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Apple In-Ear Headphones

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and build quality. The comfort and design also get good reviews. Reviews about the size and bass quality are different. Some have doubts about the reliability and usability.

sound, design, comfort, build quality, portability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Apple In-Ear Headphones is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Apple In-Ear Headphones

 

The white Apple earbuds that come with every iPod are quite possibly the most instantly recognizable and ubiquitous tech accessory ever made. Trouble is, they don't sound goodat all. Apple's own $79 In-Ear Headphones attempt to solve this problem by...

Secure fit. Built-in mic and remote control. Works with latest-generation iPod's Voice Memos feature

Audio output is decentbut could be stronger for the price. Short on bass response. Volume controls don't work with iPhones

Apple's In-Ear Headphones feature extras like a built-in remote and mic, but they're a bit overpriced given the audio quality you get.

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Apple In-Ear Headphones

 

Apple's In-Ear Headphones are a step up in quality from the bundled iPod ear-buds. Their in-ear design offers passive noise isolation as well as bette...

Comfortable, good sound quality, in-line microphone and remote control, stylish Apple design

Cord microphonics are distracting, white design shows dirt easily, controls don’t work on older iPhone or iPod models

If you want better sound quality and a little isolation, but want to retain that timeless white iPod style, Apple’s premium in-ear headphones are a decent choice.

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Apple In-Ear Headphones review

 

In acknowledgement that the stock headphones that ship with the iPod aren't the best in the world, can Apple's £54 In-Ear Headphones improve the sound? We get listening to find out. Coming in white, the In-Ear Headphones from Apple are designed to fit...

Sound, remote control if you are a new iPod owner

White design is likely to get dirty, white silicon really makes your earwax look orange, remote control only works with latest iPods

Good, but you can get cheaper better performing headphones elsewhere

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Apple In-Ear Headphones

 

Can Apple reverse its reputation for manufacturing awful earphones?

Build quality and comfort is also very good. I've seen thicker cable and chunkier plugs on rival models from Klipsch or Shure, but the Apple In-Ear Headphones don't feel anywhere near as flimsy as the standard iPod 'phones. All the joints and...

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Apple In-Ear headphones review

 

If you own a new iPod, the Apple In-Ear headphones are great value. Owners of iPhones and older iPods will have to decide whether the mic and remote compatibility issues are worth overlooking for the substantial boost in sound quality

Great sound ; Stylish design ; Comfortable ear tips ; A spare set of mesh caps ; In-line microphone with an iPod remote control

The all-white design will show wear over time ; IPhone users can't take advantage of the headphone's in-line volume control ; Owners of older iPods can't use the remote and microphone

Despite the complicated compatibility issues of the In-Ear headphone's clicker and microphone, they remain good value. Each earpiece includes two balanced armature drivers acting as a woofer and tweeter, which is a rare feature in a pair of sub-£80...

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Apple In-Ear headphones

 

If you own a new iPod, the Apple In-Ear headphones are great value. Owners of iPhones and older iPods will have to decide whether the mic and remote compatibility issues are worth overlooking for the substantial boost in sound quality.

Great sound ; Stylish design ; Comfortable ear tips ; One-year warranty ; Spare set of mesh caps ; In-line microphone with an iPod remote control

All-white design will show wear over time ; iPhone users can't take advantage of the headphone's in-line volume control ; Owners of older iPods have no use for the remote and microphone

Apple includes a one-year warranty against defects for each pair of headphones, which isn't quite as generous as the two-year warranty offered by manufacturers such as Shure, but fairly standard for products in this price range.

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Apple In-Ear headphones

 

If you own a new iPod, the Apple In-Ear headphones are great value. Owners of iPhones and older iPods will have to decide whether the mic and remote compatibility issues are worth overlooking for the substantial boost in sound quality.

Great sound ; Stylish design ; Comfortable ear tips ; One-year warranty ; Spare set of mesh caps ; In-line microphone with an iPod remote control

All-white design will show wear over time ; iPhone users can't take advantage of the headphone's in-line volume control ; Owners of older iPods have no use for the remote and microphone

There ok, the ears have to be clear of wax otherwise they will just move out of the ear

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Apple In-Ear headphones

 

these earphones are the best earphones i have ever owned! they are far superiour to the ones you get with an ipod from apple. deffinately a good buy.

amazing sound quality, great bass, small/unnoticible

hard to find replacement ear tips, they get dirty

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Apple In-Ear headphones

 

Not sure what I am doing wrong, but regardless of what size caps I put on them, they slowly come out of my ears, and unless they are rammed in the sound is really tinny. I also find that the microphone isn't that good, and people find it hard to hear...

Not a lot

Don't fit, sounds tinny, mic is poor

Consumer review by:

Apple In-Ear headphones

 

Maybe I got a dud pair, but despite fiddling with different sized ear-tips and EQ settings, my new pair of in-ear phones sound thin & tinny. To add audio insult to financial injury, the stock-standard pair that came with my iPhone sound way better than...

Looks good

Rubbish sound

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Product Specifications

The iPod In-Ear Headphones have great sound quality and bass response, and come with three different sized caps to ensure the headphones fit comfortably and securely in your ear.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:20 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:PC multimedia / Portable audio system
Type:Headphones

Header

Manufacturer:Apple
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple In-Ear

Remote Control

Type: None
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