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
5325 of 6124 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
4396 of 5046 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
3874 of 4378 people found this useful
Best earphones I've ever used!
I got a pair of these with my iPhone 6+ and wasn't expecting much; I thought they looked cool but was expecting tinny sound and po I got a pair of these with my iPhone 6+ and wasn't expecting much; I thought they looked cool but was expecting tinny sound and poor bass like most other headphones in this price range. Apple outdid themselves with the EarPods; I find myself using them with every device I own! The audio quality is great and they feel extremely comfortable in your ear, and the remote/microphone is handy when out for a run.
The EarPods do tend to want to slip out of my ear when jogging or running, but that's just because of the shape and size of my ears; not really their fault. Really, that's the only problem I've had with these. They are extremely sturdy and have survived being stepped on, scrunched in a pocket, and dropped without even a scratch. If they ever fail or break on me, and I haven't gotten another pair with a new iPhone by then, I will definitely buy another pair. …
- Written by Kali P from Wesson
Although sound and fit is quite decent the whole assembly is really fragile. At first I noticed a crack on the middle of remote co Although sound and fit is quite decent the whole assembly is really fragile. At first I noticed a crack on the middle of remote control, which you would push to pause music. Then after some time crack on both earpieces appeared. Considering that, these cracks appeared during normal everyday use I would say, that materials chosen aren't the best suiting ones. If I would have bought these separately, I would be quite disappointed. …
- Written by Ronalds G from Riga
this is great for $30
If you want great sound and some pretty good bass you want these they are better the some headphones/ear-buds that are over $100 - If you want great sound and some pretty good bass you want these they are better the some headphones/ear-buds that are over $100 - $200 dollars i have owned these for 2 or 3 mouths and they have had no problem. they have been in my pocket and places where they should have been destroyed but they are as good as new to this day. they are still giving there great sound and the mic and remote is even better yet helps me so much. …
- Written by samuel K from Lima
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
What are the technical specifications for the earpod headphone?
- Asked by Lairon L from Miss
- Sep 14, 2012
The technical specifications are:
Impedance: 23 OHMS
Sensitivity: 109 DB
Frequency (high): 21 k The technical specifications are:
Impedance: 23 OHMS
Sensitivity: 109 DB
Frequency (high): 21 kHz
Frequency (low): 5 Hz
Operating Principle: Open Air
Weight: 10 g
Cable Length: 1.395 m
In other words, for £25 (currently), they're absolutely fantastic. The frequency range is slightly larger than the average earphone and I believe a low-end was boosted sightly so you get a more 'natural feel' in your ears. These are a ridiculously massive improvement on the previous earphones and in comparison to other earphones at that price, you get a lot of sound for your money! …
- Answered by Samuel G
- Aug 21, 2013
How to clean earpod
- Asked by Brian L from Nada
- Oct 2, 2012
seriously, i use a needle or the end of a safety pin to scrape anything that gets stuck into the lit seriously, i use a needle or the end of a safety pin to scrape anything that gets stuck into the little speaker parts …
- Answered by Bailey M from Belton
- Mar 29, 2013
Do these EarPods come with type of ear hook?
- Asked by Jose R from Riverside
- Mar 6, 2015