• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WORTH THE PRICE!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Moravian Falls

    I returned these after 1 week of use. The sound is EXTREMELY POOR FOR THE PRICE TAG. The EarPods that accompany the iPhones, iPads, etc. are better sounding and more comfortable. I can say the following with little hope and agenda, “These earbuds are NOT WORTH THE PRICE....PERIOD”

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not recommended

    • Written by from New York

    I cannot recommended this product. Sound is reasonable, though there are two big issues: The ear-tips keep coming off, which result in frequent loss. After about half a year they stopped working on one side (I bought two of this kind of headphones and this was true for both.)

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Higher Expectations...Especially for the Price!

    • Written by from Grand Prairie

    These headphones cost more than 2x as much as the regular 29.99 ones, but the sound quality is literally the same, but that's not the worst part: the little plastic earbuds fall off all the time! I've already lost the one in my size, so I can only have one earbud in my ear. For the price, you'd expect to have these for at least a year, but no can do. Apple, please fix this ear bud issue, I can't use mine anymore and I've only had them for a couple of months.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating

    • Written by from Durham

    These are the only kind of earbuds I've found that will actually stay in my ears comfortably without me having to shove them in too deep or push them back in constantly. Now for the bad news - I've owned three pairs and all three have stopped working after about a year. First the rubber insulation around the wires starts to fray and fall off, then the sound starts to cut out intermittently. Eventually the sound will stop working completely on one side. They're not well made at all. I would not recommend these earbuds.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but terrible.

    • Written by from RENO

    Beautiful headphones, but terrible sound quality, as well mine didn't come with the extra mesh protectors. Great highs terrible lows. Doesn't matter which cushions you use. The headphones that come with the iPhones and iPods have way better sound qualities. Too bad they don't fit as well as these though. Not worth $80 due to sound qualities. Also why wouldn't these earbuds come with Apple products?

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    more comfortable than the standard 'buds, but lacking in sound quality

    • Written by from BERKELEY

    bought these when i lost the original buds that came with my iPhone thinking they would sound better, and i did find them somewhat more comfortable than the stock units. however, i found the sound quality so tinny and seriously lacking on the low end that in less than 20 seconds they were on their way back to the store.

    these don't sound any better than the freebies they give away at my office; very disappointing!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch ouch ouch

    • Written by from Warwick

    These hurt my ears a lot and are difficult to get in. Sound is good but I won't be using them.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    An Ok Headphone, Not worth the price

    • Written by from Mountain View

    The highs and mids are good. as expected with a two driver headphone, It really does allow you to hear more detail. However, the bass is non existent unless you create a perfect seal with the headphone in your ear. I was expecting more. They look like the regular headphones Apple offers, so don't expect anyone to notice your 80 dollar headphones. Now for the major downfalls. The earpieces are not comfortable! it comes with 3 sizes and none fit just right. and they begin to hurt after a while If you manage to get them in just right don't expect them to come off in one piece. The earpiece will pop off in your ear while the rest comes out and you have to fish it out of your ear. In fact they pop off so easily i have already lost almost all of them.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed again

    • Written by from Shell Lake

    2nd iphone I have bought. Love the 5s but the ear phones right out of the box do not work on my left side. Sound was good.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Remote is great; sound not so much

    • Written by from Los Gatos

    These are great if your audio is limited to mono conference calls with your boss. If you're interested in listening to much on these things, make sure it's not rap, as there is 0% bass. The remote is awesome, enabling you to shuffle through your music (sorry, conference calls) quickly.

    They sound tinny, shrill, and way too bright for anything other than Brian Eno or EDM. Into dubstep? Do NOT buy these headphones.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, but significant issues with reliability

    • Written by from Toronto

    I've gone through three sets now. I've re-purchased because I'm pleased with the sound. I'll enumerate three issues:

    (1) ambient noise tends to get in around the buds
    (2) the remote mic and builtin controls tends to fail
    (3) the silicon in ear pieces tend to fall off easily and get lost

    Were these $40 I'd be delighted, at their current price point I'm looking for alternatives next purchase.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Tirunelveli

    Bass lovers, please don't go for this. I bought this one and I really disappointed, no bass.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality materials

    • Written by from Bishop's Stortford

    I am dissapointed with the quality of the materials used - the rubber pieces protecting the cables where they enter the ear phones have perished.
    I paid a premium price - I expect adequate materials to be used in the product.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WORTH IT

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I've had my headphones for a while now, and I've decided to finally write a review because I can't return them and I'm fed up with losing the rubber tips. These are $80 headphones. I would expect for the rubber tips to stay on when I'm moving them from a pocket in my gym bag to my ears. The rubber tips even fall off when I'm trying to take the out of my ears!! I take care of them and protect them from damage as much as I possibly can, but today was the last straw, as I lost one of them while taking them out of my ears AT MY DESK. I've been a loyal Apple customer since the '90's, and I have to say I'm disappointed in the product quality.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple In-Ear Earbuds

    • Written by from Durham

    When first used, the earbuds worked perfectly. I didn't use them that often, especially not during workout, and I noticed that the right ear stopped working. I put it in the car and a couple of weeks later I took it to the local Apple Store to get them replaced. Wow! Big disappointment. I was switched to two salespersons and was told that the earbuds were not covered under warranty because the tip had come off. There was no evidence of damage, tampering, or bad use - I had the earbuds for less than 3 weeks. My recommendation is go bluetooth.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs improvement

    • Written by from Estero

    I have had tow pair of these and now use a very small motor winding wire to run around the silicon ear buds to keep the from coming off.

    If you loose the the apple store will give you a new set instead of replacement buds

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound - Badly Made

    • Written by from Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Amazing sound, however the plastic ear buds keep falling off and i lost my replacements within a few month... I got another pair thinking it might have been a fault, however same again. The metal screw-in, which also helps to keep the buds on fell off as well. Apple don't sell the replacement buds so I'd spend your money on another brand.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ho Hum

    • Written by from San Diego

    Not great earphones. As other reviewers have mentioned, poor bass.

    I have plenty of ear pieces as I'm on my fourth set of these. I stopped losing ear pieces when I stopped dragging the headset out of my pocket - otherwise, they do come off easily.

    Notice I said I'm on my fourth set. They are not a durable product. They have the iPhone controls and they work good for phone calls. They also stay in your ear more securely than the set that comes with the iPhone. I've just reconciled with the fact that I have to buy a pair every six months.

    They stink for music and when I sit at my desk, I use the new design buds that come with the 5s. Eons better for music.

    Like a lot of Apple faithful, I buy their junk because I'm a sheep and I need the iPhone controls.

    Join me if you're rich!

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, shame not replacement tips

    • Written by from Acton

    I personally found sound acceptable, if you want natural sounding bass you'll always need to go for over-ear headphones. The only plug earphones I've listened to with strong bass tend to sound unnatural. Ultimately at this size, you'll never achieve deep bass.

    The carry case is great if you don't want to unfurl cables every time you use it, but can be a little awkward to wind back up as if you don't get it right the plug can end up wound on to a corner of the triangular case and you'll have to un-wind it, then re-wind it so you can get the cover on.

    My biggest issues, is that if you lose the gel tips (which ALWAYS happens eventually) apple want you to buy new earphones at £65! because they don't sell replacement gel tips. You can buy replacements from amazon, etc.. but they are just not as good quality. Really feel let down by this policy and will be being from someone else next time.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Burgeo

    Although, yes, these headphones do have decent sound, the covers constantly pop off and get lost, and mine stopped working completely after 5 months of use. Not worth the money.

    4 of 5 people found this useful