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Old Apr 21, 2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Apple In-Ears - Should/Shouldn't I Buy?

I'm in Oxford St London, and I'm running the London Marathon tomorrow. My usual iPod headphones just won't be good enough...

Should I buy the in-ears?
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 09:26 AM   #2
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no i would personally buy Klipsch Reference s4i's, great sound, great quality, built in mic/controls, removable ear tips, overall great headphones.

I upgraded to those from a pair of Shure SE110's. The shures were great headphones too, but i decided to upgrade from them mostly because I've had them for a long time and my pair didn't have an inline mic.

Apple's headphones are absolute junk, I would go with a 3rd party to get the best bang for your buck!

If you want to save a little cash maybe try the Klipsch Image series, I have heard they are great and they are a little cheaper than the Reference series!
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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For the money Apple charges for its in-ears, I would buy a Sony NWZ-252 Walkman as it is cordless and water resistant. This is, however, assuming that there aren't any specific iPod functions you need.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 09:53 PM   #4
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I got them a couple months ago and they're not exactly the best in-ear earphones I've tried. I'd recommend getting something else. I like my skull candy earphones more which are about a third of the price except they don't have buttons.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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I don't own a pair, but the general consensus is that they are better than you'd expect for who they're made by, but still only okay at best. Good if you want an Apple-branded, balanced sounding headphone, but don't expect the last word in detail, or anything else for that matter.

The S4s are quite bassy, and are probably comparable, maybe a tad better, but still nothing to write home about.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 08:47 AM   #6
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I wouldn't bother with those. There are much better options out there, one being Denon. Absolutely love the quality of Denon products.
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