Apple OEM iPod earbud (2008 model) Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Apple Model OEM iPod earbud (2008 model)
Headphone Type Canal Headband Type None
Weight (g) 25 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 67
Impedance (ohms) 16 Cable Length (cm) 125
Frequency Response (Hz) 20 - 20000  
Connector 3.5mm Street Price US$29
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 3.7 Bass Impact 4.0
Bass Quality 4.3 Mids Quality 5.0
Highs Quality 4.7 Soundstage 4.0
Detail 4.7 Portability 8.7
Isolation 1.0 Comfort 5.3
Durability 5.3 Improvement With Amplification 3.3
Value for Money 5.0    
Overall Score 4.8 Total Reviews 3

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Review by Senior Member dalethorn on 14 Nov 15  15:00
Individual review
Bass Extension4
Bass Impact4
Bass Quality6
Mids Quality6
Highs Quality6

This review is for earbud (not Earpods) use with the free Dirac music player app. Dirac's DSP does far more than EQ, basically removing the effects of resonances and other bad things in the earphone, so the end result with earbuds (later versions) is a decent quality portable for outdoor and casual use, having a hi-fi signature with some bass weight but no deep bass impact. The Dirac player requires iPod Touch G4 or later, iPhone4 and recent iPads work as well.

Review by Senior Member chunkage on 21 Nov 08  17:50
Individual review
Bass Extension4
Bass Impact4
Bass Quality4
Mids Quality5
Highs Quality4

These ubiquitous earbuds are notable for being mediocre - but certainly not as awful as many might claim. They're perfectly satisfactory for monitoring audio-books, and even some compressed movies can seem natural. The cables have only minimal issues with knotting and tangling, and easily fit into a coat pocket.

- You'll start noticing the problems with music: the highs are clipped, mids unnatural, and bass only satisfactory. Although many obviously have no problem with the sound, I found them musically unlistenable.

- As with most ear buds, the phones are pulled from your ears too easily. At the same time, these are only moderately uncomfortable, and it's possible to listen even for several hours with little discomfort - and never pain.

- Getting replacement ear buds should be your first job after getting an iPod. Cheap, decent-sounding models by Senn (and so on) can really open up the sound, allowing the iPod to show off the quality of its sound.

Review by Member egnbjork on 03 Jan 09  10:02
Individual review
Bass Extension3
Bass Impact4
Bass Quality3
Mids Quality4
Highs Quality4

this headphones are comfortable regard to their price range and a lot more comfortable than my skullcandy smokin buds, portable (maybe the most portable headphones), but because of their sound quality i use them only for audiobooks or bad ripped music

Apple OEM iPod earbud (2008 model)