• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound, comfortable fit

    I'm pretty particular when it comes to sound and Apple's EarPods won't disappoint. I've owned both expensive and in-exspensive earphones and EarPods are right up there with the expensive ones at half the cost. I held off buying these until I read the reviews and I'm very pleased with them. Apple have significantly increased the quality both in comfort and sound. Generally I have found in most earphones that to get bass to sound deep and full you need to get the in ear type which after long periods of use, become uncomfortable. EarPods are light and simply rest inside your ear giving rich full deep bass with crisp mids and clear highs. All round I give these a 10/10.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    I read others' reviews before purchasing and wasn't all that convinced that earplugs could really be that much better than the previous generation. Yet these are indeed indescribably better. The sound quality, clarity, the bass - worlds apart. I am very pleased. Where all the previous generation Apple earplugs felt like a fashion statement ripoff, these are a total bargain.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    I've had the Apple In-Ear headphones for a few years now, and they are great but aren't perfect as you cannot hear anything around you (good sometimes, but at school you sometimes don't know what's happening). Just bought these EarPods this afternoon and while the sound quality isn't quite as good as the in-ear ones (but it is still excellent) you can hear things around you, and for $35! Buy three! They're excellent.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Throw your old earbuds away.

    Apple has engineered into their new earpods qualities that rival larger studio headsets. Crisp clear high tones compliment the bass tones, all without distorting the midrange.

    I suggest you research the development of these earpods. Then, get yourself a pair and try them. For the price, comfort, and portability they can't be beat.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones ever!

    These headphones are the best out there and I would highly recommend these to anyone who does not want to pay too much for an excellent pare of headphones.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow, Apple, you did it again!

    I just took delivery of my Earpods and I am very, very impressed! I own Bower and Wilkins headphones and my other earbuds are Klipsch so I have high standards.

    The fit is so comfortable; they rest very lightly in the ear and feel secure.

    The bass is amazing; deep and clear, not boomy. The mids and highs are crisp but warm and there is great detail to the music.

    I think the high priced earbuds have got some worrying to do.

    Apple has clearly put some serious R&D into these.

    If I could give six stars I would.

    I haven't tried them with a phone call yet, so can't comment on that.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete design failure; tinny sound; slipper plastic falls out easily

    A real disappointment. They sound just as tinny as the old ones unless you press them very snuggly into the ear canal. Problem is that they are not designed to stay in position.

    Good quality earphones have a snug fit in the ear canal to keep them in position. These are made of slippery plastic and slide right out of the ear canal. The result is that they cannot sound good unless you hold them in while you're listening.

    Almost any good in-ear headphone will sound better than these in real use. The comments here that the EarPods are better than $100 earphones are absurd. My Shure in-ear headphones are better in every respect: comfort, sound quality, and durability.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING!

    I just received these suckers today and they are absolutely amazing, the sound quality is much better than the old standard headphones. These are also about on par with my Bose headphones and much less clunky, only need to travel with these from now on!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    I picked up 1 pair online and 3 pairs today at my local apple store. I bought them for my whole family. Everyone loves them!

    They are GREAT sounding... even for a $100 pair of headphones. But they are only 30!

    My personal favourite improvement is the remote. It is wider, taller, and more rounded. It is a great improvement.

    I love these headphones

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, great price; a vast improvement

    I don't have the iPhone 5, but at least I have the headphones! Lightyears ahead of the old earbuds and even the Apple in-ear headset. Very comfortable fit, better isolation than earbuds and not as antisocial as the IEH.
    Great bass, maybe even a little bit prominent, but we all like a bit of bass, don't we? Can't fault the midrange, its smooth and detailed. The high end is crisp and precise, slowly rolled off above ~15kHz to save us from low bit-rate artifacts in mp3s. I don't hear the fine detail of, e.g. cymbals, in lossless recordings, but hey! I only paid $35 for the earPods, so I'm very happy.
    So the cable is not long enough or asymetric (for running to one ear behind-the-neck) and the plug isn't L-shaped and they're not going to save one's hearing on long flights and they'll probably break every few months (like the IEH), but they're only $35!
    Buy them. You won't regret it.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Souns good, but painful!

    The sound is good but if you have small ears, it is painful!11111111

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    was not expecting such great sound

    These headphones are pretty awesome for their class. Normally earbuds don't have a rich low-end or bass, but these earbuds do. I've honestly have never heard this kind of quality from this type of headphones

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Best set of Apple earphones, amazing sound quality and perfect bass! 5/5.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow! The Bass is unreal!

    I just had a $70 pair of noise canceling ear buds that broke after a month. Now I'm thrilled they broke because otherwise I would not have needed to buy new ear buds. These things blow away that $70 pair! The fit is extremely comfortable, and the bass is amazing! Great Job!

    345 of 380 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved

    The sound is so much better than on the old earbuds. Also, I like the new look, feel ( they are comfortable ), and the name.

    243 of 279 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what I wanted

    Easy to use. Durable. Fit perfectly. These I could see wearing all day. They sound great. I'm loving hearing my music all over again: the separation is clear, all levels of tone are clear and crisp, bass strong without being thumpy, highs are strong and clean with no whining or buzzing.

    244 of 272 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Earpods sound great

    Amazing bass, that stub end makes for a great fit.

    41 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfort and Excellent Fidelity!

    Unsurpassed comfort. Stable, stay put design. Sound is incredible for the price, a near audiophile experience. Bass is warm and tight without being muddy, whether acoustic or electric. Mid range and highs are so clear and distinct without being harsh. The overall sound has a nice openess (of course depending on the recording) as though your listening to a good set of speakers and I don't feel isolated from my environment. A definite bargain!.

    150 of 158 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Not only do they look good, they have a comfortable fit and have better sound quality than the previous ear buds.

    61 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Headphones Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So in my hand I have the old apple headphones and the new "EAR-PODS" so i am listening to paradise by Coldplay with the old headphones. Its loud but i hear a lot of noise and it sounds like the speakers are muffled. Now I have the new EAR-PODS on and restarted paradise sound quality is alot Better speakers sound great also when i shake my head or move the head phones do not fall out unlike the old ones

    110 of 120 people found this useful