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If you're looking for a pro audio in-ear monitors under a $100, these are simply the best. The sound is balanced from 5Hz - 21 KHz (dual driver), accurate sound reproduction across lows-mids-highs. The microphone and remote appears to be the same as the standard iPod/iPhone buds. Package includes multiple ear pieces for perfect sizing and replacement meshes. Designed as noise canceling buds, you have to insert the earpieces in your ears (they aren't designed to give accurate sound reproduction resting outside like the stock iPhone ear buds do). Also, you're not getting bass boost here, this is balanced (accurate) sound reproduction, which is what would be desired for pro audio use.
Other than the fact that the cable is still the flimsy Apple cable, this thing is a solid win. I love the sound of the dual drivers and the fact that they isolate outside sound so you can listen at a lower volume.
What I do love is that the cable is replaceable if you can solder because the buds unscrew to reveal the drivers. I have done this once with a broken set of the free ones that come with the iPhone's that still had a good cable and it was like gettin brand new ones.
I'll keep these as long as I can keep finding cables to replace when they wear out.
The look of the earphones are aesthetically pleasing, they're the white iconic apple earphones. I personally would say they are great quality for the price, I paid £25 for these earphones however they do not last me long. After about 6 months, I need to buy new ones.
Overall, I like the product.
don't like earphones... but the Apple Earpods may have changed my mind.
I don't use Apple products much, my family has an iMac, but that's about it. Whilst the microphone/volume rocker doesn't work on my PC or Android phone, it really isn't much of a big deal.
-They fit into my tiny little teenage ears
-Works with any device
-Can go very loud, yet stay very crisp sounding
These are Genuine Apple Earphones come in Crystal hard plastic case only
Mic Volume Remote Control
No Retail packaging comes in Crystal Hard Case Only
-Earwax gets EVERYWHERE, especially when you use them often. I've started to see people start bragging about how much earwax their earpods have collected.
-They can be used as clackers
I was skeptical as heck when my young daughter told me she'd ordered a pair of "Apple Headphones" from Amazon for under £10.
Amazed and surprised to find they are terrific. I've just compared them to the original pair I received with my iPhone 6 and I can't tell them apart. They came in the Apple designed hard case, the volume increase/reduction and mute buttons work exactly as they do on the original, I even did a test call using the headphones in, and the microphone works perfectly. They even get tangled in your pocket - just like the "real thing".
A sound quality check with the same song shows they even sound the same.
If these are not Apple headphones they're so good a copy I can't tell them from the original. I'm tempted to buy another pair myself in case I lose mine.
I love Apple products, but that doesn't mean I'm happy to spend £25 on the the Apple store for headphones.
These are terrific. Highly recommended.
Sorry for the bad review this time
As everybody says this earphone is slightly expensive but theirs more to it than just a regular headphone. I own one of this headset and i recommend it to other who need headset cause its handy. When you buy gadget first thing to do is to read the specification, what does it give that its worth buying.
Some worth mentioning specification are the two drivers in each earpiece. Each earpiece contains two separate high-performance drivers — a woofer and a tweeter — resulting in rich, detailed, and accurate sound reproduction and amazing bass response for all types of music. It also have an impressive sound isolation that have three sizes of soft, silicone ear tips for a comfortable, stable fit. When inserted in your ear, they create a seal that blocks outside noise so you can get the most from your music. Managing and controlling volume is also easy task in this kind of in-ear headseat, you can take control capsule located on the cable of the right earpiece includes a microphone and three buttons. Here's what you can do with this convenient remote.
here are some tips how to take control
Adjust volume by pressing the + and - buttons.
Control music and video playback — including play/pause and next/previous — by pressing the centre button.
Record voice memos on supported devices.
Answer and end calls.
And lastly is the steel mesh caps for protection. Stainless steel mesh caps protect the precision acoustic components from dust and debris. You can remove the caps for cleaning or replace them with an extra set that's included in the box.
Yeah some says it expensive but one thing for sure for me it worth it....
For all Apple like to lord it over consumers that they are pioneers in design, both functional and aesthetic, these in-ear headphones are actually somewhat ugly. But looks aren't everything after all and so it goes that these earphones are actually pretty good in terms of sound reproduction. Of course, true to Apple's design and marketing philosophy, these earphones are also pretty unfairly priced - I was lucky to get them for free from a friend who had bought and discarded them as he didn't like the in-ear aspect. Though I suppose most discerning Apple buyers accept Apple's premium pricing, because they are a trusted brand.
In terms of comfort, these headphones fit snugly into the ear as is par for the course for in-ear headphones. They didn't cause me any discomfort, like my old JVC in-ears, nor did they fall out of my ears like Apple's 'classic' non in-ear headphones. The mic placement on the wire is perfectly adequate for phone calls and the wire itself, whilst prone to tangling (despite claims to the contrary), is of a nice quality. This product may be ugly for Apple, but it's certainly built for purpose.
The sound quality of these is great, though perhaps a little under what you'd expect at the price point. Comparably priced in-ears, like Sennheisers, sound far more dynamic in my opinion, as do practically any of Sony's comparable in-ears, but perhaps I am biased having used them throughout most of my adolescence. There's a nice bass response, the treble is crisp and overall the phones are decent at reproducing detail, ideal for the quality of recordings you can buy on Apple's iTunes store. As said before the mic is perfect for making and receiving calls, no qualms there, and the volume control/shuffle buttons work perfectly. I'd probably avoid these headphones if paying the premium price point, but they are actually a passable piece of kit.
To be honest these are my trustworthy reliable headphones and have lasted me well. However I wouldn't say they're the best quality headphones out there but they do for me. I can put up with these not so high quality headphones for the fact that, they have lasted me ages.
The sound is of quite good quality but to be honest I've had better cheaper headphones but they haven't lasted me as long and that it why I keep coming back to these trusty headphones. Why would I keep wasting my money on cheaper ones that last me 2 seconds!
One of the major pitfalls in my opinion is the fact that other people can hear what you are listening to quite clearly. I hate this, I mean what if I'm listening to embarrassing music?! Lol.
To me these headphones feel like they are good quality, and I guess that's why they have lasted me well! When I first got them I was a bit deflated by the fact they aren't exactly great but now I'm really pleased as they've lasted better than other headphones. However I think that the quality should be better due to the price, the sound quality isn't good enough for the price.
I love the mic function on this set of headphones, it makes making phone calls so easy to do.
If I had to I would definitely buy another pair of these headphones as they're worth the extra money you pay. Definitely recommend to everyone.
The quality of the headset is better than any product available.I have purchased it in this Christmas and can not resist myself to go out with the headset own. It looks and design along with the sound is fascinating.This is the product worth buying as I believe the price of the headset is absolutely at par with the quality.
I listen to music on my Apple iPhone all the time when I am on my own. I love the music and it's my own time when I can just relax into the sound and not worry about anything around me. I generally listen to it when I am out walking the dog or exercising and of course to do that I need some headphones. I remember when the iPod first came out, I thought the headphones were so expensive but now, if you want just the little in ear headphones and not these massive DJ ones then they are very well priced and fairly cheap. I think I purchased this pair for less than £10 which to me is an absolute bargain.
I decided to purchase the headphones with a remote and mic as this way I don't always need to have my phone in my hand or handy if I want to skip a track or turn the volume up and down and also I thought the mic would be really handy if I wanted to make calls and this has been really good actually because I tend to call friends when I am out walking the dog, it's the only time I get to myself without the kids so I can talk freely which is nice.
The headphones are fairly basic looking but then thats all you really want from them and I don't need them to look fancy or be fancy, I just need them to listen to my music. These apple earphones are coloured white with a white wire and a grey ring around the part that you put in your ear.
The headphones are the ones you fit into your ear and I find this pair fit well, they do fall out now and again but this is only if I haven't wedged them in properly. The rest of the time they fit pretty well and stay in. They slot into the eardrum and then you just need to move them slightly to sort of wedge them in there so they don't move. They are pretty secure although if you move your head too much I find they sometimes fall out although overall I can achieve a nice snug fit.
THe remote on the wire is really handy as it lets me change the track I am listening to and I can also stop and start the music too. When I am walking the dog I will have my phone in my pocket so to be able to do all this on just the wire and technically hands free is really handy. The phone call option with these headphones is great too and I find it works well. On the wire there are a little + and - buttons half way down the wires which makes it really easy to just quickly change the volume as its positioned in a really good place. There is a button in the middle that then lets you play and pause, another good feature or go to the next track that you want to listen to.What I like is that I can achieve really good sound quality from the headphones too. The sound is really crisp and clear and I don't get much interference from the outside world either which is nice.
The headphones came in a little plastic box which although quite handy, I don't think I have used since as I either just twist them around my phone when I am not using it or I pop them in my bag, ready to pull out when I need them again.
All in all, an easy pair of headphones to listen to music and talk on the go.
After buying these ear phones for an honestly shameful amount (around £60) I was expecting something reasonably impressive from Apple, as is usually the case with their products. I bought these earphones as a replacement for a broken pair of Sennheiser earphones which were extremely good in my opinion, for some reason I decided to try something different and these are the result of that risk.
Honestly, if you are familiar with the iPod earphones Apple give out free with their products you will know what these feel like in terms of quality. Plastic, very plastic. They aren't especially impressive on the build quality front but ultimately you want your earphones to be as light as possible, which these certainly are. This is where the problems begin, the ear buds on these earphones are awful. The design is terrible and I have lost over five of them from general daily use! They appear to be too smooth with no prevention inside the buds themselves to stop them from simply falling off, this is a massive irritant as the earphones themselves are quite good. Unfortunately they only come packaged with 3 sets of different sized earphones, which simply isn't enough when they fall off constantly. This has led me to buying a small bag of replacements from Amazon leading me to believe this is a common problem with these earphones especially.
The sound quality from these earphones is top notch, there is almost no noise (crackling and white noise type sound) when playing loud music and every type of music I have thrown at them has been dealt with magnificently. The bass provided by these earphones is also quite impressive which is something which is not normally found in earphones generally (of course, maybe I just buy the cheap ones) but I am always confident that these earphones will deliver in terms of bass especially. These earphones also have a small volume control panel on the wire itself, this is a very useful feature for when you're commuting to work and your phone is in your pocket. This small panel also contains a microphone which can be used when you receive a phone call, this means you don't have to suffer the inconvenience of removing the earphones from your device. The microphone also appears to be fairly effective in practice, with many a call having been successful while on the bus home from University. Of course these earphones are also in ear, meaning many will be expecting some form of noise cancellation, and they are decent in this regard too. Sometimes with this addition, the sound from the earphones escapes in to the open ear (causing some annoyed looks from other people). I can say that these earphones manage to remain free of that problem.
Overall I would certainly recommend these earphones, as long as you're willing to deal with the run away earbuds packaged with them!
One of the things I like when I listen to music using my iphone is being able to take calls simultaneously while my song pauses only until I hang up. I also like keeping the style that I get with my iphone, because it includes the white earphones however I find they have really bad quality. That is why I figured the best would be to get the in-ear ones they offer, also because I assumed they would have great quality as they claim on their adverts.
I got them on Amazon for around £45 - this is not cheap for earphones, but the price for these varies around 50 pounds. The presentation is quite impressive like with most apple products. They come in a small see-through box including a capsule with some spare ear tips in different sizes to fit to your ear in the best way. Naturally it included the manuals, an apple sticker and spare metal nuts to replace the ones that are attached to the earphones in case they brake. Those are very good details, which make you feel good about your purchase.
Then you try them, expecting a sound quality that you think you won't have never come across, but that is not the case at all. The sound is good, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed to know that I have experienced a better sound in way cheaper earphones. In spite of that downside, I kept using them, and I kind of got used to that quality and I was liking them very much. Especially because of the feature they have got of having a remote control with microphone, giving the possibility to skip tracks, or go back, control the volume, as well as take calls at any moment without having to get your phone out.
One of the best things I genuinely loved, was the ability to use the voice control on the iphone, so you just have to hold the play/pause button for a while enabling it to say what artist or album you want to listen to. It also works for calls, just saying "call mum", and it will do it straight away.
With almost two years of using them, I noticed how the rubber that covers the tips which go from the earbuds to the cable started to deteriorate and also how the buttons from the remote control were not responding. So now I have just some regular earphones with no control. A disappointment since that was one of the main reasons why I bought them. These obviously aren't very durable.
As a recommendation, I would say they are good, but I think it is better to save up a bit more and get some better ones.
I have had a pair of Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic for the past year or so and I have to say that I really don't think they live up to what I've come to expect from an Apple product. They cost me £55.00 from Amazon - although I have seen them in the Apple shop for £66. I feel that the cost of the earphones is certainly very expensive and I think, as most Apple products, that are priced higher than they really should be. Having said that, they get away with it because of the Apple name and the fact that the products usually are superior - but unfortunately not in this case.
From an aesthetics point of view I have to say that they look sleek and neat - and while they may not stand out as jazzy or unique, they do look very professional. They are white aluminium and plastic and are almost entirely white, except for a silver band around the earbuds.
They have neat little earbuds that do fit well into the ear - although as far as I'm aware, they only come in one size. However, I do have to say that the earbuds are not entirely comfortable once they've been in my ears for a little while and so this is really not ideal. There is no padding and I feel they exert pressure in my ear which I don't really want when I'm wearing earphones. Having said that, I do have to say that the earphones don't fall out when I'm wearing them, even if I'm wearing them when jogging.
However, where the earphones really fall down is in the quality of the sound they deliver. I found the music sounds tinny and a little echoey - although it does sound clear, even if the volume is low. But I really don't like the tinniness because it seems to make the richness of the music somewhat diminished and makes me feel detached from the experience.
I wouldn't recommend these earphones because I just feel you can buy better for half the price.
Hi everyone i have had an iphone for more than a year now and i had bought the apple In-ear microphone with a remote and mic as i did not like the standard earphones that came with phone in the box. I use them everyday when i travel to work/University and i found that after using it a couple of times the remote stopped working it was unresponsive and then after 2 week of not using the earphones at all the it started to work again i took the earphones back to apple and got replacements and this problem repeated itself after a couple weeks of continued usage i don't know anyone who has had this problem but it seems to be happening to me. The sound quality is pretty impressive compared to the standard earphones i also found that my standard earphones had a problem where one earphone stopped working after 3 weeks of me buying my iphone the reliability on that is very poor however the in-ear headphones did seem to give me a problem in terms of the headphones themselves. The mic quality is very impressive as it doesn't give the background gustling noises that you find in other mic's
Like most, these Apple In-Ear Headphones came to be in my possession when I purchased an Apple product with music playing capability. In my case it was the Iphone 3GS.
In the past I'd always used Gumy headphones with my Ipod for a number of reasons but I decided I'd give these headphones a try when I purchased my phone as Apple are charging £66 for these on their website so they must be decent, right?
Well at first, yes they were very decent. The sound quality was excellent, all little details in the music I was listening to were perfectly clear and I found myself enjoying certain songs a whole lot more due to just being able to clearly hear a whole lot more of the song.
The earpieces also fitted comfortably in my ear, if I'm listening to music via headphones for long periods of time (which I often am as I walk the hour journey to and from work four days+ a week) I sometimes find that my ears start to hurt due to the hardness of the earpiece which is resting in my ear. These headphones, however, have soft silicone tips which provide comfort. The headphones also come with three different sizes of these silicone tips which will enable you to get the perfect fit providing an even more comfortable feel and reducing the chance of the headphones continuously falling out, something which annoys me immensely.
These headphones also have a 'control capsule' which allows you to adjust the volume of the music and play, pause and skip songs without having to have any contact with the music playing device at all. If you're using these headphones with a Iphone you can also answer and end calls using this control capsule. All, in theory, very useful features.
The glory is, unfortunately, short lived. It only took a couple of months of regular, often daily, use before any bass in any music I was listening to simply turned into a crackling noise which completely ruined the listening experience.
I don't often need to use my phone 'hands free' but on the occasions that I do I don't find these headphones to be that useful. The sound quality is fine, I can clearly hear what the person on the other end of the phone is saying to me no problem but I find I have to hold the microphone on these headphones right up to my mouth for that person to be able to hear me. This defeats the object of 'hands free' really as I do end up having to use my hands!
I don't believe the control capsule has ever worked correctly either. I've been able to answer and end calls using it with no problems however I can't recall a time I've ever been able to control the volume or the songs playing using this feature. I've simply been pressing the buttons to find nothing is actually happening.
In terms of sound quality these headphones are great when they're working correctly. They're just not very long lasting at all and don't work correctly for a great deal of time. I don't believe this was simply a rare bad experience either as I am aware of many people who have said the same thing about this product.
In terms of comfort these definitely get five stars from me. I don't think I've ever used a set of headphones which have provided as much comfort as these ones have but of course, this is pretty useless if the sound the headphones are producing is rubbish.
Cosmetically these seem to stand the test of time and I've never had a problem with their physical appearance.
All other features, the control pad and the microphone? Well they're pretty useless as well. The microphone doesn't pick sound up very well at all and half of the features of the control capsule don't work, nor have they ever worked.
I feel you're paying for the name rather than quality where these headphones are concerned and I can't say I felt the need to replace them with another pair when the sound quality started to deteriorate. Much more reliable headphones with decent sound quality are available for a great deal less then these Apple headphones. They're worth using if you receive a pair with an Ipod/Iphone/Ipad, just make sure you have another pair for backup and I definitely wouldn't recommend going out and buying a pair of these headphones individually.
I bought these because i found that the normal pair of headphones apple provides with their devices were very poor. Even at just half volume other people can hear what you are listening too and so i thought these might solve the problem.
Just like any other Apple product, the design of the headphones is perfect. They look cool, clean and sophisticated, meaning your quite proud to wear them. They did solve the problem off other people being able to hear my music; even on full volume no-one can hear a peep, which is great!
However, there are many downfalls to this product. Firstly, just like the old ones the sound quality on these headphones is very poor. For the price you would expect to be very good, but it is not. You never get a good quality base on the music you are listening too. Secondly, they are fine for use walking around, but not suitable for running with because they keep falling out of your ears. Finally, they do not last! My old ones started falling apart within two or three weeks. I use them alot, but still, i expected them to last over a year.
One thing that is good about them however, is the microphone. I have had no trouble using it with my iphone and people always say that they can hear me clearly.
Overall , i would not recommend buying these. There are much better headphones on the market which do a better job and our a lot cheaper!
I made my purchase at my local Apple retail store. I was assured that these headphones would be of superior sound quality and an upgrade from the standard ones that are issued free with the iPhone. I must say I was very disappointed with the sound quality I was expecting some very superior sound with a nice bass and it to be crystal clear. However what I really got was a lot distortion if I put the volume onto full blast and also found the bass to be of a very low standard when compared to the very expensive price that was paid. I did like the design it was white and looks very sophisticated, cool and modern. I did not like the fact that they kept falling out when I was just walking along at normal pace. Even when I changed the headphone tips to a smaller more suitable one there was a few to choose from small, medium and large I still experienced this exact same problem. I would therefore not recommend this to anybody that is thinking of using it to go to the gym or for doing a lot of physical exercise because they will come lose very easy with very little effort, which as you can imagine can be quite annoying. Overall I would say that these are not worth the money and to save up and possibly buy an alternative option. Apple have not delivered on this product and this is no different from my original headphones apart from a small improvement to the sound, which I do not feel justifies the high price tag.