Unlike traditional, circular earbuds, the design of the new Apple EarPods is defined by the geometry of the ear. Which makes them more comfortable for more people than any other earbud-style headphone.
The speakers inside Apple EarPods have been engineered to minimize sound loss and maximize sound output. So you get high-quality audio that’s just as impressive as what you’d hear from more expensive headphones.
The Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic also include a built-in remote that lets you adjust the volume, control the playback of music and video, and answer or end calls with a pinch of the cord.
- Designed by Apple
- Deeper, richer bass tones
- Greater protection from sweat and water
- Control music and video playback
- Answer and end calls
What's in the Box?
- Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
- Storage and travel case
- The remote and mic are supported by all models of iPod, iPhone, and iPad (not all models support volume up/down functions). Audio is supported by all iPod models.
- Requires software version 1.0.3 for iPod nano (4th generation), 2.0.1 for iPod classic (120GB), and 2.2 or later for iPod touch (2nd generation).
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Ratings & Reviews
Fantastic for $30
These little suckers are on par with my Bose $130 headphones (MIE2i). They are a HUGE leap forward from the prior Apple Ear Buds. These little suckers are on par with my Bose $130 headphones (MIE2i). They are a HUGE leap forward from the prior Apple Ear Buds. There are immensely comfortable, and even the buttons on the chord have a better feel (more satisfying click) than the prior Ear Buds. As for sound, they produce a great, rich, range; with much improved bass.
I seriously couldn't recommend these more. …
- Written by Matthew S from San Antonio
5440 of 6262 people found this useful
Handsdown, these are best $30 headphones you can buy.
I just got these today and they are the most comfortable headphones I have ever used.
Having had high end headphones for many y I just got these today and they are the most comfortable headphones I have ever used.
Having had high end headphones for many years I can say that Apple has outdone themselves in every aspect of these Earpods.
As far as the old headphones that came with my iPhone one of the annoying parts were over time the rubber washer around the earpiece would fade away leaving the rough inner part exposed. This one is smooth and sleek. It fits perfectly in your ear with no compromise.
The first time I put these on I could not believe the sound difference.
There is a presence there that was not on the older iPod headphones.
The bass is rich but not too overbearing. The highs are clear and the mids are there to balance things out. I've tested these out thoroughly and I have to say at $30 its a no brainer.
When I saw these headphones I knew there must have been something magical about them. Apple doesn't just change their headphones without a good reason.
I've been listening to random music. One track in particular sounded just incredible on these Earpods it was Phaeleh Afterglow. I'm not sure if its on iTunes but the lows are jaw dropping.
Along with all of the Tool songs and A perfect circle. I test these with Classical works from Vivaldi, Mozart, and Bach.
This was one of the many gifts that Steve Jobs left us before he passed.
I tip my virtual hat to you Apple. …
- Written by shawn A from BOCA RATON
4491 of 5157 people found this useful
These are a huge improvement over the old version in every way:
1. The sound is a huge improvement. There is a lot more bass an These are a huge improvement over the old version in every way:
1. The sound is a huge improvement. There is a lot more bass and clarity. They almost sound as good as my Philips O'Neil Stretch Over-ear Headphones. There is more isolation from outside noise.
2. The fit in the ear is better. They feel bigger in your ear.
3. The cord is a bit thicker and more smooth. The old version was more rubbery.
4. The microphone/control buttons are bigger and feel better made and more clicky. The microphone does not seem any better than the old version. …
- Written by Paul B from Norco
3963 of 4481 people found this useful
Alright i guess needs a lot of work
This product has it's ups and downs,
Pros: Good Sound Quality, Convenient Volume Remote, Mic makes calls hands free and easy, This product has it's ups and downs,
Pros: Good Sound Quality, Convenient Volume Remote, Mic makes calls hands free and easy, Pausing with the Remote, little piece which can help stop it from tangling, handy case for carrying
Cons: Cheaply Made (went through 3 pairs in 7 months through regular use), Overpriced $30, Slightly uncomfortable when first start using them, …
- Written by Cody K from Chalfont
These earpods are amazing! their design is so good you could even forget there in your ear! 10/10 im actually buying them again be These earpods are amazing! their design is so good you could even forget there in your ear! 10/10 im actually buying them again because mine went in the washing machine and work perfectly fine but they curl, awesome sound and bass and out noise cutting! …
- Written by Levi jesus R from Villahermosa
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These are the best earbuds that I have ever used. The sound is clear and precise, and the ergonomic fit makes them much more comfo These are the best earbuds that I have ever used. The sound is clear and precise, and the ergonomic fit makes them much more comfortable in my ears than other earbuds are. The microphone on the remote outputs fair-quality sound; it is good enough to use for recording narrations as well as for foreign language programs like Rosetta Stone.
While the wires have become slightly discolored over time (about a year) and the soft dark grey bits are a bit broken apart at the edges, I have not had any sound quality issues.
The remote is very useful. Quick volume control and song-skipping is lovely.
Fair price for the quality and (somewhat) longevity (if taken care of)
Great and balanced audio quality
Quick and smooth remote functions
Compatible with many devices
Comfortable ergonomic fit
Very fragile and subject to wear and tear
Only one color option
No wireless option (tangles galore unless you take the time to wrap them in their holder) …
- Written by Anna H from Atwater
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will the EarPods work with other smartphones and audio devices?
- Asked by Brandon H from Johnson City
- Sep 12, 2012
Yes the EarPods work with other smartphones and audio devices. I have been using EarPods with my HTC Yes the EarPods work with other smartphones and audio devices. I have been using EarPods with my HTC Wildfire S.As for the audio control it works for it too. …
- Answered by Yousuf S
- Sep 13, 2012
Can you mute/ unmute yourself on phone calls?
- Asked by Paul S from New York
- Sep 12, 2012
When on a call:
1) Press hide
2) Press mute
- Answered by Richard V from Ringwood North
- Nov 17, 2014
Do they hurt? or is there cushion? are they comfortable?
- Asked by Caitlin M from Indianapolis
- Sep 12, 2012
For most people they just rest in the ear. For me it barely feels like they are there but the sound For most people they just rest in the ear. For me it barely feels like they are there but the sound is incredible. …
- Answered by Alfred N from New Hope
- Sep 22, 2012
The connecting plug does not make contact with the interior jack on the iPhone 5S. Are there earpods made specifically for this phone?
- Asked by Sandra R from Fort Scott
- Aug 20, 2014