Apple EarPods Teardown Reveals Durable Design

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Apple’s new earbuds — the EarPods — cost $ 29, but Apple claims they sound better than much more expensive headphones. While that’s hard to judge until you do a comparison test, the folks at iFixit tore them down to bits in order to find what these new headphones are made of, and if Apple’s claims have any basis in reality.

The teardown revealed a durable design with the new remote “better sealed against water damage.” Also, iFixit claims the new paper speaker cones are “more resistant to tearing than plastic, decreasing the likelihood of blowing out your drivers.”

As far as design goes, the speakers inside the EarPods are fairly standard; what makes these buds different is their…
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