Product Type: Apple headphones
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Apple iPod Earphones
Member Name: Adsy1234
Apple iPod Earphones
Advantages: Good sound quality, comfortable
Disadvantages: Not durable, break easily, expensive
I have only ever received Apple earphones along with Apple products. I purchased my iPod touch 3 years ago now and compared to the iPod touch that still works fine today, the earphones lasted the best part of 6 months.
To buy the earphones separately they cost around £15. This is expensive for what you get and how long they last. The earphones are white all over apart from the grey speaker on the ear piece. Some of the newer models (as with most earphones) now have a volume control on the wire along with a microphone. The earphones are not just compatible with the iPod touch but with a universal adapter can we used on all Apple products and most other audio devices.
The earphones are actually quite a good product in terms of function. I have seen others complain that they don't stay in the ear very well but I have not found this to be the case. I have had other earphones in the past (Samsung) which have been a lot less comfortable and are constantly falling out of the ear. I have even found they stay in the ear when jogging which had been problematic with other brands before.
The main issue for me was durability. After 6 months the grey speaker on the earpiece became detached. The glue holding it together was not strong enough. I then began to have issues with the end connection. The wire became loose inside meaning you would quite often only get volume in one earpiece. This made them non-repairable and it was time to get new ones.
The sound quality is decent. I have never had issues with the sound quality. Even when the volume is turned up quite high, the quality is still good. Sometimes there can be a tendency for the music to become distorted or fuzzy but not with these earphones.
You would expect more from these earphones given the price. However, they are useful if they come with Apple products as a starter set. They may not last long but are comfortable and produce good sound quality. If you are looking to purchase a basic set I would recommend a cheaper brand but all in all they are a satisfactory product.
Summary: Expensive basic earphones.
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