since the swimmer headphones seem to be popular on egl, i thought i would write a review for it---
(im in lolita clothing so i hope this is okay to post)
i also have a friend working at swimmer so i added extra info :3
folded-up photo and close up (>v< )
the white is a bit off-white
better than i thought!! the jack fit into my mp3 player and cellphone adapter perfectly.
i use to use sony clip-ons and listened on a volume 6, but for swimmer, i can hear it the same at volume 3.
i dont listen to my music very loudly, kind of at the "someone talking next to you without shouting" volume XDDD
i turned the volume up until my ears were going to pop, but my sister said she didnt hear anything (no leaks)
about 11 cm wide and 10 cm high when folded up, it fits into my milk pouch comfortably :3
(my friend gave it to me cuz it came with zipper--XD it has apples so it matches the strawberry headphones)
pretty light-weight too.
it matches my babyssb skirt nicely lol (>w< )
for putting it on, there is a band that extends on the sides so it will most likely fit any head size.
FAQ according to my swimmer working friend
Q) how much are they?
A) 1890 yen (tax included), so about $16usd
Q) what other designs are there?
A) lots lol. from what she can remember (main color) : cake (blk), lace (white and black), ribbons (blue and pink), candy (blue and darker pink), trump symbols (black), polka dot (blue and pink on white, white on red), treble clef (pink and black), strawberry (red and white), cherries and strawberries (black), musical notes (white), mushrooms (white), rabbit (black), cat (black, green), retro flowers (black and red, pink and white), banana (white and yellow), bears (white and pink), diamonds (blue), ladybugs (white and red), skulls (black) etc etc etc omg probably so many more lol
Q) which ones are easy to get?
A) depends on the store. the newest and thus easiest to get are: cherries and strawberries (black), musical notes (white), mushrooms (white), rabbit (black), cat (green), banana (white and yellow), bears (white and pink), diamonds (blue), ladybugs (white and red), skulls (black)
Q) does swimmer get the old designs?
A) once a design is sold out, it is gone. sometimes they reproduce the strawberry ones and the pink and blue polka dots because they are popular, but most of the old designs are no longer available. she recommends checking auctions.
Q) can we see pictures of the designs?
A) the official site doesnt offer a lot, best to search around in japanese or ask someone. swimmer doesnt appreciate getting emails asking for pictures so it is best not to bug them.
edit> a word of caution!! i hear that the most common problem is the head band part snapping in half (>---< )
whoever has one, please be careful---apparently, it more likely to snap when its cold (0---0; )
if there are any other questions, i can try asking her or answer it myself ^ ^
and no, she cannot get us headphones because we are both busy and i dont have a way of sending her money without bugging my mother...(_ _;; ) that is why i got mine through a shopping service!!
and just to add a lolita element XD
blouse: innocent world (rose lace)
bolero: putumayo (strawberry bunny)
skirt: baby the stars shine bright (strawberry and cherry)
socks and hair ties: random store in yokohama XD;;;
i hope this helped! thank you for looking ^ ^