Reviews and Problems with Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic
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Strong bass is achieved with right earbuds
Kunio M, Apple Store
22 August 2013
Summary: I own a $1500 custom monitors from Ultimate Ears. Please read my review of Apple In-Ear Headphones in this perspective. You cannot possibly purchase better-sounding headphones at this price, period. Many reviews here have complained about a perceived lack of bass. These headphones come with middle-size earbuds installed. Upon purchase, I immediately tried these headphones on a treadmill and strong disappointed with lack of bass and insufficient noise isolation.
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. I find a medium Sennheiser but/tip a perfect fit, but with these, the medium bud is a little small and falls out easily, and the large is just too big. I went for the highly rated Comply Foam tips which were £15 for 3 pairs and are superb. They discolour with ear wax though :( .
Pros: tiny size, great carry case, perfect for use with iphone
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. Just a hint of body warmth and moisture will quickly cause them to slip out. It is impossible to get a good seal without scrubbing the tips and washing out your ears. Even then, it won't last long.
Pros: Dual drivers, low cost, cord length is perfect
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.
Out of the various IEMs I've tried out, these were definitely packaged the best. Everything was simplistic with a sleek feel to it. The IEMs came with a hard plastic wrap around carrier, a holder for your spare tips, and an additional set up metal filters.
Pros: Comfort, Audio Experience, Packaging, Remote/Mic, Detachable Metal Filters
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. People would prob say that they are great for the price.
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. Casual listeners are bound to be satisfied by the decent performance of the earbuds but what about audiophiles?
Pros: Inexpensive, Exceptional clarity/transparency for the price, Fairly well balanced
Cons: Low end lacks oomph, Sound can be a tad thin,
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. Just make sure it isn't a fake, because there are a lot of those around.
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
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.
Pros: price, quality, extra functions
Cons: small soft rubber parts need some care to resist longer.
Summary: These are the best in-ear style headphones I have ever owned. Sound quality and comfort are exceptional. Only problem Ive found after a year is the mesh screens becoming blocked/clogged. This is easily fixed with a can of dust off. Overall great headphones.