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Old Sep 12, 2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Apple Announces EarPods Earphones




Apple today announced a new model of earphones, dubbed EarPods, to be shipped with the iPhone 5, the fifth-generation iPod touch, and the updated iPod nano. EarPods will also be available as a stand-alone accessory purchase starting today and priced at $29.

The new earphones feature a revised design to better fit a wider range of ear shapes and sizes and direct audio straight into the ear canal. The EarPods will still have a 3-button remote to control volume and playback on compatible iOS devices and Macs.

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Old Sep 12, 2012, 01:46 PM   #2
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 01:48 PM   #5
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It will be interesting to hear and feel them. I was not able to wear the old headphones. Far to painful for my ear.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 01:48 PM   #6
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"EarPods are designed to direct sound into the ear."

You don't say? lol
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 01:49 PM   #7
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Earpods? Tacky name.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 01:54 PM   #8
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Interesting, they aren't included with the Shuffle. Maybe that's a sign they aren't cheap.

What am I saying? They are probably garbage.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 01:56 PM   #9
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I don't know about the rest of you, but this is the feature I am most excited about. I've always hated those ear buds, ever since the original ones. They're just uncomfortable. I hope these will feel better. They sure didn't design them to be pretty, anyway.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:01 PM   #11
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I'm intrigued to try these. I hate the current Apple earbuds.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:08 PM   #12
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I don't know about the rest of you, but this is the feature I am most excited about. I've always hated those ear buds, ever since the original ones. They're just uncomfortable. I hope these will feel better. They sure didn't design them to be pretty, anyway.
Honestly, if you care about sound quality you should look into 3rd party in-ear monitors or studio headphones. Although you have to be careful not to overspend on those things // speaking of experience, I've arrived at UE 10 Pros right now
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But are they sweatproof? I've shorted out more Apple Earbuds than I should probably admit...
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:09 PM   #14
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I would say $29 since they will come w/ the new products as the standard headphone and that is the standard if I remember correctly.



I would have called them EarVaries instead of EarPods though lol

Edit: Yep, confirmed @ $29: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...remote-and-mic

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But are they sweatproof? I've shorted out more Apple Earbuds than I should probably admit...
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Designed by Apple
Deeper, richer bass tones
Greater protection from sweat and water
Control music and video playback
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:12 PM   #15
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they certainly look interesting. I would love to try them out and see if they do actually have improved sound over the last ones or whether the shape and jargon behind it all is just a bit of a gimmick.
I'm pretty sure they're not gonna replace my sennheisers anyway... could replace beats though...
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:13 PM   #16
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$29 via Apple Store

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...remote-and-mic
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Apple was the big winner today.

One more accessory to add to their income stream.
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Earpods? Tacky name.
It's a very Apple name!
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Spods coming out in a month by Samesung… hahaha!
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Did Apple also revise the headphone jack of the iPhone so that it is not shamefully inept?
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Spods coming out in a month by Samesung… hahaha!
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Did Apple also revise the headphone jack of the iPhone so that it is not shamefully inept?
how is it inept? the TRS connector hasn't changed in the 80 years it's been around, other than going smaller and adding the extra connection.
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how is it inept? the TRS connector hasn't changed in the 80 years it's been around, other than going smaller and adding the extra connection.
I might be crazy, because I'm no audiophile, but I've heard of others complaining about Apple cheaping on this port.

Weren't audiophiles using the Zune HD and other expensive, specialized MP3 players with better headphone jacks because Apple's was bad?
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I might be crazy, because I'm no audiophile, but I've heard of others complaining about Apple cheaping on this port.

Weren't audiophiles using the Zune HD and other expensive, specialized MP3 players with better headphone jacks because Apple's was bad?
I just don't really see how one jack can be "bad" over another, considering as long as it makes a connection, theres really no difference in quality, ( in know people will tout gold connectors and such) but if both connectors aren't gold, it doesn't matter.
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In-ear headphones have never, ever, worked for me, and the Apple earbuds are the only ones that provided a comfortable fit. So I've ordered a pair of earpods and keeping my fingers (and earlobes) crossed.
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