Great Noise Isolation. Once you find a good fit these earbuds are about as close to noise cancelling as you can get.
Impressive Sound. Was pleasantly surprised by the bass response, great for some workout jams.
Tangle Resistant Cable. More and more headphones are coming with a flat or “ribbon” cord that is tangle resistant and we’re glad that Dual Electronics included this feature.
Price. It’s going to be hard to beat the sound quality of these earbuds at such a low price.
One Cable Length. Non-adjustable cable.
No Cable Cinch or Clip. Not a huge deal, but would have been nice to have a clip and cinch, especially when running.
Secure Fit. It may not be entirely fair to list this as a con because we had no problems with the earbuds falling out. However, as a standard we typically like to see some type of external support (ear hook, neckband, ear fin, etc.) to help keep the earbuds in place during an intense workout.
Lately we’ve seen a lot of “flash” in terms of style added to sports headphones, so it was refreshing to see a simple and clean design from the Painted Tunes.
The Painted Tunes earbuds come with 3 different size ear cups. We tried the medium and small and found that the smaller ear cup tended to fit quite a bit better, especially since these are in-ear canal headphones. So, they’re meant to seal off the ear canal if you want true noise isolation.
We weren’t really sure what to expect as we didn’t know too much about Dual Electronics, but we were pleasantly surprised with the quality sound output. The highs could be a little more crisp, but the mids and bass make up for it. Overall they put out a very smooth bass sound which is perfect for a good upbeat song during your workout.
With their simplistic design it should be no surprise that the Painted Tunes are unbelievably light. If it wasn’t for the longer cord we wouldn’t have even noticed them while running. With that said, we finally found by wrapping the extra cable around the iPod clip that the cable wasn’t a problem, but you’ll definitely need to grab a cable clip if bouncing cables bother you at all.
The headphone cord itself is a flat, ribbon cord which is tangle resistant. We used the tube they came in and shoved the headphones into the case to see if they would tangle, but the flat cord held true and they came out perfect.
While these earbuds don’t have a ton of features (i.e. cable clip, cinch, adjustable cables) it was actually quite nice because they double very well as laptop earbuds or travel earbuds.
Bottom line is if you’re looking for an inexpensive pair of great sounding earbuds then definitely check out the Painted Tunes.
- Noise isolating
- Cord length = 48 inches
What’s in the Box
- Painted Tunes earbuds
- Tube carrying case
- (3) ear cups (S/M/L)
Where to Buy
You can also find these headphones and some more information at Blue Sky Fun.