• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give 0 stars...

    ..if I could. Somehow Apple managed to design these to stay in my ear WORSE that any of their previous designs. When I put them in, bloop, they fall right back out. At least the ones that came with my iPhone 3gs would pretend to stay in place for about 5 minutes.

    I will continue using my Bose mie2i earphones. They sound good and fit AMAZING. I suggest purchasing a set from BestBuy with their accidental damage warranty...well worth it.

    5 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great value but disappointed

    I really want to like these earphones, particularly as I've been looking for ages now for a new set (my trusty Sonys being on the way out) and that the shape these are seems to be declining in popularity. They do sound great...when I can get them to stay in my ear. I have no idea why Apple decided to make them entirely of plastic when some rubber around the piece that is intended to sit at the top of the ear canal would help comfort and fit. There's no grip or flexibility in the pristine white plastic to accommodate different ear shapes. I read on another review that apple measured 200 ears. Perhaps 2000 would be more useful considering the number of iPhones and other Apple products sold around the world.

    Basically I've spent £25 on ear phones that I can't use. Disappointed. I guess I'll have to keep looking. Or start chiselling away at the ear piece...

    7 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not much greater!

    I don't feel these new EarPods are much improvement over the old. Sound seems to be ok, however still aren't very fitting and come out easily when doing anything active.

    0 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fall out during running

    The sound of these headphones are much better than the previous model. However they don't stay in my ears very well at all while running. Sitting stationary they work fine and sound decent. The built-in microphone and volume control piece on the cord is heavy and the weight seems to pull the earpod out of the ear during motion. Disappointed after all the hype, but they come with the new products and are only $29 on their own so we can't expect too much.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive!

    These headphones are so strange!! Initially I was skeptical but needed new headphones anyway so I figured I try Apple's new design. These surpassed every expectation I had! The sound and clarity of these is outstanding. I actually had to change my equalizer on my phone because the bass was overpowering the highs and mids of the songs I was listening to.

    But what most of the reviews here don't explain is how weird they feel in your ears! I'm still getting used to it but they feel like they're barely in your ears all the time, and yet you get this magnificent sound, it's definitely not what most people are used to. As for the issues with them falling out of people's ears... I must've lucked out and got ears that were closer to the average because they sit right in my ears and I can move around and shake my head quite a bit and they won't fall out. I guess the only way to see if they fit your ears is to buy them or test them out from a friend unfortunately.

    I'll stand with my previous statement because for me, these headphones sound just as good as their in-ear model if not better and the carrying case is a lot easier to use than the one that came with the in-ear headphones. I can't get enough of these headphones!! Kudos for the innovation Apple.. it gives me hope for the future! Best $30 I've ever spent on headphones.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    phenomenal improvement

    these are so much better than the previous iteration. Not only do they fit phenomenally well in teh ear but they stay in the ear during moderate exercise. Of course, like an device that rests within your ear canal any vigorous running may dislodge them but for most they will suffice.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    delicate

    I HAVE HAD TWO SETS AND BOTH WERE SNAGGED AND STOPPED WORKING. THE FIRST TIME IT WAS JUST IN POCKET WITH THE KEYS. THE CORD DEFINATELY NEEDS TO BE MADE TOUGHER...

    3 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound quality, fall out my ears a bit easily

    Really great sound quality, but couldn't get the right ear to stay put. I bought some clips (Earbudi) which solve the problem. Can now use them for running! Recommended

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Shockingly good

    Having never rated apple headphones previously I'm surprised these sound much better than my top end metal bodied senhesser earbuds. The sound is much fuller and yet more detailed than the senhesser's. They seem comfy but only time will tell if the sound becomes fatiguing or the buds themselves un comfy durring extended wear.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great earphones!

    I love them. I got them with my iPhone 5 and they sound great. The bass sounds good.
    Definitely high quality earphones.
    Compared to my beats earphones, which I got less than a year ago that are already not working properly, not too mention it's huge expense.
    These are perfect :)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    falls out! not a good buy!

    Sound is good. But since the body is made of solid plastic, it doesn't fit snug into the ear like other ear buds with soft silicon. I went for a run and wind noise that the ear phones created was terrible. It was a waste of money! Still looking for a better replacement with mic, compatible with apple products.

    4 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them!

    Far superior to the old ear buds! Bass response is much better, they don't cause physical pain in my ears, and overall audio is awesome! Apple, why did you wait so long to fix this? Just glad you did!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very Good!

    I prefers these to my in ear Beats by Dre... realy confertable too!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    superior sound and great fit, i can even run

    wonderful sound, far superior to the original apple earphones, and whilst originally i read some reviews that worried me saying they felt uncomfortable or that they fell out, after purchasing them based on the overwhelmingly favourable response i have found the sound to be amazing and have been running for the past week and the earphones have not once fallen out, and have remained comfortable and snugly in my ear, so i would suggest this 'non-fit' that is experienced in some reviews is limited to rare occasions - overall i am extremely satisfied with these wonderful new earphones :)

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Headphones!

    Theses are probably the best headphones I've gotten with my iPhone. They work great, sound great, and are hella comfortable in your ears. Good job Apple!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    Who needs mr beats when you can have such amazing sound from these lil comfy beauties.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    love them!

    Just got my new earpods, plugged them into my iPhone, and love them already!! finally earbuds that actually fit my ears. Thank you Apple!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Kudos to Jony Ive and his team!

    These are a huge leap forward in every way. It's like magic that such an intense, rich sound could come out these little headphones.

    In addition, the overall look and feel are unapproachable by anything else on the market. This is accomplished by fusing both spectacular ergonomics and a Saarinen-inspired form that is as beautiful as it is comfortable.

    I appreciate these things not only as a disciple of great music but also as a fellow product designer. Marvelous work by Jony Ive and the rest of the R&D team.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WHAT

    Tried Beats... Own Bose Quiet Comforts... Pioneer HDJ's and have had A-JAYS plus Beats Tour for smaller headphones
    In comparison to prior iphone 4 headphones + mic these Earpods are so much better, it isn't the treble or bass that sounds out now but songs sound OVERALL much improved!
    Very impressed that these are shipping FREE instead, in fact I'd probaby buy them as a microphone headphone set if I didn't have !
    Everything is better then prior set, except that they're years late! Well done designers !

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not any better fitting

    The sound quality is pretty good but these new EarPods fall out of my ears just like the Earbuds. I won't recommend them.

    19 of 41 people found this useful