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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:23 AM   #1
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Headphones vs. Earpods

Anyone made the switch?
The new pods are a little uncomfortable in my ears and I'm not getting a great sound from them (unlike the last Apple earphones, which were great for me). I've heard some folks talking about spending more for a better set (in ear) and wondered if there are any that have remote/controls on the wire like the new earpods.

Sennheiser look great but would prefer to not have to keep getting the ipod touch out of my pocket and switching it on just to change tracks or volume, etc.

Any ideas?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:42 AM   #2
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:56 AM   #3
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Bought the new Earpods specifically to test them out, have to say I'm quite satisfied with them. They fit perfectly in my ear, so I'm glad about that.

Still have a pair of cheap Pink Sony earphones, and I switch between both frequently.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:05 AM   #4
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I have both. Harmon Kardon BT headphones for around the house. Earpods for when I'm out and about.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:30 AM   #5
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Klipsch (good for bass)
Shure (got se425, but they dont have controls on the wire, really good sound tho)
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:10 AM   #6
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Thanks for the recommendations!
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:11 AM   #7
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I don't use Apple's.
Bose over the ear active noise canceling for airplane travel.
Shure E215 in ear, they are very comfortable, extremely good for the price and fully serviceable.
http://www.shure.com/americas/products/earphones-headphones/se-models/se215-sound-isolating-earphones
There are other models more for talking, but both are great for listening and enjoying your music and also to talk over the phone.
The Bose comes with 2 cable sets, one with the mic/controls.
And the shure you have to buy the accessorie cable to have the mic/controls. Great that you can decide what is best.
If you are in Europe explore sennheisser they also have great products.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:30 AM   #8
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I've been using the earpods for 2 months now and they sound great for music listening and watching films on my mac.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:23 PM   #9
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I've never liked the earbud style. They always fall out of my ears. I prefer the ones that loop around each earlobe. They stay in and never fall out. Since apple doesn't make an around the ear style, I got the Adidas brand in white. The ones with a mic for $79.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:32 AM   #10
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 03:40 AM   #11
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I've tried using the ear pods and they hurt my ears after a while. I have a pair of Beats that I use for any long journeys to block out any external noise etc. For short term use I use the headphones that came with my 4S, seeing as they have a mic and volume controls they're perfect for what I need.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:27 PM   #12
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I, too, bought seperate earpods with mic just to test the sound and i needed one for my Ipad. (even though i already holded 2 apple earphone myself)

It fits very well, i sometimes use it for more than an hour without realizing any uncomfortables. The sound quality is a let down though, still alternatives earphones are in the same price range or higher and earpods has the best warrenty. I think its a good get if you dont currently own earphone with remote.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:29 PM   #13
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Bought the new Earpods specifically to test them out, have to say I'm quite satisfied with them.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:31 PM   #14
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Earpods are definitely much better in my opinion.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:44 PM   #15
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Just picked up the Bowers & Wilkins P3 on-ear headphones. Amazing sound, and very comfortable if you wear glasses. Also comes with 2 cords (one with mic/controls, 1 without).
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:23 AM   #16
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:57 AM   #17
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I've been through probably 30+ pairs of phones in the last ten years and will be sticking with my current two sets for as long at they last.

Atomic Floyd SuperDarts are amazing. They're hands down the single best sounding set of phones I've used, twin driver and punchy as hell. Also as a plus they're made of solid stainless steel, really well built, super comfy and have pause, volume and skip controls, plus a mic. Strangely I've had to use the smallest earbuds on these which I never do on any other phones but seal and sound amazing with these in. Not cheap but will last for years and trust me they sound stunning.

Otherwise go for some big cans, Beyerdynamic DT770s sound amazing too, but you would like like a complete t**t if you wear them out of the house, but trust me they sound great (also used in a lot of REAL production studios (ie not liek most of the 'studio' branded garbage out there) for film, tv and broadcasting, bbc, channel 4 etc etc).

If you really like music it is so worth spending the extra for a set like these, without going to crazy expenses of 4 drivered Shure's etc.
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