Rediscover your music.
Put on the Apple In-Ear Headphones, select your favorite track, and hear musical details you never knew existed. It's almost like you're experiencing your music for the first time.
Two drivers in each earpiece.
Each earpiece contains two separate high-performance drivers — a woofer and a tweeter — resulting in rich, detailed, and accurate sound reproduction and amazing bass response for all types of music.
Impressive sound isolation.
Choose from three sizes of soft, silicone ear tips for a comfortable, stable fit. When inserted in your ear, they create a seal that blocks outside noise so you can get the most from your music.
The control capsule located on the cable of the right earpiece includes a microphone and three buttons. Here's what you can do with this convenient remote*:
- Adjust volume by pressing the + and - buttons.
- Control music and video playback — including play/pause and next/previous — by pressing the centre button.
- Record voice memos on supported devices.
- Answer and end calls.
Steel mesh caps for protection.
Stainless steel mesh caps protect the precision acoustic components from dust and debris. You can remove the caps for cleaning or replace them with an extra set that's included in the box.
What's in the Box?
- Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic
- Carrying case
- Three sets of silicone ear tips (small, medium, large)
- Two replacement mesh caps
- Frequency Response: 5Hz to 21kHz
- Impedance: 23 Ohms
- Sound Pressure Level: 109 dB SPL/mW
- Drivers: Custom two-way balanced armature (woofer and tweeter in each earpiece)
- Weight: 0.4 ounces (10.2 grams)
- Cable Length: 1,065mm from audio jack to splitter; 330mm to earpiece
- The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB/160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). 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
Nice package but very, very low sound quality
I never intended to do a review, and at the time I bought them I presumed they were fine, since, well, they seemed to sound better I never intended to do a review, and at the time I bought them I presumed they were fine, since, well, they seemed to sound better than the default headphones, sound was clearer. The problem is that now I got hold of two pairs of more or less decent over the ear headphones and while comparing which pair is better, I decided to compare the subject of this review, as well. My findings are quite shocking: playing the same bit of a song, wearing Apple in-ear headphones I cannot hear parts that I now know are there, predominantly at low frequencies. This is really outrageous, I cannot believe I payed £66 pounds for such a piece of trash! I even compared the default iPhone 4S headphones. Even though they are less clear, using them I can actually physically distinguish all the parts and instruments of a song, which in a sense tells you that given the retail price of £66 one needs to try, and try hard, to make as rubbish headphones as Apple in-ear ones. …
- Written by Max A from Birmingham
107 of 137 people found this useful
I'm really disappointed with these headphones. Right now I have the volume turned up full and can't really even hear the bass. Apa I'm really disappointed with these headphones. Right now I have the volume turned up full and can't really even hear the bass. Apart from that the treble is tinny.. I wouldn't be surprised if these headphones are actually bad for your ears. They are overpriced if you ask me. …
- Written by Chris B from Sutton Coldfield
55 of 67 people found this useful
Apple In Ear Headphones
Bought these for £65 yesterday and am returning them tomorrow,they are just too flat,not much bass etc,will just stick to my trust Bought these for £65 yesterday and am returning them tomorrow,they are just too flat,not much bass etc,will just stick to my trusty Sound Magic E10s.... …
- Written by john M from belfast
52 of 64 people found this useful
Great design, shame not replacement tips
I personally found sound acceptable, if you want natural sounding bass you'll always need to go for over-ear headphones. The only I personally found sound acceptable, if you want natural sounding bass you'll always need to go for over-ear headphones. The only plug earphones I've listened to with strong bass tend to sound unnatural. Ultimately at this size, you'll never achieve deep bass.
The carry case is great if you don't want to unfurl cables every time you use it, but can be a little awkward to wind back up as if you don't get it right the plug can end up wound on to a corner of the triangular case and you'll have to un-wind it, then re-wind it so you can get the cover on.
My biggest issues, is that if you lose the gel tips (which ALWAYS happens eventually) apple want you to buy new earphones at £65! because they don't sell replacement gel tips. You can buy replacements from amazon, etc.. but they are just not as good quality. Really feel let down by this policy and will be being from someone else next time. …
- Written by Gawain H from Acton
7 of 8 people found this useful
Good quality, built to last
These headphones have lasted me longer than any of Apple's previous offerings, and the sound quality is much nicer than the Ear Bu These headphones have lasted me longer than any of Apple's previous offerings, and the sound quality is much nicer than the Ear Buds as well. I've had headphones with better bass, but these don't lack in any part of the spectrum.
My only issue with them is the lack of ability to purchase replacement end pieces, but that's not too much of an issue if you use the included case to carry them in. …
- Written by Drew M from Bordon
7 of 8 people found this useful
Do not buy these headphones
The sound in the right headphones stopped working after a year and a half, so do not buy these headphones.
- Written by Thomas J from København V
7 of 15 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Are these headphones compatible with Ipod shuffle 3rd generation?
- Asked by Nahuel B
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Can you buy replacement ear tips for apple head phones
- Asked by Irene S from Kelowna
If you call Apple's 1-800 number, you can order a set of replacement silicon tips (a pair of each si If you call Apple's 1-800 number, you can order a set of replacement silicon tips (a pair of each size) for $10 USD. You can only do this over the phone, the replacement tips are not available to purchase online or in stores. …
- Answered by Patrick A from Columbus
Which are the best earphones to use with an iPad Mini?
- Asked by Hazel E