Originally Posted by reddragon
wow... are earpods really that good or are you guys just hyping it? with iems, my etymotic research hf 5 is with my friend who may buy it and i have the ultimate ears trifi 10, dont have any other high end iems. so the earpods best them huh? im now a headphone guy and wont return to iems but wow all this talk about earpods... lol, glad apple is making good audio products though, im now owning an ipod classic 160gb, waiting to buy the fostex hpp1 with it...
Yes, they are that good. However, I'm guessing the eye roll () is in reference to comparisons made to high end gear that I do not own.
I have recently owned and listened to: Sennheiser sport (the old orange behind the neck ones), Motorola HD-10, Meelectronics M6p, and then the EarPods. All I have said is that the EarPods sound far better than what I have heard before. They have better bass and higher quality bass than any of the sport models I mentioned, including the M6 which is thought to be a great value around here.
The soundstage and clarity are literally amazing. I have listened to ambient techno with the EarPods and literally looked around the room for a split second thinking I heard a "noise" when I was actually hearing sampled sounds placed correctly in the soundstage. I like that, I like that I have cheap headphones that have amazing clarity and soundstage, as well as realistic and warm bass response.
So yes, they are that good. I stand by everything I have written in the thread. The fact that some members have chimed in to contribute their appreciation to this 'appreciation" thread by making reference to expensive equipment is not something I can comment on. If you are not going to try the EarPods, then I do not see the point of your posting in this thread. But again, they are exactly as good as I have said they are.