Product Type: Apple headsets
Newest Review: ... in is the bass, it's brilliant compared to their predecessors. Sometimes it's brain melting, I loved it. The volume also seems to improve w... more
A New Generation
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
Member Name: MrCrown
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
Advantages: Great sound quality and high comfort.
Disadvantages: Would be better if they were noise cancelling.
The new apple earpods are without doubt an improvement from the last earphones by apple. The notorious 1st generation of apple earphones lasted for 3 months if you were lucky before falling apart.
Lets start with the most important bit. No earphone can be worth buying unless it has good sound and although it isn't there main selling point, the earpods aren't a disappointment. The way the sound is streamed straight into your ear makes the acoustic very clear but echoes the bass at the same time. This makes the quality of sound higher then that of any other earphones I have tried and can compete with most headphones too!
They are also a lot louder then the previous model as all the sound actually goes into your ear rather then playing it to everyone in the same room as you. The volume is also ideal for sharing an ear each and still being able to hear everything but I wouldn't advice this as the sound is strongly defined to the correct ear in songs that use panning.
The one down side to the sound of the headphones is something that you only realise because the rest of the sound is amazing... They let in a lot of background sound so if you are on a train you have to turn your iPod up quite loud to hear a song clearly.
I think I've covered everything there is to know about the sound of these magnificent earphones so onto comfort.
Comfort and design:
Apple have focused strongly on advertising that the earpods are made to fit your ear. They aren't lying! The shape fits tightly in your ear and the smoothness of it looks genuinely good. I'm sure you will of seen these before but if not then you owe it to yourself to have a look at their sleek design.
I find these earphones ridiculously comfy and would strongly advise that you buy a pair. They are very light and smooth which makes wearing them feel good as oppose to the previous design which was itchy and made my ears hurt after wearing them for too long.
I haven't managed to find too many problems apart from the jack doesn't work in all computers. In some older computers then they don't work due to having a microphone but if you have one of these computers you probably want to think about saving up to buying a new computer before buying new earphones. Also noise cancelling would help but that's more of an improvement for the next generation then a problem with this one.
Should you buy them?
If you like earphones rather then headphones then you aren't going to find any better then these for such a reasonable price. The sound quality and comfort both excel any other pair of earphones I have come across and they look really cool. The only reason I would suggest headphones instead is for the noise cancelling experience but you are looking at a lot more money for that.
Overall I would strongly suggest buying these earphones and would love to say thanks to apple for making them so well.
Summary: Best earphones you'll find at this price.