With a glossy real-wood base and dual-colored wires, the Apie In Ear Noise-Cancelling Headphones are incredibly nice to look at. I’ve been using them for about 5 months now, and they are still going strong. When I first inserted them into my ears, I was pleasantly surprised by the comfortable fit. I really, really, really like the fit of these earbuds. From the appearance of the earbuds to the fit alone, I was ready to put them to the test.
I plugged the earbuds into the following devices to assess their quality:
LAPTOP: My initial sound test for the earbuds was with my laptop. For starters, the sound levels I can attain are impressive…I only had the sound around 7 or 10 out of 100, and was startled by how loud it was at first. I then settled on sound level 14 to listen to YouTube videos and Pandora. That’s a good thing! The bass is really satisfying; however, I did notice a bit of an annoying ‘tinniness’ at the start of some songs. Either I am used to it by now, or everything worked itself out, because I don’t notice it anymore.
IPOD: Next, I tested the earbuds with my iPod, and the sound is booming, clear and of high quality. I am really impressed. A lot of sound comes through in these earbuds.
KINDLE FIRE: Lastly, I had to see how the earbuds worked when watching Netflix movies and TV shows on my Kindle. They delivered consistent high-quality sound.
The headphones also come with a built-in microphone (that I sometimes use for my phone) and a one-button remote so that you can answer calls without touching the phone screen.
With the earbuds, you also receive a small, zippered carrying case with an interior mesh pocket for holding extra earbuds and other items, if you like. There are also SIX additional pairs of rubber earbud attachments itself that accompany this set (the most I’ve ever received in a single set), in addition to the ones already attached to the earphones. The majority of them are grey with one pair being black, which I think is really helpful.
Additionally, you get a felt (I think that’s what it is) drawstring pouch for your earbuds, in case the zippered carrying case doesn’t do it for you.
Overall, these are a solid, attractive-looking pair of earbuds that produces a lot of sound, and comes with multiple extras.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary pair of Apie Noise Cancelling Earphones to facilitate a review of the product; my opinions are 100% my own.