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Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic (Old Version)
Report Date: 10/24/2015
Based on 285 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.2
Returned or considering to return: 6.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.2   average
Microphone3.4   below average
Amazon3.3   below average
Quality3.3   below average
iPod3.2   below average
Sound3.1   mediocre
Remote2.2   mediocre


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Amazon

Amazon:
"VERY disappointed - it should not matter from whom you buy things on Amazon, they should arrive in usable condition."
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"Really upset with Amazon for allowing such junk to be sold under their name!"
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"I actually made a mistake I redeemed 4 US Amazon gift cards instead of Canadian Amazon gift cards since I live in Canada."
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"Amazon support is great, they'll take care of you if there's a problem, and their product descriptions are typically very accurate."
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"In all cases, let Amazon know if there's a problem so that they can address the issue."
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"I followed other reviewers recommendations and bought the Earphones that were sold by Amazon."
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"Amazon does offer a great price for a genuine Apple headset though."
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"MAKE SURE you purchase from Amazon any other sellers might be fake, but having purchased many items in the past from amazon I had no doubts they were real and they sound great! "
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"Amazon sells it at a good price."
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"It's the same thing you'd get in the Apple store, with the great service and price from Amazon."
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Control

Control:
"Unfortunately, there is no other way to change songs or control volume without this specific type of earphones."
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"beat problems associated with microphone and remote control panel, but it works now."
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"The new version of the earphones controls are unresponsive to my mini ipod and it is so frustrating given I purchased 3 pairs from them."
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"the ability to control the volume is well worth the extra few bucks to pay; i now just use these while working out"
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"I really like my Apple earbuds: I am satisfied with the sound and I especially like the controls on the mic which work flawlessly."
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"Great quality I heard that it's very durable and stuff Another thing is I love he remote control about now I dont have to pull it out to change a song"
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"I absolutely love having the freedom to keep my iPod in my pocket and control it with the remote."
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"I love this hearphones, they work perfectly with my iphone 3g, except for the volume control because it works with models after the iphone 3g."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The call quality through the microphone could be better, but worst of all are the sharp edges on inline remote."
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"The earphones I got were not originals, they didn't have a mic or anything and they're even scratched and broken..."
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"Also, the mic doesn't work well for phone calls, which is the reason I wanted these in the first place."
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"First of all this is not the NEWEST APPLE HEADSET it doesn't have volume control the cord is already falling apart and the microphone is on the wrong side!"
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"beat problems associated with microphone and remote control panel, but it works now."
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"The connector part of the microphone has changed from weak rubber to a hard plastic."
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"Great sound & mic quality."
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"the headsets arrived on time as it was mentioned, microphone piece works perfectly as well."
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"I really like my Apple earbuds: I am satisfied with the sound and I especially like the controls on the mic which work flawlessly."
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"The mic also works quite well for calls and is even good enough to give decent accuracy when using it for the Dragon Dictate (remote mic app)."
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Price

Price:
"Obviously these aren't actual Apple made ear buds so you shouldn't expect them to be anything but cheap & flimsy."
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"The headphones are fine, good price, they started to glitch out a little after a month when you use the remote."
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"But DO NOT WASTE YOUR HARD-EARNED MONEY ON THESE CRAPPY EARPHONES."
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"The picture looks like The I phone, what I got was not, it was different not a compatible with the Iphone, very nice from the seller they refund the money."
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"I would not recommend spending the money for these."
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"the best item, good price"
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"They are great for the price and they were delivered lickity split."
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"I have a tendency to destroy headphones by getting the cord caught on something while walking or accidentally crushing the ear pieces in one way or another, so it was nice to get these at a decent price."
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"They do work and they were a little cheaper, but I might as well have bought one of the really cheap earbuds if I was going to pay so much more and still not get what I want."
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"didnt expect much for price, but they work decent enough for my needs."
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Quality

Quality:
"Good quality, A bit uncomfortable to use for a long period of time."
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"However, I should say that the sound quality isn't that great and they don't stay in my ears very well if I am moving around at all, so overall it could be better and I suppose the news they just came out with would fix these problems, so you may want to go with those instead."
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"The call quality through the microphone could be better, but worst of all are the sharp edges on inline remote."
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"This product wasn't a good quality."
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"Not only are the sound quality of these knockoffs crap, but they broke after only a week of use."
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"The materials and quality is sub-par and looks flimsy and weak, i. e., may breakdown or fall apart with less than normal use."
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"Decent sound quality."
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"Audio quality is pretty poor."
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"Very good quality!"
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"Great quality headphones, these are the only in-ear headphones I use because they are comfortable and stay in place while working out"
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"Good quality, A bit uncomfortable to use for a long period of time."
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Remote

Remote:
"This item work perfect, it's sounds great, the problem it that i would like to use the remote with androids phones and tablets."
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"The call quality through the microphone could be better, but worst of all are the sharp edges on inline remote."
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"The headphones are fine, good price, they started to glitch out a little after a month when you use the remote."
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"I find the cord has a strange kinking behavior that makes them a bit hard to untangle, the remote is not all that helpful, and the sound quality is inferior to that of >$100 headphones (but what did you expect?"
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"The remote is flimsy, the earbuds are smaller (Apple ones are large enough to stay properly in my ear), and the cord is covered in a high friction rubber, rather than the slick coating that is on the Apple earbuds."
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"People who said their was no remote with it were probably misled or confused by what the remote is."
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"This item work perfect, it's sounds great, the problem it that i would like to use the remote with androids phones and tablets."
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"This may not matter if you have a nano or shuffle strapped to your arm or belt, but if you keep it in your pocket then a remote is perfect for preventing the iPod from becoming a distraction."
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"I never really had a problem with the headphones that Apple packaged with their iPods or shuffles, but ever since they introduced the iPhone and they started putting that clever little inline remote on them, I've hated them."
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"Great quality I heard that it's very durable and stuff Another thing is I love he remote control about now I dont have to pull it out to change a song"
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"The mic also works quite well for calls and is even good enough to give decent accuracy when using it for the Dragon Dictate (remote mic app)."
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Sound

Sound:
"I've had it for about a month now and the sound is still perfectly fine, the only damage is the thin long part that I accidentally tore the top off, but other than that everything's fine."
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"CONS NO BASS, TANGLE EASY, Sound isIs not great."
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"This item work perfect, it's sounds great, the problem it that i would like to use the remote with androids phones and tablets."
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"However, I should say that the sound quality isn't that great and they don't stay in my ears very well if I am moving around at all, so overall it could be better and I suppose the news they just came out with would fix these problems, so you may want to go with those instead."
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"Great headphones comfortable and great sound I challenge you to find better headphones."
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"During some songs, in the lower registers, I would hear this weird crackling sound (I would describe this noise as radio static that can intermittently be very high-pitched...imagine that filtering in your ear canal) and it would fluctuate in volume, so much that at it's loudest it was painful to keep the earbud in my ear."
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"Decent sound quality."
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"I've had it for about a month now and the sound is still perfectly fine, the only damage is the thin long part that I accidentally tore the top off, but other than that everything's fine."
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"Great sound & mic quality."
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"This item work perfect, it's sounds great, the problem it that i would like to use the remote with androids phones and tablets."
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"Good, quality sound."
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iPod

iPod:
"I have a older ipod and it was very hard to get a pair of earphones with the controller on it."
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"A dirty open iPod box with instructions were shipped to me with no ear phones."
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"I hate iPods."
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"The new version of the earphones controls are unresponsive to my mini ipod and it is so frustrating given I purchased 3 pairs from them."
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"I bought these from the Apple Store here in town after the pair of phones that came with my ipod (touch) broke, the sound quality seemed alright but not great."
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"Work great with my ipod 4th gen. Music goes up really loud, just like i like it."
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"This may not matter if you have a nano or shuffle strapped to your arm or belt, but if you keep it in your pocket then a remote is perfect for preventing the iPod from becoming a distraction."
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"These are really nice for an iPod touch."
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"I never really had a problem with the headphones that Apple packaged with their iPods or shuffles, but ever since they introduced the iPhone and they started putting that clever little inline remote on them, I've hated them."
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"I absolutely love having the freedom to keep my iPod in my pocket and control it with the remote."
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