1. phreddyl's Avatar
    I'm quite sad that they'll stop selling the originals. In their effort to create one-size-fits-all Earbuds, they've made a fatal mistake. The fit isn't tight. For those who prefer a secure-feeling fit and seal, the care-free feel here might be a tad annoying. You will consistently feel the need to try and re-secure the Pods, only to realize they weren't anywhere close to falling out. You don't get that even sound that you get. The design enters music directly into the canal like sticking a straw into you ear. It's terrible.

    Because of the design.

    - They're not tough.
    - The mic quality isn't any better.
    - They're not sweat resistant.
    - They're not heavy-duty.
    - They aren't noise cancelling.
    - They're not even attractive-looking.

    There's no reason to buy these Earpods.

    If you liked the classic design of the Apple Earbuds, go out and buy yourself a fresh pair NOW, before it's too late.

    They're coming to the end of their cycle.
    I have like 10 pairs in a drawer if you wanna make me an offer
    09-26-2012 02:27 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm quite sad that they'll stop selling the originals. In their effort to create one-size-fits-all Earbuds, they've made a fatal mistake. The fit isn't tight. For those who prefer a secure-feeling fit and seal, the care-free feel here might be a tad annoying. You will consistently feel the need to try and re-secure the Pods, only to realize they weren't anywhere close to falling out. You don't get that even sound that you get. The design enters music directly into the canal like sticking a straw into you ear. It's terrible.

    Because of the design.

    - They're not tough.
    - The mic quality isn't any better.
    - They're not sweat resistant.
    - They're not heavy-duty.
    - They aren't noise cancelling.
    - They're not even attractive-looking.

    There's no reason to buy these Earpods.

    If you liked the classic design of the Apple Earbuds, go out and buy yourself a fresh pair NOW, before it's too late.

    They're coming to the end of their cycle.
    You are so inaccurate on so many levels it's not even funny, and your complaint makes me question whether you've even tried these things...they fit snuggly in my ear in all scenarios except for a heavy running action on a treadmill (where it was more the length of the cord causing the problem than the actual headphone fitment). But alas, reading your comment makes me realize that debating this is useless since you really have very little understanding of how these new earpods actually perform.
    09-26-2012 02:36 PM
  3. metrion's Avatar
    Nothing about it is really drawing me in. The selling point wasn't "built with solid materials", it was to change the shape so that they fit every ear. Anyway, the rate at which they release new products, it's really not worth the money. These Earpods, not a product I would pay for.
    09-26-2012 02:39 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Nothing about it is really drawing me in. The selling point wasn't "built with solid materials", it was to change the shape so that they fit every ear. Anyway, the rate at which they release new products, it's really not worth the money. These Earpods, not a product I would pay for.
    Guess it's a good thing they COME with the iPhone...for free.
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    09-26-2012 02:43 PM
  5. Exxod's Avatar
    Guess it's a good thing they COME with the iPhone...for free.
    I'd buy them as a standalone product; they're worth it.
    09-26-2012 02:46 PM
  6. metrion's Avatar
    Guess it's a good thing they COME with the iPhone...for free.
    Good thing too I suppose. I highly doubt anyone will buy them just to buy them.
    09-26-2012 02:52 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Good thing too I suppose. I highly doubt anyone will buy them just to buy them.
    Guess time will only tell. Given their $30 price tag (which is cheaper than any of the competitively performing earbuds), i have no doubt people will buy them and be satisfied with their performance for the price.
    09-26-2012 03:14 PM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    I'm quite sad that they'll stop selling the originals. In their effort to create one-size-fits-all Earbuds, they've made a fatal mistake. The fit isn't tight. For those who prefer a secure-feeling fit and seal, the care-free feel here might be a tad annoying. You will consistently feel the need to try and re-secure the Pods, only to realize they weren't anywhere close to falling out. You don't get that even sound that you get. The design enters music directly into the canal like sticking a straw into you ear. It's terrible.
    How many variations of the original earbuds are there? One. The original earbuds were no different in that there was a one-size-fits-all model. No replaceable ear cushions, tips or anything similar. Just a hard, round, large (IMO) plastic nubbin that went into your ears and were comfortable for about ZERO seconds. The fit wasn't tight. For those who prefer a secure-feeling fit and seal, the lack of seal and certain ear canal pain were more than a tad annoying. You consistently felt the need to try and re-secure the pods, only to realize that doing so didn't prevent them from falling out, but rather only introduced more pain. You don't get even sound. The design was crap.

    I tried a couple of pair early on and never even bothered to open the package after about the first 2 or 3 pair that I got. I spent some cash on some decent earbuds and was done with it. The new EarPods are better, but not by much. The sound quality is still crap. The main difference is that these don't hurt your ears.
    09-26-2012 03:16 PM
  9. metrion's Avatar
    I guess it just depends on what type of ears you have. I know some people really like the in ears, I absolutely despise them.

    Would it hurt to make rubber kinds, I don't know. But I don't know why the Apple Earpods have to be so cheap. Not in cost, but in quality. I'd spend about 30-40 on good sound and superior quality.
    09-26-2012 03:52 PM
  10. BLiNK's Avatar
    wow, looks like i will continue to buy my OWN headphones. which is not such a bad thing when it comes time to resell - "headphones never used"
    09-26-2012 04:06 PM
  11. cckgz4's Avatar
    Those ear pods sound great!
    09-27-2012 02:55 AM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I guess it just depends on what type of ears you have. I know some people really like the in ears, I absolutely despise them.

    Would it hurt to make rubber kinds, I don't know. But I don't know why the Apple Earpods have to be so cheap. Not in cost, but in quality. I'd spend about 30-40 on good sound and superior quality.
    What are you basing your idea of "cheap" on? Have you disassembled the headset and priced out and compared the internals vs. other market headphones of like caliber? Or are you just going on the fact that you don't care for how they feel in your ear and that they are light so assuming they must be made of inferior products and must be poor quality?
    09-27-2012 08:12 AM
  13. Exxod's Avatar
    I just got back from my first jog using the EarPods. Even though they fit better than the old earphones, they still fell out a few times along the way. But, I'm still happy with them.
    10-01-2012 07:13 AM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Mine have fallen out during works outs as well, but i think more due to the fact that the cord wasn't quite long enough to reach to my hip where my iPhone is holstered and less because they didn't fit snuggly in my ear. Thinking about getting an armband for the phone to jog with...
    10-01-2012 08:31 AM
  15. Exxod's Avatar
    Mine have fallen out during works outs as well, but i think more due to the fact that the cord wasn't quite long enough to reach to my hip where my iPhone is holstered and less because they didn't fit snuggly in my ear. Thinking about getting an armband for the phone to jog with...
    I was doing interval training on hilly terrain. I think that's the main culprit in my case.

    I'm thinking an armband would be a good way to go as well.
    10-01-2012 10:53 AM
  16. metrion's Avatar
    I'm going to buy them.



    What could it hurt. They look okay and the buttons are bigger. They're cheaper and the packaging is better.
    10-01-2012 10:55 AM
  17. Exxod's Avatar
    I'm going to buy them.

    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget....oddsc09021.jpg

    What could it hurt. They look okay and the buttons are bigger. They're cheaper and the packaging is better.
    I think you'll be happy with them. Or you could just get a 5...since they come with it.
    10-01-2012 11:08 AM
  18. Laelipoo's Avatar
    I have used them. The sound is good, but the fit is ok. Better than the old ones, but they still slip out of my ears some.


    Beamed from a galaxy far, far away using Tapatalk!
    10-01-2012 11:38 AM
  19. cardfan's Avatar
    Mine stay unopened in box for the resale later. Are they any good? Don't really care as I already have a high end set.
    10-01-2012 12:16 PM
  20. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I think you'll be happy with them. Or you could just get a 5...since they come with it.
    He's trolling...don't buy into it, he's a rare breed of schizophrenic troll.
    10-01-2012 12:59 PM
  21. Exxod's Avatar
    He's trolling...don't buy into it, he's a rare breed of schizophrenic troll.
    Hmm, interesting. A rare breed, eh? Is their hide worth anything on the black market?
    10-01-2012 01:17 PM
  22. metrion's Avatar
    Mine stay unopened in box for the resale later. Are they any good? Don't really care as I already have a high end set.
    I'll let you know, with my expertise in Apple products

    You can trust me. When I first heard about Apple changing the headphones, it already intrigued me, I'd been waiting. I'm curious.
    10-01-2012 02:24 PM
  23. kch50428's Avatar
    I'll let you know, with my expertise in Apple products

    You can trust me.
    Joe Isuzu?? Is that you??
    10-01-2012 02:26 PM
  24. metrion's Avatar
    I think I have adequate reason to buy them. My current Apple headphones sounds great, but this is the only thing that really bugs me.

    10-01-2012 02:37 PM
  25. NickFL2011's Avatar
    They fit and feel much better than the originals did to me. Sound quality is a little better but not drastically better. For a bundled pair they are not bad. I could not stand the previous ones as they hurt my ears after only a few minutes and so far these are much more comfortable.

    Overall though, they still won't replace a decent pair of higher end headphones. I prefer in-ear canal phones and have used Etymotics, Shure, and currently a Sennheiser pair and I can a big step up in quality moving to one of those.

    For $30 of course these apple ones sound decent. Though, Sony makes (or made) in-ear models around the same price that had better noise isolation and I thought sounded pretty good for budget priced headphones <$50.

    All in all, good to use as the included pair. I probably wouldn't buy them separately as there are other sets out there for same price that probably sound better.
    10-01-2012 04:05 PM
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