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post #151 of 164
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post

 

Am I the only one that thinks the Earpods are a great headphone?  frown.gif

 

You're not. I was pretty stunned by them too.

post #152 of 164
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

So these are certainly better than prior included Apple earbuds, they are comfy and sound pretty good but don't provide enough isolation for serious listening while on the plane, train or bus or in any other noisy environment, IMO.

 

Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

 

They are earbuds, they aren't expected to.

 

Ok, so what do you use them for then? Phone conversations while you're out and about and for music at home? Most people are going to be wanting a listening solution for music while in the train/plane/bus right?

post #153 of 164
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Originally Posted by webvan View Post

 

Ok, so what do you use them for then? Phone conversations while you're out and about and for music at home? Most people are going to be wanting a listening solution for music while in the train/plane/bus right?

 

And I think this is a serious issue. People use them to listen to music and if they commute they will likely turn the volume way too high. The other day I was on a bus travelling to another city and there was a kid with an iPad using the old earbuds and I could hear EVERYTHING a couple of seats behind him. His parents didn't seem to care; how irresponsible! People don't really understant what's the point of IEMs and you can know by asking them. We should tell people they might damage their hearing and recommend them to get some IEMs, even if they are cheao, if they don't want interruptions while listening to music. 

post #154 of 164

They suck, just like about any Apple product. And for 30$? Come on...

post #155 of 164

I just tried these out and was pretty skeptical but the highs and mids are good, and I find the shape to be extremely ergonomic, I forget they are inserted after a while.  Bass is not as good as my blox m2c but for $30 not bad.  Plus they have the inline controls and mic for iphones.

post #156 of 164
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

Gotta burn them in for 300hrs+ to bring out their full potential smily_headphones1.gif

 Facepalm.

post #157 of 164
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Originally Posted by Arkyle View Post

 

And I think this is a serious issue. People use them to listen to music and if they commute they will likely turn the volume way too high.


I've personally never understood the desire to listen to music "on the go". There are relaxing and exciting music... both of which are best when the listener is relaxed and seated.

Speaking of seated, I'm not fond of hearing other people's music in the library, foodplace, etc. There are times I hoped the earpod would leak less... or not leak at all!

post #158 of 164
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Originally Posted by sunjigglet View Post


I've personally never understood the desire to listen to music "on the go". There are relaxing and exciting music... both of which are best when the listener is relaxed and seated.

Speaking of seated, I'm not fond of hearing other people's music in the library, foodplace, etc. There are times I hoped the earpod would leak less... or not leak at all!

 

Well, music has the ability to boost your mood, make you feel energized, wake you-up, or simply because some of us like to listen to music as much as we can, various genres for different situations of course. Some people use headphones to listen to the news or podcasts as well. 

 

And of course, I read a lot and I read way better and feel more engaged in my novels when I'm listening to my "suspense-discord-uneasiness playlist". Seriously, I found the perfect mix for any book unless it is crap self-help and happy stuff.


Edited by Arkyle - 4/15/13 at 11:15am
post #159 of 164

Funny, I ONLY listen to headphones on the go, i.e. when I'm walking or sitting on the bus. I use speakers when I'm at home.

post #160 of 164

I don't think that the EarPods are good in any way for "Music"

Muffled.Muffled and Muffled :)

post #161 of 164
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post

I don't think that the EarPods are good in any way for "Music"

Muffled.Muffled and Muffled :)


 Put some foam pads on them and it turns them into a different animal.    Doesn't compete with good IEM's but they're not IEM's, nor are they earbuds.   They kinda sit in the middle between those two.   But at 30 bucks, when you don't want to be super isolated, with the foamies installed, they're pretty good.

post #162 of 164

Will do.

post #163 of 164

Reasonably detailed, though the upper bass swamps the midrange somewhat. They give a full warm sound and perhaps will scale well. Pretty good as I got em free with the 5s.

post #164 of 164

Free is the only reasonable price for these. They sound like the old $15 Sony or Phillips headphones I used to get at department stores back in the late 90's.

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