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The headphones that came with my ipod were so terrible that I couldn't believe that a company such as Apple were willing to put their name to them as they were awful and almost unusable. They look like any other white headphones but as soon as you look at the ear buds you notice they do look a bit cheap looking as they are just lumps of hard plastic and they don't have rubber parts which go in the ear.
Instead they just sit on the outside of the ear canal which makes them so irritating because thye just wouldn't stay in place at all no matter what I was doing. I bought my ipod for using when running or at the gym but I couldn't imagine using these headphones at the gym because they wouldn't stay in my ear when I was just sitting so there is no way they would stay put running on the running machine or on the epilator.
It isn't even as though I can complement the sound quality because that wasn't even that good either. The sound coming from these was very hollow and echoed a lot and it also wasn't very loud. At least the cord length was good and I could have my ipod in my pocket and the cord was long enough to stretch from my pocket to my ears without pulling on the headphones.
I know these were a bundled freebie with my ipod but I really was disappointed with them and expected so much more. They aren't comfortable and they don't sit right without falling out of my ear. The sound quality was also a big disappointment for me and I have chucked them in the bin because they were useless as far as I am concerned and weren't even suitable for using as spares. Maybe some people like them but I am not one of them and can't imagine who would prefer these when you can buy a really good sounding and comfortable pair for less than 10.00.
Before i start ranting off about all the good point of these earphones, i want to start off by saying that they dont fit my ears. but i have this problem with any earphones that arent bud earphones. i find that if i wear them for long period of time my ears scab and even bleed due to the rubbing of the earphones. That said, i havent found anyone else with the same problem so the chances are this wont need to be a worry for you!
Overall the sound quality is amazing, which is what is t be expected with a pair of earphones which come with apple products (well, USED to come with apple products, they recently updated their design). As with all earphones they are prone to general wear and tear, and i often find the rubber outside bunches up, but this is due to the way in which you store your earphones. Take good care of them and they will take good care of you!
Time and time again I have found myself coming back to these headphones and I have to admit, they don't get any better. If anything, I just get more and more disappointed each time. I'm quite prone to losing my earphones and whenever it comes down to it I usually buy another pair of these ones made by Apple. It's not for lack of choice but instead that they are simply cheap - although hardly cheerful.
I've lost count of the number of pairs that I have bought in the past. Upon buying my first, and only iPod, these were the earphones that came with it and back then I was fairly pleased as they were a simple means to listen to my music but now I'm less than impressed.
To begin, I have to admit that the design is simple and good enough. As pictured above, they are grey and white and look smart. That is until they start falling to pieces.
The grey ring around them that should offer some comfort usually breaks away leaving you with what can only be described as sharp metal in your ears that can be really quite painful. After this they are barely salvageable and worth using. One problem that personally I haven't encountered, but that I know others have, is the fact that they only come in one size meaning great difficulty for people with smaller or larger ears.
As for sound quality, it definitely isn't the best. I don't know quite what more to say.
Overall, I think you should do yourself a favour and simply invest in a good quality pair of earphones or headphones and completely scrap the idea of these ones. I do know however that Apple have released newer versions with newer products and I particularly recommend the ones that come with the iPhone 5s and 5c.
As an owner of 4 apple products, I have used plenty of apple earphones in my lifetime and have a large experience of what they are like. They deliver a high quality sound that is clear and detailed, not fuzzy or tinny in any way. The earpiece sits nicely in your ear and is comfortable for long wear times. The colour also makes them a little different from standard black headphones and distinguishes them as an apple product. As a high quality headphone product, they certainly do the job.
However...they break easily. The rubber around the rim of the speaker is susceptible to peeling off within quite a short amount of time, which leaves the earphone less comfortable to put in your ear. Also, where the jack is that you plug into your device often cracks (the rubber) which makes a dodgy connection which interrupts your sound. This eventually leads to the headphones not working completely.
In conclusion, I would say that these headphones are definitely good for making your music sound great, but they are not very durable.
When you buy a pair of apple headphones you expect a certain level of quality, because the iPod and iPhone deliver so well you expect the earphones too as well. however this is just not the case as I have been heavily disappointed with these , to start with the pro's - they are quite comfortable in the ear , look good when being worn, if you buy a apple iPod or iPhone then they come free in the package! but they are also some cons which should be enough to put you off buying them, the sound quality isn't that great and doesn't go very loud, because of the design of the product a lot of sound escapes out of the earphones so meaning if you're sat on public transport everyone can hear what you hear, and most importantly they are not reliable I've been through a few pairs and they just break easily , usually one ear will break first then slowly the other or the sound will become fuzzy. There is a lot better headphones on the market.
Apple headphones looks great when they're brand new and brilliant white but once they take on that grungy looking uneven grey dirty look they're not so good and this inevitably happens quite quickly they're difficult
and a pain to keep clean I also find they can become marked and dented very easily because of the softness of the material which doesn't look great either. They do give a good sound and are great at amplifying songs and sounds that are too quiet normally and the microphone on the headphones given with the iPhone works well and I have no problems with hands free and people being able to hear me. The buttons on the headphones are also quite quirky and a nice gadgety option to have if you have this version of headphones and allow you to change the volume or to change the song. My biggest fault is that they seem to break really easily in my experience the grey rubber coating around the outside of the earpiece breaks and the earpiece falls to pieces and they are not cheap to replace which is another disadvantage.
I personally don't use iPod more but I can tell they are not that good but not that bad. They last a really small amount of time. I remember when I had them in my pocket the cable was tied up which I really hated it I got them solved but the next time i tried to solve them from being tied up one earphone didn't work. Now i don't know if I pulled them too hard and something broke but even the quality wasn't that good. When you turn the volume up to max. it's relly low volume I don't know if that was problem with my iPod but when I used other earphones later on it was nice quality. The main thing I like is the design it doesn't fall out your ear which is great since all these earphones are making those that goes in ear really deep which is pretty bad for ears but anyway I'm giving 3/5 for quality
I have found that the simple Apple headphones have a much better quality than those of other brands.
For me, the sound I hear through the earphones is of a high quality, the clarity is incredible, and these headphones are one of the only ones I can wear in my ears without them getting uncomfortable or achey - something I was very impressed with as this is a recurrent problem for me!
The headphones work in numerous devices, so they aren't specific to certain products which is a bonus for me as I can plug them into my laptop, my phone, the computers at college etc. without the hassle of it not working (I have purchased some headphones that only work for a certain device before)
The headphones also have durability, they don't break easily like some other earphones for example almost every other pair i've had either one earphone stops working or the wires all start to come out just because I have used them so much, but so far these headphones have lasted, which is brilliant!
to start off with nothing is perfect in this world and there's always going to be a catch to how many or much you may end up buying. now these headphones are really only worth a single dollar or pound due to how long they last for. I can guarantee that sound quality is immense where by it shutters out most of the outside sound however after 4 months the shell of the headphones will start to depreciate And can evidently erode your ear and cause several infect this is said from experience. In other words i'd go with the more reliable option which is to buy a set of headphone not earphones as its less likely to break firstly and secondly they are far more durable. this can be told from other reviews seen on the site.
I'm only providing my experience to which these earphones are a death trap.
Ok, so I didn't buy a pair of Apple iPod Earphones, I received them with my iPod when I bought it. Initially, having been stuck with an ancient pair was very excited by the sleek appearance of the Earphones, and the sound quality was good. As time has passed, the rubber has worn away, taking the comfort with it. This is unfortunate as to replace them seems a bit excessive for what they are. I can understand why Apple give them away for free with every iPod now; so that we may believe we are getting a good deal, whereas in reality they are not that great. But, if you want a good review of iPod headphones, walk down the road and you will probably see a couple of people using them. Why? They are small, lightweight and they do the job, and for that they are brilliant. If you are after a fantastic sound quality, invest. If you just want something to wear when you're off to work or on the bus, stick to these.
About eight years ago I bought my first and only I-pod which contained the original Apple MA662 earphone as depicted in the dooyoo picture. These earphone were available with I-pods and I-phones for quite an extended period of time until replaced with the current ear-pods. They are still available on various platforms to be purchased for about 6 Sterling Pounds.
++++ My opinion++++
The design of the earphone is simple. The only colors are white and grey whereas the rubber protection around the plugs is grey and the remainder is white. Newer version of the original Apple earphone come with an in-built remote control to change volume, skip songs, and to answer phone calls. Mine did not have this feature therefore they were pretty plain earphones which simply were connected to the music device of choice.
The wearing comfort was passable as long as the protection did not detach from the plugs. Unfortunately it happened a lot and very quickly. Once the protection was off, it felt like having small pieces of metal in your ear and also the sound quality decreased. Consequently, the earphones were of no more use once this happened. Another point of critique is the standard size the earphone were available in. There was no variations or alternatives. All size had to fit them all. As a consequence to this, I having small ears often lost the earphone when doing sports.
Finally lets talk about the sound quality. Considering the options and quality measurements back then the sound quality could be considered average. To be honest, I did not know a lot of other alternatives, hence I was happy with the provided sound. There was no such thing as noise isolation or the saturation of the bass. The sound was plain and simple with no great depths.
++++ Conclusion ++++
Back in the days, I was satisfied with my Apple earphone despite the bad quality of material used. However, in light of today s' standards the quality provided by the earphone is rather poor. I would certainly not but the Apple MA662 headphones nowadays. Therefore, I cannot recommend buying the earphone as both quality of sound and quality of material is below par.
I have been using these Apple Ipod earphones since I got my first ipod 4 years ago , and because I now have an iphone and an iPad mini the apple earphones have always came with them. Only certain earphones are made to fit apply products so I just kept on buying these apple headphones even though there just average. These headphones are meant to have great confit and sound quality but their actually just about average. I feel with Apple a lot of their products break really easy all of my headphones over the years have broken easily the same with apple chargers , which is not idea as I feel for the price of these headphones they should be much better quality. My latest headphone has recently broken and I have given up in apply headphones I have a new pair which I bought at a cheaper price and have given me a better quality of sound.
I have had three iPod's so far and each has come with these headphones.
I have to say that for the second and third purchases, once I opened the boxes, these headphones remained in the box!
Not only is the sound quality average at best, they are also too big for my ears! I tried them at the gym and they just kept falling out of my ears and were uncomfortable because they didn't fit right.
The part that is supposed to fit inside the ear comfortably is far too big and anything but comfortable.
I would never buy this product out of choice and don't even use the ones I have. I must say that I don't understand why Apple spend so much time developing high quality products and then resort to using these cheap headphones. They do anything but compliment the products.
At best, a spare for emergencies!
I had my first experience with Apple earphones years and years ago and since then have found that experience not much different to my present experience.
The earphones look as normal and ordinary as you would expect earphones to come. They have a rounded white ear bud piece that has a nice little L or R on the side for everyone to see where to put them. The long, white wire that extends from the earphones looks very mundane. To put it in very simple words the earphones look as ordinary and simple as you would expect earphones to look. No bold colours or different between ear buds, they do look as boring as they sound.
The ear phones, no matter how boring or mundane they look, they do get the job done. They fit nicely into each ear with no wriggling or uncomfortable jutting out. The ease of which to put them in can't be complained about. They are the perfect ear phones for lying down on your bed while listening to some tunes. My only issue with these ear phones is if you like listening to music while exercising. I have found that these earphones do tend to fall out when either running or on the cross trainer. This has happened so much I have ended up buying other earphones that stay in better.
The sound that comes from the earphones, their actual job, I have to say is rather average at best. Yes it does the job, yes you can hear the music and the singing however the best word to describe the experience is 'tinny'. The sound quality is very underwhelming, but considering they are the standard earphones Apple produces with every product, we can't really expect that much.
The earphones do come with every IPod/IPhone that is shipped however for a replacement pair you would need to pay around £25 on the official Apple website. However on amazon you can get a cheap pair for anything around £3.50-£5.
These earphones are average at best and only good if you listen to music infrequently. Anyone who enjoys listening to a good quality sound or works out may need to purchase a higher standard set.
I have never purchased these, headphones i have simply used the ones i got free with the ipod and iphone i bought.
While i like the look of these, i am more of a fan of inner ear buds, that being said the shape of these headphones seems to fit my ear and i rarely have problems with them falling out, even whilst exercising.
Sound: In terms of sound quality, it is average nothing to write home about, songs come through clearly but that is about that there is nothing enjoyable about these headphones they simply work.
Longevity: I have not found these headphones last that long, i have had three in total. All three worked well for about 2 months, the connection with plugs into the iPhone/ipod it gets bent quite easily when put in pockets. The other problem i have is that while the white looks great when first used it quckily gets grubby and in my case starts turning blue from my jeans. I have also found that the very thin layer of rubber around the speaker often wears out and cracks.
At around 20 pounds a pair they simply are not worth it, these headphones are ok, simply ok. But there are better headphones out there that will offer a better sound and last longer for the same price.
With their superior comfort fit, and sound quality, the Apple iPod Earphones are the perfect spare or replacement headphones. Works with all iPod models.
Sleeker than previous models, these Apple iPod Earphones fit comfortably in your ears and sound great - whether you're listening at your desk, on the treadmill, in your backyard hammock, or wherever you enjoy your iPod.