Do you use the white ear buds that come with the iPhone 6s and if not what do you recommend?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Hieveryone, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2014
    I saw a video by inboxed therapy for 1000 ear pods by shure. I'm probably not interested in 1000 ear pods but he said they give unreal sound.

    Was wondering how the apple ear buds compare to maybe a 100 ear buds or 200 ear buds and if the overall sound in the apple ear buds is considered good.
  2. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    I have never used the Apple earbuds. I use two listening devices.

    First, the SoundMagic E10 noise isolating earbuds for general use when I'm out and about and don't want to be isolated (no pun intended). $39

    Second, when I'm traveling or do want to be isolated, I use the Bose QC25 noise canceling over ear headphones. $299

    To me, the Apple headphones are useless because they won't stay in my ears. Can't imagine why they don't include some kind of rubberized insert.
  3. EsbenJohnson macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2015
    The sound in the Apple earpods is not good. I have not heard them, but if I was you, I'd consider the Shure se215 or the se425 - I have heard they are good for the price.

    Me myself own the little more expensive Sennheiser IE80, with good sound, but not good enough for me - I do consider the IE800, but they cost something like 650 bucks.
  4. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2009
    Edmonton, AB
    The earbuds provided are better than nothing, and they're free with the phone. They stay in my ears fine, people can hear me when I'm talking to them, and they work ok for music in the office. I actually prefer the "non-sealed" headphones like this when I'm in the office or out running, since I can hear other noises (like the bell of a bike coming up behind me or a co-worker calling my name). I've got a set of cheap noise-canceling headphones for when I'm flying.

    Other than that, different strokes for different folks. Some people want wireless Bluetooth headphones. Some people demand audio-quality. Some people want water-proof. Everyone is different.

  5. jlevy73 macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2015
    The earbuds that Apple provide are useless as they don't fit my ear. For an excellent place to look for good earphones go to
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I've never felt Aple's option was terribly comfortable. I think they sound fine if you need to use them in a pinch (about as fine as a $30 MSRP bud will sound). I have somre Shure buds and some sennheisers. I also have some yurbuds for the gym and biking.

    You are going to get wildly different opinions here because different people place different levels of value on good headphones/buds. While the $300 options do sound very nice I only ever look into them when they are on sale/clearance because I can't justify the cost. You can get a very nice set for under $100 IMO. Anything under $50 likely isn't ging to give you much, if any, increase in sound quality. Comfort may still be another story.
  7. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    They're not terrible compared to what other brands ship with their smartphones, but I always give mine away. Prefer over-ear headphones myself. My favourites for portable use, from a decent selection of headphones, are my Audio-Technica ATH-ESW10JPN. Divine sound.
  8. AbsynthMinded macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2015
    I think the apple earpods are good for free earphones, in fact they sound better than some others headphones I have used that are around US$50

    I personally think the best bang for you buck as far as headphones go are the B&W C5 S2 IEMs. Not everyone would agree but I actually like the secure-loop design and I think they are very comfortable, and they are the best sounding IEMs that I have used for under $300.
  9. caligurl macrumors 68030


    Jun 8, 2009
    I use mine... but I'm not an audiofile (or however it's spelled!)

    I did just buy the LG wireless ones that hang around your neck this past weekend at the sam's club special. so i'll use those now!
  10. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2014
    What about beats? I love the look and style.

    I've heard they suck though in terms of sound.
  11. Conan86 macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2012
    Tried the ear pods once or twice, honestly it is crap. The SE215 would be a good upgrade. Beats is usually bass heavy. I've heard friends saying that the xiaomi IEM is awesome for its price too.
  12. takeshi74, Nov 17, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2015

    takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Nope. I recommend that you carefully research the options. Sound is a very subjective matter and budget vary as well. It makes no sense to just blindly recommend what I prefer.

    Don't assume anything based solely on price -- and that goes for any product, not just headphones/earphones.

    Listen to the options. Listen using the music that you normally listen to. Can you appreciate the difference? Can your wallet handle the price tag? Use that to select -- not assumption based on the price of the headphones.

    To me the ear pods are acceptable but that's it. If I thought they were good enough for me I'd use them. You need to determine these things for yourself. You can't just poll people to find out which is best for you. For all I know, you might think the ear pods are perfect.

    Listen to them and decide for yourself versus just listening to others.

    If you want recommendations you need to provide a lot more information. What music do you listen to? What sound qualities are you specifically after? What have you used in the past? What did you like? What did you not like? Be very specific. Even so, you're still best off by trying the options versus relying on reading.
  13. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2014
    the earbuds come with iphone 6s does not fit my ears. it just keep falling.
  14. jasko macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    I love the ear buds that come with the new phones. I use them daily. I wish they made them in black.

    Are there any simple BLACK earbuds out there that have the same control features as the default apple ones? (pause, play, volume up/down)
  15. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I always just use the ones that come from apple. At least until they die and I buy another cheap set to use.
  16. rugmankc Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    I just bought the bluetooth Jaybird X2's. On sale 129.00 at Best Buy and Amazon. Well rated hear and at the retailers websites. The have the best ear fit of any I have used.
  17. Fancuku macrumors 65816


    Oct 8, 2015
    PA, USA
    It's spelled 'audiophool' ;)

    Apple's earbuds are the most uncomfortable earbuds I have put on. I never use them. I still use the earbuds that came with the Samsung Galaxy S4 I had two years ago. Decent enough for on the go sound and don't hurt my ears or pop out like Apple's.
  18. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I've tried a bunch of them and I'm also not an audiophile but I know what sounds good to me. I bought the Jaybirds Bluebuds and I liked them for being Bluetooth but ending giving them to my daughter who runs and she loves them.

    I also like the Bose noise cancelling wired ear buds but ended up giving them to my son-in-law and he uses them all the time.

    My all time favorites are the Shure SE 535. I absolutely love them. They stay put in the ears and I can wear them for a long time with no discomfort. The sound quality is so much better than any of the others I've tried. They are pricey but worth it.

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