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
5186 of 5955 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
4277 of 4903 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
3767 of 4250 people found this useful
I love these headphones more than anything. They are comfortable and have a perfect sound, as well as a perfect price. Also they l I love these headphones more than anything. They are comfortable and have a perfect sound, as well as a perfect price. Also they last a pretty long time. The only downside is that with everyday use they no longer look white. I wish Apple would make these headphones in other colors like black or grey …
- Written by Nicole C from Taunton
2 of 2 people found this useful
it simply hurts
I did not like them at all , i bought iPhone 6 and loved every thing in the box except the earpods , i mean they really hurts afte I did not like them at all , i bought iPhone 6 and loved every thing in the box except the earpods , i mean they really hurts after wearing them for a long time , for a customer the most important thing is comfort and quality , this has quality but they don't have the comfortability that i need. …
- Written by ahmed K from new york
3 of 4 people found this useful
Very painful :(
They have great sound, but they hurt my ears! After reading other reviews I don't feel so bad. I thought it was just me. But reall They have great sound, but they hurt my ears! After reading other reviews I don't feel so bad. I thought it was just me. But really, the shape is so awkward, the cartilage in my ears hurt so bad I can't wear them more than a minute. Not enjoyable at all. …
- Written by Krystal M from Wayland
1 of 1 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
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
Are these headphones compatible with the iPod classic?
- Asked by James D from Melbourne
- Jan 2, 2015
Yes to both. I have two classics, and both work with apple earphones.
- Answered by Alan H J
- Feb 10, 2015
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