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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best for the $$$

    Posted
    SoundConnoisseur

    I have tested a bunch of the new sets of earbuds out there right now to see which ones, in my opinion, sound the best (while staying in my ear while running) considering the price. First, I bought the Motorola SD11 bluetooth that wrap around your head. They were great for running, but the bluetooth sound technology still isn't good enough yet, and they aren't worth $100. Then, I bought the UrBeats, and they wouldn't stay in my ear. They also didn't sound good enough to be $100...returned them. Next, I bought the PowerBeats hoping they would sound better than the UrBeats since they are more expensive. They did stay in my ear (I don't think they had a choice), but they don't sound good enough for $150...returned them. Finally, I tried the Bose MIE2 after too many people told me to try them. These sound awesome...way better than any of the beats...don't even waste your time. The Beats buds are cheap and sound like a $20 set of Philips. The Bose fit very comfortably in your ear with the silicon, and they sound like Bose. The Bose has great high sounds and clarity (like the Beats), but the Bose also has great bass sounds. The Beats "claim" to have great bass, but the don't I promise you. The Bose buds complete the great sound you want with the whole package. But this review isn't about the Bose set...this is about the Apple set. The Apple set sounds just like the Bose...for...wait for it...$30. Everything that I was looking for that the Bose has that the Beats didn't...the Apple Pods do as well for a fraction of the price. They feel great in your ear, and don't come out during a run. The one caveat to this review is that my first set of these that came with my iPhone5 had the right side go out way too soon. I knew I liked the sound of these originally, but I thought for sure these other expensive sets would have to be even better right? wrong. I put 2 stars for durability considering the lifespan of my first set, but I will change it depending on how this second set works out. If you want great earbuds that stay in your ear and have $150 dollar sound, then get these. If you want great sounding buds and you have $150 burning a hole in your pocket buy the Bose...and for the love...do not buy Beats buds. The Beats "real" over-ear phones are great...just not the buds.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't go wrong for the price!

    Posted
    TRiAC
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well Worth the Money

    Posted
    LynnD

    This review for the Apple - EarPods™ with Remote and Mic - White was written with the following criteria in mind: durability, fit, sound quality, tangling and price. These Apple headphones were recently purchased for my daughter to replace the last set I bought her a couple of years ago. Prior to these, she was constantly breaking her cheaper headphones within a month, sometimes in a matter of days. In fact, the week these headphones were ordered, she bought a cheap set to get her by that lasted a day before the left ear bud stopped working. These Apple headphones are also perfect for her for her small ears. They fit in her ears well and this is very important to her. She does quite a bit of running and has little or no problem with them falling out. These headphones would be good for anyone who is active and wants a durable product to stand up to a lot of wear and tear. The sound quality is excellent as well. These headphones are recommended for anyone who doesn’t mind paying a little bit of money for a set of headphones that could potentially last up to two years. Although these amazing headphones are durable and have great sound quality, there are a few minor characteristics that could be improved upon. The headphones can become tangled, but if you are careful, you can easily untangle them which is not that big of an issue. Another drawback is that they are only available in white. It would be nice to see them at least in black or some other colors as well. Once again, this is a minor thing. White goes with pretty much anything anyway. Finally, the cost of these headphones is expensive. It is hard to justify spending around thirty dollars on them, but it is worth it when they last two years. You can spend a lot more money on cheaper headphones that break in a month.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Useful and comfortable earpods

    Posted
    Jojo530
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    I appreciate these ear pods for a number of reasons: They are small and portable, and easy to carry with me. I can use the built-in microphone with my computer for speech recognition, and I can use it with my tablet or phone for Skyping. They don't amplify the sound of my own chewing and swallowing like in-ear buds do Being slightly hard of hearing, and I have to turn the cheap over-the head headphones to near max volume to clearly understand words on some videos, and this bothers the person sitting next to me. These have the sound directly in my ear so I can hear well at lower volume with no "sound leakage". Good quality over-ear headphones block out most noise, which is great if I really need to concentrate, but often I have other responsibilities to deal with, such as answering my kids questions, or letting the dog out when she barks, or investigating the crashing noise from the next room. With these I can still hear outside sounds while I am wearing them, so I am more comfortable wearing these around the house. I can easily wear only one earpod at a time, so I can pay attention to what is going on in the room, but still hear if a phone call on hold actually connects me with a live person. Finally, I sometimes get insomnia, and listening to music or a familiar audiobook helps me go to sleep, but I can't play this out loud or it keeps my spouse awake. Other headphones are really uncomfortable to wear in bed, but these are small enough that they are comfortable, so I get to sleep. Overall a great all-purpose solution.

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    They don't last . . .

    Posted
    sdouglas
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    Apple headphones are not made to last. I usually get about 3 to 6 months before one of the earpieces stops working or the inline controls no longer function. I think it's because Apple's strain relief mechanism at the jack plug is poorly engineered. It does little to nothing to protect the integrity of the wire connections into the tip. It also doesn't help that Apple's design is a straight headphone plug rather than 90 degrees. The straight design places undo stress on the connections when your iPhone or iPod is in your pocket. In fact, due to this poor design, I believe Best Buy no longer offers product protection for purchase on these headphones. On the plus side, as you long as you have your receipt, from wherever you purchased (Best Buy, Amazon, etc.), you can go into the Apple Store and they will honor the one year warranty. I mostly listen to audio podcasts so sound quality is not my top priority and one reason I don't want to invest in expensive headphones. I also want the mic/inline controls on my headphones and there aren't many choice in this price range that offer that. Therefore, I reluctantly recommend these headphones with the above reservations. Be sure to SAVE YOUR RECEIPT!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally, ear buds that fit!

    Posted
    Muziqstar
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    Lion
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    Thankfully the Best Buy rep assisted me in getting the correct IPhone earbuds for my phone. I grabbed the ones without the microphone at first, by mistake! I was replacing ones that came with my phone (daughter keeps stealing them!) They are great quality at a reasonable price. You could buy cheaper ones, but I feel many others are inferior and you'd end up buying three cheap ones to last as long as these and the sound quality would also be lacking. I mainly use them to listen to music and they have great bass sound without drowning out the mid-range and treble notes. I also love that I don't have to take them out to take a phone call, the music drops out and the ring tone comes thru and I can adjust the volume on the cord and pause and restart the music with the same simple toggle switch. I also love to use them on road trips to listen music, and the navigator app on my phone. The only earbud headphones I buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still Apple's best earphones, over 6 years later

    Posted
    SirYodaJedi
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    Let me preface this review by saying that the EarPods aren't audiophile quality. The bass response is not amazing (although it is actually pretty impressive for earphones), and it is pretty easy to get gunk on the grilles. The usage of a 3.5mm connection is an immense pro, but that isn't unique to this model. So why are the EarPods my favorite earphones, then? Simple: ergonomics. The little things stay in my ear when I'm listening, but don't rely on rubber that can impact acoustics like most competitors. There is a reason the same design was used for the AirPods. The shape also seems to work in a way to augment the audio quality, but I'm not an audio engineer, so don't quote me on that. The price is reasonable, if a little steep. It probably is the most that I would pay for a set of earphones, but it is still much cheaper than a decent set of headphones. Overall, highly recommended, as long as you get the 3.5mm model.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Durable Earbuds with Good Sound Quality

    Posted
    Bandelo
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    I bought these at my daughter's request for use with her i-pod nano. She doesn't like the "inside the ear" canal earbuds with the silicone or rubber bud tips. I have listened to Apple's round earbuds which just fit inside the outer ear and was not impressed with fit, comfort, or sound quality. However, these buds are of a molded plastic design that slips easily into the ear without the need for any silicone bud tips. The "all plastic" design makes them very durable without having to worry about losing the bud tips. Apple definitely put some research into the design and sound quality of these earbuds. They fit easily into the outer ear, and their tapered design efficiently directs the sound into the ear. There is an additional narrow port on the inner portion of the bud which probably helps contribute to better bass response. The sound is actually quite good for a relatively inexpensive set of earbuuds. Decent bass response, mid-range and vocals are clear, treble is crisp without being zingy are harsh. Since they don't actually seal in the ear canal, you can hear a good deal of outside noise and they don't stay in place very well if you are moving around or exercising. However, for the price, these are very portable (durable) earbuds with good overall sound. I would recommend them to anyone for general listening in a quiet room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product for what they are...price not so good

    Posted
    Jase072581

    Purchased these because my other iPhone ear buds started to lack any sound quality at all. Was to a point where I could barely hear anything. So, they only lasted a year...hope these last longer, especially since I had to purchase these. Have to say that after reading some reviews, the sound quality on these ear buds are much better then I expected. I'm not sure if it's the new design that actually puts the sound into the ear, or if they are just better quality, maybe both...but they really sound good for ear buds. As for the cost...I have come to expect high price tags from Apple, yet I purchase their products over and over. $30 for some ear buds with not extra capabilities other then to provide decent sound...way to much in my opinion, but again, I purchased, and I am happy over all...so it is what it is. The comfort is not bad at all. I think this is due to the new design, however, the right ear bud always causes my ear a little discomfort...odd, but what can you do. Not sure of any ear buds that are completely comfortable, with good sound, at a price that is reasonable. And I can certainly see when doing any activity that involves a lot of movement that these would not stay in the ear, but I am not completely sure about this, since I have not tried. Overall...not bad

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Low Cost Headphones

    Posted
    Rosstron
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    These newest headphones from Apple are a marked improvement over the previous ones in every way except for the fit in the ear. Since they are one size fits all and the earpiece is a polished white plastic, they are more likely to move as someone is running. As far as the sound quality of these headphones, I can hear little discernable difference between these and my Bose headphones that cost $100. The only advantage the Bose headphones have is thier 3 interchangeable ear pieces, which can translate to superior sound quality over the Apple ones simply because the speaker driver remains directed towards the ear canal at all times. The Apple headphones also come with in-line controls for playing music, and controlling incoming or outgoing calls in conjunction with the built in mic. As far as durability, I haven't had any issues and I use them for running/ biking/ weight training. I once left them in some shorts which went through a full wash and dry cycle, surprizingly they worked perfectly after that little gauntlet. Overall, these are the BEST low cost headphones I've ever owned, so much so that they're worth buying independently of being just an included accessory with certain Apple products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These are the best made, sounding and quality...

    Posted
    BestBuyisMy2ndHome
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    These are the best made, sounding and quality wise. The price is great, too! I've tried over $3800.00 worth of headsets and headphones, and these are the best for the money by far. Audio is audio. Our ears were designed to pickup sounds within a specific range. Buying anything that emits sound outside that range doesn't make sense. Buying a headset or headphones that cost $300.00 that don't fit as well, sound as good, are cumbersome and of poor quality is just foolish. Been there, done that, and have emptied my pockets looking for the utopian sound and headset regardless of price. As it turns out, sometimes the most beautiful solution truly is the one that comes in the box as original equipment. Sure, they can fall out of your ears, but so does the much more expensive, hyped up marketing success, that dupes you into buying their product. Try them. You'll see. These are Steve Jobs simplistic, extremely well thought out, engineered to perfection, high quality, Apple Products, that are designed like art, function better than any other, and just do what they are supposed to, no matter what you pay. For me, that's the $3800.00 lesson. Here's hoping you don't make the same mistake!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded Expectations

    Posted
    acstorfer

    After my iPod classic, iPhone 3 and iPhone 4, there was a quick response by me to find in ear buds that would do a satisfactory job to find something worthy listening through. I've done my due diligence and purchased the Klipsch S4. Because I take immaculate care ofy audio equipment, the thin, cheap leads were never an issue to me. They've lasted me years and maintained excellent audio quality. The quality far exceeded anything in their price range. With the new iPhone 5, Apple redid their old style in air speakers to ear pods. I never intended to use them, but with nieces and nephews coming next month I thought I'd give them a try. The kids will inevitably lose or break theirs. What I found were these new ear pods were AMAZING! Apple created a $30.00 set that was at least as equal to if not superior to their Klipsch and Bose counterparts. I will still use my Klipsch S-4's out of stubbornness because I paid so much, but when they eventually go I will use my Apple Ear Pods without skipping a beat. They are just leaps and bounds better than the previous Apple offerings.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple headphones are superior

    Posted
    DarrianS
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    I will always choose Apple headphones. The sound quality is great! No echo, no crazy bass, its smooth, and I dont experience that popping that tou occasionally get with other headphones. The design is what I need. Apple might have changed to the "ear pod" style but they have still kept them rather small. Other headphones are just too big...sure they might provide those changable tips but they just dont fit!!! Also they create that hollow echoey noise. I love the packaging. They come in a sturdy cardboard box. Its very nice! I actually store my headphones in the box when Im not using them to prevent them from tangling. Im glad to see that they brought back the buttons that can play and pause your music and turn up the volume. It makes listening to music convenient. You pay for the quality with their headphones, not the name. Also for less than $20!!!! I cant stand knowing i spent $200 on headphones only for them to sound terrible and not fit. Apple please keep doing your thing!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    V. Good Quality

    Posted
    Gameman11
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    I have tried several ear buds and I don't care for the type that go into your ear canal. I also don't want a Bluetooth sending signals through my skull. This ear pod design rests comfortably in the ear and the sound quality is excellent but, just shy of the BOSE buds in my opinion but, are less than half the price. The cord is durable and has been yanked out of my phone working out at least once a week. This is my second pair, don't leave them in your pocket when you wash your clothes. The microphone works great and on conference calls I don't get the complaints I got with skull candy earbuds which made me sound like I was in a a tunnel I am told. I have an Android so the mic button pauses music or mutes the line in a phone call but, the volume up and down does not work in an Android for me. I wish there was a version for Android where this would work but, like all things apple, it is quality only if you use apple for everything. Moto and Google voice commands do work through this without touching any buttons so I am happy with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Comfort and Sound for the Price

    Posted
    chrislegacy
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    I love Apple EarPods they've always fit in my ear better than regular earbuds and the built in mic and great for facetime and phone calls or even recording your voice. These work great and last a long time (well if your cat doesn't get a hold of them like they did with my old pair.) if you're having trouble with earbuds not fitting right or being extremely uncomfortable id suggest these as i had the same problem but these work amazingly for me! Overall if you want a good long lasting pair of headphones id highly suggest these. of course they aren't for a professional audio listening or creating but they are incredible for day to day life use such as listening to some music on your way home or talking on the phone.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New iPhone buds

    Posted
    nomadusa
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    I've been using Beats for a couple of years. I kept loosing the buds, they fall off in my pocket, I lose them on planes, and my earphones become worthless, or the rubber caps get stuck in my ears. I saw the new iPhone design and tried them out. At a third the price of the beats (their packaging is probably 1/3 the cost of the headphones) I am happy with the buds. They stay in when riding my motorcycle helmet, loud enough to hear when riding, no rubber caps fall off or get stuck in my ear when I sleep with them, and I never have to worry about rendering them useless if I lose a rubber cap when I travel (have had to beg the several sales people for rubber caps in various airports). The mic works great, and the volume controls all work very well so far. They tangle still but not as much as the older cords. You can download an app that helps with the sound quality, that custom creates enhancements to your IPhone Buds on your iTouch or iPhone. I would definitely try out the app, you will notice an improvement. I travel with the Beats but they are my back up now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised!

    Posted
    Miyna
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    I only even opened the headphones to try them out, since the redesign by Apple, and I was only slightly disappointed. The sound is really good, great clarity, a good range of tones, I don't feel like I'm missing much of the music, but I'm no audiophile, so I can't say for sure. I'll let them be the judge of that, but I'm definitely pleased, having tried them with several songs with deep bass lines, and several others with a lighter, more airy tone, with excellent results -- hence the four stars. But they still. don't. fit. I'll probably use them if I'm going to be sitting around somewhere, not moving around very much, but I don't think I'll be using them for daily use or for walking around. Few things frustrate me more when trying to listen to music than earbuds that constantly fall out of my ears. Still, the sound is good enough that I only took off one star. If your ears are compatible with your standard earbud (such that you don't normally have problems), I recommend these highly.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lives up to promises

    Posted
    Jindai
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    I got the new EarPods because my older iPod earbuds were finally giving in to all the abuse I put them through, and I was wondering if Apple actually improved things with the new design. I was actually quite surprised with how happy I was with them. While the sticker price seems a bit high for even Apple-branded headphones, they fit in place nicely, yet don't cause any discomfort. I don't feel as though they will slip out at all, so I can run with them with confidence. I like the fact that I can still hear environmental sounds around me, so I don't walk into situations unaware of my surroundings, but I can see how those that love to hear only their music might be disappointed that there are no noise canceling features, at all. And the controls for start, pause, rewind, skip forward-and-back all work well, as long as you have the headphones completely inserted into your iDevice. You can still hear stereo content when the plug is only in most of the way, so it can be a little off-putting to attempt to pause it via the control and nothing happens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    sounds great, fits good

    Posted
    Jazzyfan
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    These have a remarkable attributes for buds: 1) Pain Free 2) Stay in Place 3) When snagged, they pull out painlessly Sound quality-wise, they are earbuds, so the bass is not prominent. You know the compromises you make getting an ear bud. I use them for exercising or chores where you aren't giving 100% of your attention to the mix. They are a vast improvement on previous Apple buds which were painful and pulled out painfully and fell out of your ears and didn't fit everyone well. These are tapered and I suspect will conform better to more people. In short, they are the way ear buds SHOULD be shaped, just like the iPhone is the way a smart phone SHOULD be, and why it's the industry standard that is copied. I hope this design is copied as well. One thing I don't care for in other buds, those soft silicone buds, is they don't grip your ear and slip out. The natural shape of these buds seems to just place and hang in your ear well, even while jogging, but pull out easily if snagged on something. Brilliant Design.

    I would recommend this to a friend