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Yeah the Earpods aren't too bad at all. If they only had decent noise isolation I would like them more.

But to be fair, it would be best to not have it.

 

The earpod is a generic stable for ALL of Apple's users. The lack of isolation is good for walkers and runners as you can still be aware of your surroundings. As you can see form most people using earbuds, most can't give a **** about isolation. So if someone wants isolation, they get new earbuds. Plain and simple.

post #87062 of 157451
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Yeah the Earpods aren't too bad at all. If they only had decent noise isolation I would like them more.
But to be fair, it would be best to not have it.

The earpod is a generic stable for ALL of Apple's users. The lack of isolation is good for walkers and runners as you can still be aware of your surroundings. As you can see form most people using earbuds, most can't give a **** about isolation. So if someone wants isolation, they get new earbuds. Plain and simple.

Well yeah of course. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy one but if I had to buy an earbud, it would be the Earpod over all other earbuds and generic-brand earphones from grocery stores; offering the best comfort, sound quality, and function.
post #87063 of 157451
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Well yeah of course. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy one but if I had to buy an earbud, it would be the Earpod over all other earbuds and generic-brand earphones from grocery stores; offering the best comfort, sound quality, and function.

Yep, after hearing the earpod, I gotta say. Haters gonna hate.

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Well yeah of course. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy one but if I had to buy an earbud, it would be the Earpod over all other earbuds and generic-brand earphones from grocery stores; offering the best comfort, sound quality, and function.

This. EQ it and it might become one of the best sub $50 earbuds so far.

post #87065 of 157451
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This. EQ it and it might become one of the best sub $50 earbuds so far.

I like the Earpods too!

The old ibuds were actually one of, if not, the best earbud available. There was an article about it on innerfidelity a while back.
post #87066 of 157451
I'm gonna be gettin the K3003 in a few days so I will have owned or heard just about every TOTL phone out there. With that said, the earpod is some good ****. Great sound, build quality and stellar comfort, gets my seal of approval
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I'm gonna be gettin the K3003 in a few days so I will have owned or heard just about every TOTL phone out there. With that said, the earpod is some good ****. Great sound, build quality and stellar comfort, gets my seal of approval

And Free too with their devices. Best part. 

 

But even then, I would say $30 is still quite justifiable for them if you like the lack of rubber seal and outside noise to come in, design look, and mic controls with it. 

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I'm gonna be gettin the K3003 in a few days so I will have owned or heard just about every TOTL phone out there. With that said, the earpod is some good ****. Great sound, build quality and stellar comfort, gets my seal of approval

Did the sparrow convince you to try them? :D

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I'm gonna be gettin the K3003 in a few days so I will have owned or heard just about every TOTL phone out there. With that said, the earpod is some good ****. Great sound, build quality and stellar comfort, gets my seal of approval

And Free too with their devices. Best part. 

 

But even then, I would say $30 is still quite justifiable for them if you like the lack of rubber seal and outside noise to come in, design look, and mic controls with it. 

From my understanding according to atom, the Earpods cost $200+ and it comes with a free iDevice. :p

 

And yay for paper diaphragms!

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple+EarPods+Teardown/10501/2

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This is the first iteration of Apple headphones to use paper cones rather than all plastic.
post #87070 of 157451
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From my understanding according to atom, the Earpods cost $200+ and it comes with a free iDevice. :p

 

And yay for paper diaphragms!

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple+EarPods+Teardown/10501/2

The earpods actually cost $600 and just come ith the iDevice. 

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Did the sparrow convince you to try them? biggrin.gif

Indeed he did wink.gif Scored a very nice deal on them smily_headphones1.gif
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From my understanding according to atom, the Earpods cost $200+ and it comes with a free iDevice. tongue.gif

And yay for paper diaphragms!
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple+EarPods+Teardown/10501/2

Ha!

Regarding the diaphragms, I think it was mentioned that they sourced those from Fostex? It's been awhile, but that's what I heard. In any case, they are fine sounding phones that punch far above their price point. I don't really have any qualms with them at their price anyhow
post #87072 of 157451

I don't know about the Earpods but every single earphone from Apple since was produced by FOSTER. Not FOSTEX. However FOSTER owns FOSTEX.

post #87073 of 157451
A quick search shows that you may be correct: http://www.head-fi.org/t/627101/earpods-apples-newest-entry-into-iem/105#post_8773120

There is then a mentioning of Foster a few posts down
post #87074 of 157451

Apple likes to keep its group of friends, tight, and as the only sources of production. FOSTER is large and has the capability to produce and has more or less stayed hush hush. So I doubt Apple changed their producer/manufacturer. 

 

But for all intents and purposes, you could just say FOSTEX because in the end, doesn't matter

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Oh right. That's the one you posted to above for Best Buy. I use that one for anime. Again, only 120MBps or so.

I can't believe I forgot what I just posted.... brainfart, apologies.

Was trying to stick to WD but if it's speed then others do it better. Try:

Fandom Gforce
Buffalo DriveStation Axis


Again, I didn't try the Fabtoms, so no idea how well they handle heat.
Yeah, I wanted to stick with WD as well. That's why I just bought my own enclosure with a fan and a WD drive to go in it... smily_headphones1.gif
Drive station axis will get way too hot, I can already sense it. And I can't imagine the fantom being much cooler...
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I don't remember Fantom drives having good ratings, or fans for that matter. I spent $105 on a WD red drive, which is rated to have a higher MTBF time than other drives. And it's supposed to allow about 180MB/s roughly, much better then those crappy WD green drives. And then I spent $35 on the enclosure, but I can use that with whatever next drive I choose to buy, assuming SATA 2/3 are still being used...
No, they've been good.

WD Red is basically the new 24/7 drive in replacement for the AV drives in my eyes, although it's
Yeah. Hopefully the drive won't mind spinning down once in a while, but I just like the idea that it's built to tougher specifications than other drives, which should in theory make it last a little longer! biggrin.gif
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