• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality and Painful

    • Written by from Dublin

    These headphones are by far the worst I have ever owned. First, the sound quality is very poor. Due to the offset speakers, music sounds echoed when played through them. Second, they are painful to wear. I have never had any problem with headphones fitting and being comfortable in my ears before I got these. Within a week of using these, i had sores in my ears and their edge had actually cut the inside of my ear. Overall, Apple EarPods would be better put to use as torture devices than being sold as headphones.

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good!

    • Written by from Elkhorn

    These headphones do not stay in my ears!!! I bought the new iphone 5, and was excited about the new headphones. Although they looked new and comfortable I soon found out they are not good at all! I am a runner, and every 100 yards I find myself sticking them back in. And the volume control is not as connivent as one would think. It is easier to control the volume on the phone.

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Camas

    It does not fit well in the ear and keeps falling out...and other people at work complains the same or that it does not fit in the ear....horrible

    13 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I find these very painful, I finally stopped using them yesterday after hoping the pain would somehow stop, and today my ears are still sore. They are not a good fit at all, they have no soft features, and appear to be designed for larger ears. I'm pretty tall so I wouldn't have thought I had tiny ears. I can't use this product any more.

    23 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't stay in my ears!

    • Written by from Madison

    I hate to say it, but the old buds are better.

    Apple needs to put a coating of rubber or silicone on the surface to they stay put in people's ears.

    They won't stay in, no matter how hard I try.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New EAR PODS ARE horrible

    • Written by from Troy

    I purchased these earpods to replace the old ear pods that I used with my Nano, and iphone. These ones are horrible. Please bring the others back. These hurt my ears after FIVE minutes of use, and if you breathe - they fall out. They are not useful I would not recommend them to anyone

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money. Whose ears were these designed for?

    • Written by from New York

    I was so hopeful that the new design would stay in my ears better, especially after the salesperson raved about how great they are during exercise. I get annoyed by the old style falling out when I'm running. But the only way these will stay in - loosely - are if I'm completely still. And forget wearing any earrings, even small studs, with these. The extended plastic from the pods clack against them while walking.

    Not only that, the "clasp" used to hold each side's wires together is useless, since it doesn't stay put. Huge disappointment and waste of $30.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very painful

    • Written by from Ames

    I have tried for the last month to get used to wearing these headphones. They are extremely painful to wear, even after 10 minute of use. It doesn't matter how great the sound quality is if they don't fit. I think the old model was more comfortable and blocked out background noise better.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    they are terrible

    • Written by from Milford

    They fall out ridiculously easy all you have to do is whip your head and they fly out.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor workmanship

    • Written by from Plantation

    The Apple Earpods with Remote and Mic did not meet my expectations. I was looking forward to better headphones from Apple to use during my workout at the gym. Instead I still experiencing the same problem I had with the old apple headphones. This new apple earpods does not stay inside my ear during my workout and feel very uncomfortable in my ear, which cause pressure against my inner ear. I also get headaches because of the uncomfortable headphones pressing against my inner ear. The only improvement is the audio quality of the new apple earpods headphones. Unfortunately I am very disappointed with the new apple earpods headphones.

    24 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor fit

    • Written by from Cardiff

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Fit

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ear Duds

    • Written by from alpharetta

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painfully uncomfortable

    • Written by from Ashburn

    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

    • Written by from San Francisco

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from SILKEBORG

    Absolutely worthless! One size does not fit all! If your ear doesn't fit the "universal" size then you're screwed if you want to use these headphones. Do yourself a favor a and replace them at the first chance you get.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still don't fit...

    • Written by from New York

    For those hoping these buds would fit better than those darn ones they used to give out with their devices, don't hold your breath. Still keeps falling out.

    Maybe it's my ears, but I dont see why apple can't just make their in-ear buds THE standard. I don't mind getting charged more, but at least I have a product that I can actually use. It's not like I can return them without returning my iPhone. What am I supposed to do with these now?

    Major bummer...

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep falling out

    • Written by from Owatonna

    Maybe my ears are not standard but the darn things just will not stay in!

    63 of 109 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such high hopes.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I really, really wanted to like the new and improved standard-issue Apple headphones. Sadly, they are still horribly uncomfortable in my ear. The hard plastic seems to find every sensitive area and dig in. Even if I barely place the headphone in my ear, they are not comfortable - and then the amount of background noise from the loose fit makes it hard to hear the music if I keep it at a reasonable level.

    22 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad fit

    • Written by from Lima

    Falls out from my ear all the time, to hard plastic to it don't grip inside my ear.

    18 of 26 people found this useful