After a bit of a delay, Apple’s high-end in-ear headphones have finally arrived, and Gizmodo is first on the scene with a review. Overall, the review paints a positive picture of Apple’s latest foray into the premium headphone market. While not necessarily the best on the market, Gizmodo found that Apple’s new headphones offer solid performance at a reasonable price.
The Verdict: After a history of offering lackluster earbuds, Apple has come through with a product that sounds really good and is reasonably priced, all things considered. The balanced sound and dual drivers makes all the difference in the quality factor. While not necessarily thumpy, the bass has a nice resonance without drowning out many of the high end intricacies found in jazz or electronic music. The midrange audio is relatively flat and doesn’t overpower your ears, which is nice because it allows the high end noises to really stand out, letting you hear things you don’t get from your car or computer speakers.