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
4101 of 4715 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
3407 of 3904 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
3029 of 3394 people found this useful
Save Your Money
Unless you jam these things into your ear canals really hard, they don't stay in place. Constantly having to push them back in. Unless you jam these things into your ear canals really hard, they don't stay in place. Constantly having to push them back in. Sound quality is decent (as long as they stay in place.)
Wish I could return these, complete waste of money IMO. …
- Written by Larry B from Homer Glen
I have a set of old earbuds from an iPod nano that will literally make your ears vibrate. The rubber is gone and the plastic is s I have a set of old earbuds from an iPod nano that will literally make your ears vibrate. The rubber is gone and the plastic is starting to crack. On top of that they stay put. These earpods are nowhere near as good in any respect. They might be better than the later crops of earbuds, but they still aren't very good. …
- Written by Robert G from Socorro
The most comfortable in-ear headphones I have ever had. The sound is beyond amazing. It blocks out all other sound and it feels li The most comfortable in-ear headphones I have ever had. The sound is beyond amazing. It blocks out all other sound and it feels like the music is inside your head. AMAZING. I highly recommend. …
- Written by Rachel W from New oxford
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
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
if you mean swimming with them kind of water proof...no but if you exercise and sweat a little in t if you mean swimming with them kind of water proof...no but if you exercise and sweat a little in the ear they are fine. …
- Answered by Michael P from Calgary
- Dec 8, 2013
do the earpods work as a mic on the mac mini 2012 line in
- Asked by Channa C
- Apr 11, 2013
Are these earbuds approximately the same size as the old Apple earbuds?
- Asked by Karolyn M from Winnipeg
- Mar 6, 2013