iPhone OEM Ear Buds vs. Original Apple Ear Buds

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Aries326, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Aries326 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, this is driving me nuts. I haven't been able to find my ear buds for my iPhone for 3 weeks now. I want to buy a new set. Are the "OEM" ones on eBay that go for a third of the price really the same ones that Apple is selling for $30?
     
  2. born4sky macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say it's not 1) because it's ebay 2) you get what you paid.

    From my own experience, I bought once 'apple' headphones from ebay and they looked the same but the quality is awful
     
  3. Dizle macrumors 6502

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    The OEM ones are deff not apple headphones, search forr "orignal iphone headphones" and you should find some. Still be carefull b/c people will try to sell you fake **** and still claim its apples.
     
  4. Aries326 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the help, guys. I decided to just splurge. I ended up getting a Ultimate Ears Super.fi 4vi. It seems like after researching this topic a bit more, it was worth checking one of these higher priced ear buds.
     
  5. mcdj macrumors 604

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    what really irks me is that before eboy, OEM USED to mean original, as in genuine parts. Now it's come to mean knock off. I don't know how this happened. I guess it's the same way people have come to refer to linking to a blog as "spam" and a temporarily disabled gadget as "bricked". The English language, in the hands of the internet, is going down the iTubes.
     

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