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
4776 of 5477 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
3936 of 4508 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
3479 of 3913 people found this useful
WOW! I thought I had lost these ear buds, (which work as well as beats in my opinion). I had looked everywhere and even resorted t WOW! I thought I had lost these ear buds, (which work as well as beats in my opinion). I had looked everywhere and even resorted to asking a friend if they had taken them! Two nights later, I heard a clanking sound in my laundry dryer. I thought to myself, there's $30 down the drain. I went to take my clothes out and found they had been left in the pocket of a pair of my shorts! I was about to toss 'em, but for some reason I decided to plug them in to my iPhone, and guess what? They worked (and looked, lol) as good as new! I am mind blown by Apple's durability in their products! However, I wouldn't throw them in the wash again, just to be on the safe side. Apple, I applaud your amazing product quality once again! …
- Written by Tiffany G from Anthem
Comfortable and good sound
I really like these earphones. Compared to other in-ear speakers they don't feel like they've made a complete airtight seal insid I really like these earphones. Compared to other in-ear speakers they don't feel like they've made a complete airtight seal inside my head. The microphone works well for Siri or phone calls. They very occasionally fall out on one side or the other while I'm on the treadmill or out walking around, but over ally they're compact with good sound and and generally pretty stable in my ears. The price makes them an even better deal, which is a really weird thing to say about an Apple product. …
- Written by Benjamin F from Pekin
Better than expected
It's not that i don't think that apple makes good quality accessories, just there are always better products out there, and usuall It's not that i don't think that apple makes good quality accessories, just there are always better products out there, and usually for a better price. But of course these came with my 5s (which i have had for just over a year now). I am very happy with these, the sound quality is better than the previous models provided with the phones and they are much more comfortable. They are quite durable too, well at least in the sense of they can be washed and dried four or five times at least, and then still work just as well as they did the first day out of their rather confusing packaging. A plus in addition to then working is the rubberized cord got a good cleaning because lets be real here, it is pretty difficult to have them still looking clean a year later. …
- Written by Jared K from Riverside
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
The connecting plug does not make contact with the interior jack on the iPhone 5S. Are there earpods made specifically for this phone?
- Asked by Sandra R from Fort Scott
- Aug 20, 2014
Are there covers (like foam that came with the other earbuds) that go around this new Earpod to help keep them in when I work out?
- Asked by Jeffrey G from Anchorage
- Aug 18, 2014
Are EarPods water and sweat resistant?
- Asked by Jeffrey M from Lake Forest
- Sep 14, 2012
They have been designed differently to help resist sweat
- Answered by Michael P from Mount Airy
- Sep 27, 2012
Do the EarPods support the CTIA standard?
- Asked by Christopher R from Sierra Vista
- Feb 28, 2014
Yes, EarPods was made by CTIA standard.
- Answered by Ivan F
- Aug 21, 2014