Unlike traditional, circular earbuds, the design of the new Apple EarPods is defined by the geometry of the ear. Which makes them more comfortable for more people than any other earbud-style headphone.
The speakers inside Apple EarPods have been engineered to minimize sound loss and maximize sound output. So you get high-quality audio that’s just as impressive as what you’d hear from more expensive headphones.
The Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic also include a built-in remote that lets you adjust the volume, control the playback of music and video, and answer or end calls with a pinch of the cord.
- Designed by Apple
- Deeper, richer bass tones
- Greater protection from sweat and water
- Control music and video playback
- Answer and end calls
What's in the Box?
- Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
- Storage and travel case
- The remote and mic are supported by all models of iPod, iPhone, and iPad (not all models support volume up/down functions). Audio is supported by all iPod models.
- Requires software version 1.0.3 for iPod nano (4th generation), 2.0.1 for iPod classic (120GB), and 2.2 or later for iPod touch (2nd generation).
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Ratings & Reviews
Fantastic for $30
These little suckers are on par with my Bose $130 headphones (MIE2i). They are a HUGE leap forward from the prior Apple Ear Buds. These little suckers are on par with my Bose $130 headphones (MIE2i). They are a HUGE leap forward from the prior Apple Ear Buds. There are immensely comfortable, and even the buttons on the chord have a better feel (more satisfying click) than the prior Ear Buds. As for sound, they produce a great, rich, range; with much improved bass.
I seriously couldn't recommend these more. …
- Written by Matthew S from San Antonio
4910 of 5629 people found this useful
Handsdown, these are best $30 headphones you can buy.
I just got these today and they are the most comfortable headphones I have ever used.
Having had high end headphones for many y I just got these today and they are the most comfortable headphones I have ever used.
Having had high end headphones for many years I can say that Apple has outdone themselves in every aspect of these Earpods.
As far as the old headphones that came with my iPhone one of the annoying parts were over time the rubber washer around the earpiece would fade away leaving the rough inner part exposed. This one is smooth and sleek. It fits perfectly in your ear with no compromise.
The first time I put these on I could not believe the sound difference.
There is a presence there that was not on the older iPod headphones.
The bass is rich but not too overbearing. The highs are clear and the mids are there to balance things out. I've tested these out thoroughly and I have to say at $30 its a no brainer.
When I saw these headphones I knew there must have been something magical about them. Apple doesn't just change their headphones without a good reason.
I've been listening to random music. One track in particular sounded just incredible on these Earpods it was Phaeleh Afterglow. I'm not sure if its on iTunes but the lows are jaw dropping.
Along with all of the Tool songs and A perfect circle. I test these with Classical works from Vivaldi, Mozart, and Bach.
This was one of the many gifts that Steve Jobs left us before he passed.
I tip my virtual hat to you Apple. …
- Written by shawn A from BOCA RATON
4050 of 4639 people found this useful
These are a huge improvement over the old version in every way:
1. The sound is a huge improvement. There is a lot more bass an These are a huge improvement over the old version in every way:
1. The sound is a huge improvement. There is a lot more bass and clarity. They almost sound as good as my Philips O'Neil Stretch Over-ear Headphones. There is more isolation from outside noise.
2. The fit in the ear is better. They feel bigger in your ear.
3. The cord is a bit thicker and more smooth. The old version was more rubbery.
4. The microphone/control buttons are bigger and feel better made and more clicky. The microphone does not seem any better than the old version. …
- Written by Paul B from Norco
3574 of 4023 people found this useful
New earpods - poor design
Not sure what the rave is about these new earpods. They are the most uncomfortable and painful earpods I've ever worn. I couldn' Not sure what the rave is about these new earpods. They are the most uncomfortable and painful earpods I've ever worn. I couldn't enjoy the better sound long enough before yanking them out of my ears. The hard shell does not conform to the opening of the auditory canal. …
- Written by Julia A D from Baltimore
2 of 3 people found this useful
Sound quality is excellent and they fit my ears very comfortably. Well worth the money.
- Written by Michele H from Bronx
2 of 2 people found this useful
they sound alright but after 5 minutes they give you a headache and it hurts for a couple of hours after you take them out
- Written by Douglas S from South Bend
1 of 7 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will the EarPods work with other smartphones and audio devices?
- Asked by Brandon H from Johnson City
- Sep 13, 2012
Yes the EarPods work with other smartphones and audio devices. I have been using EarPods with my HTC Yes the EarPods work with other smartphones and audio devices. I have been using EarPods with my HTC Wildfire S.As for the audio control it works for it too. …
- Answered by Yousuf S
- Sep 13, 2012
What are the technical specifications for the earpod headphone?
- Asked by Lairon L from Miss
- Sep 15, 2012
The technical specifications are:
Impedance: 23 OHMS
Sensitivity: 109 DB
Frequency (high): 21 k The technical specifications are:
Impedance: 23 OHMS
Sensitivity: 109 DB
Frequency (high): 21 kHz
Frequency (low): 5 Hz
Operating Principle: Open Air
Weight: 10 g
Cable Length: 1.395 m
In other words, for £25 (currently), they're absolutely fantastic. The frequency range is slightly larger than the average earphone and I believe a low-end was boosted sightly so you get a more 'natural feel' in your ears. These are a ridiculously massive improvement on the previous earphones and in comparison to other earphones at that price, you get a lot of sound for your money! …
- Answered by Samuel G
- Aug 22, 2013
HOW TO PUT AWAY THE CORD
- Asked by Fanchon S from Cincinnati
- Oct 6, 2012
Replacing the cord in the traveling case can be very difficult if you don't know what you're doing t Replacing the cord in the traveling case can be very difficult if you don't know what you're doing the first time. It is a rather simple process once you figure it out though.
Step 1: Put the actual pods into their respective left and right holes.
Step 2: Take both cables from the ear pods and begin wrapping from the bottom in a counter-clockwise direction until you reach the middle of the top.
Step 3: Take the cord without the remote and lay it down the center channel.
Step 4: Lay the cable with the remote and mic down the center channel on top of the other cable.
Step 5: Finish wrapping in a counter clockwise direction until you have the entire cable wrapped.
Step: 6: Place the plastic cover back on the traveling case.
Step 7: Done! …
- Answered by George J
- Oct 8, 2012
do the microphone and controls work with a macbook pro?
- Asked by Alexander A
- Jul 9, 2013
Yes. They will work just perfect. I guarantee it. I use them with my MacBookPro all the time.
- Answered by Erik F from Detroit
- Sep 11, 2013
Are EarPods water and sweat resistant?
- Asked by Jeffrey M from Lake Forest
- Sep 15, 2012
They have been designed differently to help resist sweat
- Answered by Michael P from Mount Airy
- Sep 27, 2012