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New Apple In-Ear Headphones

Merry Christmas!

This year the Apple gift-giving was rather light. I would have loved a new MacBook, but we didn’t have a spare $2000 lying around. I settled for the new $79 In-Ear Headphones. I’ve been dying to get a pair ever since Apple announced them back in September. It took Apple just about 3 months to start shipping them. So the timing ended up making them an awesome Christmas gift.

At first I was really disappointed with the quality when I popped them into my ears. At first I thought it was my iPhone. I compared them to the headphones that shipped with my iPhone. To my surprise, and my disappointment, I found the iPhone headphones to sound much, much better. The In-Ear headphones sounded very tiny and had zero bass.

I then tried them on a 5th generation iPod Video and again, they sounded like a tin can. I thought these things were supposed to sound amazing, and yet, the cheap crappy iPhone headphones sound better. I tried the small and medium ear buds. They made no difference. I even let my brother have a listen. The screwed up face he made said it all.

That was 3 days ago. I just tried them on the Mac Pro and to my delight, they sound amazing! I don’t know what has changed, or what I did, but they now have some pretty sweet bass where before it was nil. I thought maybe it was just the Mac Pro, so I plugged them back into my iPhone and now they sound great. I haven’t adjusted any EQ settings so I really don’t know why they sound so much better than they did 3 days ago. I was pretty sure the ear buds were on correctly. Who cares! I’m just glad that my $79 headphones sound better than the cheapie ones that Apple gives away.

They come with a little tube that holds the large and small ear buds. The ones on the phones are medium.

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Extra mesh caps are also supplied.

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