4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2012 10:18 PM by murray007
keg55 Level 5 (7,265 points)

I have to say these new earpods are very nice. The sound is great and the fit is very comfortable.


I have Bose earbuds for my iPod Nano (Gen 7) and Apple's earpods are brighter in sound with adequate bass. The Bose earbuds have a little more bass with the Nano. The earpods sound really nice with my Macbook Pro Retina and iPhone 4. I don't use the EQ with any of my devices.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Scr1ptKiddie Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Keg55,


    I have to agree with you there the new Apple Earpods are great I have had trouble with earphones, they always fall out of my ears the new design of these Earpods are great they actually stay in my ears.

  • hinderaker Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Keg55,

    I have a Macbook Pro (early 2011) and was really wondering if these new Apple EarPods are compatible with the Macbook Pro series. When I am asking that question I am thinking of the microphone on the cord, is it recognized by the Macbook Pro?


    My Macbook Pro doesn't have a dedicated mini-jack connection for mics so that would be really helpfull. My guess is that it is, as the previous version of iPhone headsets worked like a charm. I know you can't answer for my specific Macbook Pro as you have the one with retina display. So my question really is;


    Is the included mic recongnized by your Macbook Pro Retina?

  • Schrodinger56 Level 1 (30 points)

    As you'd expect from Apple the design is nice but that's where it ends.  Quality wise these earpods are fine for run of the mill audio listening provided you don't want to listen to anything in an environment with any background noise as they leak background noise like a sieve and I do know they're not meant to be sound isolating.


    So great for listening to your favourite ablum in a library or a quietish environment but not so good on a bus or in a busy street.

  • murray007 Level 1 (0 points)

    just not worth the price if you buy them alone