Critic reviews

6.5
8 reviews
  • Sound quality
    7.3
  • Design and form factor
    7.4
  • Comfort
    7.6
  • Noise isolation
    7.9
  • Durability
    5.0

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7.7
70 reviews
8.0
CNET Dec 5, 2008

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

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7.0
Macworld Mar 8, 2010

The In-Ear Headphones are comfortable, fit well, and provide a great overall sound. Though other models may feature subjectively better bass, few match the design, and I expect all but bassheads will be satisfied with the sound quality.

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6.0
Washington Post Apr 1, 2009

We recommend you shop around and try out different headphones, both for their fit and to get a feel for their sound. We'd guess that you could find a better set of headphones for the money, but if you really prefer the Apples to other options, they aren't a bad value.

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6.0
Macworld UK Feb 26, 2009

There’s no doubt that the new In-Ear Headphones are an improvement on the standard iPod earphones, but we couldn’t describe them as a ‘must-have’ accessory as there are several sets of headphones available that can match them for both price and audio quality.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Mar 22, 2009

It's not saying much that these are the best headphones Apple has ever produced, but they are the first to give the likes of Sennheiser or Shure a run for their money. Good sound, good design, and a good bundle, but for pure audio quality they're still a little way behind the best.

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7.0
iLounge Dec 12, 2008

Apple has again delivered earphones that won’t satisfy all listeners. This time, however, it has a strong microphone and clean remote control on its side, which may be enough to satisfy some users.

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6.0
TechRadar Jan 19, 2009

The Apple in-ear earphones with remote and mic then are a bit hit-and-miss. They're a worthy upgrade if you're stuck with standard iPhone cans, but only as long as you don't mind that the inline volume controls don't work.

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5.0
lokizilla lokizilla

A pair of dual-driver headphones for this price may seem appealing, and a lot of potential users won't have had dual-driver headphones before. For the most part, they won't be disappointed - the treble is nice and defined, and the bass response is good. However, the design of these...

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7.0
cjtylr cjtylr

These earbuds are just "okay". Probably not worth the $79 - in hindsight I would go with Shure or a different brand. These just don't fit well enough to be my go to ear buds.

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8.0
SirPumpkin SirPumpkin

Agree with other reviews, great sound quality and the ability to control ipod and iphone 3gs is def a plus. However, do not lose your earbuds or your product is worthless. I have found it easy to loose the earbuds as they come of in my pockets. Also, on my set the clip that keeps the cord in tact...

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10
guibarros guibarros

I play the drums, and went out searching for a pair of in-ear headphones just to play along songs, without damaging my hearing. I have a relatively low budget, and these pairs seemed awesome for the buck. And, fortunately, they are. The bass is AWESOME, as well as the highs. Noise isolation is...

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8.0
venatoris venatoris

For the kind of music I listen to, and for podcast and speech, I found these more natural for my taste than similar priced Sennheisers. There is definitely less bass, so it won't suit everyone. Also I found the fit of the plugs was strange, large ones are too large, medium ones are a bit...

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8.0
blk7 blk7

I purchased these headphones for portability, and to use as a handsfree. I expected decent sound. The sound quality far exceeded my expectations. They sound great. Bass levels are a bit light at low volume. But I don't really find that to be an issue. I only have two minor gripes. The...

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7.0
ronfiles ronfiles

I've owned a set of Sennheiser MM50 for the iPhone, and because I lost the earcup, I needed a new earphone. Enter the Apple In-Ear Headphones - 2nd Generation. I do not treat my earphones well. I do not use the case that comes with the earphone (to be frank I doubt you will if you are a...

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7.0
suprxy suprxy

I had a pair of Shure SE420s. They got broken, so I was looking for a cheap headset to be a placeholder until someone comes out with a better set of headphones with an integrated ipod/iphone remote. I was actually pretty surprised by these. Having experienced Apple's other headphones, I...

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8.0
mclean1 mclean1

I have had several pairs of these head phones. The sound quality and comfort are good but every few months I have to go to the Apple store and get a new pair hopefully they don't stop replacing them for me.

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9.0
tariqi tariqi

I'm very happy with mine. The low end bass could be better, but the mid-range and high end are really nicely balanced. They sound a lot better than similarly priced headphones by other companies (Shure, Bose, Sony, etc.). The microphone/clicker is the lightest out of all the headphones...

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9.0
Cornwallis Cornwallis

Well worth the price i think. Very comfortable, and the sound is great. I was used to my old sony ex series with more bass. That being said, i dont really mind the lower bass. The sound is much better and clearer. As i said in the summary they are comfortable. VERY comfortable. With...

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