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This article really needs some information on the connector and compatibility. Tiorbinist (talk) 16:27, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Yes, that's true. How long are the cables? Is the jack a standard 3.5- mm stereo headphone jack? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:23, 25 March 2012 (UTC)


I can believe that Fostex makes the Apple earbuds, because anyone can make them. However, it needs to be made clear in the article that unlike Fostex's high quality studio equipment, the Apple earbuds are junky and a ripoff. At £26 they don't even make a musical sound, just a tinny noise that is impossible to correct with EQ (unlike even a £5 pair of Sony earbuds), and they are not comfortable, well fitting or well built (again, unlike the Sony's except the latter because cheap earphones are badly built which is why you get conventional headphones). -- (talk) 11:15, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

There is no longer any mention of Fostex in the article. Why? -- (talk) 10:57, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

This is biased. Articles on Wikipedia are supposed to have a neutral point of view. However, I will try and incorporate Fostex in their somewhere. THetardis123 (talk) 11:58, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

My edit (Sep 21), Apple claims about EarPods "designed to match ear geometry"[edit]

About the edit - I split the long History paragraph into three, bolded the term "EarPod", and made the product name references seem a bit more "formal" (".. shipped with the second generation iPod Shuffle" instead of ".. shipped with second generation Shuffles..") Take that for what you will - I'm not sure how "stodgy" Wikipedia is like this.. (I grew up with a printed set of Britannia's in the hallway.. I won't take offense if someone changes it for being too snobbish)

I added (nonexistent) templates for places I think need citation and/or revision. Apple claims that they are designed by analyzing the ear/canal geometry. I do believe this - but it remains that the only "real" source for this is Apple ad literature.. (I'd love to see a scholarly article in EARSHA(r)Pe: The International Aural Society of Ear Shape Research People or something. But I seriously doubt such a journal exists - perhaps I'll start a joke Facebook page..) Likewise, Apple's claim that the Earpods are more comfortable, sit in the ear better, sound better - are just that, claims - and the best a "source" could do is provide some researcher asking a bunch of people "do these feel better" - not very useful to anyone really).

Maybe more "importantly" is the claim about the "pointing" of the various sound ports on the EarPos (low, high, mid). And whether the different ports indeed do put out the respective frequency ranges, and the claim in the ad video about "airflow through the Earpod itself" aiding the movement of the speaker diaphragm(s), maybe some effect on the frequency response, etc. That would be stuff for those hypothetical EARSHA(r)Pe people.

What think others? (and please replace those nonexistent templates with whatever the proper WML (?) syntactic sugar is) Jimw338 (talk) 18:09, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Country of manufacture[edit]

According to the article - Japan? Taiwan?

Over here in the UK its been either China or Vietnam. I think the Chinese ones sound bettER. -- (talk) 23:07, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

airpods[edit] just announced. Mathiastck (talk) 20:23, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Airpods image needed![edit]

I don't have an iPhone 7 but I really want images of Airpods! Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 03:57, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that AirPods be merged into this article. “Apple earbuds” is comprehensive enough and I do not see all that much scope for a separate article for AirPods alone. There is some repeated information already and I believe that the AirPods article benefits from this larger article here.–Totie (talk) 16:57, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Disagree. I think the AirPods are an exciting new product with some amazing technology in it. Once they are released and reviews by professional and amateurs are out, teardowns are published, the communication protocols are analyzed, and there are lots of first-hand usage reports on blogs etc, the article might become a lot longer, and with that substantive article length any discussion about a merger might become moot. So I suggest we wait a bit. Bonomont (talk) 13:05, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
Disagree. They are both different. The Earpods can connect to a device through a connector, and the Airpods is connected through bluetooth. Also, The Airpods has Apple W1 Chip. --Apple Inc. I.E.O. (talk) 11:45, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Support. Apple's AirPods are earbuds, i.e. they categorically fall under this article's title. — fourthords | =Λ= | 17:06, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Standalone AirPods article is nice for the reader who only wants to read about AirPods. There isn't much content in Apple earbuds that are repeated in AirPods, so landing on AirPods directly doesn't inconvenience the reader. AirPods is actually very unique amongst Apple earbuds, and much more interesting than generically perusing through the catalog of Apple earbuds. --Saledomo (talk) 02:06, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

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Removal of Airpod mention[edit]

I have taken the liberty of removing the mention of Airpods in the opening summary as the iPhone 7 ships with the Earpods with a Lightning connector according to Apple's official website. [1] Tamblingb (talk) 22:11, 28 April 2018 (UTC)