Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic
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- 65AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE8 ReviewsMacworld70Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and MicThe 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.CNET80Apple In-Ear headphones Headphone reviews - CNET RIf 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.Washington Post60Apple In-ear Headphones with Remote and Mic ReviewWe 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.Reviewed.com Headphones40In-ear Headphones with Remote & Mic Headphone ReviDespite the durability issue, the Apple In-ear Headphones with Remote and Mic are a good, not great, pick for their price.Macworld UK60Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic reviewThere’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.TechRadar60Apple in-ear earphones with remote and mic reviewThe 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.iLounge70Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and MicApple 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.TrustedReviews80Apple In-Ear Headphones reviewIt'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.
- 77AVERAGE USER SCORE65 ReviewsEngadget Reader80July 27, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80April 9, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader90October 4, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!These sound great, no really they do. I got a used pair off of Ebay for $30 (yes they are real). They sound great! By no means are these headphones bass heavy, they have a extreme lack of it (which I like). The lack of bass means the highs don't get as distorted in a bass heavy track. The dual drivers are really clear and detailed. I own a pair of Shure SE215's and they'll tend to get distorted during bass heavy tracks. The Apple In-Ear Headphones lack warmth and don't sound as full as my SE215's though. They look great, but the cable length is kinda short. They fit really well in my ear and are fairly comfortable. The mic and buttons are also pretty great. The noise isolation of these headphones aren't as great as my SE215's, but they aren't to shabby either. I can still kinda hear my Apple keyboard if i listen for it during a quiet song. I've never had to throw away Apple headphones because they have broke. I've used some iBuds for years without breaking them. The only times I've had to throw the away is when I lend them to siblings and they leave them in their pants (which go into the dryer and get mangled to death). The cable on these feel the same as the ones that come with the iBuds, so I'm not too worried.One thing I've noticed when I listen to these headphones is when I'm listening to a complicated track with lots of bass, I can hear some muddiness in the mids and lows and still have really clear highs.Note: I've spent about an hour listening to these headphones and used lossless music. Ebay said these were used (the case was kinda scratched so...) so I don't know how many hours the original owners put into these. I'll update if I notice any changes though.Engadget Reader90October 4, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!These buds are perfect for my ears and sounds absolutely great, but unfortunately they aren't very durable. The buds get loose after a month of daily use â€” replacements are at least easy to obtain by asking your local friendly Apple retail employee (they'll usually give you a pair or three for free). While the white color is iconic, it gets annoyingly dirty with regular use â€” parts of it are already bluish from rubbing off my jeans when my phone is in my pocket.Engadget Reader80August 13, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I really like them. So much better than the headphones which come bundled with an iPhone. They are expensive but I managed to find them on Amazon for much cheaper. I had difficulty finding 3rd party earphones which would fit my iPhone through the bumper and hence I went for the Apple in ear headphones. They sound great to me while out and about and are very comfortable. The mic works well and it all works. It is perhaps not the greatest sound quality ever but if you want that use a proper set of big headphones rather than an in-ear pair.Engadget Reader50July 10, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A disappointing product with a lot of problems. - EngadgetEngadget Reader50June 19, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A disappointing product with a lot of problems. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80February 25, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The sounds quality and durability match up to be a great investment.Engadget Reader70February 17, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80January 20, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90January 16, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70January 7, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80January 3, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Very comfortable headphones with great sound. The noise isolation is minimal unless you have a snug fit but the sound is enough to drown out the background noise.Engadget Reader80December 23, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 23, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70November 8, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader70November 4, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 27, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This headphone is a big improvement from the original earphone that comes in the iPod/iPhone. It has a good sound quality and it's really comfortable, but the bass could be a little more representative.Engadget Reader60October 6, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80October 5, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80October 4, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90September 13, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80August 31, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great sound, very comfortable, LOVE the remote, and they go extremely well with my iPod touch 4G. Great buy, find them third party though, they're rather expensive from Apple.Engadget Reader100June 25, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100June 16, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader70June 6, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader60June 6, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I would purchase these headphones again. They have full integration with the iPhone with the remote and mic. The 3 different size ear tips are great to have, as I have small ears, the ear buds that came with the iPhone do not fit in my ear nicely. They provide good sound quality, but don't seem much better than Apple's $30 pair. The bass seems a tad better though.AHHH I LOST ONE OF THE EAR TIPS IN THE AIRPORT. This sucks. Like, a lot.Engadget Reader40June 3, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!They kept falling out of my damn ears! Other earphones don't have this problem, but i am willing to accept that your results may vary.Engadget Reader90May 28, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70May 27, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Not bad for the price, a little fragile though, I have a habit of randomly popping the rubber part of the earbuds off and losing them in a mad panic, and the wonderful white finish is just asking to stop being white.Engadget Reader80May 27, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 26, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've seen a lot of mixed reviews on these things over the last year, but when used properly (IN the ear, not ON the ear), you get a really superb sound quality, for earbuds. You really hear all the low tones that simply escape you when wearing tinny ear buds while riding a public transit bus.The only drawback to this design is that, naturally, you get a lot of in-head noise from breathing, chewing, etc. It's not hard to adjust to the breathing (I don't notice it at all anymore), but you'll definitely feel like you're under water right at first. Forget trying to brush your teeth with them in :) Even now, it's much better to take one ear out while doing something like that, to mitigate the effect.These are the only earbuds that (1) don't hurt my ears the way hard plastic ones do, and (2) fit decently, unlike other non-malleable designs work.When I lost my first pair of these, I tried out two other similarly priced headphones (still earbud style) and was wildly disappointed with the fit. I took them back and bought another pair of these, and I don't regret it.Engadget Reader80May 25, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader60May 25, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I think that the headphones are good when they work, but I think that the durability is lacking. They broke quickly and the rubber ear buds get pulled off in you pockets and get lost.Engadget Reader90May 25, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!If you have never had in-ear headphones before the feel of having them deep in your ear canal takes a little getting used to, but the sound quality is outstandingEngadget Reader100May 24, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!These are without a doubt the best pair of headphones I own. The comfot is unmatched and the sound quality is superb. I also use the Bose In-ear, and I can honestly say, I easily choose my Apple In-ear over any other headphones.Engadget Reader70May 17, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!2008-2010 "Lost, some where in Ireland". These things are great headphones but like the first sentence, I lost them. Now I just use my headphones as they are too big to lose. My marks description pretty much sums up the review. Kind of expensive though at â‚¬69 and no GPS tracker on them.Engadget Reader70May 17, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I think the inclusion of remote and microphone into a pair of headphones is ingenious. I use them all the time, and I love how the remote and mic work with newer Apple products, like the MacBook Pro, as well.Unfortunately, my pair, purchased with my Verizon iPhone in February, is already showing wear. I fear they won't last more than a month or so more, whereas my previous earbuds have lasted closer to a year before showing their age and usage.Also, the sound quality seems only average. They won't impress any audiophiles, but they get the job done. For podcast listening, they're great.Engadget Reader70May 17, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Mediocre sound, gets a while to get used to the "in-ear" thing. Also expensive. Otherwise, a nice pair of headphones. Microphone works well.Engadget Reader90May 16, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80May 15, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader60May 15, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70April 28, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've never heard a pair of Apple headphones I've liked until now. I find these in-ear headphones offer, honest, accurate sound. Highs are clear, mids are detailed, with surprising deep bass extension. All in-ear headphones are dependent on fit, however, and that's where these faltered for me. None of the included silicone eartips fit me well. They all eventually worked themselves loose and I never got a great seal. I'm sure other people with different ears have had better results. I ended up buying a set of Comply T-100 foam eartips (Comply now sells a model specific to these headphones). These are small, gray, memory foam eartips with a plastic sleeve. They're very comfortable, and create an amazing seal in my ears. The end result is excellent sound actually befitting their premium price, and exceptional isolation. These are now my favorite travel headphones as they're compact, block out ambient noise, and sound wonderful. I think Apple missed the mark by not including foam eartips as an option in this package. Having them included would make these headphones a no-brainer for iPhone owners. True, they'll eventually wear/get dirty and need to be replaced, but a lot of people (myself included) prefer them for their fit, comfort, and performance.Engadget Reader70November 16, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader40November 7, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A poor product that's more likely to be frustrating than useful. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70August 24, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Overall, a nice looking set of headphones with decent sound. The mic/remote works better than many other brands/models I've tried, and are a welcome addition.Engadget Reader50August 20, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A disappointing product with a lot of problems. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80August 18, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Clear balanced sound, fits nice. The grey rubber gets loose after a couple of months, but it doesn't impact the headphones other than they look bad.Engadget Reader80August 12, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader50February 24, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I'm really disappointing with the sound quality of these. Construction is good, and sound isolation is good. The remote and mic work as advertised... However there is no bottom end to speak of, which makes these a poor choice for music lovers. The cord is also a tad short. I tested with contemporary acoustic music, classical, jazz, as well as modern rock, such as U2, Coldplay, etc. My comparison headphones were Grado 125s ($150.00), a pair of Sony in-ear ($30.00), and a pair of closed Beyerdynamic 770DT PRO monitors ($230.00).When I purchased these, I was basically trying to save money by not getting the highly recommended Etymotic hf2. The one feature lacking on the Etymotics is the volume control which I have come to depend on.So, I'm still looking for a high quality, in-ear head phone with volume and mic so it can be used with my iPhone... Lets hope Apple's third try is better in in sound quality department.Engadget Reader90February 6, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've tried dozens of other in-ear headphones, and up until these puppies came out, there really wasn't an uncolorized in-ear headphone south of $150. The sound that these earphones make isn't overly bassy, and the highs are nice and crisp without being crunchy like many other models. Those who want booming sub-bass are going to have to look for another model, because these aren't designed for that type of sound, though surprisingly techno, house, and drum & bass sound amazing through these. I highly recommend trying a friend's pair out before shelling out the cash to score a set of your own.Engadget Reader90January 27, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 I've tried, a definite plus; it doesn't way down the headphone. The fitment in ear can be a little tricky at times. I just wish that the cord was mesh, or a tougher material. The rubber that attaches the headphones to the chord can be quite fragile. I take very good care of mine, and I still find that they rip. Luckily, Apple has great customer service and they've just replaced them when that happens (so long as they are still under warranty).Engadget Reader50January 21, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!i was intrigued by the dual drivers and cheap price. i've gone through many iphone ear phones ( v-moda, ultimate ears) and eventually they all lose the sound from one of the channels. this is not the problem with these ear-phones, though i imagine eventually they would have gone down that route. no, the problem with these earphones (a problem by the way that is well documented by other owners of the product) is that the remote stops working at the first hint of moisture. for the money the sound quality cant be beat but what's the point if the buds are going to crap out so easily.Engadget Reader80November 2, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!In general I am rather satisfied with the purchase. I find them useful and enjoy using them. There are some minor issues, but non that would be a deal breakers. The price point is my main issue and even dual drivers trade-off does not convince me. If you are not too demanding and need a good product with microphone and remote I recommend this headset.(+)Decent music qualityKeys offering all needed functionsMicrophone good enough for Skype or Shazam(-)Not that inspiring soundHard to select previous songSilicon ear buds does not fit all earsCable friction may cause some minor noiseUPDATE: Returned the second pair, I like them, but the plug is fragile enough that after couple of months the wire gets loose and causes sound to drop and be noisy.Engadget Reader100September 22, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This amazing pair of headphones really excell in most catagories. Of course music fanatics will look down on owners of these and scoff with Shure headphones costing at least 300 times the price.Shop around and if possible actually listen to them before you buy!I got an amazing deal, way below the average RRP so maybe this sweetened the deal but even at full RRP I wouldn't have been disappointed.So then, its time you dumped those old, original iPod headphones and got some thing well made, beautifully designed and most importantly something that will make your music sound great!I have no idea what high ends and low ends are and what to look for and I don't really care, all I know is that these are leaps and bounds over anything I have ever owned.Engadget Reader100September 20, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!best headphones i have ever owned they are really comfortable and they sound great i except headphones to continue to be made at this quality. i love the fact that it has two drivers really raises the bar for headphones this cheap. the inline remote works so well gives you full control of devices from the headphones. i love these so much and i but some foam tips for them online and fell in love with these it is such beautiful design for headphones they also fixed the plug that goes into the device so it doesn't wear down over time anymoreEngadget Reader70August 11, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 figured these wouldn't be too great. But they sound very good. For the price, you really won't find anything better. They have been durable, and come with three different sized ear sleeves. The smallest or largest ears should be accommodated if you know how to use sound isolating earphones. Like any sound isolating headphones, you have to know that you must use the correct fit sleeve and that when you put them in your ear you pull them out just a bit to create a good seal. If you do that, there is no rival for sound quality at this price point. But...I'm 6'2" tall. It is impossible for me to keep my media player in my pocket when I'm using these. If my torso was about 2-3 inches shorter it wouldn't be a problem. Apple has designed these with a cord that is about 4 inches shorter than any competing unit. I have ordered the new Klipsch model that has an integrated remote. I wll lose the twin drivers, but I think the Klipsch sound will be pretty good. Plus, I will gain the cord length so that my earbuds don't constantly get yanked out. Bottom line, this would be a great product IF the cord was longer. The lack of usability due to that shortcoming lowers my rating quite a bit.Engadget Reader50July 29, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 headphones is lacking. The earbuds simply fall off. Competing headphones from the likes of Sony and Sennheiser use a similar shape of earbud - but these employ a ridge to help secure the earbud on the headphone, and these generally work well. Apple have simply used a nozzle with no such ridge - so there is nothing keeping the earbud in place. This means that they fall off in your pocket - and since Apple don't offer aftermarket replacements, this means your headphones are essentially useless at this point.Assuming this doesn't happen to you, you're likely to have problems with the thin cables, which will have noticeable kinks despite being looked after well.Then the drivers will likely start having issues - such as mine, where the left earphone has buzzing problems with mid-range frequencies at anything above whisper volume.They're good out of the box, but they don't stay that way for long - and you will be disappointed, especially for the price you're paying. Alternatives will offer you a better experience in the long run.Engadget Reader90July 6, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I am not an audiophile but I wish I was. First off, I want to say this- anyone who says these have no bass or no highs are not using these headphones properly.I listen to classic rock, alternative rock, and indie rock for reference.I use these headphones with my 3GS. I love that I can pause songs, control the volume, pause, and skip songs with just a touch of my finger. The mic is clear from what people have said to me when I use it to answer phone calls. The silicon tips are soft and block most outside noise. They are much more comfortable then standard buds when listening in bed (seriously). But these features are minor compared to the sound quality boost over the stock headphones.I admit that I do use some compression to save space. I have everything ripped at 256-320kbps. When I first listened to a few songs at 128kbps, these headphones brought out the lossy artifacts in the highs the stock headphones kept hidden. Overall, I find these headphones to be smooth from high to low. No range is overpowering over the other. I have switched the equalizer off just because some songs felt a little too bass heavy and there was distortion. Overall, I am extremely pleased with the overall sound quality from these headphones.Eating or breathing heavily with these in your is no fun. Theese sounds are magnified because outside noises are diminished. The sheeth around the cable is very thin so it picks up some noises like rubbing against your shirt. The first day I used these, I got a headache from having these in my ear. I had to get used to wearing these for more then 10 minutes at a time. By day two, I was wearing them for hours on end.I believe these headphones should cost more then the $80 Apple charges. I wouldn't have bought them if they cost $150 so I think $80 is a good marketing value. I do wish I could buy more medium silicon tips though. I recommend these headphones to everyone. With people selling them on Amazon and eBay for $40, they are within almost everyone's reach.Engadget Reader90July 4, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The Apple In-Ear Headphones are awesome. The bass is great, the sound quality is very good, and they block out almost all sound. The volume control with remote and mic is also very useful for the 2nd gen iPod touch and the iPhone 3G and 3GS. However, those little caps that come with the headphones are very easy to lose. Apple gives you two small, two medium, and two large caps. Once you lose them, tough luck. Apple does not sell replacement caps. Why, Apple? Why? Would it really be that hard to sell them in your stores? I don't know. I lost one of my small caps, so I'm kind of mad about that, but other than that these headphones are amazing. Hopefully with sites like gdgt, we will be able to find people to trade caps with, but we should be able to buy them in the store. If Apple sold replacement caps, I would have no reason to not rate this product a ten.Engadget Reader70July 3, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 busy person). As such, my 'mishandling' has caused the rubber piece that covers the part where the cable and the earpiece joins have come off. But mind you, this headphones have only been with me for less than 2 months.Sound-wise, the headphone offers generous and rich mids and decent trebles. You'll be mesmerized by the vocals and piano sounds that this thing produces. Sadly, the same cannot be said of the bass. It seems that Apple has gone with the "true to nature and unbiased" attitude when it comes to the bass. I say this because some reviewers find that the bass sounds weak only because we often compare the bass of this headphone to other headphones with pumping woofers, and so we feel this headphone is weak. In actual fact, Apple is trying to keep the bass natural. Personally, I hate this decision by them. However, I find that getting a tight fit helps in improving the bass. Obvious, I know, but I thought the Medium cups fit me best, till I tried the large size, which was less comfortable, but made me hear more bass. The earphone comes with a remote with volume control - the volume control does not work with the iPhone 2G/3G and older iPods, but it will work with the unibody MacBook/MacBook Pros, which is a nice bonus.As with other in-ears, you will hate the earphones when walk with this earphones on. You will hear every movement from your earphone cable. Can't be helped, really.The sound isolation on this earphones is sufficient - better than my Sennheisers, I dare say. But it's not going to block out everything, and it's not safe to keep these on while crossing the road.Some extras - I love the fact that Apple included extra protector for the 'earphone' diaphragms, but couldn't they also include extra earcups for each size? Or at least sell them separately like the Nike+ transmitter. That would be nice. But until that happens, make sure your ears can adjust to two sizes in case you pull off one earcup while removing it from your pants pocket. I lost one L cup, and now I have to use an M-cup and an L-cup.Sound & Isolation: 6.5/10Build: 5/10Extras & Features: 8/10A Good 2nd attempt on Apple's part, but although the room for improvement has shrunk, it has not disappeared completely just yet.Engadget Reader80July 3, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 first is the lack of volume control for the iPhone 3G. Apple are quite up front about this. I knew about it when I bought them. So I'm not too concerned. The second is the handsfree microphone. I often have trouble being heard by the other party if I don't hold the microphone up to my mouth. Finally, and it's a little thing, I really like the plastic shell the headphones come in. It protects the headphones nicely and is small enough to keep them in your pocket with any discomfort.Engadget Reader80July 2, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 has expanded and I can no longer keep the cord in tact. Again though, great sound quality, on par with entry level shure headphones. For those complaining about the bass, turn up the base booster in the ipod sound settings. That should help!Engadget Reader80July 2, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 too small, or maybe it's the material that theyr are made of that makes them not stay in as easily as the more rubbery Sennheisers.The mic is a bonus, what drove me to go for these rather than getting more expensive alternatives or long extensions for my Shures, or someting like that.The noise isolation is good for trains, cars and the like, but for planes I am sticking to a pair of Shures using the rubber plugs.Engadget Reader100July 1, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 fair, and they're the most comfortable headphones I've ever used.The Mic is also good, and the controls work perfectly. I'm only sad that the volume controls don't work with the iPhone Classic and 3G, even while using the 3.0 firmware.All in all, a great and cheap pair of headphones, completely worth buying!
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