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Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic
6.9 out of 10

Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic

Great Deal: $74.40

Reviews and Problems with Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic

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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
19 August 2013
  • Summary: I had many expectations of these IEMs but unfortunately besides the great design of them they proved to be just overpriced.   Listening through an iPod shuffle (4G) I had, in the beginning I thought that something wrong was going with it.
  • Pros: Very nice design, pretty good isolation.
  • Cons: Harsh sound, they were overpriced and gave me poor comfort.
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
19 August 2013
  • Summary: these are lean sounding and non fatiguing for that reason. they really lack low end and that is why they are lean. there is no sibilance. very light and comfortable. but i did not like that they are sound isolating at first but that's everyone may find it a good thing.
  • Pros: laid back and low fatiguing earphones with remote and mic
  • Cons: no bass, or very little of it, silicone tips are average for comfort
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
19 August 2013
  • Summary: Bought these from an apple reseller store so probably paid over the odds. Sound really clear at the top end, little bit lacking in bass punch, although this is improved with better fitting buds.
  • Pros: tiny size, great carry case, perfect for use with iphone
  • Cons: standard buds not a perfect fit
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
19 August 2013
  • Summary: These are good-sounding 'phones at a very low price. They seem to have a split personality, however. The are more like ear buds trying to be canalphones. The tips are not well designed for they will fall out even with a little wear time.
  • Pros: Dual drivers, low cost, cord length is perfect
  • Cons: Poor fit, poor isolation, unreliable 'clicker'
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
19 August 2013
  • Summary: This review is written from the perspective of the average listener, one who wouldn't have a portable amp and would more than likely use these with their iPod.   Packaging: Out of the various IEMs I've tried out, these were definitely packaged the best.
  • Pros: Comfort, Audio Experience, Packaging, Remote/Mic, Detachable Metal Filters
  • Cons: Color
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
19 August 2013
  • Summary: Included earbuds were horrible for me.  Volume adjustment died and unit had to be replaced by apple (good customer service).  I never had a good seal so can't really comment to much on quality of sound, except I don't feel like they blew me away.
  • Pros: 2 Drivers for a relatively good price
  • Cons: Horrible fit, not emotionally moving
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
19 August 2013
  • Summary: Prelude Apple’s stock earbuds that have been shipped with every iPod since its inception are quite possibly the most prolific and widely distributed tech accessory of all time. It’s hard to go anywhere without seeing a pair of these things dangling from someone’s ears.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Exceptional clarity/transparency for the price, Fairly well balanced
  • Cons: Low end lacks oomph, Sound can be a tad thin,
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
19 August 2013
  • Summary: I paid only $30 for these from eBay. For anyone who isn't a basshead, this is the PERFECT budget IEM for you. Nice detail, controlled bass, treble that doesn't pierce your ears. If you want to try the RE0 but you're not sure if you'd like it, you should start with this.
  • Pros: Apple, cheap, light, has a remote and mic, AMAZING for the price
  • Cons: lots of fakes, isolation is almost non-existant, stock tips have a weird bulb shape
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
19 August 2013
  • Summary: Very nice boxing, very nice item, the volume button and the middle button solves a lots of problems when you are using an MAC device. The MIC quality is impressive. The silicon earbud is really soft.   I recommend it for sure.   Leo Chaves.
  • Pros: price, quality, extra functions
  • Cons: small soft rubber parts need some care to resist longer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
19 August 2013
  • Summary: What can I say-- they do their job-- which is to protect my other headphones from use when I need to work out.  They do their job well, but let's face it--  they don't sound very good.
  • Pros: You can sweat all over them
  • Cons: They sound pretty awful
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