• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not like they used to be

    • Written by from Toronto

    For years, Apple headphones were made with a very rubbery material that was more flexible than most. However, the last pair I picked up feels extremely cheap. The plastic cable is extremely stiff, which makes it very difficult to coil them neatly before stuffing in your pocket. I don't want to spend 10 minutes untangling headphones each time I pull them from my pocket, so I'm very disappointed in the design change. I'm also very disappointed to find that Apple has made a design change without letting consumers know. Clearly, it's not an improvement or they would have trumpeted it.

    I won't be buying Apple headphones any more.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not made for small ears!

    • Written by from Beeville

    I love the design of them, don't get me wrong, but they don't stay in my ears and really hurt. :(
    Great quality, great if you don't have small ears.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One size fits all :/

    • Written by from SHEBOYGAN

    The sound is great... if I hold them in. These barely stay in my ears and sound like cheap headphones unless I press and hold them in my ears. Terrible design.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    • Written by from Stow

    I don't care how good they are, they don't lasts longer than 6 months. This is the third time one ear bud stops working while the other one is fine.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality

    • Written by from Al jimi

    Quality is very bad ,this is my third ear pod it's broken today near to 3.5 jack , it's always happens to my friends but I love the sound quality and the way of construction that means the shape .place make it more strong .
    Thank u

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The Sound is Great and well...

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I love the sound from the EarPods. These are the perfect earbuds for sitting around reading, watching Netflix, or listening to music at work. Unfortunately that's about all you can do with them. They are way too smooth and even the slightest things like smiling or laughing too hard makes them fall out. Running with them is impossible. Between the jostling and sweating I almost just wanted to leave them in a trash bin. I really miss the design of the old ear buds, I wish I was still able to purchase them.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds good, hurts bad!

    • Written by from Bangalore

    These are excellent headphones your money can buy, in fact they are way better than my Panasonic (extra bass variant) and Skullcandy (Ink'd) headphones in terms of quality of audio ouput. There is one major drawback in these Apple headphones - I am not sure if its only me or not, but these phones hurt my ears like crazy! I can hardly wear them for more than 15 minutes after which I literally crib in pain and take them off.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable for small ear canals

    • Written by from Pleasant Grove

    Nobody in my family can get these to fit well—we must all have small ear canals. 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.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent sound and fit, but they stop working after 6 months

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    Good: they sound great, they're comfortable, and they're a decent price.

    Bad: they stop working after about 6-8 months. The sound will either stop entirely, cut out in one speaker, or reduce in quality. It seems to be related to wear in the areas where plastic is joined with cord. The cord is just not sturdy enough for everyday use.

    I have bought at least 2 every year since they came out. If I go to an Apple store, they will often replace them under AppleCare (if they have an appointment at the Genius Bar available). But I do not live near an Apple Store, and they do not return products from the online store after 6 months, so I have to pay $30 every few months. If there were a way to pay $100 for earbuds that can actually last a couple years, then I'd do it. Sadly, that'd actually SAVE me money!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Victorville

    these are horrible love the sound but apple needs to seriously stop kicking out support for models of the ipod shuffle, first the ipod shuffle 2nd generation with the whole cord switch, and now with the remote on the headphones ipod shuffle 3g should be supported will all apple remotes, if its not compatible then don't make it, because someone payed 50 dollars for an ipod does not mean to push them out like of they are not allowed. this is ridiculous apple, send out cases with the remote on them if you want to do things like this. :(

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but extremely uncomfortable

    • Written by from Kennesaw

    These earphones have very good sound. They may even be the best earphones available at this price soundwise. However, they are the most uncomfortable earphones I've ever had. I can not wear them for more than 5 mins.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but....

    • Written by from Ridgefield

    I have had 3 pairs of these and never really had problems until after a lot of usage the sound quality deteriorates as well as the volume. I was really bummed about this and was stuck with them until I got myself a new pair of Beats (A lot better btw...) but I was sad that after spending money buying these they went so quick with usage.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't stay put.

    • Written by from Springfield

    These ear buds have good sound, but not great like some say. I know quality sound! The other problem with these is that they wont stay snug in my ears. I realize everyone has different ear shapes, but these have no "traction". If you want the best possible sound, they need to be snug in the ear or all you hear is treble.

    Three stars for the decent sound.
    Two stars for the fit and price.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT SOUND... when they work

    • Written by from Memphis

    I love the Ear Pods shape and they are very comfortable but the big problem is that one of Ear Pods goes out meaning you are getting full volume on one side but on the other you could barley hear the music. So please find a way to prevent this from happening.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very painful :(

    • Written by from Wayland

    They have great sound, but they hurt my ears! After reading other reviews I don't feel so bad. I thought it was just me. But really, the shape is so awkward, the cartilage in my ears hurt so bad I can't wear them more than a minute. Not enjoyable at all.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    got these with the new phone and they dont fit.

    • Written by from Pitman

    im sure theyre great but if they dont stay in my ears theyre pretty much useless. why cant they just put a normal pair of headphones in there, or knock the money off the price. :P

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    We all gotta be honest about it! ��

    • Written by from Hyattsville

    They didn't server me for 6weeks before the cords broke and one ear stopped working! Apple gotta make the cords more thick

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst earphones EVER!

    • Written by from Scarborough

    I bought these earphones because of all the positive reviews people have left for this product, but after testing them out for myself, I just realized that I made a big mistake! These earphones are TERRIBLE! They are so uncomfortable and awkward! The bass is very good, and the overall sound quality is amazing, but the actual earphones are not. I listened to one song on a decent volume level, and I immediately got a painful headache! Who came up with the design for these earphones? They are shaped so weirdly that they fit so awkwardly in my ears. The bass is so clear that it literally feels like the music is trapped in my ears and spilling into my brain! I couldn't even listen to a few songs because of the terrible headache I got after using these earphones. What a waste of money. What happened to the simple white earphones that came with the older iPod generations? Those were simple and shaped properly. They were round and simple, and the bass wasn't so strong that your ear drums felt like they were under attack. I fear that these earphones could actually cause damage to people's hearing. I warn you not to buy these, get something else!

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not what i hoped!

    • Written by from SAN ANTONIO

    these are great except the volume/mic control is so close to head, that every time i reach over to use control, i pull earbud out! i am left-handed, but still.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Low to mid range headphone

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I've been using Apple earphones since iPhone 3GS and I have had a same experience with all of them. They start to be good when you have them out of box and use them for a few months. After that, they all start losing quality in noise and lower the sound they give out. Usually after 6months you find yourself buying a new one. The price for it is not cheap and it's overpriced for such quality, there are better earphones you can get with the same price range that work for you longer. I'm So disappointed by such wuality coming out of Apple production line especially after they aquired Beats. I was expectinn a better headphone quality for iPhone 6 series but it never happened.

    If you're planning to get one of these, just don't do it, it doesn't worth it unless you're one those who need to own everything Apple produces.

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