What are the technical specifications for the earpod headphone?
Things like impedance, frequency range would be nice to know.
- Asked by Lairon L from Miss
- Sep 14, 2012
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5 Answers from the Community
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
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They have 2 bass vents, an all hard plastic design,and go into the ear canal,unlike the earphones,they have 30% more bass(which really sound fantastic) and have an improved control and mic
- Answered by Kendell P from Calhoun
- Mar 21, 2013
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The impedance of the Apple earpods is actually ~45 Ohm. Samuel G is wrong, he is likely referring to the older earBUDS. The question here is for the newer earPODS! Multiple sources from Head-Fi suggest between 42 Ohm and 45 Ohm. Actual lab results prove this to be correct. No official documentation from Apple can be found.
Here is just one of the high end test results from an audiophile professional (also aligns with ~45 Ohm impedance):
43-46 Ohm over the entire audible frequency range, from InnerFidelity measured with 600 Ohm output impedance.
I don't know how many people have been misled by Samuel G's answer, 94 out of 109 helpful votes so far... But, at least he led them to believe these are worthwhile. His other data is also wrong btw.
- Answered by Yuan Z from Cincinnati
- Feb 26, 2015
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Thank you Samuel G! Your right! These are great specs!
- Answered by Jon L from Sacramento
- Mar 11, 2015
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I realize this is an ancient question, but I can't resist pointing out that the frequency response listed earlier in this thread is horribly misleading.
Frequency response is rather tricky because it only tells you the frequencies they're capable of producing, not what you'll actually be able to hear. Because the EarPod doesn't create any kind of seal to isolate the sound, the lower bass range is rather subdued at best and the sub-bass range is completely inaudible. Outside noise, especially wind noise, makes virtually all of the bass inaudible. So, even if they produce frequencies as low as 5 Hz, you can't really expect to hear anything lower than about 60 Hz, probably higher.
If you doubt the validity of this statement, go out and get a pair of Sennheiser HD 280 Pro. They're a pair of studio headphones with a frequency response of 8 Hz - 25 kHz, and they actually deliver on their low frequency response claim. Otherwise, just get a cheap pair of in-ear headphones, particularly the Panasonic RP-TCM125, which go from 10 Hz to 24 kHz, though their 10-20 Hz range doesn't seem as powerful as the Sennheisers. But, with bass so low, it's hard to expect much from 9 mm drivers.
Either one of those will reveal what you're missing in the lower bass range, and once you hear that, you're never going back.
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