• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 Earpods

    I got these earphones with my iPhone 5 so I thought I would give them a try. In the past I have been using the Belkin Mic attachment so I could use the headphones of my choice, but lots of extra wires that way. I have spent a month with the Apple headphones and they are very convenient and they stay in my ears when I use the little clip to cinch up the extra headphone wire. That little cinch clip thing is the only thing that keeps the earpods in my ears when I am out exercising. The sound quality is fine.

    My two complaints of these earpods are that they are not "ear plug" style so there is a lot of ambient noise, which is a personal preference, and the sticky rubber they used to produce these head phones has been the cause of multiple phone drops. Luckily, I was using these with my iPhone 4 so there wasn't much damage. The back of the iPhone 5 would have been a scratched up mess by now. I move, the rubber clings and catches on everything from clothes to my desk at work, and the phone goes flying.

    I'm going back to my other headphones.

    81 of 99 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    I had my initial doubts about these headphones when they came out, but I picked up a pair at my local Apple Store today and I must say they are worth the £25! They are nicely designed, they fit fine, they are comfortable in the ear and most of all, they produce an amazing, bassy sound. They are on par with more expensive products like some Bose and Beats By Dre. Nice one Apple!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones ever!

    Awesome quality for the price, really impressed!

    79 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Impressed

    I recently broke a two year old pair of Shure SE 210's, and needed something quick for travelling. Picked up a pair of the EarPods at an ATT store. Very impressed. These are loud without being painful, comfy, and have great low and high response. Mid's could be a bit clearer, but its that is really nit picking. And for $29 they are as good as the Shure model they replaced! Good going Apple!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive and crisp sound quality

    It really comfortable and stay fit in my ear. But the biggest breakthrough is it's crisp sound quality, really loud and powerful bass. And it just 29 dollar. I'm so amazed at this headphone, coming from previous earbud really make huge different

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but one size fits all approach does not work

    The sound quality has improved notably over previous Apple earphones with richer tones and stronger bass. Based on the sound quality alone, these EarPods are quite good for the price.

    However, they probably will not fit snuggly in your ear, which is very annoying. The Apple commercial boasts that they chose a shape that fits many ear types. But in doing so, the lowest common denominator effect means that the EarPods probably don't fit most ear types very well. In my case, they are simply too small for my ears so they always feel like they are about to fall out.

    Other ear phones on the market fit better than EarPods because (1) they have soft rubber plugs that create a seal in the ear canal, and (2) most come with three different sizes of plugs to suit each individual -- all for the same price as the EarPod.

    With these new EarPods, Apple made something clear: Fit is more important than sound quality. It doesn't matter how good a set of earphones sound. If they don't fit properly, you will only be thinking about that and not how good they sound.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Apples best

    The sound is great. But they're always falling out so it's not like it matter. My Sony headphones that are only $20 stay in, why can't these!

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't Beat the Value of these Ear Buds

    Fit and finish is every bit Apple excellence. Sound is right up there too. The price may be what's moving my opinion but I feel like I got something for almost nothing.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple EarPods fit better REVERSED!

    Get this: No doubt these things sound better than the previous EarPods. But unlike the previous EarPods which fit my ears perfectly, these fall out no matter how hard I shove them into my ears. Horrible horrible fit.

    Weirder still, when I reverse them, left to right ear, right ear to left, they fit PERFECTLY! Snug, better sounding, comfortable fit.

    But my OCD can't allow me to fully enjoy the experience of listening to music 'backwards'.

    Has anybody had a similar experience?

    54 of 87 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A huge improvement!

    Compared to the previous entry level earphones made by apple, these are a MASSIVE improvement!! Might take a little time to get them to fit well but the audio quality is great with deep bass. Highly recommended!

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Used these On Stage tonight; on Par with In Ear Custom mold $600 headphones

    For the price you can't beat these. Yes this is true, but there is so much more to it than that. Apple could sell these for $80 and they'd still be cheap for the quality compared to Boss or Beats or Skull Candy. I previously had the old iphone headphones and these NEW Ear Pods are of much higher quality. I used these on stage tonight and they blew away the $79.99 Skull Candy X2 Skull Candy Double Bass headphones with battery pack that I used in rehearsal 2 days prior. Very impressed! Buy these if you want great sound; I am a musician and I feel these out do most high end headphones and for the price they definitely do; opinions aside.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply amazing

    These earphone are the best sounding earphones I've ever tried and they fit good and are comfortable. I can move around and walk and they won't fall out. But they sometimes they work there way out when doing a lot of moving such as running or bouncing. Over all these are very amazing earphones and a huge improvement from Apples last earphones and they are comfortable and the best sound you will find for $30.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfort & Quality!

    These are a huge improvement over the ear-buds Apple and every other company makes.

    The shape is pretty interesting, but it actually does feel more comfortable when you wear them, even for extended periods. The fit is even more secure than the circular design. As a photographer, I need to get into some pretty awkward positions, but they stay put until I take them out, and that's a first!

    Their quality is amazing as well. I've never been one to buy expensive headphones, but I do boost the bass in my car. It's really nice that with these headphones I can actually feel the songs! But if I want to turn it down, there's always the settings in the phone to get my music the way I like it!

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The most amazing earphones I've ever used.

    The new Apple EarPods are fantastic! They fit perfectly I can't believe it, the bass has tremendous sound and is great. They are really loud and super comfortable. If these were $80 I'd still buy them. You can't even tell they're in your ear. I love them so much!! I just hope they don't break fast. Great great job apple. Now I really believe you've scanned 100's of ears and taken 3 years to perfect them. Great job apple! The best company on this planet... Ever! <3

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best earphones EVER for $30!

    The first time I put these on, I went "WOW". I actually took them off and put on my other Apple earphones and replayed the same song just to compare the quality. The music is just so much more beautiful, bass-rich and great-sounding. Then I started promoting these earphones to everyone I know by letting them listen to the same song with all 3 Apple earphones I own - the ones that come with each iPod, the In-Ear Headphones with remote & mic and the latest Earpods. Needless to say, the sound is undeniably impressive with the Earpods and the best thing is it costs the SAME as the normal earphones! The box it comes with is a nice plus - I store my Earpods back inside them in order to cary them around in my purse. Great innovation and huge improvement on an essential accessory, Apple!

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    earpods

    amazing !! I recommend it. Amazing bass and beautiful sound.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best EarPods to Date

    These things fit my ears great do not fall out at all. Buy them you will not be sorry.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Major issue with calls

    These earpods work fine for music playback but are terrible for phone calls. They keep cutting out as if the noise canceling is working too much. This happened on 2 sets so I just started using the older earbuds and they work fine. If you get these free with your phone that's fine but don't waste your money buying these separately.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product.

    Not what I expected, after using the original headphones for 5 years now, these are amazing compared to the old ones, really do recommend them!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, not great fit

    I got these with the iPod Touch 5th gen. and I must say the sound was surprisingly good. The bass is really good for in-ear headphones and the music is very clear. What disappointed me was the fit. It was all hyped up to be a perfect fit for all ears, but they are not as sturdy as I would have liked. I am 15 years old, and I have huge ears, so that could be a reason. Plus I am disappointed with the remote and mic not coming with the iPod version. Other than that, I love the headphones.

    22 of 22 people found this useful