• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple In Ear Earphones

    Sound is amazing, amazing bass and vocals. Good for all genres of music and block out other noises very well. They are also very comfortable and definitely worth £65. Found that bass is better if i push the earphones into my ears then they sound better and feel more comfortable as i can hardly feel them

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor sounds quality, poor construction

    I bought these because I didn't like the EarPods that came with my iPhone 5. The EarPods would not stay in my ears. The In-Ear headphones stayed in ok, but the sound quality was poor - weak to none existent bass. Then about 3 weeks after receiving them, the left earphone stopped working.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic, the best...... Almost!!!

    The best in ear headphones ever, but let down by the fact the rubber ear pieces constantly come off and are lost, which renders them useless....as stated by other customers.
    Apple. Please make the grip fit tighter, so you attain a perfect score!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most awful earphone i ever owned. not worth 30 cents. much less $80 dlrs.

    RUN!! Keep your money!!!

    Only now i KNOW i had it VERY good with the original $30 pair that came with the iphone. i like base and i need to hear sounds around me while wearing earphones. i dont need to crank up the volume. So for the original earphone, i purchased black foam covers, at Radiio Shack, so the earphones didnt slide out of my ears constantly.

    Then i spent/threw away $80 dlrs. VERY VERY Disappointed with Apple. horrendous sound. i used the medium plugs and couldn't hear ppl talking to me and the base was VERY poor.

    Then i replaced for the small buds. Now there is no base at all - only treble. In addition I still can't hear ppl around me very well.

    They sounds like CHEAP AM radio. i mean horrendous!
    Save yourself $50.
    i WISH i could have had a Test Drive! would not pay 30 cents.

    Wil buy the $30 dlrs pair and the black foams.

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning!

    Do not be mislead by the £65 price tag. These headphone are very, VERY poor quality. Apple's own £25 earphones are vastly superior in terms of sound quality. Please don't waste your money (and it is a lot of money)... like I did.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, but significant issues with reliability

    I've gone through three sets now. I've re-purchased because I'm pleased with the sound. I'll enumerate three issues:

    (1) ambient noise tends to get in around the buds
    (2) the remote mic and builtin controls tends to fail
    (3) the silicon in ear pieces tend to fall off easily and get lost

    Were these $40 I'd be delighted, at their current price point I'm looking for alternatives next purchase.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Last 6 months, Apple will not replace them

    Despite the excellent sound quality and great price point for dual-driver headphones, I do not recommend this product. They are extremely fragile, made for aesthetics rather than durability. At six months old I had no audio in the right earphone, and Apple refuses to replace them even though they are in warranty and appear as new condition-they attribute the failure to wear and tear, which is not covered by the warranty. My experience with this one product has tarnished my opinion of Apple, especially their service procedures.To add to the frustration, you cannot obtain extra silicone ear tips for these headphones. They tend to come off easily and do get dirty over time.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy it for apple gadgets!

    Unbelievable sound quality! Clear and detailed.Bass treb high all is perfect! The noise is gone. Don't believe to negative reviews!Just listen!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful!!!

    Shame on you apple!!! these are by far the worst headphones that I had bought in my life. The gel adapters fall off at each wear, lost all of my replacements and the little tiny wire screen from where the sound comes out of, these were obsolete for me, wasted my $79 plus tax because I couldn't even return them, Apple would not take them back!! Very sad about the last one!!!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    I think that these headphones are good. Why good - I still can't find a suitable vacuum size and in result the headphones don't hold on in my ears like they have to. I tried all the sizes (small, medium, large), but I need to make experience on my ears.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    These are not too bad.

    I found the bass to be a little weak for my liking and they're not as loud as my previous ones (Sennheisers). Price wise: they're a little expensive for what they are.

    I think these should come as the default headphones with iPods and iPhones.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent performance and great ergonomics but not for audiophiles

    These in-ear headphones are great. They do a great job at canceling out outside noise and while still providing crisp and clear audio. However, they lack range in bass. They are a comfortable fit and if they seem to be of great quality, but we'll see how long they last. They are worth a look if you're looking for headphones that are a comfortable fit, lightweight, and want outside noise canceling. When I blast these headphones I'm able to completely isolate myself from the outside world and the best part is nobody knows what I'm listening too. There is minimal sound leak which make them perfect for use in quiet areas. I'm a college student and think they are worth it if it fits these needs, but if you're looking for the best sound with rich deep bass, then you should look elsewhere, but at this price range, you'll be hard pressed to find similar headphones with this kind of sound quality and beautiful ergonomics.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buds pop off, no replacements

    If the screen comes off (mine did), the silicone buds will not stay on with regular use. Even if the screen stays on, as with all in-ear headphones, the silicone buds eventually get lost. UNLIKE other in-ear headphones, Apple does not sell replacements. I have tried skull candy and other brands' soft buds as a substitute and they do not fit. Apple should either make the headphones compatible with other brands' buds or sell replacements. You are paying $79 for a product that will not last long.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You're all wrong... These are good.

    I bought a pair of these about five years ago on recommendation from a friend after complaining about another pair of headphones that had perished after limited use.

    Since then I have had two more pairs (I lost a pair and bought a replacement, and HMV had reduced them to £30 once, so I couldn't resist)... None have experienced any build quality faults after extensive use (my in-line remote on a £130 pair of Bose is temperamental)... They dismantle easily for a deep clean...

    All Apple users will appreciate the simple understated look, the excellent compact carry case and the hardy in-line remote...

    Now to address the well-documented flaws:
    - replacement buds... I got some from the Regent Street Apple Store for free... I don't know if that was a lucky exception or something that other users have not done.
    - lack of bass... I agree with the other user - PUSH THEM IN - get the snuggest fit buds and push them to create a seal with the ear... And this helps block out the external noise...
    - clarity... for most users paying £60 I guess that these will be for your iPod/iPhone whilst on the bus/tube and not for studio-listening... I get plenty of clarity for in-ear headphones and they compare well to similarly priced Sennheiser and Sony sets that I have bought... I agree with another reviewer that the only time I notice extra 'parts' to a song is when using higher-end on-earphones in a quiet environment...

    [ I personally would recommend Bose earphones if you live near a store as they will give you unlimited replacement buds and will replace the headphones under a two-year warranty... When out of warranty they heavily discount a new pair to replace them... ]

    Make your mind up for yourselves but if you get a chance to try these then do...

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Big

    The sound is great, but seriously, the in-ear design is way too big! Apparently designed with men in mind! Even the slightest tug on the cord pulls the headphones our of my ears. Very frustrating.

    0 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No replacement tips

    These headphones are great except for one issue: The silicon ear tips come off very easily and Apple will not sell you a replacement set. Unfortunately once you lose one of the set that fits you this product is utterly useless unless you buy a whole new set for another $80. The lack of replacement parts is a glaring oversight.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love these in-ear headphones!

    I have tried multiple brands of headphones including Bose and Beats but these are by far my most favorite. I have two pair of them and have recommended them to all of my friends and family. The quality of the sound is far better than the afore mentioned brands. In addition, they really make conference calls a breeze in an airport or other noisy environment because it cancels out all of the background noise. I highly recommend this product.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    Bass lovers, please don't go for this. I bought this one and I really disappointed, no bass.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only effective for up to 20 seconds before becoming easily Dislodged

    These headphones are effective for reducing external noise. However, the effect only lasts literally 15-20 seconds before the in ear headphones come dislodged and external noise creeps in.

    I think the design is really lacking on these things b/c the slightest movement will pull these things out of your ears. They really don't fit in an ear well at all.

    Sitting on an airplane: I could not chew gum b/c jaw movement will knock these out of place; couldn't pop my ears either as we ascended/descended. Walking somewhere: the weight of the cord gently bouncing against your chest as you walk pulls these out of place; if you're walking and don't adjust the headphones, they will likely fall out of your ear completely within a couple of minutes.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic sound from some tiny, subtle earbuds

    These headphones sound fantastic. You don't need to be a pretentious audiophile to notice the difference between listening to music with these headphones and Apple's EarPods, the older earphones, and a lot of non-Apple headphones. Everything sounds great and, just as advertised, you'll notice aspects of your music you hadn't before. I did, anyway! Ambient noise cancellation is great, on top of all that. I can easily get lost in my music on the bus, at work, or just outside.

    As pointed out by other reviewers, getting a good fit with the silicone tips is crucial to enjoying these headphones. The mediums that came attached are too big for me. I could barely get a seal, it was uncomfortable at best, and they fell out very easily. The large ones didn't work out either, but I found the small ones fit my ears great. The right earbud will sometimes slip out of my ear, though, if I'm messing with the control buttons built into the microphone or moving around. Still, mic and controls are just like the ones on the EarPods and it's definitely convenient.

    If you're on the fence, I'd say go for it! Try all the silicone tips out, in both ears separately, and I bet you'll find a good fit for your ears. I listen to a lot of different kinds of music and I've been impressed every time I use these, across a pretty diverse range of genres.

    4 of 6 people found this useful