• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very uncomfortable

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Most painful earbuds I've ever owned. They don't fit properly and are too large. Another failed attempt by apple to change something that was already designed well.

    4 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Pox on this Garbage!

    • Written by from Naples

    I hate these things.

    I hate them, hate them, HATE THEM.

    After my decent (for the price) earbuds died in a horrible dancing-chimp incident, I endeavored to replace them once I regained the use of my kegs. The old style being unavailable, I ended up almost wasting 30-something bucks on these, but decided to shoplift them instead.

    The sound is awful. The bass pounds my head unless I have the volume at the very minimum, and even then all I can hear is that dåmned thumping. The treble and mid-range are completely drowned out on this aural aberration, yet everyone praises the sound quality?!

    Is "dat bass" all you bacon-flakes care about anymore? What about Bob? Whatever happened to Robot Jones? Who am I? Does my shirt even exist? Bottom line, these things are bad. They make me wanna go out and set things on fire. Normally, I just wanna burn things in the comfort of my own home.

    If Sonic the Hedgehog taught us anything, it's this: "You're too slow!"

    Come on Apple, step it up.

    10 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound terrible fit

    • Written by from Kamloops

    They have great sound but they don't fit worth a dam. Keep the earbud and lower the price of the phone by $35.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't like them

    • Written by from Whitehorse

    These EarPods must have been designed by a man and never tested on women. They are way too big which make them fall out easily and are very uncomfortable to wear. Definately not fit for smaller ears. I gave them away to a male friend of mine, he absolutely loves them. I wish I felt the same about it :(

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good until...

    • Written by from Crossfield

    They were good... Until I could only hear in one ear. Within months of listening my headphones broke. Now I only have 1 ear to listen with

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, terrible fit

    • Written by from Federal Way

    While the sound quality is fantastic, that's a completely useless feature when I can't keep them in my ears. If I stay absolutely still, not even swallowing, I can keep them in for more than a minute. Otherwise, I can't get them to stay in my ears at all unless I grind them so far into my ear I think they're touching my brain. Completely useless product for me

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ok but dodgy

    • Written by from Brisbane

    bought this and the quality of the sound and the design is great but lasts for 3 months because one of the earpods lost sound and got it replaced and now my second set is completly dead. ive replace 2 sets for the passed 3 to 4 months.

    my Sony earphones lasts longer and got it for $8

    very pricey for $40 at the apple store, you can find it cheaper for $20 to $30 at JB or Kiosk

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Orland Park

    These earpods are terrible!! Didn't even last 2 weeks without breaking. Very uncomfortable and fall out with the slightest movement. DO NOT BUY

    5 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Pair

    • Written by from Memphis

    I love the sound but I have gone through 3 sets! After a couple of months the sound will fade in one ear and then the other! :(

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 3 days

    • Written by from Visoko pri Poljanah

    When I got them i was very happy. but as soon as i tried to put them in my ear i found out that they don't fit. They constantly fall out. Because I didn't have any other earphones at the time i used them the first days but the left earphone stopped working. It randomly turned on sometimes but stopped quickly. I must say I'm dissapointed.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    • Written by from Monrovia

    It break after six month, no soud comes out from my left earpod.
    Bought another one head phone prastic parts separated a part.
    I want my money back

    10 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Ever

    • Written by from Greensboro

    They are too big for my ears and very uncomfortable. Also, it's causing a lot of pain in my ear because, the side speaker is scraping against my ear, causing it to be sore and raw.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They don't fit

    • Written by from Southfield

    I upgraded my 4s to a 5s and these came in the packaging. Before I upgraded my phone I've seen these headphones in the store and thought "that's a stupid design, how does that fit in your ear?" Clearly, I have more brains than the folks at apple. I usually use skullcandies and I really like the suction they offer. These headphones are plastic and just slip out. They actually don't fit in at all. I also have my tragus pierced on both ears. I have to flip the ring up to get these in and they still don't stay. I've never had to adjust my piercings with previous headphones. I'm disappointed. From what I gathered they sound ok though.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless. And I'm baffled.

    • Written by from Cornwall

    I'm baffled at how such a useless product ever got approved by Apple. The whole point of earbuds (or pods as Apple calls it), is that they should fit snuggly in your ear, comfortably, WITHOUT FALLING OUT. That is why just about every other earbuds out there have rubber caps or rubber lining, some even come with extra rubber caps with different sizes to fit the shape of your ear.

    Apple's earpods seem like a cool idea in theory, but what good is it if you can't even use them? They come with no rubber caps or lining, therefore there is absolutely no grip, just smooth plastic. And the shape of these pods don't fit my ear very well and they simply slide right out. Did Apple design these earpods thinking everybody on planet earth has the exact same shape and size of ears? How could they have overlooked this problem? This is quite possibly Apple's stupidest design to date.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product this decade

    • Written by from Decatur

    These new earphones are unbelievably uncomfortable. I can't wear them more than 10-15 min without an ear ache. The previous version were the best "cheap" earphones out there, and these just don't fit at all for me. They don't sound awful, but when you can't wear them for more than very short term what is the point!

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely do not fit ears of all sizes

    • Written by from Burlington

    Sound quality is great, mic is great, one problem: they are too big to fit in my ears.... which not only makes them extremely uncomfortable but makes them impossible to use because every time I move they fall out.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Earpods

    • Written by from Melbourne

    While these earpods sound better than the previous ones, the bass of the music protrudes into the inner ear causing my ears to ache. I mean the quality of the earpods are definitely of high quality, but my ears did not benefit from the new shape. I have been having earaches and had to stop listening to my ipod because my ears were screaming. Tried adjusting the volume but if it is turned down too low you cannot hear the music but only the bass instruments.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Carrollton

    I've never had an issue with any other type of earbuds before but these are so uncomfortable! After 10-15 minutes they hurt terribly. I feel like the insides of my ear are bruised from wearing them.

    The sound quality is also supposed to be improved with these but I've noticed no difference from my old earbuds.

    I guess they must work well for some people's ears but I will be switching to a different brand.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for smaller people

    • Written by from Washington

    Excruciating to wear. Earbuds were always uncomfortable for me, but these are actual agony. I never knew my ears were that much smaller than other people's. I'm a bit short, but not an outlier - 5'2" is a relatively common height for women. Maybe ear size is height-independent.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fall out all the time, broke after a year

    • Written by from San Diego

    These came with my iPhone 5. They seemed good at first, good quality sound. However they always fell out of my ears. After a year one of the buds started giving much quieter sound so they became useless and I threw them away. I bought some Shure 215s and *wow*, way better sound, thumpier bass, great sound isolation, and they stay in my ears. It was then that I realized the earpods are garbage. I doubt Apple will ever improve them because Apple doesn't listen to what it's customers want. Just try submitting a bug report of feature improvement of any kind if you want proof of that, all you get is zero response. That's why Apple is just a marketing company, not a tech company.

    7 of 12 people found this useful