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Apple EarPod

Apple EarPod

from  $17.96+
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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
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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Score Breakdown

 
78
Average user Score
 
60
Izaakdp9
03.21.15
Well the sound is ok you have bass but it isn't balanced out. It is some what blurred out the sound as the bass will over power it if you don't have any wayto boost the treble. The design is 'unique' but is very oftenly copied by secound rate sellers. They fall out very easily as when you look at them they have nothing to hold them in your ear. These aren't the most comfortable earphones as they are just plastic. If you are leaning on them don't as you will begin to feel pain in your ear in a couple of minutes. It has almost no sound isolation if you just look at them you will notice they have got two speaker openings. This causes much of the sound to escape which is why people can hear your music. The isolation is also affected as the earphones are oddly shaped this is what allows the sound to escape as there are few pepole these earphones will fit perfectly on. Finally durabililty these have low durability as if you look you can find people with broken apple earpods as the long bit which hold it falls off or snaps. If you intend on buying these please don't as you have a better chance finding them at work, school, cinemas and other public areas as they are treated ver loosely and much disregard so don't waste your money on these go for SOL or something but not MONSTER. If you want quality and uniquity and you have money go for BOSE, Sennheiser, Shure or Sony's higher class earphones as these will deliver more professional sound quality and have better designs I hope this was helpful and thanks for reading!
 
80
scukey1
02.01.15
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
xavier0220
12.28.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
70
antoon
10.25.14
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
100
bennington
10.13.14
Excellent Product from Apple. Great sound quality.
 
70
SimonHenriksen
06.03.14
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
80
stathis125
05.30.14
Very good sound and bass. Are you willing thought to change them every 12-18 months due to cable/durability issues?
 
50
grahammiranda13
05.07.14
Its quite nice but could have been wayy better. The price is mostly for the Mic and controls.
 
50
brnistra
04.24.14
A disappointing product with a lot of problems. - Engadget
 
80
krishnasainath
04.20.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget