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
5116 of 5872 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
4217 of 4834 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
3717 of 4195 people found this useful
Earpods Work Great!
Mine went through the wash in the pocket of my school skirt, and they still work! And now they're clean, too. I know guys in my gr Mine went through the wash in the pocket of my school skirt, and they still work! And now they're clean, too. I know guys in my grade who buy Beats and they break within a week. I've had the Earpods for two months (which WENT THROUGH THE WASH) and they still work. Even the actual silver part is slightly crooked and they still work. The sound quality is good, they're super portable, and I love the remote. I recommend these! …
- Written by Kendric H from Indianapolis
Comparable to more expensive products and lasts under regular use for years
Around three years ago near the original launch, I bought a pair for use with my iPhone 4. Immediately noticed the difference in s Around three years ago near the original launch, I bought a pair for use with my iPhone 4. Immediately noticed the difference in sound quality back then; difference was like night and day, between the previous model of Apple earphones. Since then, I've had experience with other products. I think the Apple Earpods are some of the best out there, especially for the price. The audio is accurate and the bass surprises.
WIth regular, reasonable usage (i.e., not catching your devices by the cord or tossing them into the bottom of your bag) these should last as long as you need them to. You don't ever have to clean them; they dirty only very slightly over time. You don't really need the case, either. I actually used my pair practically every day until I sold them yesterday, for $15, and am about to open the pair that came with my 5s. …
- Written by Shecky J from Tulsa
Not for me...
Everyone's ear is shaped differently. But the shape of mine, albeit pretty standard, is still not one these pods accommodate well Everyone's ear is shaped differently. But the shape of mine, albeit pretty standard, is still not one these pods accommodate well. They fill in my ear perfectly, so it's not down to the size of my ear being too large for them, yet they still fall out like crazy even when I move my head just a little, save to say when I'm exercising, be it running on a treadmill, stepping on a stepper, or even exercising on a mat in a lying position. I'm bitterly disappointed - these pods are clearly not for me. I'm glad that Apple's salesperson assured me that albeit they're earphones, they will take them back without ifs and buts. …
- Written by L S from Toronto
2 of 3 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 12, 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
Can you mute/ unmute yourself on phone calls?
- Asked by Paul S from New York
- Sep 12, 2012
When on a call:
1) Press hide
2) Press mute
- Answered by Richard V from Ringwood North
- Nov 17, 2014
Is the new iPhone EarPod compatible with the iPhone 4s?
- Asked by Debbie F from Randolph
- Sep 12, 2012
Yes, you can use these with the iPhone 4S, and the remote, volume-up-down buttons, etc. should all w Yes, you can use these with the iPhone 4S, and the remote, volume-up-down buttons, etc. should all work fine. …
- Answered by Nick T from Bethesda
- Sep 13, 2012
Are the apple earpods good for working out and running?
- Asked by Garrett G from Suffolk
- Sep 16, 2012
For me no!!! They fall out and you have to adjust them all the time. I prefer over the ear. They For me no!!! They fall out and you have to adjust them all the time. I prefer over the ear. They will stay on when your running down the road. My experience is running half and full marathons. …
- Answered by Donavon K from Cape Coral
- Jan 16, 2013