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Old Mar 26, 2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Should iPads come with headphones?

Seems like this question is asked a lot here. But what do you guys think?
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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Surely apple could throw in a cheap pair of earbuds with their 500-800$ device.

I suppose it's acceptable that they didn't come with the 3 because apple already took a bit of a profit reduction from refusing to raise the price, which I am eternally greatful for.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 01:38 AM   #3
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No, because they are only of (dubious) value for those customers who are using the iPad for listening to music, yet are still willing to cope with the crappy OEM earbuds Apple is providing. In fact, I wish Apple would do the same with iPods. So many people don't even realize what they're missing.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 01:42 AM   #4
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No, because they are only of (dubious) value for those customers who are using the iPad for listening to music, yet are still willing to cope with the crappy OEM earbuds Apple is providing. In fact, I wish Apple would do the same with iPods. So many people don't even realize what they're missing.
I'm with you on this one. Although I enjoyed my Apple headphones with my iPod Nano in the beginning, I got a much better and higher quality pair of headphones than Apple.

Since Apple supplies them, people just stick with it, and I am assuming under the conditions that the Apple ones breaks or fail, people will go out purchase the same ones because of the "experience" or whatever.

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Old Mar 26, 2012, 01:45 AM   #5
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Sure I would like it, but the iPad is not just solely for music, so I can see their view of not including it.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 01:53 AM   #6
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Include the regular earbuds so you can use it out of the box while you decide if you want to replace it with something substantial.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 03:20 AM   #7
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I've always found it a bit strange that Apple supplies such bad sounding, uncomfortable headphones with their stuff, considering how perfect-consumer-experience oriented they are. At the least, they should throw in their upgraded in-ear headphones, those ones are at least tolerable.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 06:35 AM   #8
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I use the 4S headphones when I jog. I like them, with the cool volume switch and button.

What kind of audio quality am I missing and how much do you pay for your super music headphones?
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 06:55 AM   #9
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I use the 4S headphones when I jog. I like them, with the cool volume switch and button.

What kind of audio quality am I missing and how much do you pay for your super music headphones?
You definitely don't have to enter audiophile territory to *significantly* enhance audio quality. For example, you can get the Klipsch S4i from amazon for 70$ - they even have the same volume control / button / microphone as the stock ear buds.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 07:07 AM   #10
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The music quality on the iPad 3 is pretty bad - at least relative to Iphone 4S and Ipod Touch (2nd gen) I have. So no, I don't think you should be using the Ipad as a music player. Just use your iphone or ipod. Apple is trying to tell us something providing no earphones.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 06:36 AM   #11
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I voted no on the basis that I never use the stock Apple earbuds. I guess however, for those that do, I don't think it's too much to ask.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 07:14 AM   #12
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I never understood why manufacturers included headphones with their devices because the supplied ear buds are rubbish, Apple ones included. The quality is offensive. If you enjoy music, you should invest in a quality pair of buds or cans and move them from device to device. Your ears will thank you for it!
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 07:22 AM   #13
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I really don't get the quality issue with the apple buds to be honest. They are not going to package the iPhone or any device with big ear muff type headphones, if you want quality, why would you use in ear buds anyway. The Apple ones do a good job.


Oh, and don't buy Beats by Dre, you will look like a moron.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 07:40 AM   #14
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They are not going to package the iPhone or any device with big ear muff type headphones, if you want quality, why would you use in ear buds anyway
I suggest you try some decent in ear buds, you might be in for a serious surprise.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 07:47 AM   #15
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If they had been supplied, mine would still be in the box, just like the remote that came with an old MacBook. It's as much about the impact on the environment as it is about cost.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 08:08 AM   #16
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I suggest you try some decent in ear buds, you might be in for a serious surprise.
Hate, hate, hate them. What do you think I have been living in a cave and have never tried in ear buds? They're offensive, a monstrosity to the human ear, truly despicable.
But at least they don't make you look like you can't read and write (Beat's).
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Hate, hate, hate them. What do you think I have been living in a cave and have never tried in ear buds? They're offensive, a monstrosity to the human ear, truly despicable.
But at least they don't make you look like you can't read and write (Beat's).
Not sure what that is in reference to, but I own a pair of power beats that I use in the gym, and they're the best pair of in ear buds, or otherwise that I have owned.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 08:13 AM   #18
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Wait, my iPad didn't come with headphones? I literally didn't even notice.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 08:26 AM   #19
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Hate, hate, hate them. What do you think I have been living in a cave and have never tried in ear buds? They're offensive, a monstrosity to the human ear, truly despicable.
You were implying that there is no good audio quality to be had with in-ears. That's wrong. Your phobias are a different story.
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 09:01 AM   #20
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Hate, hate, hate them. What do you think I have been living in a cave and have never tried in ear buds? They're offensive, a monstrosity to the human ear, truly despicable.
But at least they don't make you look like you can't read and write (Beat's).
LOL! Don't hold back, tell us how you really feel!!

But my opinion is that they are so cheap quality (Apple ear things) that it couldn't hurt for them to throw them in (no real cost loss to Apple). There is more than just music to listen to. If you are on a plane, train, bus etc and you don't want to annoy everyone by forcing them to listen to your movie. A cheapie pair of ear phones might be the way to go imo.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 08:16 AM   #21
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Not if they're the same **** ones that every iPhone & iPod came with. I don't need another set of those.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 08:33 AM   #22
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Simple answer, yes they should. YOU might not use them but they still should be included. They're obviously not the expensive to produce. I use them as my "beater" headphones for when i'm doing different activities such as going to the gym or for a run.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 12:56 PM   #23
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Don't need them, but free stuff is always good...with that said, if my next iphone didn't come with headphones and was $20 dollars less, I'm not complaining..
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 12:58 PM   #24
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Don't need them, but free stuff is always good...
They are not free.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 03:09 PM   #25
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No, laptops don't come with them why should a tablet?
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