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Topic # 204696 13-Oct-2016 11:52
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I see the wireless ipods are due to hit the market. I am tempted to purchase...anyone else...thoughts?


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  Reply # 1650263 13-Oct-2016 11:56
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 Huh?


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  Reply # 1650267 13-Oct-2016 12:01
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He/she means the AirPods (wireless headphones).

 

They don't appeal to me in the slightest, I hate the design of the EarPods as they don't fit my ears at all. The old/original headphones were way better for me.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1650268 13-Oct-2016 12:01
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They hit the market a long time ago

 

http://www.apple.com





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  Reply # 1650269 13-Oct-2016 12:01
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 Huh?

 

 

OP is referring to the Apple AirPods due to be released soon. They were announced with the iPhone 7.


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  Reply # 1650271 13-Oct-2016 12:02
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MattEast:

 

They hit the market a long time ago

 

http://www.apple.com

 

 

They were announced a while ago, but are being released soon. Some reviewers got their hands on pre-production samples though, so there are videos and images of them and some pretty detailed reviews.


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  Reply # 1650320 13-Oct-2016 12:24
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My wife hates those new style Apple ear things. She says they hurt her ears.

 

Indeed, when I re-boxed her iPhone 6 for sale last night after setting up her new 7 Plus, I found the original white earbuds in the box still wrapped in plastic etc!!






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  Reply # 1650330 13-Oct-2016 12:33
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Agreed with those above, the shape of the apple earpods really seems about 10 years old.

 

If they redesigned them with a rubber/foam tip like most new earbuds so that they actually seal and hold into your ears I would be much more interested.

 

By most accounts the actual sound quality hasn't improved much if any over the standard wired earpods which are firmly in the lower end of the scale as far as sound quality goes.

 

 

 

I think I will give these ones a miss, maybe with a redesign next year?


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  Reply # 1650334 13-Oct-2016 12:36
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I find the earpods fit me really, really well.

 

The old ones hurt my ears after 10 min in.


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  Reply # 1650352 13-Oct-2016 12:54
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lagbort:

 

Agreed with those above, the shape of the apple earpods really seems about 10 years old.

 

If they redesigned them with a rubber/foam tip like most new earbuds so that they actually seal and hold into your ears I would be much more interested.

 

By most accounts the actual sound quality hasn't improved much if any over the standard wired earpods which are firmly in the lower end of the scale as far as sound quality goes.

 

 

 

I think I will give these ones a miss, maybe with a redesign next year?

 

 

 

 

It seems strange that Apple, obsessed with Form over function, would design these so poorly. 


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  Reply # 1650581 13-Oct-2016 17:12
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dickytim:

 

I find the earpods fit me really, really well.

 

The old ones hurt my ears after 10 min in.

 

 

Yeah it's odd, I definitely felt I was in the minority when I was less happy with the new design of the EarPods (wired), compared to the older headphones which fit my ears really well.

 

All the reviews that I saw were praising the new shape. I guess it completely depends on the size/layout of your ears!


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