• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Headphones ever!

    • Written by from Far Rockaway

    The quality of these headphones are very cheap. It's only March of 2013 and I've already gone through two headphones this year. After I bought this new one, I noticed that in the ear piece I am constantly being shocked. That's a little scary, especially with this being in my ear. This has happened several times and have switched to another brand of headphones. Overall I am dissatisfied with the overall quality of apple branded accessories.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Carleton Place

    i was listening too music when they literally shocked my ear! they were brand new from the apple store and had just been opened. they have not been exposed to water or pulled on. not worth it.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good at all

    • Written by from Stafford

    These headphones are without doubt the most uncomfortable headphones i have ever used. They don't fit properly, constantly falling out of my ears, and are very uncomfortable to wear. The sound quality is not bad, but not top notch either - ive had phillips sport headphones for cheaper that reproduce the sound better. The final point is sound leakage : ever sat on a train and heard someone else's music in full clarity ? Yep thats the apple headphones. Do yourself a favour and buy another brand : apple just cannot make decent headphones !

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst

    • Written by from Chilton

    These are the worst things I've ever put in my ears. Bulky,hard, odd shaped, probably only fits one particular ear size. Extremely painful to wear after about 15 minutes. Seriously who designed these?

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    please fix

    • Written by from Tifton

    ok I love the apple earpods to death but im sick of buying new one every couple of months they always end of shorting out and one will be louder than the other one and I shouldn't have to go to accessibility and try to balance them out and im not doing that anymore. everybody knows that you guys have enough money to make them not short out or heck you could make them indestructible but what ever u do make them work please

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring the old model back

    • Written by from La Crosse

    Either due to or spite of their sleek design, these earbuds sound worse and are less comfortable and stable than their predecessors. Sound quality is tinny and harsh and they do not stay in place while in use. I'm 6'3" and take my earbuds running- I tried these on my last run and gave up ten minutes in after a light breeze kept dislodging them. Might be fine for sitting at a desk, not much else.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from marina

    I love apple products but sadly they've been failing me repeatedly.
    I bought a pair of headphones to replace my lost ones and only after 3 weeks they broke. I was listening to music on my I-phone as I was walking home when my phone fell and the headphones literally split apart. The portion that goes into your I-phone was actually stuck in my phone while the cord to the headphones had separated. I've dropped my phone a couple of times while listening to music and and never has the actual cord broke, usually the headphones just pull out of the phone, but I was very upset about they just broke this time. I understand when over time headphones start to fade or lose sound on one side due to old or tangled wires, but this is ridiculous. I did not pay 30+ tax to have my headphones break so easily.
    Apple is failing.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HATE is a strong word but...I HATE the EarPods

    • Written by from Woodstock

    I agree with everyone that the sound is great - but there are many other brands with great sound. I cannot believe that with such great technology, Apple can't make a better EarPod. The earbuds I got from CVS even come with 3 different size rubber pieces so that you can choose which ones fit your ears best. Not everyone has the same size and shape ears. Wearing the Apple EarPods pose two problems - and both outweigh the great sound: 1) They don't fit in my ear very well so as soon as I move, they fall out; and 2) they HURT!

    Maybe the bad design is a ploy to get folks to buy Beats... Not me. No thanks.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, BUT....Ouch!!

    • Written by from Janesville

    I would really like these earbuds IF I could wear them for more than 10 minutes. They are hard and oddly shaped. The result is just very uncomfortable at best, bordering on painful. I will just stick with the traditional round ones from JBL. They sound great too, but much more comfortable for me. Sorry Apple I would not recommend these to anyone! Luckily they came with my new iPhone so I didn't lay any extra cash out for them.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible earpods

    • Written by from Swarthmore,

    These earpods are terrible . I can't get them to stay in the ear when walking. It is so annoying. I thought the older ones were bad but these are worse. I would love to know how they tested them. Trying to buy over the ear headphones but do not want to pay hundreds of dollars for the large ones.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it simply hurts

    • Written by from new york

    I did not like them at all , i bought iPhone 6 and loved every thing in the box except the earpods , i mean they really hurts after wearing them for a long time , for a customer the most important thing is comfort and quality , this has quality but they don't have the comfortability that i need.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE Apple, but HATE these EarPods!

    • Written by from Isle of Palms

    All of my iPhones have been amazing, but these EarPods are the worst. They are actually painful to wear. The mic is great, but they do not fit well in my ears. Apple, PLEASE change the design to something soft and flexible. The skull candy earbuds that I have with varying sizes of rubber on them are immeasurably better than the huge hard plastic on those that come with Apple products.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very uncomfortable

    • Written by from Laval

    I loved the old apple earpods, but this new model hurts my ears. They are very uncomfortable and fall out. What happened to a once great product ?

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great for the first 5-6 weeks

    • Written by from Delray Beach

    I bought my headphones about 6 weeks ago and the right earphone is already half as loud as it was before. I see why they are only 30.00. I do not recommend these headphones to any of you.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurt my ears

    • Written by from Tucson

    These hurt my ears, not surprising considering that they are large and plastic. Looking for others with same functionality but comfortable. Recommendations?

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for me...

    • Written by from Toronto

    Everyone's ear is shaped differently. But the shape of mine, albeit pretty standard, is still not one these pods accommodate well. They fill in my ear perfectly, so it's not down to the size of my ear being too large for them, yet they still fall out like crazy even when I move my head just a little, save to say when I'm exercising, be it running on a treadmill, stepping on a stepper, or even exercising on a mat in a lying position. I'm bitterly disappointed - these pods are clearly not for me. I'm glad that Apple's salesperson assured me that albeit they're earphones, they will take them back without ifs and buts.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wellington

    Just got my brand new iPhone 6 and the (also brand new) buds doesn't even work. I also tried them with my previous iPhone (4S), my MBP and my iPad, no sound out of it, so... straight to the waste basket where they belong...

    2 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design for comfort

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Are all the reviews that say these headphones fit well and are comfortable to wear written by Apple employees? Without any type of rubber gasket, these headphones do NOT stay in the ear even when you are stationary. The hard plastic casing hurts like heck just trying to set them inside the ear. They may look great, but whoever designed them did so without any consideration that not all ears and ear canals are the same size... Yet again Apple pushes form over function without proper user experience (UX) testing. I now have two unusable pair of earbuds, one that came with my 5s and one from my 6 Plus. Anybody want to buy a pair at a very cheap price (just pay for shipping)?

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Columbus

    I actually like that sound and the microphone feature, but my ears have developed sores while trying to wear these. Are these made for men only? They are too large and hurt so bad.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SO PAINFUL! :( My ears hurt!

    • Written by from Moncton

    Can't even wear them for a few minutes, stretch out your ears and make them sore.

    10 of 17 people found this useful