• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    so much better!

    Compared to the old earbuds, these are FANTASTIC. The bass is deep and rich, and the "pods" themselves are really comfortable to boot! The treble is a little weak, and I could see how these might not sit well in some smaller ears, but as far as I'm concerned, these are are probably the best earbuds you can buy for the money.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best deal

    These headphones were much much better than i thought they would be for just $30. Initially i was very concerned on how Apple's basic headphones would be, but after experiencing them for one day, they are simply amazing.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Clear and Perfect

    So clear and perfect quality of sound from this, I like it.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    They Hurt!

    I bought the iPhone 5 and received the EarPods with my phone. The sound quality is excellent however I don't enjoy the feel of the headphones. They hurt my ears :(

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Call me crazy..

    But I like the old ones better. I will probably be exchaning the EarPods. They don't seem to go loud enough for my liking. God bass, good sound... Not loud enough, aside from other minor details that I don't like.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    These headphones are very good and very easy comfortably fits in your ears. I will recommend to everyone. Base is perfect only little thing i dont like and that is other people can hear what you are hearing. But still sound is very good and nice and best thing is they are not expensive like Beats and other company's earphones.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Upgrade

    The EarPods are a major step-up from the old apple headphones. The bass is now finally clearly defined especially if you set the EQ to bass booster. The controls are now a little bigger which prove to be very useful since sometimes I missed the buttons on the old headphones.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great pair of earphones

    These are really great. Much of an improvement.
    -Fits Great
    -Good Bass
    -Sexy Design
    -Loud without hurting ears
    -Nice included case
    . Old ones were about 2 stars. These I give 5 stars. No issues except you notice when they get dirty.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound when they not falling out

    They sound great for a $30 pare of earbuds, but they stay in my ear for about 5 minutes before I have to readjust them to keep them from falling out. I thought about putting some velcro on them so they would stick to the hair in my ear, but I'm afraid that removing them would be painful.

    29 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FINALLY!

    These are the most comfortable & best sounding earphones you can buy for $30. I have a pair of Klipsch S5i ($130) and Bose(100) and they are almost on par with the sound quality. I wouldn't recommend them for the gym though if you sweat a lot. Thanks Apple for upgrading these and keeping them cheap!

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply fantastic

    These EarPods are simply fantastic. You really feel the base, and for the first time since my first Apple product they do not fall out of your ears every time you move. I like them so much I just went back to the Apple store today and bought another pair.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So much better!!!

    These headphone are so amazing compared to the old head phones that used to come with the iPods and iPhones. These fit so comfortably that you can hardly feel them in your ear. The sound quality is awesome. I usually buy in ear "buds" because I think the sounds is best from those but after using these...I will never go back. Even though there is no seal made, they still can still pump all the sound right into your ear. Also, because these don't create a seal in your ear, when you touch the cord against something you can't hear it. AND you don't feel like you are going to rupture your eardrum when you take them out. I love these. Fantastic job!!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound TERRIBLE Fit

    The fit is going to be a person by person basis, but the shape feels fine if you're sitting down not moving. I used them on my commute and each step I took, the pod wiggled and kept popping out of my ear. The plastic is too smooth and need to be more rubberized to actually stay in your ear, especially since they "looked at all these ears" for it to fit best.

    The sound is good, but if you need a new pair, look elsewhere...only use if you get them free with your iPhone/iPod, etc.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A HUGE upgrade from the previous headphones

    These headphones are a huge step up from the previous headphones Apple offered.
    The bass is perfect and a has a lot more punch and the mid and high ranges are much sharper.

    The comfort of these headphones is unreal. They sit perfectly in my ear without any discomfort at all.

    These headphones are a steal for the price and are a MUCH better option than the previous headphones Apple offered; you don't have to actually go out and buy different headphones like a lot of people did with the old model.

    I'd recommend these to anyone.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    More bass but more discomfort

    So I got a pair of these at a discount price because the person that got them with their iPhone 5 had sensitive ears (does not like "in-ear" ear buds).

    I had used the previous version of in-ear ear buds with no problem and enjoyed the fairly good sound that they provided (for $30 ear buds).

    First, these are very difficult to get into your ear and do not feel comfortable once you do have them situated. They are not "round" or "oval" like your ear canal but octangular. It feels as though they could fall out at any time. So it feels like I might have to constantly adjust them to keep them in. That's with just standing still or sitting. If I use them for exercising, that will probably be a completely different story and I'm sure that they will fall right out.

    As far as the sound, the bass frequency is much more prevalent. That is while there is "only" bass present in the mix. Once the rest of the ensemble joins in the bass response quickly drops back to where is usually is as with the previous version of ear buds. So if you're happy with your old ear buds, you probably won't be missing that much if you don't upgrade.

    Now, I did not do a side-by-side comparison, but I have pretty good ears and am a very discerning listener, but you will have to judge for yourself.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible...

    I can't tell you how many sets of different earbuds I've purchased since 2007. Hundreds of dollars later, there they sit not being used. Why? Uncomfortable, they sound bad, and they never stay in my ears. Apple solved ALL THREE OF THESE problems for me. It's as if they spent millions just to create these buds for me. I am thrilled. I am ordering 2 more sets above the set that came with my iPhone 5 (which is also incredible!)

    They are comfortable, they stay in my ears, and they sound amazing for a pair of NON IN-EAR buds that cost less than $30.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb sound quality!

    The sound quality for these earpods is incredible. I've been a diehard fan of the Bose in ear headphones for use with iPod/iPhone. If you like the Bose you will like these. Only downside is that they tend to easily fall out of my ear when moving a lot because the buds are plastic and not ruberrized. But that's just a minor annoyance for me since I'm usually just sitting at my desk mostly immobile.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    these earpods are amazing i dont have any but my older brother does and im addicted i want my own but i have to wait for the ipod and even then my parents still might not let me buy one but ill just buy the headphones cuz their amazing they are indescribable from how good hey sound.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work as advertised

    These are the best earphones that Apple has ever shipped. They are comfortable, they stay in your ear -- even during my morning, sweaty, long run. The controls are intuitive and well placed -- that extra space on the pause/play switch was much needed.

    They look weird, but they sound great!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best buds EVER!

    These EarPods have amazing sound quality and fit like a dream!!! I've been looking for new earphones and had considered Beats by Dre, since that's what my husband has used. I'd have to say these are FAR better than the Beats earbuds. Better sound, better price, better fit. I'd even say the Beats earmuffs are only slightly better, just because of the noise canceling quality, but still the price difference is huge. Bang for your buck, you have to give it to Apple! Now if they only came in different colors ;-)

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