Product Type: Apple headphones
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Apple iPod Earphones
Member Name: quackquack
Apple iPod Earphones
Advantages: Sound quality and design
Disadvantages: Very uncomfortable
Over the years, I have acquired many pairs of these earphones - and I have never bought one in my life. Apple include a pair of their standard earphones in the box of every product they sell. Needless to say, you could probably collect quite a few with actually buying them.
--- Design ---
The headphones come wrapped in a plastic strip, wound into a little ball. So far, they are only available in white which is not great as they can get a little bit dirty over time. The cord is an average length and plugs easily into all electronic products. The bottom of the earpiece is made from grey rubber, probably for aesthetics. The same is also done around the speakers. The rest of it is white. Each earpiece has a little letter written there - either L or R - to indicate which ear to place each earpiece into (for the life of me I cannot see why it should matter). Personally, I find these earphones extremely uncomfortable. The shape of the earpiece feels very unnatural in my ear and does not sit well at all. It often gets very painful after a few minutes of listening. Not only this, but I find that they do not stay in my ear and I need to hold them there with my fingers. As you can probably imagine, this is extremely inconvenient. The earphones have no buttons on the wire to adjust volume or play or pause. It also does not have a microphone. I, personally, find these functions essential.
--- Sound Quality ---
I think the sound quality for these earphones is good. It is clear and audible. I have no complaints about the sound but obviously, if you are looking for excellent sound quality these earphones are not recommended. If you are looking for earphones for listening to music then these are fine. If you are looking for earphones for professional sound quality then I would recommend looking at more professional manufacturers. Overall, there is nothing wrong with these earphones and they provide good sound quality.
--- Conclusion ---
I would not recommend these earphones. Although the sound quality is good and the design is pleasant, they are very uncomfortable. These are the most painful and uncomfortable earphones I have ever come across. I would also have preferred some buttons on the wire. I would never pick these earphones if I had another choice.
Summary: A very uncomfortable and painful listen
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