Does the fact that these are "in-ear" allow mean to reduce the volume of the music as other sounds are blocked out?

I'm concerned about hearing impairment. I'd love to wear my iPod when vacuuming or mowing the lawn, but I have to blast the volume to high too overcome the outside noise.

  • Asked by Michael C from Waterloo
  • Oct 18, 2009
Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic

Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic

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5 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    They do sound louder than the standard earphones as ambient sounds are partly blocked by the supplied eartips. The sound quality is also far superior.

    • Answered by Richard H from Pontefract
    • Oct 20, 2009
  • i find that less volume is needed.

    • Answered by Gurumarka K from Miami
    • Oct 20, 2009
  • Yes, you can listen to these or most any "in-ear" headphone at much lower levels than over the ear or on the ear headphones while enjoying the same apparent volume. You do not have to blast the volume to overcome the outside noise with these headphones due the inherent passive noise canceling they offer.

    • Answered by Donald W from Mukilteo
    • Nov 17, 2009
  • Generally you could reduce the speaker volume as these, if inserted correctly, would reduce outside/background noise. I was told that any time you hear ringing in your ears (after a loud concert/ loud music/chain saws!..etc) that that signifies permanent hearing loss. Be careful. You will hear more of the resonation though in your head when you talk/ eat/ chew gum...while these are in if inserted properly. I bought a pair and haven't opened them yet. I am an audiophile and I am a Mac.

    • Answered by Jason F from Royal Oak
    • Oct 19, 2009
  • Do they come in different colors

    • Answered by Christolar W from Napa
    • Oct 21, 2009