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Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic (Lightning) review

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.

Included in our expert review
  • Pros and cons
  • What are they?
  • How do they sound?
  • What are they like to live with?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Should I buy them?
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We have tested 215 headphones and found that there are 48 Don't Buys and 33 Best Buys.
Range of Headphone scores
  1. 18%
    Lowest score
  2. 55%
    Average score
  3. 91%
    Highest score
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