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Apple EarPod

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75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Apple's EarPods are a clear improvement over the company's old earbuds, but that's not saying much.

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Pros
  • Comfortable fit
  • Best-in-class sound quality
  • Improved inline remote
Cons
  • Not ideal for loud environments
  • White cord, earbuds will get dirty fast

Reviews

73
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 19

78
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 74
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Earbud
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Noise isolation
Yes
Active noise cancellation
No
Connections
3.5mm stereo
Inline controls
Yes
Type
Channels
Drivers per ear
Noise isolation
Active noise cancellation
Connections
Inline controls
Earbud
Stereo
1
Yes
No
3.5mm stereo
Yes

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75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

75
 

User Reviews

60
Izaakdp9
Well the sound is ok you have bass but it isn't balanced out. It is some what...read more
80
scukey1
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
xavier0220
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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