• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So bad

    • Written by from singapore

    I just cannot believe Apple designed these and claims them to be more comfortable than the standard earphones. These earphones came with my very expensive 6S and to my horror they do not fit in my ears at all! They keep falling out! And when they do fit, it hurts so much to have them on for more than a few minutes! So bad...I am having trouble digesting the quality of this product. And people, they do NOT come free with the phone. You have paid for it. It is just that Apple , again, chose to rip us off by providing ill-designed, sub-standard earphones with the phone. Com on now, these are for human ears...a little bit of cushioning surely wouldn't hurt? Provide ear buds and have a re-look at how these fit Apple...

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Even if they fit, they wear out very fast

    • Written by from Hove

    Over the years I have been through nearly a dozen pairs of the earbuds from normal use. The lifespan appears to be around 6 months, tops, and the local store staff do not seem at all surprised. On several occasions they have simply looked at the earbuds, seen they have not been abused, and simply handed over a replacement. My latest set came with an iPhone 6+ less than 6 months ago and now any movement of the cable causes the right earbud to crackle or cut-out completely for a split second. The build quality of the earbuds is appalling, mainly due to the cable being so flimsy. Why, oh, why, don't Apple produce a decent, ROBUST, version. They charge a premium for quality, but £25 for new earbuds every few months is appalling when the quality is so poor. I would rather pay £50 for a set that lasts for several years. Style and fit (for me) 5 out of 5, value for money ZERO.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I miss the old ones

    • Written by from Seattle

    I have small ears and these earbuds hurt to wear for more than 30 seconds. They also fall out very easily. When I first bought a device that came with these, I just ordered a pair of the previous style which were perfect for my ears. Now Apple doesn't carry that style anymore. These don't work, and the kind with rubber that goes in the ear canal doesn't work for my tiny ears either. I wish Apple would bring back the old style. Now I have to buy cheap knockoffs of that style that break easily, because it is the only shape of earbud I can wear.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Corvallis

    I had these headphones for a month and they broke. The right earbud completely fell apart. Apple is extremely unhelpful in giving me a new pair or my money back.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    For all to hear

    • Written by from The Woodlands

    Maybe it's just me but, these earbuds are possibly the worst earbuds that I have ever owned. Good thing they came free with my Apple product otherwise, I would have wanted a refund. They hurt my ears, they don't stay in my ears and, worst of all, EVERYBODY around you can hear what you are listening to! You may as well just unplug your device and play your song aloud! Also, the sound quality is horrid. Everything is way too high pitched, and the bass and drums drown out the melody.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible with my iPhone 6

    • Written by from Loveland

    Whenever I use these earbuds on a phone call, they cause my phone to go all screwy. It cycles from the call screen to the contacts screen then mutes itself - over and over and over during the phone call. I couldn't figure out why my calls kept muting themselves while I was trying to carry on a conversation. When I unplug the earbuds, everything resolves. My iphone has had phone issues since day one (been to the genius bar three times in 6 months), and this is the latest. At least this one I was able to figure out before another trip to the bar.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst earphones I've ever used

    • Written by from Mecosta

    I have owned countless pairs of earphones; Skull Candy, Panasonic, you name it. I have never had a problem with getting any of these to fit in my ears. Most earphones come with rubber pieces that insert into your ears, and replacement pieces if the regular pieces are too big. I have never once used the replacements. My point is that it is not hard for me to find earphones that properly fit my ears. And yet these will absolutely not stay in place. I move my head slightly, they fall out. I try to walk with them in, they fall out. The fact that something so low in quality would cost $30 is absolutely ridiculous. I have purchased far better earphones for around $10. I am very glad that I got these for free and did not buy them. Don't waste your money. It truly confuses me that a million dollar company can't make a pair of decent earphones.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Worst

    • Written by from Barrie

    Got these with my phone and they were really nice until both buds broke, not abused and in perfect condition. So I bought another pair and the right earbud cut out, again in the most perfect condition ever, no cut wires or anything. Not Worth It!!!

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Far to large and painful to wear - ZERO STARS

    • Written by from Greater london

    Received these 'universal fits all' earphones with my IPhone 6 but found them to be way too large to wear. They were very painful to put in and irritated my poor ears and then kept on falling out, which at times was a bit of a relief for me.

    Unfortunately, I am very disappointed with this product & the after sales service and therefore I can not recommend this item. If you have very small ear holes then please avoid this product.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok but........

    • Written by from Rajkot

    The earpods are not that good, they do not last, the soung quality is very good but the body is too very weak, i think that Apple should do something so that we can rely on it, Apple creates premium products, but the earpods are not at all premium, sound quality is better than its competitors, but its competitors create more long lasting earpods.

    Thank you Apple

    Your fan from India

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't last

    • Written by from Powder Springs

    I've bought two pairs of these along with two apple charger cables. Neither of them lasted me more than six months. I even had to replace it on my macbook charger after it overheated and burned. I chose to go with other cables from apple approved companies because the quality of the rubber around the cables that apple uses is so bad. Those headphones and cables have lasted me for well over a few years. Apple should make better quality charging cables.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Made

    • Written by from Burnaby

    These are poorly made. Only lasted 6 months. Wires already disconnected from pin. Older version are still working after 5 years. Buy any other brand and save money. Not even worth 1 star.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product in apple line-up

    • Written by from Groves

    I simply cant fathom that Apple being such an awesome design firm sells these badly designed headphone. The design is terrible. How do they expect these to stay in anyone ears is beyond me. The shape is weird, and the surface is so smooth that there is almost no friction to keep them in your ear. They keep sliding off every minute. The cord is also terribly designed. First, it is really short, so if you don't have a front shirt pocket, you have to hold it. No option of putting it in your jeans pocket because it wont reach. Second the mic is located specifically such that it makes it difficult for the person on the other end to hear anything. Most times I have to put the mic almost in my mouth for the other person to hear what I am saying clearly. Lastly, the mic keeps getting stuck in my shirt collar keeps pulling the ear piece out of my ear. APPLE what happened to ease of use?
    Please make something that is wireless & stays in your ear.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I've been disappointed with the quality of the earbuds that Apple has given with the iPhone since the beginning. They are extremely uncomfortable, won't stay in my ears, especially when moving around, and the sound quality is barely passable. Basically, they're junk. Not a very good pairing with an otherwise glorious piece of hardware technology. The buds that came with my 6+ were no exception. Surely Apple can do better than this? And don't get me started on the problems with frayed chords at the base of each end -- both the earbuds AND the power chords. It's laughably embarrassing for the company's image. Not to mention, just plain shoddy workmanship and design.

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    uncomfortable headset ever seen

    • Written by from Pathankot

    The sound is great, but after about 15m the unforgiving hard plastic form begins to hurt. If you find yourself swapping out the default silicone earphone tips for the small size on other in-ear headphones, these EarPods might be too big for you.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Houston

    terrible quality, terrible everything

    4 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unconfortable! Hurt my ears!

    • Written by from Hialeah Gardens

    I had iphone for several years but i never used the eapods. I started using the ones that my iphone 6 brought and these earpods literally made my ear hurt so bad!! They even made cuts inside my ear! I threw them away! I hated them! If could give them a 0 star i would!

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too fragile

    • Written by from Riga

    Although sound and fit is quite decent the whole assembly is really fragile. At first I noticed a crack on the middle of remote control, which you would push to pause music. Then after some time crack on both earpieces appeared. Considering that, these cracks appeared during normal everyday use I would say, that materials chosen aren't the best suiting ones. If I would have bought these separately, I would be quite disappointed.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would Not Buy

    • Written by from Beaver Dam

    I've gotten two pairs of these and both times the left headphone went silent after a couple months of moderate use.

    22 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Torrance

    This earphone came with my Iphone. Since the first time I used it I hated. It is too big for the ear, therefore it causes a lot of pain if you use for more than 5 minutes. Other fact about it is that the sound quality is horrible. Besides it is to big to fit into the ear the sound it emits is very low. I HATED IT. I prefer the old earphones apple had, they were way better than these ones. Don't be fool about the good reviews, this earphone is the WORSE one in the market.

    8 of 36 people found this useful