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Apple EarPods Traditional Adjustable Volume Headphones

Last updated: October 18, 2022


If you own an iPod touch, iPad or iPhone, these headphones are an excellent choice. They are designed to comfortably fit a person's ear, which allows for longer wear. The headphones also include a built-in remote for quickly adjusting volume and for easily answering and ending calls.

We looked at the top Headphones and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Headphones you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Instead of a circular shape, these headphones are designed to fit the shape of your ear.

In our analysis of 129 expert reviews, the Apple EarPods Traditional Adjustable Volume Headphones placed 20th when we looked at the top 24 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Unlike traditional, circular earbuds, the design of the EarPods is defined by the geometry of the ear which makes them more comfortable for more people than any other earbud-style headphones

Our Expert Consultant

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Music and video producer

Calvin West, a music and video producer, recorded his first album at 19 and has been in the music business since. Currently based in Spain, where he has worked with artists and labels around the world providing services in music mixing, mastering and lyric video production.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Weighty, solid sound. No hint of harshness, even at volume
They have a wider soundstage than the average ear bud.
- Medium

What reviewers didn't like

Fit is still hit and miss. Bass is heavy handed and undefined.
My other lightning headphones, the Sony MDR-1A DAC, work just fine on older versions of iOS, but the Lightning EarPods require iOS 10. For some reason.
- Medium
And so, around the $30 mark, you get something like the new EarPods, which won't work with your other devices, yet bring zero performance benefits.
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