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Apple iPod In-ear Headphones Review

Our in-depth review of the Apple in-ear headphones.

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Value

Like all electronics, the price of headphones tends to increase exponentially with their quality. When you get into the super high-end range, you might end up paying $100 for a 1% upgrade. Towards the lower end, we'd expect our money to buy far more quality. In this case, the Apple iPod headphones really don't provide much more than a cheap throw-away pair of headphones. Yes, they do provide decent audio quality for their price. Their downside, however, is in actual usability. They fall out of place ridiculously easily, and break fairly quickly as well (at least in our experience). Compare these to the Shure SE210s. These cost a heck of a lot more than the Apple headphones, and offer similar audio quality overall, but they're far more rugged (except for their neck split adjuster). Chances are, over time, you'll have to replace your iPod headphones a few times, at which point the cost will even out.

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Performance
  3. In Use
  4. Value & Comparisons
  5. Conclusion
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