Excerpt: No one missed the launch of the iPhones, iPads, and iPods last year, but Apple also updated updated a small but very important part of their product line: their standard in-ear headphones. The standard earbuds that you receive with Apple's products have been overhauled. Better late than never, as the original earbuds were never really popular. The new EarPods sound a lot better.
Summary: With Apple-made earbuds, it used to be that you’d only listen to them when you couldn’t find your other headphones, or perhaps on the way home from the store from which you bought your new iDevice. Apple employees probably did the same thing, which is why the team went back to the drawing board three years ago and designed a killer new set of earbuds.
Excerpt: (1 items) [Editor’s note: Last week, we posted our initial hands-on impressions of Apple’s new EarPods . Now that we’ve had the EarPods for a week, we’ve expanded on those initial impressions for this formal review.] It’s become de rigueur to describe Apple’s white earbuds as “ubiquitous” and “iconic”—and justifiably so.
Conclusion: When all is said and done, Apple’s new EarPods are an improvement on the earbuds they replace, but only marginally so. It’s hard to imagine anyone would compare the two and express a preference for the older model. With that said, we had hoped for a little more from the EarPods. Comfort has been improved, but only enough to be a bit more tolerable for short term use.
Excerpt: (1 items) It’s become de rigueur to describe Apple’s white earbuds as “ubiquitous” and “iconic”—and justifiably so. Not only are they almost inextricably linked to the company’s iPods and iPhones, but Apple revealed at its recent press event that it had shipped 600 million sets of the headphones, a number that almost certainly makes them the most-used piece of gear in the history of audio reproduction.
Excerpt: Apple has changed its iconic white earbuds quite a few times since their inception with the first ever iPod. Improving them little by little. This time Apple drastically improved and redesigned one of the most discerned headphones ever created. The new EarPods with Remote and Mic are a new breed of earbud and in-ear style of headphones composed by a futuristic, sleek pod design.
Excerpt: The Lightning to USB Cable replaces Apple's older 30-pin Dock Connector. It is compatible directly with all new iOS devices, so that's the iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad 4 and iPod touch (fifth generation). Everything else uses the older 30-pin connector.
Worth having a second backup, Apple branded product