Apple head phones vs other

learninmypc

TS Evangelist
I was given a brand new set of apple headphones so I plugged it into my W10 desktop to listen to my tunes but it don't sound correct. It kinda sounds like the singing is in a separate room. Same songs on non apple headphones everything sounds normal. Don't apple like W10 ?
 

jobeard

TS Ambassador
I’m talking about the headphones that come with a new iPhone.
Those are Ear Buds and the fidelity stinks. As an audiophile, I had B I G speakers, tweeters and 100watt amps. Even in the car I replaced those tinny speakers with quality 6" with 1 lb magnets. You can't expect Hi-Fi quality from a bud with a membrane of 0.1 inch. The physics is a severely restricting condition.
 

jobeard

TS Ambassador
IMO, the only reason to use these is when you're out-n-about and don't want to so conspicuous with these: