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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.

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  • 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

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  • 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    A mile above the old ones!

    Posted
    WMD35
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    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!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound and feel great for $30 earphones

    Posted
    TuCanDan
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    In a world where people are obsessed with the Beats Headphones because they are the "cool" thing, these apple ear buds hold their own against the "cool" product. I have heard from both brands and even though the beats sound just a tad bit clearer and compressed they are also much more expensive. I studied sound engineering and can tell you that the difference is not big to the untrained ear. We all know that it depends on the quality of the song, like how large the file is (in Kbps). But an A/B test that I did with a friends brand new Beats ear buds showed me that not only did I save $70, but I'm not loosing much in sound quality either. The fact that I can use them to speak on the phone as a hands free device as I drive, or i can switch songs, pause, play, and have volume control without having to access my iPhone or iPod, is a plus. Something that has been seen and done before but nice to have around. Do your own research though, don't just go with the "cool" thing.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not Great

    Posted
    CinMO
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    While most Apple users have now become accustomed to these headsets, there are a few holdouts that might benefits from (yet another) review. As you may know, Apple took to redesigning the common earbuds with this product, coming up with a design that does fit the ear more comfortably, but, for me, still leaves a bit to be desired. If you're moving around while using the product, be prepared to have them pull out of your ears. Wrapping the cord around your ear can help, but the control switch/microphone will be very close to your ear. I'm told, however, that the sound isn't substantially decreased in that location in my experience with that scenario. Sound quality is excellent for the size, with better bass response than similar products. Apple's mandated price point is a bit high, but the ear pods will hold up through most of the challenges you'll throw at it. Worth checking out, but not a must-buy.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What every kid wants for their iPhones

    Posted
    2boyzmom
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    LOVE these EarPods but when you have 4 people using them they are very costly to replace. Kids just stuff them in their pockets, backpacks, etc so it would be nice if they came with some sort of protective case to keep them from getting tangled and to keep them protected. It would also be a GREAT bonus if Apple could find an affordable way for the customer to mark these EarPods since there are so many kids at school that have them. If you leave them laying somewhere or drop them, other kids steal them and there is no way of recovering them since they all look alike and there isn't a way to personalize them after they are purchased. It's unfortunate that you have to mark your own accessories but that's just life. The cost of them is too high in my opinion. They are a great product with amazing sound quality but when you have to replace them, it's too much of an expenditure.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love the sound, but...

    Posted
    shishkish
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    I've been trying to use these headphones as a spare to my beloved Sony active wireless ones. I use them when the other ones run out of battery. I've tried walking and sitting while using the EarPods, and the sound is wonderful. The bass and highs sound real good. My problem is keeping them in my ears. The head of the earphones never keep situated in my ear properly, I'm constantly trying to adjust them and stick them back in my ear. Since these headphones have no way of adjusting the size of the ear piece, I would imagine my ear was designed improperly. Other than the design issue, I give these 4 stars for the awesome sound!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reliable product for the price

    Posted
    Arashikage18
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    I've been wanting to get a headset so I could once again enjoy hands free conversations now that I upgraded to an iPhone. But I've been holding off for a while as this wasn't an "immediate need" purchase. The Apple Store charges a whopping $80 dollars for this very item!! Are you serious!?!? But I got it for way, way less at Best Buy. I was shocked at the price difference!! Before I decided to purchase it, I asked an employee if he had any experience with this headset. He told me he used it himself and was very pleased with the headset's performance. Thankfully, there is no incentive for employees to prefer one product over another. His opinion convinced me to buy this headset. The microphone works well. The people I call don't have any problem hearing me and their voices are clear through the headset. The stem-like features on the earbuds are unique.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Second generation Apple earbuds are great!

    Posted
    jdeats76
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    These are the ear buds that come standard with current generation IPods and iPhone models. I do sound mixing and having been a fan of Apple's white ear buds for "everyday use" and mixing because, while not in-ear monitors they are a nice standard to go with when considering what your customers will be hearing. I am happy to say new generation of Apple ear buds are much improved. I own a $150 pair of ultimate ear in-ear monitors and a $100 pair of Bose for comparison and these hold up well to those high end products. The big difference with these is the way they rest in your ears. These are not noise-canceling in-ear buds but they look as if they might be which is confusing. Overall they are an exceptional product that is unlike any other (in typical Apple fashion), they sound great and if you don't mind their loose feel you will love them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very clear sound and don't fall out while driving

    Posted
    Patrick29
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    I had previously purchased a pair of skull candy headphones with mic so I could talk and drive at the same time (didn't want a Bluetooth device). They were great at first but within a short period of time they started to fall out of my ear (even though they claimed that they wouldn't) and I had a hard time hearing the person I was speaking with. It just so happened that I lost them a couple days before I was going to return them as defective. So I bought these ear pods as a replacement and couldn't be happier. The sound is much better than my other pair, they haven't fallen out while I'm driving and the persons in speaking with say they can hear me much better. I just bought a new iPhone 5 and was happy to know that it came with the exact same headphones that I bought so now I have an extra set as well.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for replacement headphones

    Posted
    HotBoi4Ya
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    Not bad for replacement headphones sound is great don’t really set in my ears quite the way the original ones did that came with my iPhone and the price was a little high I wasn’t expecting to spend more than $15 But all in all I can’t complain they get the job done the one an only issue I do have with them is that sometimes I plug them into my iPhone and they do not connect I have to unplug them and reinsert the plug two or three times to get it to connect,I believe it might be an issue with the case getting in the way of the headphone jack which was never a problem with the original iPhone ear buds. But I do like them even bought a pair for my sister .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good General-use Earbud

    Posted
    mwaldy
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    These are good earbuds for listening to podcasts. Spoken voice reproduction is very good and very intelligible with no harshness. They are ok for casual music listening, but I use Bose or Klipsch earbuds when I really want to listen to the music. The mid and upper frequencies sound good. The bass response, though better than previous Apple earbuds, is still relatively weak. The microphone is apparently pretty good. I am always understood when talking on the phone and, more telling, Siri understands me when I use the earbud microphone, even when riding in the car. They are quite comfortable, though they do not really sit securely in my ears. They fall out fairly easily, which makes them less useful for listening while exercising or doing yard work. They do fine while sitting or walking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for music in long commutes

    Posted
    SkNi
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    The sound is above average for headphones. Definitely way better than older Apple headphones. As for the physical headphones, -the "one-size-fit-all" earpiece fit BUT do not fit well, which is a problem when you are exercising/running. It always come loose when I run. This is however, great for commutes. -the wire connections is exactly the same as the old Apple headphone design. If you accidentally bend the the connections, you can kill the connection to one side of the headphones. (I had this problem with old Apple headphones). They should use bent/90 degrees connections. -remote/microphone is good For the price, you are pretty much paying for that Apple logo/brand more than the quality you get. To me as a consumer, this product is worth 20$ or less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good earbuds, but not comfortable

    Posted
    Nclinique513
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    I am extremely disappointed that apple now makes people buy the ear buds to go with their apple products, I bought an iPad mini the day it came out and was not happy I did not receive earbuds so I bought these ones... They are nice for sound, good quality, durable, and I love the volume change feature right on the cord next to the right side's ear buds. But other than that, it is a speedy pair of ear buds as well as not very comfortable at all :( I use these to watch Netflix on my iPad, and when I smile or laugh is when these become uncomfortable. Not sure what my ears do to make these uncomfortable. They also fall out of my ears easily when this happens. I now just use these when I'm studying and listening to music, that way my ears don't move in odd ways.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's Hard To Go Wrong With OEM Ear Pods

    Posted
    ExRacerX9
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    I looked online at other sources to replace the broken ear buds for my iPhone. Many say they are genuine Apple brand, but if you read the reviews, most are not. I'm a heavy user of my iPhone for voice and podcast listening. There are probably more comfortable ear buds available; but, these are the most versatile I've found for use with music and spoken word. The remote feature for control of play/pause and control of the camera is a nice touch. I'd like them to be more comfortable for long listening sessions. That, and the fact that they are delicate are the only drawbacks for me. However, I'd really be angry over breaking or losing a $200.00 set of Bose ear buds. At the price, the Apple OEM are good for me.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some of the better ear buds I've had

    Posted
    Taras
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    I had an older pair of Apple ear buds a long time ago and loved them. These ones are different and I'm having a hard time deciding whether I like them as much or not. Instead of the whole surface area releasing sound, most of it is covered in a thick layer of plastic, so that the sound only comes out at specific points (hope that description makes sense). It's an interesting idea, but I can't decide whether it's better or worse than the older models. I recommend trying them out for yourself before buying them. I'm not sure that reading a written review will do it justice. Overall, however, I'd say these are some of the better ear buds on the market. I've tried others and they were much worse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Impressive sound at a modest price

    Posted
    Anonymous
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    The sound quality of my Apple Ear Pods is wonderful, and suits my use perfectly; They don't produce booming bass and the volume cannot be tuned so high (even by accident) as to overwhelm external sounds (like people trying to get my attention), and that is perfect for me---I listen to my ipod when I'm out for a walk, working out or doing household chores and I'm not trying to isolate, so the Ear Pods give me exactly what I want. The only drawback is that the glossy polished finish doesn't provide enough friction to hold the pods firmly in my ears, especially when I'm on the treadmill or stair climber. But I'm glad I bought them, the clarity of the sound and the lack of distortion makes them worth more than I paid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great earphone/earpod

    Posted
    Lizzy
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    Though misplaced too soon and didn't get to enjoy it, I like how crystal clear it was. Not too bulky and it wasn't the flat line that break easily (supposed good Samsung that I had - flat inline broke too soon). I used it with my Galaxy S7 edge and worked fine. The reason for four star is because I like my pod to be covered with some kind of rubber or protection since I'm always afraid of sounds going directly into my ear drums, but it's my preference not for all. Plus, Apple like to be unique and if that's part of their uniqueness...good. Presently with a Sony earpiece, but definitely incomparable to Apple Earpod; I'll definitely buy the product again.

    I would recommend this to a friend