Apple iPhone 5 review: Headphones [Epic Review]
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iPhone 5 EarPod earphones
But what should you plug into that headphone socket? Apple would implore you to try out the all-new EarPods, which come as standard. They look great, and they’re a huge improvement over the old bundled buds, but they’re not perfect. Apple has opted for one-size-fits-all comfort, so the EarPods sit outside the ear canal rather than burrow right in. That means there’s very little noise isolation, so you’ll be able to hear what everyone around you is chuntering on about and they’ll be able to hear you listening to Luther Vandross.
If you’re the make-do type when it comes to headphones you’ll be getting far better sound quality from your bundled buds this time around, but if you have even a passing interest in sound quality you should budget for a better pair, such as the SoundMagic E10s (US$60).