• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound & fit

    I normally use the Bose ear buds with remote and they sound excellent but cost $129. I bought a set of these to try and they honestly sound just as good, and better in some regards. The Bose ear buds are pretty base heavy and these Apple ear pods have a more balanced sound. I feel like I am hearing parts of songs I haven't heard before.

    The comfort is also great as I can't even feel them in my ears and they stay put as well. I am amazed at how awesome these are and even more awesome when you factor in the price. I also have the other Apple in canal ear buds and they sounded great but didn't stay in my ear. These sound better for a third the price.

    Love them.

    61 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Headphones Ever!

    I listen to music constantly, very loud. When i got these i thought they would just be a different shape, I was wrong! The first time i slid these EarPods in my ear and listened to Kings of Leon's Come Around Sundown, I almost cried. The bass in these things are ridiculous! And it saved me 200 dollars, because now i dont have to my the Bose headphones i was going to buy, they work just as good, if not better! I highly suggest these!

    59 of 69 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Slippiest earphones of all

    This is less a review and more a caution.

    If you, like me, have issues with in-ear headphones, where you don't have the lobes to hold them in place, then give these a miss. The sound is excellent, far better than any other Apple have ever produced. But their new design, optimised to direct the sound deep in your earhole, is by far the easiest to fall out of my ears of any in-earphones I have ever owned. Sorry I bought them, but maybe with a lump of Sugru, I can do something with them. If your lobes will hold them in place, they are truly super headphones. If not, you'll spend your time holding them in place. All stars are for sound quality.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice sound, pain for my ears

    The old earphones, with the round shape were like 10 times better for my ears compared to this ones. I can see with my eyes exactly which piece of the plastic shape is making my ears "bleed", but so what ...
    Probably will get use to them with the time ...

    37 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    These are a huge improvement on the previous apple earphones. I was a bit sceptical when I saw them because they seemed a really weird shape, but they just slot right into your ears, they're honestly the most comfortable earphones I've ever owned. The sound quality is also considerably better, and you won't really find anything better for the price.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful.

    They won't stay in my ears (have to keep pushing them in), there's very little bass and too much of the "outside" noise when listening to music.
    Why is it so hard to come up with some good in-ear headphones??

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best set of "ear buds" I ever had!

    I have these on right now and still can't get over the sound of these things. I've had my fair share of headphones of all shapes and sizes. Not only do these things sound better then any headphones I've ever had (not just buds but all headphones, that includes a pair of 80$ Audio Technica's that I used to have) but they are completely comfortable I can barely feel them in my ears. This might be the best 30$ I've ever spent.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    These are amazing! For $31 these earphone are remarkably awesome in overall quality. I would strongly recommend these because you will not be disappointed. If you still don't like them, for some strange reason, other people would probably want to by them. Again, these are AWESOME!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Two Complaints

    Really nice sound quality, almost as good as the Bose headphones I've owned.

    The first problem is, no matter what you are doing, any touch to the volume controls will cause random music to start playing; you have no way to stop this from happening. Watching a movie? Bump the volume, the video will get dropped and music will start playing. Dictating a note? Bump the volume, record/dictation app will crash, and music will start playing. Taking a call? Call will end, and music will start playing. iPod or iPhone turned off and in your bag? Bump the headphones' volume button, and music will start playing.

    The other complaint is that the cord is about two inches too short for me, so I have to walk along hunched over, which was not a problem with my aftermarket JVC earplug-type headphones; and, as these are slick, they tend to fall out of my ears frequently, which has not been a problem with any headphones I've owned.

    25 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good improvement by Apple !!!

    I always use Bose MIE2 with my phone/music and lost them recently and waited for my iPhone 5 and these earpords to come before I buy new Bose. These are very nice earpods, fits most of the ears an sound quality is almost as Bose, sure not better than Bose but very good compitition to Bose. Nice product and costs 3 times lesser than Bose. Good work Apple.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    so so good, ordered another pair

    for the normal everyday person with normal ears, these are perfect, they fit beautifully and are more comfortable than anything else i have ever used. They are far better than the previous headphones apple made and sold with every iPod/iPhone.

    the base is sublime, seriously. but the amazing thing is that that at a reasonable level there is no leaking of sound that would bother other people.

    im typing this whilst listening to my iphone music - the base is Wow!

    highly recommended and fantastic at the price too.....

    This is the first product from apple where ive said 'oh my god they are fantastic', and ive bought lots of products

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow the Bass!!!

    Apple's EarPods blow away the competition! Literally! I am very impressed with the true sound, great bass tones and quality/fit that Apple is known for!!! Thank you once again for raising the bar!!

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great !

    They are better than last generation, even though i feel a little uncomfy after a while

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply put, WOW...

    These head phones are a world of difference from the original iPhone earbuds.

    With the old ear buds, I used to turn them sideways so I can hear the bass better which also made them louder and less comfortable.

    These ear buds fit comfortably in my ears and I can hear a very deep resounding bass while still enjoying clear highs and vibrant mids. Because of the geometry of this unit I don't have to turn them sideways to improve sound and it is powerful so I don't need to turn the volume up to hear every element of the music. These earpods are like listening to your music in a BMW. Clear sound with balanced bass. Great job Apple!

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressed

    It is surprisingly comfortable and the quality of the audio was a huge improvement from the previous Apple ear buds. Certainly recommended as an upgrade

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable

    Works like magic, sounds great, and stays in your ears very fine!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable earbuds that sound good for a fair price

    I recently picked up a pair of these EarPods at the Apple Store after my dog decided to sink her teeth into my old earbuds, and I've been very pleased so far.

    The sound quality on these probably the best of about any earbuds you can buy for the price. Highs sound pretty decent on these, and don't sound tinny to me. Lows come through fully enough to be enjoyable, definitely better than the ones I had before (the standard Apple headphones that came with the iPhone 4).

    Comfort is great! This is what really makes these particularly good, and where they show the most improvement of the previous Apple earbuds. At least for me, these stay comfortable in my ears even if I keep them in for a few hours; they don't start getting uncomfortable and hurting like the old ones did for me. They also don't fall out as easily as the old ones - I can shake my head around a bit and they usually stay put.

    As others have pointed out, while these will likely feel comfortable in most people's ears, including mine, they just might not fit your ears, but that's about the only reason why you might not like them. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for some decent, comfortable earbuds that won't cost a ton.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    The sound is incredible, at least compared to their last earbuds!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome !!

    no comments.. perfect fit and sound quality..

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fits perfectly and delivers balanced sound quality

    Good quality for the price. Fits perfectly in my ears and easy to take out if your are interrupted compared to in-ear headphone. Do not fall out while running and walking. You won't regret your buy.

    25 of 25 people found this useful