Friday, 14 September 2012

Apple iPhone 5: Earphones redesigned for the new phone

Apple have said that the earphones are designed to rest comfortably inside-and stay inside- a variety of ear types.
They also claim that the audio quality is apparently of such a high quality that they rival high-end headphones that count hundreds of pounds more.
The design is defined by the geometry of the ear which apparently makes them more comfortable for people than any other earbud-style headphone.
The speakers the EarPods have been engineered to maximise sound output and minimise sound loss. The earphones do have a noise cancelling quality to them.
Background noise is certainly dulled when listening to music through the new earphones, as compared with conventional circular earphones.
Testing them in a quiet room and turning the volume up high reveals that there is very little leaking of sound from the EarPods.
As in the original earphones they also include a built in remote that lets you adjust the volume, stop and start music and video, and answer or end calls with a pinch of the cord
The EarPods mark the first major redesign of the distinctive white headphones since the iPhone launched in 2007.
Apple said during their iPhone unveiling that they tested a variety of different EarPod prototypes to ensure that the earphones would remain secure, especially when exercising.
One of the apparent faults with the traditional earphones was that they would often fall to stay in the ear securely. The standard of noise quality was often regarded as poor and the fit uncomfortable.
Apple said that it spent three years designing the new earphones. They will be available immediately and are priced at £25.
When announcing the EarPods, Jony I've Apple's head of design, said: "Making earphones that fit for everyone would be like making shoes that are the same size that fit everyone's feet. But that's what we've tried to do."

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