Product Type: Apple headsets
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Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
Member Name: jjrose
Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
Date: 28/02/12, updated on 28/02/12 (56 review reads)
Advantages: Great quality, clear sound, nice look
This is the next generation earphones from Apple with remote control function. Being an Apple-fanatic as I am, I own quite a lot of Apple products. These earphones come free with purchases of iphones and variety of ipods. However, the older generation earphones comes with 8GB ipod touch instead this newer ones, from what my dad told me.
Appearance-wise, it has a simple yet pleasing design. The colour is very much monochrome with a mixture of white and gray. The length of the wire of earphones is quite long so that you can listen to music comfortably.
As for its functions, the remote control ability is a very nice touch from Apple. This function is very handy if you are out and about exercising, running or just taking a stroll in a park. However, I must clarify that the remote control ability is only available for play/stop function and to adjust the volume. Personally, I was a bit disappointed that I won't be able to remotely control the track selection. I have a lot of songs in my library, as most people do, and it's a hassle to change tracks while I'm shopping and carrying a lot of bags. I know I could easily make 'on-the-go' playlist but sometimes I'm in a hurry and shuffle doesn't work all the time.
Nevertheless, this is the best earphones and definitely my favourite earphones. The speaker is very clear and the sound produced is one of the best. I have experimented the quality by alternatively using these Apple earphones and a random Apple mimic (it doesn't have a brand name and I bought the copy ones for £3.99); from my experience, I can assure you that the sound quality is top-notch.
The connectivity of earphones is very broad and is compatible with a variety of music players, computers and other electronics and they don't have to be of the Apple brand either. The earphones have a 3.5 mm jack, which is the standard for most electronic sound systems.
As for price, as you know about all Apple products, it's pretty expensive. The price ranges from £20.00 -25.00 depending on when you buy it. Personally, for the quality you get, the price is acceptable and affordable, especially when you compare it to Beats earphones and such.
As for durability, I have problems with the 1st generation earphones (without remote control) that one side of earphones tend to break down and no sound can be heard. Also the material surrounding the wires tend to rip and expose the wires underneath. However, I don't have these problems with this generation of earphones, which I received free with my purchase of iphone 3GS. Two years on, the earphones are still working properly and no breaks in the material either.
Overall, I believe these are good earphones and I would recommend to someone who likes to listen to music with clear quality sound. I haven't used earphones from other brands, so I can't make full comparison. However, from my experience, these earphones satisfy my needs.
Thank you for reading. :) x
Summary: My favourite earphones
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