Jamie
    Jamie
    8/30/2011 12:22 PM

    I'm confused about the style of the earbuds. The photo of the earhook appears to have a different earbud on it. It looks large in the photo. Yet, I see in the video people with the earhook on and an earbud that fits into their ear. Earbuds falling out and not fitting in properly is an ongoing problem in our household. Does the earhook come with the noise-cancelling earbud which looks like it would fit nicely into an ear? Does the earhook only come with the earbud featured in the photo- and if so, how does it fit into the ear?

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    8/30/2011 12:33 PM

    @Jamie: The earbud for the Earhook version rests just outside the ear canal (not in it like the noise-cancelling version). The driver (speaker) is about the same size as iPod style headphones, it is just supported by the hook.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    8/30/2011 12:31 PM

    I am deaf in one ear and am always cutting off one side of the headphones because I don't need it. This look awesome for people like me.

  • An Audiophile
    An Audiophile
    8/30/2011 12:44 PM

    When you put both (stereo) channels into one ear... it becomes mono. And mono head/earphones have been around for many decades. So congratulations for inventing an old, existing technology.

    It is definitely great to have a high-quality mono headphone for those of us who need one ear free to hear traffic etc. But please call it what is really is - mono - not stereo. Stereo audio has depth/dimension. Mono does not. Using the word stereo to help sell the product is disingenuous at best. I might buy one, if not for the claim of stereo in one ear.

    It would, however, be reasonable (and honest) to explain that the product combines stereo signals into one mono signal, and that this new mono ear bud provides audio quality that far exceeds mono earplugs of the past... (assuming it does).

    Just be honest.

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    8/30/2011 12:58 PM

    @An Audiophile: I always explain the earbud as a stereo-to-mono single earphone. The circuitry in the plug end is a summing circuit, so it does combine both channels into one, producing a mono output. Mono headphones that have been around for a long time short the left channel to ground, dropping half of the music (and also potentially damaging your stereo audio device). I will be introducing a true monitor-quality dual-driver (meaning two speakers in one earbud) in-ear earbud for you audiophiles some time in 2012.

  • Candace Sanchez
    Candace Sanchez
    8/30/2011 1:50 PM

    @Kevin Goldstein: Are you working on a bluetooth model. Mine is already one ear only, but I don't think it's stereo. Its Motorola

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    8/30/2011 2:01 PM

    @Candace Sanchez: Not right now. I'm pretty sure that the manufacturers of single bluetooth earphones could make them have a stereo-to-mono audio stream with a change to their software, not their hardware. I don't think it would make sense for me to try to enter the bluetooth earphone market, only to have them come out with a software upgrade that does the same thing a few months down the line.

  • Julia
    Julia – Grommet Team
    8/30/2011 1:32 PM

    @An Audiophile: Thank you for the feedback. As an Audiophile you probably have a wide range of music and sound devices that you really like and maybe 1 or 2 that you cannot live without. Are there any that you recommend we feature? If so, can you submit it in our citizen gallery? Please mention my request in your submission.

  • Rebekah
    Rebekah
    8/30/2011 1:30 PM

    It would be great if we could have the earhook & mic with the in-ear earbud. I can't stand the ones that sit outside the ear, they are too big for me and hurt. If the in-ear came with the hook I would probably buy one.

    The next pet peeve I have with all earphones is the length of the cord. Is yours the standard 2-3 feet long? It would be nice to get one with a nice short cord for those of us who wear our mp3s clipped to our collar, we don't need 3 feet of cord flopping around.

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    8/30/2011 2:07 PM

    @Rebekah: I'm pretty sure that there are add-on hooks for in-ear earbuds out there. As for the cord length, I have had many requests for short-cord earbuds, almost to the point where I am considering offering them. Our cord length is approx. 42" and should land in someone's front pants pocket. The length is also good for running the cord down the back of a cycling jersey into many of the manufacturers included mp3 player pockets. What would you suggest for a good short-cord cord length?

  • Lara
    Lara
    8/30/2011 5:25 PM

    By the way, this is also a great solution for people with deafness or hearing loss on one side, who can never hear all of the music through headphones. Thanks!

  • Elizabeth Varner
    Elizabeth Varner
    8/31/2011 12:24 PM

    I don't understand: why the microphone? What is it used for? Also, does the hook allow for cancel of other sounds?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/31/2011 1:25 PM

    @Elizabeth Varner: Great questions. The mic is so that you can also use it with your mobile phone. The hook is for helping it to stay in place during more vigorous activities.

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    8/31/2011 1:48 PM

    @Elizabeth Varner: The microphone works with iPhone, LG, Blackberry, Motorola, and HTC Smartphones and allows you to answer incoming calls with a click of the button on the mic. The earhook is there to hold the earphone in place in your ear and allow you to engage in vigorous activity without the need to worry about your earbud falling out.

  • Jerica
    Jerica
    9/6/2011 6:11 PM

    Have you thought about making the earhook bendable (shapeable) so that it can be adjusted for the wearer? I received mine in the mail today but unfortunately looks as if I will be returning it. I've never considered my ears to be small (believe me they aren't) but with the speaker resting just outside the ear canal the hook is so tall it is actually above the top of my earlobe as opposed to hooking behind it and actually hooking the earhook over my ear dangles the speaker down at my lobe.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/6/2011 11:59 PM

    @Jerica: I have talked to Kevin and he says that he hasn't yet found a bendable earhook that he is happy with but will keep looking. The size and shape of his earhook matches others that are on the market and so it sounds like this style just won't work for you. He will be happy to exchange it for a different style. Someone from our customer service team will be reaching out to you. Thank you for letting us know about your experience.

  • Diane Lee
    Diane Lee
    10/19/2011 12:29 PM

    I am deaf in my right ear so I just need the one for my left ear. I have small ears so which will be better and can it fit on my T-mobile Android phone.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/19/2011 3:13 PM

    @Diane Lee: This will be a great solution for you! Kevin recommends going with the in-ear model because it includes three sizes of rubber eartips for best fit. It is compatible with most Android phones. Your phone would need to accept a 4 conductor 3.5mm plug.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.