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Apple In-Ear
5.8 out of 10

Apple In-Ear

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Overall 1

The worst earbuds anyone can possible own.

RyderSharp, CNET
12 September 2013
  • Summary: They look good, but sound like crap and make your ears hurt. You can pick up a pair of Panasonic earbuds for 9 dollars and they sound amazing and fit good.
  • Pros: They look pretty stylish.
  • Cons: Terrible sound quality, always fall out, you need big ears to use them, hurt ears after 2 minutes, expensive price.
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Overall 7

Work great with foam tips.

cbkilner, CNET
2 February 2012
  • Summary: A friend suggested I try foam tips when I complained about these tips falling out. Comply foam tips from Radio Shack and various other foams (Shure foams for E2c) fit fine and make these awesome earphones.
  • Pros: Good clarity for price,, good neutral bass,, good isolation (especially with foams), and, case for storage.
  • Cons: Beautiful silicone tips from Apple don't stay in., Newer Apple in-ears have remote, mic, and tips that work out of the box., Stick out of ears at weird angle.
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Overall 10

Articulate, comfortable, enjoyable

how2buy101, shopping.com
22 December 2011
  • Summary: If you want excellent sound while having the comfort that will allow you to listen abundantly, the Apple in-ear headset is hard to beat and is a great value.
  • Pros: full range sound, excellent definition, comfortable, moderate isolation, convenient case
  • Cons: microphonic cords, mild midrange emphasis, controls don't work with all devices
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Overall 8

All things considered, pretty darned good

Adam B., Newegg
2 April 2009
  • Summary: The whole product just oozes quality. Solid construction, nice packaging, 3 different sizes for the very soft and comfy rubber caps. It even comes with replacement filters (the tiny wire mesh behind the ear-caps).
  • Pros: In-ear headphones are tricky business. Often times, people don't understand how to properly wear them. And now that portable devices are so prolific, in-ear headphones have flooded the market will all levels of quality. These are not the best I have ever heard, but they are close. They are also o...
  • Cons: A bit expensive. Cable is a bit shorter than other headphones I have owned.
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Overall 10

Great, but read on for correct earbud position..

Joseph R., Newegg
21 March 2009
  • Summary: Intially, with the factory installed medium earbuds, they sound really bad...really bad, very tinny and absolutely no bass. It was because I didn't jam them in my ear hole far enough. I was mad, so I tried using the Large Earbuds, and stuffed the suckers in my ears.
  • Pros: GREAT SOUND, if you put them in your ear correctly, read Other Thoughts for that... Love the earbud options, unique soft design
  • Cons: nothing really, just maybe a bit pricey, but it's Apple, so they charge you a premium....
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Overall 2

Same Old Junk

Anonymous, Newegg
18 March 2009
  • Summary: I bought these because I wanted a pair of earphones with controls and a mic for my iphone 3g without using an add-on cable, but the sound quality is so bad I just returned them. If you want good quality sound for around the same price, go for the Shure SE110 or SE210, and if you need the mic get a...
  • Pros: Better than the old Apple earbuds - a little better bass respose, probably because of the fact that they go in the ear canal instead of letting the bass get lost - but that's where the pros end.
  • Cons: The sound quality is terrible. The mids and highs aren't clear, and the bass is very shallow.
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Apple in ear Phones

internetwhizzkid, ReviewStream
4 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Apple has recently started to ship some brand new earphones. A second generation of the in ear variety. Boasting excellent performance and quality when used with the iPod. Some may decide to go for these earphones as not only do they offer the extra feature of a remote, but …
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Overall 6

New Apple Ear Bud speakers ....

Anonymous, Newegg
2 March 2009
  • Summary: I was able to return these (thanks to the incredible service of Newegg.com) and have done an incredible amount of research on the Internet about headphones (learned a tremendous amount about how they work etc.).
  • Pros: The design is fantastic. The ear bud various sizes provides comfort and noise disabling. The built in mic and remote control works great as well. The sound is good. Like everything Apple makes, they are beautiful and packaged like a Nano or iMac - nothing comes close on the market today that I ha...
  • Cons: The quality of the sound. Everything else is worth the $79 price for headphones. They work fantastic, just the actual sound is not in my opinion much better than the original little ear buds that come with the Nano or iPod.
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Overall 8

Sounds great, feels even better

Anonymous, Newegg
19 February 2009
  • Summary: Although these are not billed as "noise cancelling," they do a pretty good job of it. I travel weekly and have used them consistently for laptop movie viewing, iPod/iPhone music listening, as well as taking calls. They fit great, don't fall out, and do not hurt my ears like earbuds.
  • Pros: Snug fit, superior sound, and a little more affordable than the $130-$200 other name brands. Works with iPhone and iPhone 3G to play/pause and answer/hangup calls.
  • Cons: Volume control does not work on iPhones (as already known). Hopefully Apple will update iPhone firmware to allow this.
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Overall 8

Superb but...

sushma mundada, Dooyoo
7 December 2015
  • Excerpt: Good earphones with amazing sound which you would expect from a pair of headphones! I had to buy these after my pair of MIE2i packed in after 2 years of everyday use! but it was my fault as to why they broke.
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