I just cut the cord from my Lightning EarPods to see what AirPods would be like

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Amacfa, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Amacfa macrumors 65816


    May 22, 2009
    I just cut the cord from the top, making a near identical of the look and feel of the AirPods being in my ear.

    First off, before cutting, these same EarPods always fell out of my ear. They are unstable as hell.

    After cutting they stick in my ear like glue, I even forgot I had them in my ear. Can't wait for mine to come even more now. I HATED the way my EarPods felt and now I LOVE the way these feel in my ear. Such night and day.
  2. bluespark macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2009
    New York
    Yes, people don't realize just how much downward force the cords exerted on the EarPods. I expect that a lot of people will be favorably surprised by just how well the AirPods stay in their ears. Of course, we can expect some exceptions based on different ear shapes, etc.
  3. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I'd thought of trying that. Interesting to hear your results.
  4. nateofmelb macrumors regular


    May 28, 2013
    Burn City, Australia
    They have really poor sound quality though

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  5. techiebug macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2013
    I like the feel of the Earpods a lot. The don't hurt my ears as they don't apply pressure like other in-ear headphones. The tradeoff is the bass quality. But I find it very clear and good enough for music and other things except maybe movies.
  6. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Do we know for sure that AirPods use the same drivers as the EarPods?

    My biggest problem with the EarPods has always been audio quality. They fit nicely, but the sound quality on them is atrocious. Heck, I got my mother a pair of earphones for Christmas last year (they weren't expensive at all - around £20 I think) and her reaction was "wow, I didn't realise how crap these standard ones were".

    I have a pair of PowerBeats2 (now also owned by Apple!) which are cheaper than the AirPods, and sound amazing compared to the EarPods. Not sure I'd be willing to pay more for poorer quality audio, simply because they look cook.
  7. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Well the sound is suppose to be better than earbuds but not a huge difference
  8. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    Amazing that they still have sound quality without the cord! ;)
  9. Stereo macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2011
    For me, I want it for wireless and calls.
    All those cheaper wireless alternative are not cutting it, they sound terrible even compared to my EarPods. And I like the EarPods design because it feels comfortable to me. I really can't stand in-ear design unless I'm working out.
  10. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    The airpods I think are longer than the earpods, I have seen some pics were the bottom goes below one's ear.

    I do not know their weight, may or may not make a difference with falling out of one's ear.

    I am definitely going to try them. Why not since there is no risk and one can return them.
  11. ibookg409 Suspended


    Apr 20, 2016
    Portsmouth, NH
    I can't get the EarPods to stay in my ears. They fall out all the time. I hate it.
  12. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    reviews say they sound just like EarPods but maybe a tiny bit better.
  13. ibookg409 Suspended


    Apr 20, 2016
    Portsmouth, NH
    I think he was making a joke because he cut the wires, making the EarPods useless.

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