Hello! Quick question about headphones

AndrewR23

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I know there are in ear headphones, ear buds, over ear etc.

Are the apple EarPods that come with iPhone 5 and above IN EAR headphones?

I thought in ear headphones were like urbeats, beatsX.

Please clarify.
 

Relentless Power

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I know there are in ear headphones, ear buds, over ear etc.

Are the apple EarPods that come with iPhone 5 and above IN EAR headphones?

I thought in ear headphones were like urbeats, beatsX.

Please clarify.
The EarPods that come with iPhone 5 are exact same ones that come with iPhone 6 and 6S plus. They're the ones that fit inside your ear, similar to what the AirPods are now.
 

AndrewR23

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are EarPods in ear headphones? If they are, Why does Apple sell in ear headphones for 79$?
 

Stefan johansson

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All of apples airbuds,ever since the iPhone 3,has been "in-ear" design..the in-ear thing just mean,that you put them in your ears,instead of,as with other headphones,attach them to your head,outside the ears.
The in-ear concept is of course much older than Apple computer company,similar headphones was designed for the Sony Walkman back in the late 1970s.