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Apple EarPods (MD827)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3842 reviews of Apple EarPods (MD827). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the design and usability are generally positive. The comfort and sound also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the mids quality and treble quality, while there are mixed opinions on the noise isolation and size.

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reliability, treble quality, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Apple EarPods (MD827) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple EarPods (MD827)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 435 user reviews of Apple EarPods (MD827) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and usability. The comfort and price are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability and size.

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size, reliability

72% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple EarPods (MD827)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 394 user reviews of Apple EarPods (MD827) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The comfort and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical reviews about the portability and reliability. Opinions are divided on the bass quality.

price, usability, comfort, design, size

sound, durability, reliability, portability

44% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Apple EarPods

 

Boxed with the iPhone 5, Apple is looking to revolutionise headphones with the EarPods

Good clarity, Much improved bass response, Good remote

Weak mid-range, Quickly work their way out of optimum position

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple EarPods review

 

The Apple EarPods are worthy new buds for the latest iPhone 5

Comfortable fit ; Spacious sound ; Good amount of bass

Midrange a little harsh ; Could do with more precision and clarity

A vast improvement over Apple's original buds, but not quite up with the best at this price

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Libby Plummer (t3.com)

Hands on: Apple EarPods review

 

The Apple EarPods have been three years in the making but was it worth it?

Slick design ; Decent bass ; Improved noise isolation

Pricey for the quality ; Don't feel entirely stable ; Sonics lack clarity

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple EarPods

 

If there has been one certainty when it comes to Apple products since the launch of the original iPod, it was that the headphones in the box were rubbish. Overall we are very pleased with the performance of the EarPods. They are comfortable to wear,...

Comfortable, volume control on cable, sound good, cheap

Easily fall out, no real depth to the bass

Overall we are very pleased with the performance of the EarPods. They are comfortable to wear, sound good for the price and should mean that you don't have to worry about upgrading the headphones on your new iGadget straight away. Should you upgrade if...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Apple EarPods review

 

Apple's redesigned earphones

Comfortable fit ; Bigger clicker ; Improved performance

No noise isolation ; Muddy performance ; Awful price

There is no value to be found here. Buy something else.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple EarPods review: They’re free with all iPhones but are they any good?

 

Apple's EarPods are the most commonplace headphones on the planet but when they break is it worth buy a new pair?

Classic design and colour ; Inexpensive (free with all iPhones) ; Good in-line mic

Poor sound quality ; Fragile ; Tend to fall out during brisk exercise

If you’ve got a set of EarPods and are happy with them, keep them till they break and then get yourself a pair of Brainwavz Delta for £20 or the incredibly impressive Creative Outlier One for £20 instead; both are miles better than the EarPods.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : R Matthew Ward (techadvisor.co.uk)

New Apple EarPods review: hands on

 

Speaking of the earpieces, that's where the action is. The new earpieces have an oblong, roughly teardrop-shaped silhouette rather than the circular silhouette of the previous earbuds. This shape is the result of Apple's new design process for the...

We'll update this hands on review with more-thorough impressions of sound quality after we’ve spent more time with the EarPods.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : R. Matthew Ward (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple's new EarPods headphones

 

Apple's new EarPods headphones: what's the verdict?

Secure and comfortable fit ; Solid bass ; Improved overall sound

Sound leakage ; Fit still far from perfect

If you don't have a set of EarPods, are they worth spending $35 for? In the world of headphones, $35 is fairly inexpensive, and if you're simply looking to upgrade from existing Apple earbuds, or to replace a lost or broken set, we can recommend the...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Joe Pollicino (engadget.com)

Apple EarPods review: A $29 revolution in earbuds or another set for the recycling bin?

 

Whether you think they're infamous or merely a signature piece of Apple design, there's no doubt most of us have been exposed the company's iconic white

Comfortable fit ; Best-in-class sound quality ; Improved inline remote

Not ideal for loud environments ; White cord, earbuds will get dirty fast

Apple's EarPods are a clear improvement over the company's old earbuds, but that's not saying much.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Apple EarPods Review

 

When all is said and done, Apple's new EarPods are an improvement on the earbuds they replace, but only marginally so.

When all is said and done, Apple’s new EarPods are an improvement on the earbuds they replace, but only marginally so. It’s hard to imagine anyone would compare the two and express a preference for the older model. With that said, we had hoped for a...

Sep, 2012

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