Apples bundled earphones?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ryankul, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. ryankul macrumors regular

    May 6, 2014
    I finally opened my earphones that came with my 5S. Normally I discard bundled headphones but these we were still in my box. I listened to several songs and some videos. Is it just me or are these not too bad? They definitely don't isolate like in ears but I also find them a little more comfy then previous models. Also sound isn't great but seems alright as well.

  2. toxthexnines macrumors regular


    Aug 3, 2007
    The ones that came with my 6 are still in the case, which is still sitting in the box along with the charger and cable.

    I use the pair that came with my iPhone 5 as backup for my Shure SE215-CL earbuds.

    I don't mind using them, they don't sound bad to me, and they fit in my ears pretty well.

    They're not bad for stock earbuds.
  3. Killchain macrumors member


    Jan 15, 2013
    I admit I can't afford a set of Beats headphones. But Apple's earphones, to me are very good. If I'm minding my own business listening to music and quality is good. I see no problem using stock earphones.
  4. tops2 macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2014
    I went through the phase where I started reading too much on headfi and bought a few nicer headphones... But eventually when I used the EarPods, I found them much much more comfortable and the sound is pretty decent for stock. Since then, I barely use my other headphones.
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    How do you guys compare those with the Apple in-ear ones?
  6. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2011
  7. meistervu macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008
    I find them to be pretty decent. I have 2 expensive pairs by Etymotic and other, both are noise isolating and are great in a noisy environment.

    I prefer the open design like Apple for phone calls though. With my isolating units, I have trouble gauging how loud I am.
  8. wongster macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2014
    i actually like the new EarPods. they sound decent and fit in my ears good. plus it follows your iPhone warranty. i use these at they gym and they went crazy on me once and i took it back to the apple store and got a new pair for free.
  9. Will22 macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2011
    This got me thinking so I tried the headphone that came with mine and they are not too bad, not as good as the ones that came with my Xperia Z2 but way better than the ones that came with my Note 4. The iPhone pods are very comfortable though, more so than the Sony ones.
  10. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
  11. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I agree with you that the Apple EarPods are pretty decent but I'm like you, could never get them to stay in my ears. Those earhoox thingys would definitely help. Right now I have a super quality set of in ear buds and will continue to use them but the earhoox are definitely a good alternative
  12. tops2 macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2014
    Thanks for mentioning this!

    I used to use cheap foam and cut some holes in it so the earpods stay in my ears. It was so comfortable that I can use it for hours at a time. Eventually the foam got too old and wore out.

    I got the Earskinz a few months ago. Initially it stayed in my ears really well, but over time it stops staying in my ears as well unless I really clean it. While sounds like the sound is a bit better, but for some reason my ears feels really fatigued after I use it for ~10-15 minutes. Not really sure why, but my coworker (who also bought these) guessed maybe its putting pressure on my ears.

    Anyways, hopefully the earhoox will work better! Or maybe I should just order more cheap ear bud foams.
  13. DeftwillP macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2011
    I love the earpods. I tried the earskinz and they do very well at helping to block out noise but they become very uncomfortable after about 20 minutes for me. I guess the plain earpods just fit me better.

    Happy to see this thread hasn't turned into the usual "just get bluebirds x"
  14. eko91 macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2015
    love apple earphones

    I've always found apple earphones to be excellent. I feel like its very comfortable compared to other earphones, and the sound is great as well. I know a lot of people that purchases the apple earphones because their original ones break after a year or so.
  15. IdealTech macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2014
    They're not bad for essentially free earphones that come with the phone. Bass is present albeit a bit muddy, and a good soundscape with balanced mids and highs.

    However, they just can't compare with a good set of noise-isolating IEM's.
  16. eortizr macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2015
    the moment someone says 'beat headphones' and think they are good, I lose all respect for that person when it comes to sound quality.
  17. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    It's never just any one person on any topic. Plenty are happy with the EarPods. Does it really matter? Use whatever works for you.
  18. Jazper macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2012
    You're not missing out on that much, the stock earphones are pretty good.
  19. gmintz09 macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2015
    I used to be a fan (or at least okay with) the stock earbuds, but after I purchased some higher quality earbuds, I can't seem to go back to them. They leak too much sound and really just don't do the songs justice IMO. They are fine for free earbuds though.
  20. dnoph macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2015
    the stock earbuds aren't very secure and fall out of my ears with the slightest tug
  21. csixty4 macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2010
    Somerville, MA
    I keep a pair of EarPods for running and I've had the same EarSkinz experience as some of you. They start falling out after a while unless you clean them. I'll have to check out those Earhoox some time.
  22. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
  23. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    I don't know anything about their headphones, but I know Beats makes good headphones. Expensive, yes, but the urBeats I have are pretty good.
  24. eortizr macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2015
    Beats are over priced. You can get a way better headphone for half the cost. If you want to educate yourself just go to
  25. adamhenry macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    Agreed! I wouldn't spend my ex-wifes money on Beats. Overpriced junk. I'm really liking a new pair of MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix 2s. The quality of sound is awesome and the volume is more than enough. Earbuds will be hard to go back to. I wish I would have got these before buying the Bluebuds.

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