• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Headphones that I will actually use!

    Wow! these are a huge improvement. Great rich sound. A lot of people are complaining about the "adapter issue" (Apple going to the lightening connector) which I consider "growing pains" and a move in the right direction for all iOS devices. So I look at the new EarPods with carrying case as a bonus.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

    These headphones sound great so much better than the last ones! They also fit in my ears very well I can barely notice that they are there. I have also noticed that there ones do have bass which is really nice to hear! Great buy well they came with my iPhone 5 but they are amazing!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably the best at this price

    I have used public transport for many years, hence ive gone through many many headphones. I couldnt resist trying these when a mate pulled them out with his new phone5. Apple have finally taken its cheap range of headphones seriously, and if your looking to spend less than £30 on a set these are now probably the best at this price. Theres none of the artifical bass you get with cheap sonys, or the muddiness you have with lower end scienhiesers. However for less the £60 youncould probably get a set of klipsch s4s (shopping around), which are easily the best sub £100 in-ears on the market(not great on build quality though, mine lasted less than 6 months...but what a great sounding half a year they gave me!). Of course....if you can afford it, ultimate ear triple fi are the way to go, pricey, but you can replace the cable for around £20, saving you buying earphone after earphone after.......

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    a huge improvment (for the price)

    Initially I was disappointed with the earpods. I thought the sound quality and fit were horrible. I soon found out that I was incorrectly just placing them in my ear like I did with my old ear buds.

    I found that if I pushed them into my ear channel a little (not too far, don't hurt yourself) I heard the improved "bass" and vocals most users talk about.

    As for fit, they fit much better than my apple ear buds, the apple ear buds were too small for my ears and would fall out.

    Vocal quality is much improved (slightly more distinct mid range too), which is important as I use these for phone calls quite a bit. I've gotten great feed back on how I sound as well. I've noticed there is less ambient noise, epically wind noise when I'm walking out side, both in my hearing and speaking. Phone calls sound better and music with vocals sounds better too, but not too mid or bass heavy.

    The case... I don't see it lasting that long before it breaks or I loos the cover. The Sony wheel design is far better IMO.

    This is a great product for the price.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Finally apple has delivered a default set of headphones that don't make you want to go out and buy another pair.

    I never had major issues with the original headphones because they always fit my ear just fine and conformably. My issue was always the sound quality. I would go out and buy a more expensive set but the annoyance was that I always felt them in my ear. So I would go back to the apple earbuds because they were confortable and barley noticeable when I had them on. But the sound quality was always lacking, especially the bass. Well now I have a confortable set of headphones with great sound quality and for only 30 bucks. As Apple always does, they may be late sometimes to deliver but once they do, they do it right. Thanks you.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product!!

    I try all earphones from apple and this EarPods is the BEST of all. It is really amaizing product. I really satisfied with the sound quality, design as well as the price. Nice work apple inc.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Eons better than original

    Love the fit and sound of these ear pods! They are a fantastic improvement! They slide right into the ear and stay put very well! Cudos to Apple for redesigning these - had been using Bose in-ear earphones to repalce those uncomfortable original earphones, but switched to these to compare. Have had them in all day listening to everything from voice mail messages, music and audio books and I find that I don't even feel them!

    Great Job APPLE engineers!!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, hurts my ears

    The sound on these headphones far exceeds that of the old style, but they are too painful to wear for any amounts of time.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't recommend highly enough

    Having been through a horrendous number of different headphones over the years, I simply cannot believe how good these are for the price.... i.e. free with new iPhone or iPods!

    These are without a doubt better than the majority of headphones that are 3-4 times the price. And also so comfortable to wear for extended periods, with an improved microphone / remote.

    Great job apple!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    After watching the video of these new ear phones I went out and bought a pair as the other in ear type make my ears hurt after wearing them a while. I wasn't disappointed! They feel loose in my ears but have never fallen out, if it wasn't for the great sound in my ears I wouldn't know they were even in. *****

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound great, but really hurt my ears

    The sound quality of the earpods is greatly improved over the old Apple earbuds, but make sure you try them in your ear first, because if you have ears like mine, they might seriously hurt to wear for anything over a minute. I can usually find a somewhat comfortable position for them , but then any slight movement in the earpod at all causes pain in my ear. I am one of the few people for whom the old apple earbud shape was very comfortable, so as much as I love the improved audio quality in these earpods, I am forced to go back to the old. If you have ears that perfectly fit the old earbuds, make sure you try out the earpods first before buying because they might be very uncomfortable for you.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I purchased these last week at Apple Bluewater - Compared to the standard Apple headphones they are so much better quality wise - the sound is alot better and the shape is easier to fit in your ears. The only downside is that the texture of the pods themselves is a bit slippery but other than that the sound quality is 10X better and more bassy - the standard apple headphones are quite echoey and you have to turn the volume right up to get decent sound whereas the earpods use half the volume to get a decent sound.
    I will definately be purchasing some more of these for Christmas Gifts :)
    Definately recommended to anyone looking to buy new headphones ..

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I could not be happier

    I was completely blown away at the amazing huge improvement with this earphone. This earphone totally fit with my ears. The bass and treble are perfectly adjusted. And also the remote buttons are more comfortable to click too.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    These are the best headphones I have ever used!
    They have a great sound, especially in the bass.
    They fit in my ears and are so comfortable that I forget that I'm wearing them!
    Great Job Apple!
    The 3 years in designing these really paid off they are just purely amazing!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing

    I hope Steve Jobs could see how incredible apple is still. I love the ear pods, they are cheaper than any good earphones on the market and the sound is exceptionally well. I can't wait for the iPhone 5 as i'm waiting in line, so i brought it earlier as there is stock at the apple stores. I would recommend this to anyone who loves music like apple do.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfort of earbuds

    They sound great. But, they are not as comfortable as stated.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These are amazing!

    The headphones have such great bass and treble it's hard to believe they are so tiny. By far my favourite thing about the iPhone 5!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding performance and sound quality for the price

    I'm blown away by these. I don't know how, but Apple has managed to make a pair of headphones that I look forward to using each day.

    They are incredibly comfortable in the ear and the sound quality is exceptional.... all for a far cheaper cost that any other headphone in its range.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful and do not stay in

    I bought these to replace the original ones that came with my 4S after loosing them. This was all they had at the Apple store. The description states that they rest comfortably inside and stay inside a variety of ear types. They do not rest comfortably or stay inside my ear. They did not stay in my ear at all. I tried moving them around hoping that would make them stay in and found they pinch the inside of my ear and cause pain.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not quite everything

    Great sound, check.
    Comfortable, check.
    Good for running and working out, check.
    Incompatible with 3rd gen shuffle, check.
    Forget something?

    4 of 5 people found this useful