• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    An ordinary earphone of $3 worth

    Cons:

    - not incredibly comfortable as advertised
    - definitely not stable in your ears
    - can't do sports with this earphone at all
    - wires do tangle easily

    waist of money - there are better choices on the market

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome in every way and for every uses, except isolation.

    The EarPods are just great. It has nothing to envy to more expensive ''audiophile'' headphones.

    It has it all: decent speed, clarity, a sound that is very well balanced, low impedance (easy to move), and a very spacious and accurate soundstage.

    From Dupstep/Brostep to Classical, Jazz, put you put on it, it will sound FAR away from bad or mediocre. It will sound, at least, good, obviously it depends of what you hear through this.

    Those earbuds/headphones/iems, how yo like to name it, gives you more value than other offers around here.

    If you like watching movies through headphones, you will love the EarPods because of the soundstage. It sounds absolutely stunning, totally immersive in a super-produced Disney movie, for example.

    Don't care about those ''audiophiles'' who spends thousands of dollars in ''audiophile DAC's'' and annoying stuff like that.
    If you don't know, the DAC that have your iPod touch 5G or iPhone 4S for example, is BETTER than most of those piece junk that buy audiophiles and insult to every other who has an iPod for music listening.

    So, don't care about those ignorant and ridiculous people and enjoy your EarPods :)

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mind blooooooooooowing sound of Earpods

    Recently i bought a pair of earpods from istore (India). Before this i was using old model earphone from Apple. There is a massive change in the quality of sound, hardware and fittings. It is the best. This fits so easily and looks so simple and decent. The deeper bass is superb. I can also listen some hidden sound of the same song which i never heard in my previous earphone. This is a 3 years of hard work and research which underwent to make this product and it is off course a worth buying. i simply say that whatever APPLE makes they also rock each time for their products.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY DID THEY BREAK?!?!?!?

    i loved my earpods. They would go wherever i went. but then, on a warm summers evening, the jack decided to self implode. first the actual metal bit fell out of the cable section, and then when i tried to pull them out my phone with tweezers, the bottom section decided to split from the rest of the jack. By this point i was terrified, thinking my phone would have to go to the shop to get out. I am a very heavy user, but 5 months is not good enough for apple :( hopefully they are covered by my warranty.

    Summary: Buy them, but get a warranty

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What I would have expected

    The sound quality is very good and the volume control setting is very useful. But unfortunately they do not fit in your ears very well and occasionally fall out hence the 4 star. For the money they are good value but don't expect anything brilliant from them.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing.

    These 30 dollar ear buds have officially beat my $70 dollar Sennheiser Headphones, (With a Creative Sound Blaster USB Dongle to help the quality), but even in my iphone, it sounds absolutely amazing, I would say if you like bass, and on a budget, Buy these, don't even hesitate.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT DEAL

    It may seem pricey but it is complete worth the money. The clarity and sound is amazzzzzziiiiinnggg, the bass is perfect not too strong and not too low, it's enough for you to vibe too. These are definitely an upgrade from the old apple headphones.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Durable!

    Just like every Apple earphones since the beginning of time, the all new EarPods suffer from a durability issues.

    One ear stopped working a year into use.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate them!

    I cannot get these little things to stay in my ears! USELESS.

    8 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stereo

    It is like a stereo in your ear, fantastic

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Halfway Decent...Just

    I wanted to like these. I thought they would fit well, and the comparisons to "higher end" headphones was intriguing. Now I am glad they were free.

    First, they do not fit all that well. Larger ears means more wiggling and constant re-positioning. As they move the sound becomes tinny. Just plain annoying. On the street they are almost useless, not just because they shift after a mere ten steps, but more so because they are drowned out by minor street noise.

    As to the sound signature, I compared them to my cheap Philips SHE2000, and all I can say is KUDOS TO PHILIPS! The sound on the Apple Earpods has obviously been tuned to accent the bass, but that bass is muddy, with very little detail in the sub-bass. Mids are drowned out and sound like mere tin instruments. Highs, while sometimes mellow, often sound harsh and sibilant.There is a sense of sound separation at times, but it isn't natural sounding. Better than previous earbuds from Apple for sure, but still garbage.

    My cheap Philips (I mean $7.99 cheap) have a richer, fuller sound without over-emphasizing the bass. For classical, jazz, acoustic, singers etc. they are wonderful. They actually sound more like my Bose OE2 than the earpods. Sound is natural and clear, mids are distinguishable from highs, and bass is just right. There is very little harshness, and foam pads help if there is. Outside, these fit so well int he ear that they block out most noise, and the sound level can be kept much lower than the earpods. They also do not slip out, and are comfortable for hours.

    Don't be fooled by price or brand, the earpods are cheap throw ins and are not worth the price. Try something else, you will find better.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Big improvements

    These EarPods are great! The improved bass and clarity of the sound makes music more enjoyable. But just needs a noise cancellation system and a reduced price

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Earpods work for ears with BIG BIG canals

    Most of the sound seems to come through the apertures on the side of the pods. however when I insert these into my ears the side apertures are blocked by ear canal walls. I have big ears & relatively big canals and never had any issues with any ear phones so far until this one.

    I need to turn up the volume completely and insert the ear pods with side rotated upwards to get audio to levels that are just audible. But then they keep falling off.

    Apple - i am quite disappointed.

    6 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome quality.

    Really worth the price, much better than other earphone brands. Great bass, and great recording quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    After a month, these stopped working in the left ear. Two weeks later, the plug wouldn't stay in the iPad. Ridiculous, considering how much it is for one set of headphones and it doesn't even last TWO MONTHS!!!!! Do not buy these. They break far too easily. The old headphones lasted me THREE YEARS WITHOUT BREAKING, SO WHY CAN'T THESE?!?!?!?

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    I would love to see the designer that came up with the new design try to wear these things without them falling out of his/ her ears. Not good at all. Original earbuds are way better.

    8 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but

    The sound on these "Earpods" are excellent, especially for the price. However, that is only when they actually stay in your ear. Any slight movement I find these moving around and not staying in proper position. They just don't feel secure, I constantly feel as if they are going to fall out, and they do. Great sound for the price, but they aren't comfortable. Spend a few more dollars and get a pair that you don't have to worry about readjusting all the time.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst

    These headphone are standard issue w/ all apple products. If you are lucky it will last a couple of months. If you are extremely lucky maybe even a year. If I purchase a $300 phone or better yet a $2000 computer I would hope the headphone provided would last a decent amount of time. But then the shelf life of an apple isn't long so I shouldn't expect that much from your products.

    3 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    From a Beats Pro user

    I am VERY satisfied with these earbuds. I went from the Beats Pro to these and they were actually better than I had expected. Worth the money.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent ones

    Its decent Earphones for 39 dollars. Wont bring the house down but pretty decent ones for the price.

    Still prefer seinheiser ones which got better sound than this one

    moral:-Dont Expect Awesome Earpods for 40 bucks