• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor fit

    Like others I was attracted by the promise of the research done to ensure Apple's EarPods would fit, but after persuading my nearest and dearest that they were what I wanted for Christmas my experience of the EarPods in use has been very disappointing. They fall out so easily that they require adjustment or re-insertion more than 20 times in a 10-minute walk to the shops. In addition, they are uncomfortable because in an effort to get them to stay in there's a tendency to give them a real inwards push. I normally go for an hour's walk each day whilst listening to my iPod touch, but after trying to get used to the EarPods I'm going back to my over-ear headphones. It's a pity, because I do like the pause button facility and I have no problems over the sound quaility, but for me the poor fit makes the EarPods unusable.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, lousy (loosey fit), short cable

    The Good:
    Sound is much improved over the previous version of the included headset, especially the mids and bass. Because of the sort-of ergonomic design you must put the left earbud into the left ear and the right into the right ear.

    The Bad:
    The earbuds tend to be easily pulled out of the ear, they may even fall out on their own for some people as the fit feels very loose on me and the hard plastic is smooth with no grip to stay in.

    Once again the cable is too short. It's the same length of the previous earbuds that came with the iPhone 4/4s. Apple needs to stop being cheap and make them at least six inches longer so they don't yank out of the ears when put into pants/shorts pockets. Other earbuds I buy are at least a six to 10 inches longer.

    Packaging is sub-par Apple standards. Is difficult to open without a knife, seems wasteful with the kind of stiff clear plastic that wants to cut your fingers with sharp edges. Would have been nicer to just have a paper box to hold the product. So much for the famous Apple product packaging beta-testing team.

    The Neutral
    The volume/mic control has moved to the right side instead of the left.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Fit

    Much worse than the original ear buds. Does no one at Apple move around while using ear buds? They are fine if you're sitting very still. If you walk, run, or move, they will fall out. The plastic is too smooth for normal day to day life usage.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice sound, bad comfort

    The sound that comes out of these phone is pretty good, certainly not as good as the professional phones I used on my job but my audio monitoring earphones cost ten times more. My big complaint is comfort and retention. The Apple EarPods are uncomfortable and fall out of my ears with the slightest head movement. A true audiophile will scrap these phones immediately, or better yet, give them to a friend with an old iPod. Then get a pair of mid priced over the ear headphones. They will sound better, block external noise better, and will stay put. The earphones Sony used to supply with the old Walkman are an adequate substitute for the EarPods.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ear Duds

    Sorry, must have bad ears - keep falling out.
    The rubber band around my head to hold them in kept leaving an ugly red line on my forehead.
    Apple, you can do better.

    15 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just won't stay in.

    The sound on these earbuds is definitely much better than it was on the older model but they simply will not stay in my ears. I read where people say they can exercise without them falling out and I guess they are just lucky because the slightest move causes them to drop right out of my ears. I can't even eat anything while wearing them because the movement of my jaw will cause them to drop. I wish they would work for me but I'm going to have to return them for something else. I give them 3 stars only for the improved sound quality.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painfully uncomfortable

    Not just uncomfortable but painful! Not a hint of softness. Seems to be designed for people with large ear canals. Even when I try to settle them in very gently, barely nudging them in there, they hurt badly. Sound quality is nice if you find them bearable. Pretty looking.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not stay in ears

    These are worse than the original earphones -- at least I could jam those sideways into my ears. It's very misleading for Apple to say: "The Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic are designed to rest comfortably inside — and stay inside — a variety of ear types." They don't stay inside my ears.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gr8t Quality for awesome Price

    I love writing reviews, but it seem like when it comes to products am not doing so much great as I do when it comes to other reviews i.e. softwares and apps and news. That being said, I do love to write about this recent, new re-designed apple's headset. Once I saw the new designed being interdicted I knew this will be a "winner."

    Great product serving as a headset and one awesome built-in Mic. Making it truly my favorite headset. I own a headset of beats which were $179 and let me say I've been using my apple new headset vs. the beats. So that just makes it truly my favorite gadget of 2012.

    Thank you apple for making and continue to surprise me with great products that customers are happy to buy and keep for a long time.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Great product and they sound amazing! Stay in the ears while running.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As Good As Earbuds Get!

    These ear buds are the best yet! I was comparing these to my Sony noise cancelling headphones, and trust me-- Apple wins! The sound is richer and deeper, and they fit in your ears better before due to a new design. Well done, Apple!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    im a professional n the music industry & 4 years ive struggled w/ in ear headphones... ive wasted 100's on headphones... these by far r some of the best ive heard & the r very comfortable... im shocked that they came w/ my iphone 5 & only cost 30... 2 good 2 b true!!! im getting a back-up pair

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    i got a new ipod for xmas and i love that. it came with these and they just don't do it for me. the sound is good and all that but they give me a head ache. i don't know if its just me or something to do with the blasting sound straight into my ear drums but they just feel good. head phones r for enjoying your music not to have it on low and have your head hurt after 2 songs

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Sounding

    These are comfortable and very nice sounding. I love them

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Comfortable with Great Sound but not if you have small ears

    I bought these for my wife for Christmas but was disappointed that they were too large and the hard plastic poked uncomfortably into her ear. For me this is not a problem however and I love the way they fit and feel. So I'm keeping them for me. :)

    They stay in comfortably for me and their sound is really excellent with decent base and clear highs.

    So if you have ears that, for in-ear headphones, need the tiny/smallest ear cushions to get them comfortably in your ear canal, these might not be the best choice.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Way better than its predecessor

    Just bought these headphones a week ago. Incredible sound and incredible fit. They've really outdone themselves with the EarPods.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Even after all of these years, Apple fails to make usable headphones

    Don't get me wrong, these stay in slightly longer than the older, non-pod models - by about a few seconds when I'm running, for instance.

    But groping for your headphones every few seconds and having your iPod Shuffle fall to the ground because they were pulled down by idiotic headphones that just wouldn't stay in, is not what I would call an amazing, audiogasmic experience.

    Oh, by the way, the sound quality still needs a lot of work. And I mean a lot. Still tinny and pretty much rubbish.

    Probably almost everyone rating these headphones 4+ stars either works for Apple or has never tried a decent pair of $20+ canalphones before.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    my favorite ear buds!

    -I specifically wanted ear buds like these. I don't like silicon

    -they don't block out noise
    -they're a little uncomfortable

    -these are my favorite ear buds. I would buy them again.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Comfortable and functional, these headphones are everything the old ones weren't! They fit perfectly in your ears! The old ones used to feel as if they were scratching me after only a few minutes but these new ones are so smooth that they are painless! The sound is incredible! When put in your ears the correct way and the music turned up to the correct volume, these earbuds compare to the noise cancellation headphones that can be purchased for hundreds of dollars! The only downside is that there is some minor static when there is no sound being emitted (like between songs) but its not that bothersome and goes away when the music continues! I will use these headphones forever!

    P.S. Much easier to clean than the old ones

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best earphones ever

    the new earpods came with my iphone 5:they are amazing,the first time you hear the sound quality of those little earpods,you will be surprised:the sound quality is superb,they fit the ears perfectly,suitable for gym workouts.... and for only 29$,its a buy

    1 of 1 people found this useful