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Compared to Apple Earpods, the Amazon Headphones are Poor
Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2019
I made a mistake. The original Earpods that came with my Apple iPhone 6 Plus started cutting out. I decided for the cheaper option of the Amazon headphones rather than a slightly more expensive Earpod replacement. I now regret that decision.
The Amazon headphones are not even CLOSE to the same comfort, fit, quality as the Apple Earpods. No matter how I tried, I just couldn't fit the Amazon headphones in my ear. I tried the different sizes and twisted. They would stay in a few minutes and then pop out. It was a disaster for exercising.
I found the Amazon headphones very uncomfortable. They didn't just sit in the ears like the Apple Earpods. They had to be squeezed inside the ear canal. Obviously Apple (and all manufactures) have patents on their designs that Amazon cannot copy. So, Amazon must have been very limited in their choice of design. It's just NOT good. And it plugged the ears so much that I heard my breathing and heartbeat. Once I put them in, I couldn't wait to get them back out.
The sound quality is garbage. It's not even CLOSE to the quality of the Apple Earpods. The sound is loud, but very harsh and tinny. I guess if I never had any headphones before and used the Amazon headphones, I would probably just accept it because I had nothing to compare it to. However, I had the Apple Earpods, so I could make a direct comparison. It's not even close. So, I went ahead and ordered another Apple Earpods - which is only about $5 more. I should have done that initially. I cannot recommend the Amazon headphones.