iPhone 6 Ear-buds issue

MichaelWR90

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Sep 12, 2014
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I mean c'mon, with the recent news of Apple acquiring Beats, you would think they would at least change these crappy 4 year old ear-buds into something better. The current version of ear-buds hurt my ears (as they do other people, too).

Also... STILL NO COLOR OPTION FOR THEM???

I'm sick of having an all black phone, with white cables supplied by Apple.

:mad:
 

yep-sure

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Sep 21, 2012
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I like the EarPods and don't think they need to be changed at all.

I bought an iPod Shuffle on the weekend and couldn't believe they came with the old earphones (no controls, round design, horrible sound quality). Now THEY sucked.
 

akhilleus

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Aug 8, 2014
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If you really care about your earbuds or headphones, this shouldn't be an issue for you because you'd own the pair you like. I'm fine with Apple's headphones. They're not great but they come free with the devices and they're a good beater set of earbuds.
 

jlake02

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Perhaps they will next year. The acquisition isn't that old and they didn't have loads of time to prepare such a move for 80 million iPhones.





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Anthony.L

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Nov 7, 2006
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So you want Apple to include more expensive Beats ear buds so everyone can pay a premium? If you think they would just be included for the same cost as the plain white ones you are horribly mistaken, they would have the increase the price of every phone.

Personally I prefer no ear buds at all (and the cost involved), and let the user choose their own after the purchase. I like options, not ones that are selected for me.

Ditto on the white cables though, would it be so hard to make black ones for the black models?!
 

IllIllIll

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Buy your own quality headphones instead of demanding everyone else indirectly buy them for you. Problem solved.
 

saltd

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The old Earbuds were awful. The EarPods are really very good for the price and many people think so. They aren't 300 dollar quality, but they are damn fine for 40 dollars.

If you want to improve them, try a product called EarSkinz. It's a silicone "sock" that fits around the EarPod, greatly increasing Bass and also helps to keep them stuck in your ear. 10 bucks on Amazon-worth every penny.
 

Gathomblipoob

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The old Earbuds were awful. The EarPods are really very good for the price and many people think so. They aren't 300 dollar quality, but they are damn fine for 40 dollars.

If you want to improve them, try a product called EarSkinz. It's a silicone "sock" that fits around the EarPod, greatly increasing Bass and also helps to keep them stuck in your ear. 10 bucks on Amazon-worth every penny.
I love the EarSkinz.
 

Sgh808

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Sep 13, 2014
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Generally dislike the Beats brand. Love the EarPods which have lasted me since the iPhone 5 launch and survived a trip in the washing machine.
 

BSoares

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Yeah, I don't like their most recent earphones either. The old model didn't hurt my ear, the new one does. But looks like we're stuck with it for at least 1 more year.
 

AppleRobert

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Plenty of good sounding cheap earbuds on Amazon. Read reviews and ask for opinions. My truly last concern with the new Iphone.
 

MichaelWR90

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Sep 12, 2014
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Aren't Beats earbuds like $99? Did you actually think they would include such pricey headphones?
"you would think they would at least change these crappy 4 year old ear-buds into something better."

No where did I mention WHICH headphones, I simply said design something new other than these crappy hard pieces of plastic they've had since 2010.
 

davekarn

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A part of me was hoping they would celebrate the acquisition of Beats with accompanying them with our new iPhones. Far fetched? Sure. Was still hoping nonetheless.
 

powerbook911

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I like the stock EarPods fine too. The previous generation that came with iPods, now those hurt my ears terribly.

These new ones do not hurt my ears at all, and they sound better.

However, I will be first to admit I realize that what is comfortable or me may not be comfortable for all.
 

stevo8

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Jul 3, 2007
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Ill take the earpods over the beats earbuds at additional costs. As a matter of fact I would rather have the earbuds all together.
 

12vElectronics

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"you would think they would at least change these crappy 4 year old ear-buds into something better."

No where did I mention WHICH headphones, I simply said design something new other than these crappy hard pieces of plastic they've had since 2010.
They're not crappy. The majority are perfectly fine with them.

That's retail. Probably no more than $10 to make.
Doesn't matter. Probably costs $10 to make Nike Jordan shoes. They still sell them ~$149-$199 each. Cost to produce something has nothing to do with it.
 

tshank

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Sep 13, 2014
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I mean c'mon, with the recent news of Apple acquiring Beats, you would think they would at least change these crappy 4 year old ear-buds into something better. The current version of ear-buds hurt my ears (as they do other people, too).

Also... STILL NO COLOR OPTION FOR THEM???

I'm sick of having an all black phone, with white cables supplied by Apple.

:mad:
The current version "Ear Pods" arent 4 years old. They are 2 years old. And they are a huge improvement over the original.

Earskins for the win!