Product Type: Apple headphones
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Apple iPod Earphones
Member Name: walsha11
Apple iPod Earphones
Advantages: easy to use, design, practical
Disadvantages: white colour, hurt my ears, cost
Over the years I have owned a couple of iPods and an Iphone, with each purchase you get a set of the standard apple headphones so I thought I would share my thoughts about them.
- Design -
These headphones are predominantly white with little parts that comes in grey. At one end is the part that plugs into your computer/phone/ipod. From this leads a single white wire which is quite thick. This then reaches a soft plastic holder and from this stem the two wires which lead to each earphone. The clip also has a detachable soft plastic pulley which clips the two wires together. Each earphone is white and made of a hard plastic with a soft grey plastic band so they feel comfortable in your ears. I think they look very stylish and definitely have a great, modern look to them which suits all of the apple products. I think white is a slightly impractical colour because it gets dirty easy but I guess you can't have everything!
- Sound -
The sound quality with apple headphones seems to me to be consistently good, even with repeated use. I think they have a good range for volume and work really well in general. I have recently discovered that streaming movies on my laptop which are really quiet can be listened to far more easily with the apple headphones as it improves the sound quality and amplifies the noise, a great little find for me as I love watching movies online
- Durability -
I had a pair of these headphones and they lasted for a good 3/4 years before they began to disintegrate and fall apart. There are obvious wear and tear which comes from these being used regularly but for me 4 years of use is pretty good, especially when they were free.
- Use -
I do find these headphones extremely easy to use though I do have one major problem with them. I find they really begin to hurt my ears after a while and that they are also no great for exercise because they tend to fall out. Thousands upon millions of people use these headphones and I think I probably struggle more than most (maybe I have small inner ears?). That said, I do find the hard plastic can be a little painful to my ears after an hour or so of use.
- Cost -
Every pair I've had I have been given for free as part of another apple purchase but looking on their website these headphones retail at around £20. This seems pretty expensive, so I'm glad I have two pairs already. I definitely wouldn't bother buying them at this price and would probably go for a cheaper alternative online. If you can get them for free though they are good quality and easy to use.
Overall, a great free addition to another apple purchase but too expensive on their own.
Summary: A good set of headphones, but I wouldn't pay for them.
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