Reviews and Problems with Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic
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Apple In-Ear Headphones
Mario V, Apple Store
4 November 2013
Summary: I bought these headphones about a week ago as a treat to myself. I will admit these headphones do a horrible job at making a good first impression. My advice? Be patient. The first mistake I found myself making was using the incorrect size of earbuds. I recommend you sit sown make a playlist of your favorite tunes. Load your playlist into you iPod/Phone, and start experimenting/sizing the perfect ear bud cap size.
Summary: I wanted to get an in ear headpiece. Narrowed it down to the Sennheiser MM30i and this one. I usually use headphones (over the ear type) if I listen at home so this was basically when on the move outdoors. The Senn has much stronger bass, but I suppose the trade off is the clearer sound... but the apple in ear is much more clearer with the sound and just felt much better to listen to the type of music I usually listen to.
Great Headphones, but are without replacement tips and good Isolation
Joshua B, Apple Store
30 October 2013
Summary: These are great headphones, but they don't isolate as well as I'd like. My only reason for buying In-Ear headphones is for isolation. I eventually bought Etymotic MC5 headphones because they have much better isolation. My other problem is that Apple doesn't sell replacement eartips and mesh caps for them. Without replacements eartips and mesh caps, these headphones become useless as soon as you lose either the eartips or mesh caps.
Very satisfied for the price I paid -- Better than $150 Bose, etc.
Joseph A, Apple Store
14 October 2013
Summary: Just got my iPhone5s. Ear pod that comes with the phone is good but not for workout. I bought and returned 3 pairs of high-end ear buds (Bose, and others) but none of them worked for me. This pair did it for me. For the price I paid you can't go wrong. Yes it has lack of bass but it's not that bad. Excellent sound clarity and it stays in your ear. I highly recommend it.
Summary: These have great sound, if they fit your ears properly. When fitted in, they block most external sound and provide good bass, without needing to crank the volume, even on airplanes. However, the silicone buds do tend to come off easily and often, usually in my ear when removing the headphones. Also, the sound can get distorted after debris builds up in the tiny mesh. Overall, I'm very happy with them and used them regularly for at least two years.
Summary: Its been more than 2 year, and they still works great. The left one laggs when the volume is a the max (since last month), and the biggest thing is that they are loosing up after a year of use, so you have to be carefull not to loose them. In general, I think they are extremly good for earphones, in sound quality and quality in general, they take less space than any headphones, so thats good too.
Summary: I agree with previous respondents that the silicone buds fall off. Once that happens the silicon tips need to be completely replaced. Apple doesn't sell them interestingly enough. I had to order some off Amazon. Second, and more annoying is that, for $79 dollars a clip, the quality of the product is suspect. The conduit that covers the internal wire that leads to the buds separates. I have TWO pair that this has happened to.
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,