• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just horrible...

    • Written by from FARMINGTON HILLS

    Truly, an awful design!!! These earpods will not stay in place at all. No matter what I do they will not stay in the ear when working out with them on. It helped a little by placing the foam earbud covers, but they eventually still fall out. Though the volume control is a nice feature, the placement of it makes it act like a pendulum and when working out or running it just further aides in the bud not staying put. Also the adjustment clasp does no good either now that they placed the slit in it so the wire just pops out eventually. The earpods that came with the iphone4 were much better at staying in place.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Paterson

    Very bad didn't even work 1 year :(

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They keep breaking!!!!

    • Written by from Lowell

    I have used apple headphones for years!!!! I decided to try these new earphones!!!! I've had to buy 2 pairs in the last 6 months. First the aux jack bended on me and now the remote won't work... Really??? The old apple headphones used to not fit in ear well and they used to kill my ear. Now these fit in my ear but keep breaking. I'm seriously considering buying some Dr. Dre's instead. I'm not happy with this product at all <<< Save your money and buy something better...

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Torrington

    These ear pods came with my iPhone 5. I find them to be absent any treble. Sounds muffled. I prefer the previous version.

    Thumbs down for me.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two pairs of earphone not working

    • Written by from Whanagrei

    These are the second pair of these earphones I have bought, first pair came with iPod nano for xmas 2012 and second pair came with another iPod nano a month or so ago. (One bought for my mum). Both of these earphone sets the sound has been out in the right ear upon first opening them. The first earphones came right by themselves after a few uses but the second pair still aren't working. I figured maybe they could of just been from the same bad batch or something but considering they were purchased a good 6 months apart, I thought that may have been unlikely.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Terrible!

    • Written by from London

    I bought these earpods expecting an improvement in sound quality over their predecessors. I have only had them for 6 months and they have stopped working. The music will just stop yet the song will continue to play on my Ipod. I tried out my other earbuds only to find that the sound quality was exactly the same and that the music actually played without interuption. I am extremely upset that they have stopped working and would not recommend this product to anyone. Don't waste your money.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    great sound, break really easily

    • Written by from GLEN FORREST

    I have had my iPod for 6 months now. The EarPods are brilliant! I take great care of them everyday, but, after 2 months they stopped working in one ear!! So, I nicked my mother's EarPods that came with her iPhone 5, and they stopped working in one ear after 1 month!!! So I took both broken sets back and Apple happily replaced them. Now, after a further month, my EarPods STOPPED WORKING IN ONE EAR AGAIN!! There is obviously a factory fault, so although they have FANTASTIC sound they are not worth the time I am unhappy to report :( very disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst earphones I've seen so far

    • Written by from Tallinn

    These are simply the worst earphones I've used so far - almost no bass at all, mid freqs are cut, high freqs are more or less ok, but no clarity and a huge waste of money.

    It's such a shame Apple supplies them with iPhone - the device capable of producing a very good sound...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It'd be great if they worked...

    • Written by from Omaha

    I personally really like the sound of the headphones. It has a nice, deep bass and an overall good quality. I thought this about my first pair. And my second. And third. And fourth.

    Please don't think I continued to spend money on multiple pairs. The first pair came with my ipod (obviously) at Christmas. After those stopped working (I don't remember how long those lasted), I bought a second pair, thinking it was worth the money and it was just a rare error. Then those broke. I sent them in to Apple and got a replacement pair. Then those died. A few weeks ago, my mom gave me hers that she didn't use. Those also just failed.

    The issue I have had is that the left earbud's volume drops to maybe a third of the volume if the right side. This has happened to literally all of them. I don't know why it has happened and I refuse to believe it has been because of coincidence that they all broke like that. I am quite frustrated by this issue.

    Unless it is just me, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT BUYING THESE!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not great

    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    I dont like the earbuds because they're made ONLY to use with the mic positioned on the right side. A hinderance if you're a person that holds the phone on the left side. Please please PLEASE make buds conducive to people that like or would like the mic on the left side. The buds dont even work if you switch them around. At least the old buds could be used on either side. Fix it!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps Falling!

    • Written by from Charlottesville

    For people who like to move around listen to music while commuting to office or while walking; I would NOT recommend them to buy these earphones. Whatever good the sound quality might be but if it keeps falling from your ear, it just is not a good product. The key usage for the earphone is to keep me connected to the music. These earphones might have good quality (which actually I cant differentiate much compared to any other branded earphone) but it just keeps falling down. Apple Team - We need a new product please!

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst earphones on earth

    • Written by from Miami

    Dear Apple,
    The Apple Earpods are claimed to be the best but the connector broke on me twice.
    In total i've spent over $60.00 on Apple earphones including the old and new ones.
    If you can come up with a metal connector alluminium or some other strong yet light material
    or to make the plastic stronger because i've heard complains that their connector breakes
    due to their iPhone IPod or iPad falling on the connector.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most Uncomfortable Earphones I've Ever Owned

    • Written by from Saugus

    The sound quality of the headphones are comparable to any $30 headphone from competitors. But, after about 1 - 2 hours of continuous use my ears actually hurt from the large pieces of hard plastic pushing against the structure of my ear. I've never experienced this with other headphones before and I'm disappointed that these are apparently "designed to fit the average human ear, with extensive testing".

    I would not recommend these to anyone.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not great

    • Written by from Berkeley

    if i hold them in my ears with my fingers the sound is awesome. seems like they were designed to fit some ear shapes perfectly but not others. my old apple earbuds were a much better fit for me, these ones literally do not stay in, even if i am sitting perfectly still at a desk they just fall right out.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic - the worst $29 I have ever spent

    • Written by from San Jose

    You know... in reading all of the reviews for these ear pods, I truly wish I could "share the love" with most of the reviews. Bottom line, is these buds do not stay in my ear. The disappointing part, is that I decided to purchase them based on all of these stellar reviews a couple of weeks ago. I do give them ONE star because of the great sound quality - I'll give it that. Now, they sit on my bookcase, collecting dust, sadly. Maybe I just have abnormally small ear canals. Sigh... my search for the perfect earbuds continue...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever

    • Written by from La Place

    The sound is good but EarPods fall out from your ears, they never stay inside.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Imperfect Earplugs

    • Written by from Castle Rock

    Bought these with great expectations. Failed in every respect! Inline skate with a helmet and can't seem to have these stay in my ears. Always pushing on them to stay in my ears without working their way out. Thought the buds may be too large, but come in one size? Would not recommend.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really, these fit some people's ears?

    • Written by from Lancaster

    The old Apple Earbuds = would sort of stay in my ears. Sounded pretty good.
    \The new Apple Earpods = not even a close fit. Will not stay in my ears even for mere seconds. Crazy! Useless.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok & hate them

    • Written by from Morden

    The sound is OK other then they are so quiet. Was watching movie on a flight had to use the free headsets because these wouldn't go loud enough. They hurt the ears i have big ears and after wearing them for a long time they hurt. My girlfriends ears actually bled more than once. If you have small ears stay away from these. In the wind the mike totally cuts out. I can't believe these are made by apple. What i like is they are made well. But they do hurt my ears. And I have big ears lol

    10 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    better than the old version, but VERY UNCOMFORTABLE...Can't wear them!

    • Written by from ROCKWALL

    I had a lot of hope and positive anticipation for these EarPods...but my bubble was popped instantly! These are more ergonomically designed than the generic style from previous, but I could not get these EarPods comfortable in my ears. I twisted, turned, and tucked these in my ears all kinds of ways, but they just never felt comfortable or felt secure. I kept thinking they would fall out with every head turn. In fact, I couldn't stop focusing on the discomfort enough to evaluate the sound quality. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED! I'm sticking with Skullcandy earbuds!

    9 of 13 people found this useful