Product Type: Apple headphones
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Style over function.
Apple iPod Earphones
Member Name: sjpeplow1
Apple iPod Earphones
Advantages: Stylish and comfy
Disadvantages: Sound quality and level leaves a bit to be desired
*Style + Comfort*
There can be little doubt the all white headphones are now the Apple signature. To be fair the simplicity of the white makes them very stylish which is something Apple always manage to do with their products. These headphones are the same as you receive with Apple products such as iPods and iPhones. They are comfortable in the ears and have a designated left and right headphone. I much prefer these to the ear bud style that are prevalent these days, although the sound leakage is slightly increased. They are easy to take in and out and do not make your ears sore after long periods of wearing. For me they are one of the most stylish and comfiest headphones of their type.
They cost around £10 online or double that from Apple directly, be careful online as there are many similar products that are not official Apple ones but often claim to be. The headphones have a volume control on them which can be used with Apple products which is a nice extra instead of having to go back to your device every time.
This is somewhere the Apple headphones slightly let themselves down, the newer slimmer style especially. The newer style are a much quieter headphone, I recently took some on a plane and with background noise could hardly hear my music. I had my old pair with me also and they were amply loud enough. The sound is also a little tinny compared against other headphones. It would be harsh to compare them expensive headphones, but even with similar priced headphones they don't sound as high quality in my eyes, and also deteriorate quickly to sound even more tinny after a few months of constant use.
The headphones are durable, they've been bashed around in my bag and stood on barefoot once or twice and live to tell the tale, this may also be why the quality of sound has deteriorated in them!
A cool stylish headphone that is great if you aren't too bothered about sound quality or don't use them all that often. I use mine only at the gym now and they are decent for that use. I think I would recommend trying other earphones if quality is what you are after which is why they only get a 3 star rating. The sound quality lets them down majorly.
Summary: A fashionable earphone these days. Style over function.
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