EarPods http://www.stuff.tv/apple/earpods/all en-GB Is this the end of bad Apple headphones? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/end-bad-apple-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A self-adjusting, noise-cancelling patent makes it look that way </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="apple earpods" alt="apple earpods" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Apple-EarPods.jpg?1385996871" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It may soon be time to bid farewell to plastic, noise-bleeding Apple earbuds and say hello to self-adjusting, noise cancelling earphones.</p> <p>An Apple patent has come to light for a set of earbuds that adjusts to suit ears of all shapes and sizes.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/luke-edwards" title="View user profile.">Luke Edwards</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple g-ear </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Using complicated current, acoustic and microphone measurements, the buds track variations in the seal with your ear canal, compensating when the seal&#39;s broken to deliver optimal audio quality. That means they should sound amazing &ndash; theoretically anyway.</p> <p>While the patent was filed in 2013, we wouldn&rsquo;t expect to see this level of tech in an Apple accessory anytime soon. DisplaySearch analyst Paul Grey points out, &ldquo;Apple must be careful not to invade or choke off its accessories market &ndash; they&rsquo;ve never made great headphones or accessories.&rdquo; This may change, though, following the release of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-earpods-%E2%80%93-first-impressions-review/news">Apple&rsquo;s EarPods</a> with the iPhone 5 &ndash; which were actually pretty good. Listen to this space.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/07/04/apple-looking-into-self-adjusting-earbud-headphones-with-noise-cancellation-tech" target="_blank">AppleInsider</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-earbud-auto-adjust.jpg?1385996871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-earphones.jpg?1385996871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/end-bad-apple-headphones/news#comments Apple EarPods Headphones iPhone & iPad iPod Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:27:42 +0000 Luke Edwards 1424661 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple EarPods – first impressions review http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-earpods-%E2%80%93-first-impressions-review/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shocker: new free iThing headphones are actually pretty good. So good, in fact, we’d pay for them. Maybe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/buds-in-hand_0.jpg?1364399557" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pack-in-hnd_0.jpg?1364399557" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bud-in-hand_0.jpg?1364399557" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/full-frontal_0.jpg?1364399557" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4093.jpg?1364399557" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple reckons its EarPods, the long-awaited (and very, very long-needed) upgrade to the iconic but awful white earbuds that have come free with iPods and their kin since 2001, can hold their own against high-end cans. That's optimistic, but these in-line remote-toting buds are still very decent indeed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-iphone-5"><strong>Read our in depth iPhone 5 review. </strong></a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/first-impressions/apple-earpods-%E2%80%93-first-impressions-review </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-earpods-%E2%80%93-first-impressions-review/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-earpods-%E2%80%93-first-impressions-review/news#comments Apple EarPods Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:08:46 +0000 Paddy Smith 422744 at http://www.stuff.tv iPhone 5 gets EarPod headphones http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5-gets-earpod-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Redesigned earbuds complete the set-up for the new iPhone and iPods on Apple&#039;s big night </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iPhone-5-EarPod-headphones_2.jpg?1386001769" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4100.jpg?1386001769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple EarPods have been officially announced as the newly redesigned earbuds for iPhone 5 and new iPod nano and iPod Touch. The EarPods will be included with all the new iDevices announced at Apple&#39;s iPhone 5 event but they will also be available as a standalone accessory to buy, from today.</p> <p>Three years in the making, Jony Ive says he wanted to make an earphone that would fit everyone so the Apple earbuds have had a complete makeover. Apple also reckons we&#39;ll get better sound as the EarPods rock a speaker port that points forward into the ear canal.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/news-nugget/iphone-5-gets-earpod-headphones </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5-gets-earpod-headphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5-gets-earpod-headphones/news#comments Apple EarPods Headphones Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:50:33 +0000 Sophie Charara 422732 at http://www.stuff.tv