Do you use the Apple earbuds, or buy your own to use with your iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by BiikeMike, Sep 10, 2007.

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Do you use Apple Earbuds, or your own?

  1. I use the supplied Apple Earbuds

    88 vote(s)
    35.3%
  2. I use other earbuds <$25

    21 vote(s)
    8.4%
  3. I use other earbuds $26-$50

    25 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. I use other earbuds $51-$75

    24 vote(s)
    9.6%
  5. I use other earbuds $76-$98

    15 vote(s)
    6.0%
  6. I use other earbuds $99+

    49 vote(s)
    19.7%
  7. I don't use earbuds, I use over the ear headphones

    27 vote(s)
    10.8%
  1. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

    BiikeMike

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    #1
    This was sparked from the earbud thread going on over here, I'm just wondering who uses what kind of earbuds.

    I personally have the Shure E2c's.
     
  2. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    #2
    I use the Apple in ear headphones. I am not an audiophile, so they work well for me.
     
  3. DENZIE macrumors member

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    with the 2 ipods ive owned i didn't even bother opening the rip seal packaging that the earphones come in (cos they suck + keep resale up).. they sound so cruddy compared to my sennheisers, seriously, if you buy an ipod you may aswell get some decent headphones to convey the sound as it should be heard.
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    #4
    I use the Apple ones and then after a while they die, and I buy a cheap pair for a couple dollars.
     
  5. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    #7
    I just use the ones that came with it, they are good enough for me.
     
  7. Pants Dragon macrumors regular

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  8. AppleFan08 macrumors member

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    Currently I use the supplied buds. However, i am thinking of using others. If i decide to get the Touch, i dont want those signature white buds to be a target for pickpockets and thieves!
     
  9. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    I often use the pack-in earbuds, which honestly sound pretty good compared to anything under $50 or so. If I want to take the quality up a notch, I use Apple in-ear headphones with Shure e2c foam covers (yes, they fit, and yes, they greatly improve the sound quality and better fit than the silicone covers Apple provides), which Playlistmag calls "one of the best in-ear-canal travel headphones under $75." Otherwise, I'll use my Everglide S-500 phones if I'm at home.
     
  10. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    I lost my apple earbuds (they were the best earbuds I have ever owned)
    My mom gave me her old pair, and they broke...
    Then I bought a pair for $15, very nice headphones, and very small
     
  11. beaker26 macrumors member

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  12. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    They maybe aint the best of quality, but I love the Apple Earbuds.
     
  13. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    I'm another who use's the Apple in ear headphones. No doubt that there are better headphones out there, but they're good enough for me.
     
  14. ilikecake macrumors newbie

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    Since I can't lug my giant Sennheiser headphones around, I tend to use the Apple-supplied earbuds when I'm on-the-go. Thinking of getting some Sennheiser CX300 canalphones though, they're pretty good for how comparatively inexpensive they are.
     
  15. SuperDaddy macrumors member

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    #16
    iPod earphones HURT LIKE HELL. I cant wear them for more than 2 minutes.


    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  16. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    Sony MDR-EX52LP

    They cost 50 bucks and sound great. My old JVC's had better bass, but they had too many quality control issues. No problems with my Sony's yet.
     
  17. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Sennheiser CX300 - $75 AU

    Much better than the stock buds :D
     
  18. jamesi macrumors 6502a

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    #19
    the ones that came with my 5g just werent anything to go crazy over. then i bought a pair of shures for 120 and the difference was very noticeable. only downside is that the black doesnt match my white 'pod
     
  19. Shorties macrumors 6502a

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    #20
    I am no audiophile and I find the supplied headphones comfortable and clear so I use them.
     
  20. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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  21. shikimo macrumors 6502

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    #22
    True enough...but it's equally true that listening to tracks on an iPod will never satisfy a true audiophile; the product that comes through iTunes and onto the iPod is a pale echo of the original.

    That being said, I used to recommend my Shure e2c's to everyone, but no more: the first pair bonked right away (the right ear started to fade in and out, then stopped altogether) and the good people at Shure replaced them quickly and without attitude, which I appreciated. However, last month the second pair bonked also (exact same problem). I'm very careful with my stuff (no exposure to water, sweat, no excessive manipulation of the cord, etc.), so there must've been a problem with the product and I won't buy another one, even though the sounded great for the price. I'm back the iBuds for now, and it's true that it's a pretty big step down.
     
  22. lordjonny macrumors regular

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    the ipod headphones are awful period! they always break and crackle in one ear very quickly, so i picked up the cx300 sennhesisers which were gd, but too much hassle to fiddle around with in the ear and i lost all the rubber bud pits as i used them in a "bit" of rain then accidently left them in my pocket when i went into a steam room:eek::eek::eek:

    so i got the sennheisher pmx 100 as the 200s are very heavy, these have lasted me ages and although over the head design really easy to carry around)i mite get the fold up ones next time) comfy slip on and no falling out if you run or walk more than a centimetre an hour, i might just have big ears or sumthing but in ear headphones do my nut lol

    my two pennies :D
     
  23. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    #24
    I recently bought a pair of headphones as opposed to earbuds due to the buds causing problems with my ears, so I've now got some Seinnheiser EH150's which sound so good compared to the standard earbuds that I'll gladly walk around with these on my head looking like a bit of a fool when the quality of sound and comfort is so far beyond the standard earphones. Yes, I have about 2 foot of cable in my pocket, but it's so worth it. :)
     
  24. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    #25
    I used to wear similar earphones (very expensive Shure's) as in-ear monitors when performing on stage, but I just never find them comfortable. Could never find the right cap or mould that felt comfortable in my ear. More often than not I'd end up pulling them out after a short while.


    Hence I put up with the ipod earphones because at least I personally find them more comfortable. For me comfort over pure audiophilia wins.
     

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