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Bad: too good
Comment: just buy it youll be glad you did
Good: amazing sound quality and fits just perfect
Comment: Apple's in-ear headphones have an amazing sound quality and the remote/mic is very useful for those who have an iPhone or a new iPod. It isolates very well.
Good: Sound Quality, Comfort, Remote Control + Mic, Works with my BB Bold 9700.
Bad: Horrible build quality (Read the Whole Review)
Comment: The Apple In-Ear headphones are definitely better than the ones we get bundled with iPods but that isn't really something to boast about, because what isn't? The sound quality of the headphones are pretty good (better when hooked up to a laptop).
I have no complaints about the sound quality. For an In-Ear headphone it performs well. It is comfortable to wear and the Remote Control does come in very handy, keeps you from having to reach into your pockets all the time and unlock your iPod just to press next. Another Pro (for me) is that the mic and the remote(just the play/pause button) works with my Blackberry 9700 (didn't work with my old HTC hero)
Now the Cons. I've had these headphones for about 10 months now. I must say, for a company like Apple that strives on build quality, they really fail epically when it comes to earphones. After about 4 months, the grey rubber band just below the plastic of the right earphone came loose and was free to move up and down the wire. I had to stick it back using super glue. This same thing happened with the grey band around the left earphone after about another month.
We are provided with 3 pairs of different sized ear-buds in the box. After using the small ones for about 5 months, they were no longer tight enough to be held by the metal protrusion that the bud is inserted onto. So when I just remove the earphones from my ear because someone's trying to talk to me or just because I'm just done with my music, the bud itself stays stuck in my ear even though the earphone itself comes off. On top of looking stupid with the bud stuck to inside your ear canal, it's a pain to remove as it fits quite tightly(good thing, but not in this case). I'm now using a different size bud that doesn't fit me perfectly as apple don't sell the buds separately. How ridiculous is that!! So if i needed a small pair of buds, Apple expects me to buy another pair of their in-ear headphones from them?!
Now for my last complaint on the build quality. The small white bit of rubber(or plastic) that slides to hold the two wires leading to the earphones together has a small slit on one side that can be used to completely separate the two wires (now an apple earphone standard). What the geniuses at Apple didn't think about is, if this small white bit of rubber/plastic was manufactured with even a fraction of a millimetre of error(which it was in my case), the wire would just slide out of the slit(which it does) and be of absolutely no use! What is the point of the slit anyway?! There isn't one!
Good: The Remote Button
Bad: Everything Else
Comment: By everything else I mean the price, the earbuds, and the sound. And boy is the sound really bad. The bass is about as deep as Katie Price and the treble sounds like nails on a blackboard (whatever you're listening to). These are the tin-cans-on-string of the earphone world, a true crim against sound. Plus, the earbuds are fiddly, stick everywhere and get lost. And Apple don't sell replacements. £55 down the swanny. Do yourself a favour - buy a better pair from soemone else. They probably won't cost as much and you definitely won't feel like the biggest sucker in town.
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