1. Bayarea13's Avatar
    I have a setup for my computer with headphones, dac and amp that costs around $1,200 but I'd like to listen to my S5/music when I'm not at home. Just wondering if the earbuds that came with S5 are any good.
    07-04-2014 09:48 PM
  2. JakePleasants's Avatar
    I never open the headphones that come with my phones because I have amazing Bose in-ear headphones that I use 100% of the time (and also because I like all my accessories to be unopened [including the charger and USB cable, if possible] to increase the resale value); However, from what I've read, the Galaxy S5's included headphones are unanimously crappy. It also seems to be the general consensus that the EarPods that come with the new iPhones are decent, not great, but better than the S5 headphones. The best included headphones that you're going to find are the Harmon Kardon headphones that come with the black and gold Harmon Kardon edition of the Sprint HTC One M8.
    07-04-2014 09:58 PM
  3. bembol's Avatar
    Good not great but it's free so can't exactly complain. I wouldn't say Apple's EarPods are crappy but just poorly designed.

    I also don't got out and spend $100, $200, $300+ on EarBuds or Headphones. These stock buds are good enough for me personally.
    debdroid1a and rcdougie like this.
    07-04-2014 10:05 PM
  4. HAWK's Avatar
    Good not great but it's free so can't exactly complain. I wouldn't say Apple's EarPods are crappy but just poorly designed.

    I also don't got out and spend $100, $200, $300+ on EarBuds or Headphones. These stock buds are good enough for me personally.
    Nothings ever "free" lol. But I see your point.

    Sent from my Galaxy S5
    cdoyle2017 likes this.
    07-05-2014 12:35 AM
  5. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I don't like the Samsung ear buds. I find them uncomfortable to wear and they aren't loud enough. I think the Apple earphones are better but I prefer to use my own.

    Posted from my galaxy note 3
    07-05-2014 02:07 AM
  6. williams448's Avatar
    Wow.. Am I the only one who thinks the buds that come with the GS5 are actually pretty decent?? I'm not an audio aficionado or anything, but they're as good as anything I've ever bought.

    Posted with my badass Galaxy S5
    debdroid1a, emad1995 and Jannukaz like this.
    07-05-2014 07:32 AM
  7. Ed Ke6bnl's Avatar
    I think they work great BUT never tried real quality one to compare to
    debdroid1a likes this.
    07-05-2014 09:42 AM
  8. dadathepanda's Avatar
    I wouldn't know....fiancé took them

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-06-2014 01:16 PM
  9. OceanView's Avatar
    The S5 are pretty good actually. Much better than the ones on iphones. Better fit for my ears too.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-06-2014 02:13 PM
  10. AZgl1500's Avatar
    Still in the package, I never use ear buds. always use bluetooth with my trucker's headset. far better and more comfortable.
    07-06-2014 04:37 PM
  11. Justin Cardwell's Avatar
    I prefer Shure SE215 for about one hundred dollars, every component is replaceable, and they sound amazing.
    07-06-2014 09:15 PM
  12. Androidn00bie75's Avatar
    I think the ear buds are great, but then again I can bring myself to spend more than 20 bucks on buds that I will break or lose.

    Free is relative.

    Posted via Android Central App
    bembol likes this.
    07-07-2014 09:31 PM
  13. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Just to clarify are they the standard Samsung ones? The same ones that come with the note 3 and S4 or have they improved them?

    Posted from my galaxy note 3
    07-08-2014 03:13 AM
  14. Greg C's Avatar
    I have a setup for my computer with headphones, dac and amp that costs around $1,200 but I'd like to listen to my S5/music when I'm not at home. Just wondering if the earbuds that came with S5 are any good.
    I don't like them at all. I went and bought the following Motorola Bluethooth headset. The sound is really good as is the clarity of the sound when talking to someone. Here's the link:
    Amazon.com: Motorola Buds SF500 Universal Bluetooth Stereo Headset - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories
    07-08-2014 03:37 AM
  15. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I tested them out and put them away in the box. Compared to my Bose IE2 they sound terrible and are uncomfortable.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    07-08-2014 04:01 AM
  16. booga98's Avatar
    there a bit to small for my preferences
    07-08-2014 12:08 PM
  17. _Zguy__'s Avatar
    They are great as free headphones as good as any sub $50 dollar pairs you would buy, way better than apples and much improved from the early galaxies. Nothing special but no glaring weakness or issues
    07-08-2014 12:36 PM
  18. bembol's Avatar
    I think the ear buds are great, but then again I can bring myself to spend more than 20 bucks on buds that I will break or lose.

    Free is relative.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Great point on how easy it is to break and lose them. I probably broke & lost 4-5.

    Also whenever I sell/upgrade I never include them so I have 5 pairs as a back-up. LOL
    07-08-2014 12:54 PM

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