Apple EarPods review: A $29 revolution in earbuds or another set for the recycling bin?
Apple's EarPods are a clear improvement over the company's old earbuds, but that's not saying much.
- Comfortable fit
- Best-in-class sound quality
- Improved inline remote
- Not ideal for loud environments
- White cord, earbuds will get dirty fast
Whether you think they're infamous or merely a signature piece of Apple design, there's no doubt most of us have been exposed the company's iconic white earbuds. Along with the latest batch of iPods and the iPhone 5, Apple announced the replacement for those dreaded earphones, a pair of 'buds called the EarPods. Given that these are bundled with new iDevices (also sold as a standalone for $29), it's hard not to think that the folks at Cupertino are drinking some sort of spiked Kool-Aid, claiming these rival headphones that cost hundreds more. While reviewing the likes of the iPhone 5, we also gave the EarPods a listen to find out whether or not they're just an over-engineered set of 'buds. You'll find our detailed verdict after the break.