It might be safe to say that 9 out of 10 people you know will have had, at some point in their lives, listened to music through a pair of Apple’s classic pair of white earbuds. It has been the iconic symbol of music-on-the go for over a decade. They come with every iPod and iPhone sold – which means that there are over 500 million pairs around the world, and that’s without counting replacements and individually sold pairs.
However, it is generally agreed by most audiophiles that the default Apple earbuds are hardly the best for sound quality, even the new-ish redesigned EarPods. Now a lot of this won’t matter to a lot of people who just want to listen to music to occupy their minds while doing mundane things like commuting, household chores etc. For those that DO care about sound quality, Apple has been selling an excellent pair of in-ear headphones since early 2013.
Apple’s In-Ear Headphones have not really been advertised or upsold since they were made available in 2013. If you walk into an Apple store, you most likely won’t see these earphones among all the other “premium” models like Beats and Bose. That said they are an excellent pair of headphones with high quality audio performance. Their soft silicone buds offer a great “seal” that blocks ambient noise so you get to listen to all of sounds and notes that are often muddled because of outside sound interference.
One of the biggest pluses for the Apple In-Ear headphones is that it comes with dual drivers. This means that you have separate drivers to deliver high’s and lows, which means you get excellent range – crisp treble with deep bass. Dual drivers are usually seen in headphones that are closer to the $200 mark – therefore, the Apple In-Ear headphones, at $80, offers great value and bang for buck while not skimping on quality. It also comes with a mic and remote that works with iOS, Android and Windows Phone.