Apple’s EarPods USB-C, Are They Worth It?— A Review

My recently acquired iPhone 15 Pro led me to buy the EarPods USB-C. For owners of the latest phones, it’s evident that older headsets are incompatible due to the new ports. You can either opt for new headsets or headphones, or acquire an adapter cable to use with your existing ones. However, it’s worth noting that if your device supports Bluetooth, there’s no issue at all. This post is intended for those considering purchasing the EarPods with USB-C.


Priced at 2780円, it’s quite affordable, but naturally, with affordability comes compromises in quality. There’s nothing exceptional about it, you can listen to songs without any notable bass or depth. It’s quite basic, and even at a volume above the middle level, it still feels relatively low.

Pros and Cons


  1. Compatibility: Works seamlessly with devices featuring USB-C ports, such as the latest iPhones and Android smartphones.
  2. Convenience: Eliminates the need for dongles or adapters, providing a direct connection to compatible devices.
  3. Design: Compact and lightweight, making them easy to carry around and use on the go.
  4. Brand Reliability: Manufactured by Apple, ensuring a certain level of quality and compatibility with their products.


  1. Sound Quality: Lacks depth and bass, providing a relatively basic audio experience compared to higher-end headphones.
  2. Price: While affordable for some, may be considered expensive for the level of sound quality offered.
  3. Limited Compatibility: Not suitable for devices without USB-C ports, requiring additional adapters for older devices or those with different port types.

Personally, I prefer these for convenience since they don’t require charging. However, I might consider purchasing wireless headphones in the future for the added convenience and enhanced bass experience.

EarPods USB-C
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