Apple In-Ear (White) comparison

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Apple EarPods (with Remote and Mic, White)

Apple EarPods (with Remote and Mic, White)
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Apple In-ear OEM Earphone

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Klipsch Image S4i II (Black)

Klipsch Image S4i II (Black)
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MEElectronics A151 (Black)

MEElectronics A151 (Black)
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Price $38 to $52 at 2 stores $16 to $29 at 4 stores $49 to $56 at 2 stores $49 to $52 at 2 stores $39 to $42 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.4 (2.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 121 reviews 3.5 stars out of 8 reviews 3.0 stars out of 53 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 6 reviews
Release date January 07, 2004 September 12, 2012 December 04, 2008 August 15, 2012 January 19, 2011
The Bottom Line The Apple In-Ears are definitely a step up from the 'buds that come with the iPod, but we wish they fit more snugly. Apple's EarPods offer much-improved sound over the previous standard-issue earbuds, but they won't fit all ears equally well -- and that fit will determine whether you think they're great or just so-so. If you own a new iPod or iPhone 3GS, the Apple In-Ear headphones are a great value. Owners of older iPods and iPhones will have to decide whether the mic and remote compatibility issues are worth overlooking for the substantial boost in sound quality. The Klipsch Image S4i II in-ear headphones add a new, more durable tangle-resistant flat cord while retaining the S4 model's very respectable sound quality and superior comfort. At around $50 online, the MEElectronics A151s are among the most affordable balanced-armature earphones out there and deliver very good sound for the money.

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Black
Microphone Operation Mode Info unavailable Mono
Mono
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Microphone Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable On-cable
Info unavailable
Recommended Use PC multimedia
Portable audio system
Digital player
Digital player
Digital player
Cellular phone
Tablet
Cellular phone
Portable audio system
Headphones Form Factor Ear-bud
Ear-bud
In-ear
In-ear
In-ear
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2 years warranty
1 year warranty
Product Type Headphones - Wired
Headset - Wired
Headset - Wired
Headset - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Audio Specifications Info unavailable Info unavailable Frequency Response 5 - 21000 Hz - Sensitivity 109 dB/mW - Impedance 23 Ohm
Frequency Response 10 - 19000 Hz - Sensitivity 110 dB - Impedance 18 Ohm
Sensitivity 111 dB - Impedance 27 Ohm
Frequency Response 15 - 20000 Hz -
Remote Control None
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product Description Apple In-Ear - Headphones
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic - Headset
Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic - Headset
Klipsch Image S4i II - Headset
MEElectronics A151 - Headphones
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