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Old Oct 31, 2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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Anyone ever buy iPhone headphones off amazon?

they have the "Newest version" but it only has 15 reviews so I'm skeptical

http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Earphone...0102463&sr=8-3
They are only 8 bucks!

The "Old version" Has like 400 reviews. Any idea whats the difference?
http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Earphone...0102463&sr=8-4

My cat just gnawed on my brand new pair... >.< I was gonna buy these then mod the earpieces. Anyone have any experience with them?
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 06:13 PM   #2
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Why would you want to buy them in the first place. They are rubbish.
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 06:16 PM   #3
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I like to button setup and at that price I can't complain. Fused with my favorite buds? It'll be great.
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 06:17 PM   #4
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they have the "Newest version" but it only has 15 reviews so I'm skeptical

http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Earphone...0102463&sr=8-3
They are only 8 bucks!

The "Old version" Has like 400 reviews. Any idea whats the difference?
http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Earphone...0102463&sr=8-4

My cat just gnawed on my brand new pair... >.< I was gonna buy these then mod the earpieces. Anyone have any experience with them?
They're knockoffs (the links above are, at least).
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 06:21 PM   #5
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They are so unconfortable. I wonder how many people actually use the ones that came with their iDevice. Get a pair that has the soft removable rubber that goes in the ears.

There are a lot of them that have the same button setups, I have a few different ones. From Sony, Bose and klispch.
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 06:25 PM   #6
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I like to button setup and at that price I can't complain. Fused with my favorite buds? It'll be great.
Well if you're happy with poor sound quality not to mention build quality then so be it.

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They are so unconfortable. I wonder how many people actually use the ones that came with their iDevice. Get a pair that has the soft removable rubber that goes in the ears.

There are a lot of them that have the same button setups, I have a few different ones. From Sony, Bose and klispch.
I never ever use the ones that come with my iDevices. They always get sold as brand new when I sell the device. In fact they never get taken out of the box. Headphones that are bundled with any product are typically cheaply made and of poor quality. The funny thing is I see so many people using them. I guess they just don't care.
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 06:28 PM   #7
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....but they are painful!!!

Yeah, I've seen people use them. Hell for $20 you can get ones so much better. Generally I spend more than that, but amost anything is better than the stock ones.


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I never ever use the ones that come with my iDevices. They always get sold as brand new when I sell the device. In fact they never get taken out of the box. Headphones that are bundled with any product are typically cheaply made and of poor quality. The funny thing is I see so many people using them. I guess they just don't care.
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 06:29 PM   #8
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I would never intentionally buy iPhone headphones by themselves, to begin with.

So, no.
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 06:30 PM   #9
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Well if you're happy with poor sound quality not to mention build quality then so be it.

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I never ever use the ones that come with my iDevices. They always get sold as brand new when I sell the device. In fact they never get taken out of the box. Headphones that are bundled with any product are typically cheaply made and of poor quality. The funny thing is I see so many people using them. I guess they just don't care.
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"I AM GOING TO CHANGE THE EARBUUUDDSSSSS"
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 06:37 PM   #10
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I've bought it once, they are knockoffs, really bad quality with one ear louder. I recommend going to the store if you want them.
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 06:39 PM   #11
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I've bought it once, they are knockoffs, really bad quality with one ear louder. I recommend going to the store if you want them.
Thank you
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 06:43 PM   #12
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In a retard voice
"I AM GOING TO CHANGE THE EARBUUUDDSSSSS"
There is no need to be rude. If you don't want to accept sound advice that's up to you. Changing the earbuds isn't going to make the sound quality magically better or improve the build quality.
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Old Oct 31, 2011, 06:50 PM   #13
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Don't they give these out for free at the apple store if you bring your old one?
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:22 PM   #14
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Don't they give these out for free at the apple store if you bring your old one?
Do you have a cite for that? My apple buds sound nice bu the padding rings always fall off.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 09:53 PM   #15
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Do you have a cite for that? My apple buds sound nice bu the padding rings always fall off.
Apple should replace them free of charge if you take them to the store
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:01 PM   #16
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Apple should replace them free of charge if you take them to the store
Is this a known policy? First I have heard of it. Great if this is true. I have two sets that are failing that way.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:47 PM   #17
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Calling them rubbish? They are actually better than the stupid beats!

If you are audiophile you will appreciate them and for the price they are actually a steal!
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 03:07 AM   #18
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You should get skull candy fix earphones, I use them as they don't fall out of my ears no matter how hard I try, and they also come with an inline mic for talking and using Siri with along with volume up and downs.

But that's my recommendation, you will hear many others so do your research and pick the ones that best suit your needs
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Well if you're happy with poor sound quality not to mention build quality then so be it.

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I never ever use the ones that come with my iDevices. They always get sold as brand new when I sell the device. In fact they never get taken out of the box. Headphones that are bundled with any product are typically cheaply made and of poor quality. The funny thing is I see so many people using them. I guess they just don't care.
Did you try them?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 06:45 AM   #21
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 07:29 AM   #22
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Still relevant.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:13 PM   #23
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Is this a known policy? First I have heard of it. Great if this is true. I have two sets that are failing that way.
Yeah. All of their hardware and accessories come standard with a 1 year warranty. Exchanged a failing mini display to vga adapter, my extra MagSafe charger, and a pair of headphones.
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You should get skull candy fix earphones, I use them as they don't fall out of my ears no matter how hard I try, and they also come with an inline mic for talking and using Siri with along with volume up and downs.

But that's my recommendation, you will hear many others so do your research and pick the ones that best suit your needs
Thank you for that. I got a pair of the in ear version when they released and haven't used anything since (except for the time I thought I had lost them and was using my back up earbuds then I found my fix ear buds lol) anyway love the sound quality and the fact that they don't fall out of my ear.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 04:58 PM   #25
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Yeah. All of their hardware and accessories come standard with a 1 year warranty. Exchanged a failing mini display to vga adapter, my extra MagSafe charger, and a pair of headphones.
Mine are more than a year old. Do they ask for proof of purchase?
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