Pros: Clear sound, good bass, comfortable, durable
Cons: Too much treble (for my taste ), terrible isolation
Hi people. I have owned a pair of these earphones for over a year now, and this is what I think about them.
I am a beginner reviewer so please, have some understanding. Also, English is not my native language, I am from Croatia.
I bought my Apple earbuds exactly one year ago, and they feel/look/sound just the same as on the day that I bought them, even though I used them almost every day for a minimum of half an hour. Even though these earphones are made out of plastic, they feel very sturdy and solid. What amazed me the most about these earphones is the fact that when I accidentaly left them in my pocket, and washed them in the washing mashine ( how stupid of me ), they sounded like nothing happened. I didnt feel a slight difference in sound before and after having washed them. If you take care of these earphones, you can expect them to work for a couple of years without any problems.
Before buying these earphones , I read many reviews, and some people said that the sound quality is terrible, some people praised them as best earphones ever, some even said these earphones were mediocre and so on... I decided to buy them, and to be honest , I was a bit surprised. Apple did a very good job when it comes to sound quality. These are not the best earphones by any means, but in my opinion , these are some of the best sounding stock earphones you can get with a mobile phone. I know many of you will disagree with me on this one, but I have had many smartphones, and I have listened to many of the stock earphones you get with those smartphones, and I can tell you, Apple earpods beat them all. Sound is very clear, bass reproduction is good ( a lot better than on the older apple earphones), upper mids and highs are a bit too much for my taste. What I didnt like about these earphones is the fact that they have terrible isolation. Apple should have payed more attention to this.
These earphones are really well designed, they never fell out of my ears by accident. Even after I tried pulling really hard on the cable and tried to get them out of my ears by force, I was having a hard time doing it. Unlike some other earphones with those rubber tips that youre supposed to push into your ear canal, these always fell out of my ears,and would always slide out , and I'd have to push them back in again...I've had these in my ears for extended periods of time and they werent uncomfortable at all. Sometimes I would even forget I was wearing them, I felt like the music was simply inside of my head and it was not comming out of these earphones.
All in all, these are pretty good earphones for the price. They are made out of good quality plastic, sound quality is good, and they are very comfortable. Good value for the buck.