Apple In-ear Headphones worth it?

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  1. dferigmu macrumors 6502

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    I have an iPhone and am interested in a pair of in-ear headphones. I’m mainly looking for two things: fairly high quality sound and a mic/remote I can use with the iPhone.

    Do the Apple In-ear Headphones satisfy these two things? I’ve heard pretty good things about them, but I’ve also heard that not all of the remote functions work with the iPhone. Does anyone have experience using them with an iPhone?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    They are a step up from most headphones and certainly better than the stock earbuds.
     
  3. matt1219 macrumors regular

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    Get Skullcandy In-Ears. They're really good. The Apple ones are overpriced.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Oh great; now I need to step in and my express my opinion that Skullcandy earphones suck. :D
     
  5. trevpimp macrumors regular

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    SkullCandy's are the Best cheap earphones you can get.

    LIFETIME WARRANTY!

    Not only is the sound good but you know that you will have these earphones working for a lifetime.

    I have the Ink'd Buds. To me its the BEST they (skullcandy) have.

    Dont get anything else except the Ink'd Buds. $19.99
     
  6. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...sounds like you need a set with a mic on them...try the :apple: in-ears at an apple store if you can before you buy...
     
  7. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I have to say I'm extremely satisfied with my Apple in-ear headphones. Songs sound a lot better than they do on a lot of other headphones (Skullcandy included, they're more about color than sound). I'd certainly recommend the Apple in-ears... great sound and they have a mic and remote (though the volume controls don't work on the iPhone).
     
  8. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Honestly I don't think you can find a good pair of in ears for under $150. In ear still requires custom ear inserts to be most effective.
     
  9. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    Do the Skullcandys have an inline mic and volume controls?

    I have a pair that were given to me as a gift. They sound ok but don't have the things that the OP are looking for. I have also been looking at the Apple in-ears after I gave my earbuds with mic to my GF so she can use them with her Ipod Touch.
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Ditto. I've had mine for about two years now and they're great.
     
  11. dferigmu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I bought some SkullCandy Ink'd headphones before, and I returned them. They were inexpensive, but they sounded pretty average. I had Sony in-ear headphones before that, but they broke in about a year, so I didn't want to buy another one of those.

    About the Apple in-ear headphone's remote: I know the volume controls don't work on the iPhone (I'm holding out that this be addressed in a software update), but can you still pause/play and change the track?
     
  12. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    I use the apple in ears and find them quite good. I am a bit of an audiophile that means for me that quality is important, even if I am only a non-expert.

    I alos use the bose AM 3s. They are very good but no mic.
     
  13. bcburrows macrumors 6502

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    Ideal

    Shure headphones - I have the 530's but the 210 are good I hear....
     
  14. spacecadet610 macrumors 6502

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    i use the Apple In-Ears with my iPhone.

    Completely satisfied with the sound and the remote is convenient.
     
  15. macryder macrumors newbie

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    Those feedbacks in this phone are really heating up! What's the big difference of this earphone from the other earphones compatible with Apple?
     
  16. cl0wnzee macrumors member

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    Apple in-ear 2G(! not 1G) should be not bad how I heard, but I still think they are overpriced.

    Skullcandy (I have always to th*** out when I hear that name), total overpriced fashion "headphones" for pubescent teenager. DON'T BUY

    On budget: something from sennheiser, like cx300 or even the creative EP630 (I think that was the name)

    Middle class: Ultimate Ears Super.fi 3 or something else from UE

    High end: something from shure

    how I know does any company by now have something for the iPhone.
     
  17. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    The button and mic will work. It'd be nice to have full functionality provided in a software update... perhaps 3.0.
     
  18. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    The new Apple In-Ears are excellent. Really, really great sound for the price and the controls + mic are superb.

    Dual drivers. Great sound. Excellent feature set. $79.

    They're definitely worth it to me.
     
  19. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I have the Apple in-ears and thought they were awful compared to by Shures. I then too the triple flanged tips off the Shures and put them on the Apple set - they now sound fantastic! still not as good as a $250 pair of Shures but a vast improvement and great for the price. I like being able to use the mic & controls on the Apple set vs. the crappy dongle that Shute makes.
     
  20. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    The newer Apple In-Ears actually replaced my Shure e530s on my daily commute bikeride to work. I only bust out the 530s for plane travel and pleasure listening now.
     
  21. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Are you serious?!?!

    1) Skullcandy are the most overpriced headphone manufacturer of them all!!

    2) The quality of the headphones suck big time!

    3) The voume of Skullcandy headphones is always really really really really low for some reason?!

    4) They take the cheapest mass manufactured speakers, and put them inside their own fancy cases

    5) They are popular with emo's

    If you want decent headphones you should look to invest in something like Shure but even they aren't mind blowing, however im sure since you even have to ask that the Apple in-ear headphones will be fine for you.
     
  22. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I find skulll candys across the board make songs overly bassy. That annoys me because I listen to rock, not rap
     
  23. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    Yup, for the money the 210's are very good
     
  24. trevpimp macrumors regular

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    Over-priced? :confused:

    Their only $19.99!!

    And to me SkullCandy is really worth it. The Ink'd Buds.

    Although the rest are kinda overpriced but not the Ink's Buds :D
     
  25. xhambonex macrumors 6502a

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    Skullcandy Full Metal Jackets blow Apple's in-ears out of the water. Every other model from them I hear are terrible. Got mine for $25. And they stay in your ears whereas the design of the Apple "in-ear" buds point straight out and don't stay in well. But they don't have a mic, but do have volume adjustment. That's about it.

    That said, Shure's are really nice, but expensive.

    I haven't liked any of Apple's headphones, other people have different luck I'm sure.
     

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