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Apple In-ear Headphones with Remote and Mic Review

Good sound quality, isolation, portability and functionality. Durability issues undermine overall value.

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Introduction

The Apple In-ear Headphones with Remote and Mic are Apples newest latest set of headphones with an overly generic name. These headphones do, in fact, feature a remote and mic, which are supported by iPods and iPhones alike. The remote is a bit awkwardly placed and doesn't have the best tactile feedback. Also, the remote and plug don't have cord guards around them; no cord guards means the cord can bend sharply in these areas, which is a significant durability concern. The last issue we ran into was with comfort: the ear buds fall out constantly. Make sure you wear the Apple In-ears for a while to make sure they're a good fit.

These issues aside, the headphones have above average audio quality overall. They have a solid bass response but fall steadily into the high frequencies. They do have a bit of distortion present, mainly in the form of some very soft high-end noise. The headphones do have excellent tracking, meaning both ear buds will almost always be playing at the same volume. The headphones also have good isolation, a are capable of loud output without distortion, and barely leak at all.

Though the durability issues have a very high potential to reduce the Apple In-ears lifespan, they remain a solid pair of headphones. Make sure they don't constantly pop out, wrap some electrical tape around the plug, and save your receipt, but keep them in mind as a set of low-mid-level headphones.

The Apple In-ear Headphones with Remote and Mic are currently available for $80.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Sound Quality
  4. Isolation
  5. Comfort
  6. Usability
  7. COMP1 Comparison
  8. COMP2 Comparison
  9. COMP3 Comparison
  10. COMP4 Comparison
  11. Conclusion
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