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Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic (Lightning) review

£29.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • In-ear
  • Wired
Reviewed

The Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic (Lightning) are Apple’s official wired in-ear headphones designed to be used with the latest iPhones and other Apple devices. Like the wireless Airpods, they have a basic earbud headphones design that supposedly makes them more comfortable. They’re far cheaper than the Airpods – but does the sound quality make them worth a look, or are they no better than a bargain-basement pair? Our expert lab found out if they’re a dream or disaster.

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We have tested 198 headphones and found that there are 42 Don't Buys and 31 Best Buys.
Range of Headphone scores
  1. 18%
    Lowest score
  2. 55%
    Average score
  3. 91%
    Highest score
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