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Can't go wrong for the price!
Posted by: TRiAC from: Minneapolis, MN on
To make this as straight-forward as possible, I'm going to put my review into a few categories; Design, Sound, Comfort, and Price.
DESIGN: The "innovation" to make a multi-vented enclosure, versus sealed or infinite-baffle, out of the small available space intrigued me. Even though I wasn't in the market to pick up a set of in-ear headphones, the design made me I want to give them a shot.
SOUND: In my opinion, these headphones live up to the "hype" of their commercials. The vented enclosure allows for smooth high, mid, and low response. With increased volume, the sound did not distort and held a strong harmonic blend. The sound actually reminded me of a set of Bose AE2s I had. Coming from in-ear headphones, I was impressed. After my first round of listening, I passed them to my friend and let him sample them. PRO from him listing was he said "they sound better than my beats!" referring to his $150 Beats By Dre "Tour" in-ear headphones; CON from him listening was I could hear EVERYTHING he was listening to even at lower volume (most likely due to the vented enclosure allowing for sound to escape).
COMFORT: This area is so variable since, as the commercials say, everyone's ears are different, but these fit me very well. They fit comfortably in my ears and do not easily fall out. I have used these working out and they did not fall out on my jog. ALSO, the prior Apple headphones would get sweat on them and make me feel like I had water in my ears (not sure if this has happened to anyone else), this pair did not. I was sweating quite a bit and the headphones still felt dry in my ears.
PRICE: For the price you can't go wrong. These sound good and are comfortable… not really sure what else you'd expect from $30 headphones.
35 out of 38 found this review helpful.
Posted by: HeroBoy from: Long Island, NY on
I think my summary says it all. I have been debating the Bose headphones for a while now and I cannot believe I only spent $29 on these. I have always had an mp3 player for the last 14 years and never have I had headphones of this quality. Apple finally hit the mark with these.
33 out of 39 found this review helpful.
A mile above the old ones!
Posted by: WMD35 from: Nashville, NC on
I bought these after I watched the key note for the iPhone 5. I had to see if they were really that much better than the others. They are, I put them in and forget that they are there. I can tilt my head side to side, shake it, and even run and they stay put right there.
The audio quality is very nice for a pair of earbuds. The base is a bit lacking but then again they are not the "ear plug" style ear buds which generally tend to have a deeper base because of the seal that they create.
The vents are not just for looks either, try covering them up and see how the sound quality changes.
Overall I would say that Apple has done a wonderful job with these EarPods!
19 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Complete headphone domination
Posted by: 343sLee from: New Bedford, MA on
These headphones/EarPods are literally the best I've ever owned. The sound is extremely clear and crisp. If you want perfect sound at low cost this is a must buy. They are also very comfortable, I'm not a fan of the earplug headphones they always pop out, so these where the best option for me. These deliver with sound clarity and the bass is perfectly tuned with the audio. I like them more then my $200 Dre. Beats.
17 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Finally, ear buds that fit!
Posted by: Muziqstar from: Owings Mills, MD on
The only thing I would change about these ear pods is the color because I have a black iPhone. I guess Apple will keep the trade mark white ear buds which is cool, but I'm hoping to have them in multiple colors to match my devices and cases. I do understand from the other comments that if you have extremely small ears, they would be a little uncomfortable because they are molded plastic. My input is the design was well thought of and I am so glad I got them. I can cut the grass in them and I know they won't fall out. I even tried them on while still attached to the travel case in front of my co-worker and I shook my head dramatically to show him that they wouldn't fall out. I like the fact that they are only $29.00. They sound really good too. Not as much bass as the Skull Candy Ink'd ear buds, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. If you were jogging you would want to hear if a dog started running after you , right? I will use these if I am going to be active and my other ear buds when I want just blast my music to really get crunk! Thanks Apple and thanks Best Buy for providing us with great products.
11 out of 13 found this review helpful.
180 degree turn!
Posted by: clTinman from: Charlotte on
For the money, completely worth it! Outstanding bass and treble without holding them into my ears, like it's predecessor. Now, turning the volume all the way up is pleasantly WAY too loud!
9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Good for everyday use.
Posted by: Bongo1303 from: California on
I was expecting more from apple, still earbuds keep falling off.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Best in-ear headphones
Posted by: Scouter1990 from: Akron, OH on
I love these ear pods. I have small ears and a lot of other "ear buds" hurt like crazy and/ fall out very easily. These fit really nicely do not hurt one bit. These are the best headphones I have had in quite some time.
I would also recommend getting the warranty. It covers them for 2 years in case anything happens to them. As active as I am , it was a great value.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Still hurts my ears. Not comfortable
Posted by: SYLR from: Colorado on
Yea... They suck! Hurt my ears still. No cushion on them! The fit is horrible. :(
6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Still good after a year!
Posted by: JMW507 from: Pomona, CA on
Note: this review is for the original EarPods that came with my iPhone 5.
I am pleased that they are still damage-free after one year, and the sound quality is great. Very convenient for hands-free calls and Skype calls in addition to listening to music.
Not sure if they are worth the price sold separately...