Reviews and Problems with Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic
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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.
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: 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.
Very good detail, separation, bass clean but a bit lacking
William M, Apple Store
22 April 2013
Summary: These are the most detailed in ears I have ever purchased. Treble: Very detailed, forward, airy sounding. Verges on harshness, but just barely passes for silkiness. Makes voices sound very emotional. Midrange: Not overly pronounced, but very well separated. Does not sound muddy at all and very comfortable to listen to. MUCH cleaner than that of the EarPods. Bass: Quite recessed, but extends much more deeply than say, the EarPods. Won't satisfy a basshead, but it's there.
Good insulation and sound, nice looking package, and incredible support
Greg K, Apple Store
20 February 2013
Summary: Im not a huge audiophile but these sound great to me and block out most of the noise of a crowded subway. I also find them really comfortable and they never fall out even when skateboarding. Some will smaller ears might have trouble though. The best part is Apple's amazing support. Many people complain about the silicone part coming lose and it's true - it happens.
Summary: A lot of people seem to complain about the bass performance of these headphones saying its not even there. Bass is there, albeit being a tight, controlled bass sound. If you're a bass junkie, stay far away from these. On another note, the mids and Highs are pretty darn good. The remote and mic are also very convenient. At the end of the day, it depends on how you view spending $79 for in-ear headphones.
Summary: I was also initially disappointed with these headphones and shocked at the lack of depth and bass. I then experimented with the different sized buds and pushed them in enough to form a complete seal. The difference was awesome. All of a sudden I got what I expected for £65.00! Push them in to get a full seal and then they work. I'm certain those who have complained about lack of bass and detail weren't using them right. Had mine nearly 4 years. No problems.
Summary: These headphones have lasted me longer than any of Apple's previous offerings, and the sound quality is much nicer than the Ear Buds as well. I've had headphones with better bass, but these don't lack in any part of the spectrum. My only issue with them is the lack of ability to purchase replacement end pieces, but that's not too much of an issue if you use the included case to carry them in.
Summary: I bought these headphones nearly two years ago, and I think they're great quality, I can really hear the bass of songs and other instruments I've never even heard of in them, plus it blocks out background noise - which is a great for me if I want to block out the loud noise on the morning rush hour on the train and bus. I just got annoyed recently when the jack detached itself from the base of the former, leaving the jack stuck in my ipod.