• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound. Poor Fit.

    • Written by from Riverside

    I have owned these headphones a total of 24 hours and I've already got earaches in both ears and the beginnings of a blister in my right one.

    I am a big fan of Mac technology. And with the last many pairs of the old style Mac headphones I've never been disappointed. The quality with the actual headphones has improved if anything from the old ones. I'm really impressed by the sound (I'm an amateur and I can tell the difference) and the improved input mic that diminishes background noise (a HUGE bonus since I use headphones as my hands-free device). However they are very, VERY uncomfortable to wear.

    Even for all their improvements, I'm already averse to using them because they hurt. I've also noticed that they feel like they might pop out if I don't put them in exactly the right way.

    I know that Apple products have a history of having to use items "just the right way" (the original iphone mic problem anyone?), but this product isn't well suited for general audiences. It's not convenient to have to constantly readjust the buds to stop your eyes from tearing up from the pain.

    I've noticed that several of the reviewers who had issues with this product were women. Being also of the female gender and having smaller ears. I'm thinking that Mac didn't include women in their calculations when they made the bold claim that the new design made the EarPods "...more comfortable for more people than any other earbud-style headphone."

    It's just simply not true.

    For the quality, I think these headphones are great for $30. That being said, I'd trade them in a heartbeat for any leading competitor brand that offered gel pads or cushions.

    Mac, please make these headphones more comfortable. I know that you can do better with your designs.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Earbuds Ever

    • Written by

    These earbuds are the best! They fit my ears comfortably, the fit well, and they aren't too expensive. I mean, these are on par if not better than beat earbuds by Dr. Dre which are ridiculously expensive, when this is only $30. I don't recommend any other earbuds besides these. They're great!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Saint Petersburg

    I got these headphones with my IPhone, and originally thought they'd be the typically cheap ear buds usually bundled with any other phone. Couldn't have been any more wrong. These ear buds produce spectacular sound with sharp clarity and are durable. In my work I often times have to lift heavy packages that occasionally pull on the wire, but NOT ONCE have they fallen out of my ears when doing so. Additionally they come with a remote/mic combo that beats out anything else I've seen on the market (not produced by Apple). Keep it up!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good fit

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I have to keep pushing them into my ears to get a good sound. The sound is wonderful, but they dang buds keep falling out. This is very frustrating.

    I have to say that if they would go in just a bit farther, they would be just right. They don't hurt my ears the way some others I have tried do. Maybe duct tape them in?

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Got broken next day

    • Written by from Astana

    Just dropped them on my night table and the cover of the left bud crack opened. Closed it but the left bud doesn't work. Used to sound good though.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    All around very good

    • Written by from Laguna Niguel

    These are one of the best pair of headphones I've ever used. Their unique design creates it's own category. They don't have the discomfort of the seal of real in-ear headphones but still have the same amazing sound quality, if not better. They are so COMFORTABLE. I can wear them for hours and forget they are there, whereas I would get headaches after about an hour with other headphones. They are very durable and well designed. I use them for music, video editing, movie watching, just about everything and now I have 4 pairs! One complaint: they do leak sound considerably so I can't use these in the library.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones and they're FREE

    • Written by from Dallas

    I got a pair of headphones from the store that put the old iPhone headphones to shame. They had better quality and sound. Then I get a pair of these and they put the headphones I had before these to shame. I mean the acoustics are just awesome. I've tried countless headphones, spent hundreds of dollars, these EarPods top them all.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great but too delicate

    • Written by from Calgary

    I bought these headphones because they are very comfortable to put in my ears but within a couple of months, the button broke and the sounds are dramatically reduced, I have to turn on the volume really loud to hear my music. Got it exchanged but the new one almost broke in the matter of days, just a light crush and the shell torn apart, I can actually see the wires inside but thank god nothing happened to the sound. Another problem that I myself have had and others have telling me about is that the headphones keep changing the music and sometimes play it whenever it wants, and the sounds got really muffled too, told that to those apple technician but they didn't believe me :(

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound great but always fall out

    • Written by from Redmond

    I will say they do sound really great. Not enough bass, but that's just me. Anyways, they have a hard time staying in. And by hard time, I mean they simply don't stay in. I move around quite a bit, and they constantly fall out. Sound quality doesn't count for much if they can't stay in.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best sound on the market!!!

    • Written by from Ottawa

    These earpods are the best!!!
    1. the sound is amazing
    2. they fit perfect
    3. they are super comfortable( I've had them on for over 5 hours strait)
    4. they look amazing

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from montrea

    This are possibly the worst EarPods that I've tried and in my 55 years I've tried a lot.
    Sound is great but the fit could not be worse

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best earphones I have ever had.

    • Written by from Keswick

    I don't know how Apple did it but they feel great in the ears and the sound is really crisp and the quality and craftsmanship is impressive though the microphone could use an update. Works well with my MacBook Pro I love how it can change the volume on my Mac my iPhone and any iPods I have. Great buy, I would recommend this to anyone even if they don't use an Apple product to get a set and try them out. I guarantee you'll be satisfied with your purchase like I have. I tip my hat to you Apple. The only reason I'm giving it four stars is because the microphone needs to be updated.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Lay Down

    • Written by from San Rafael

    Sound very good, but will not stay in my ears when I lay down.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love apple

    • Written by from EAST MEADOW

    great custumer service great product love it

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Providence

    If u are looking to know what does awesome means ! so Try Apple EarPods !! <3 Thank ya' APPLE

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, just not durable.

    • Written by from Fresno

    I run on the treadmill and do the elliptical bike with my iPhone 5 and Apple EarPods while listening to Spotify. These stay in my ears pretty well and the remote is really handy because I can change the volume, pause/play, skip, go back/forward, pick up/ignore calls, and use Siri with just the remote by clicking the button in a specific way. I guess for some people, these don't fit very well, but they fit me pretty well. Some complaints that I have is that I hate how dirty the cord can get and how the point where the cord and jack meet, the lining around it can rip easily if you bend it a lot. This also happens with apple chargers too. I wish they had an L shape-ended cord instead. Other than that, the sound quality is great. If you're not wearing them properly, I can see how they might sound bad like when I wear them in the wrong ears.

    Has anyone thought of having these in black? That'd be awesome!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Waialua

    You would think buying a high end smartphone like the iPhone 5s, apple would at least produce a decent pair of headphones. These EarPods were made for dwarfs!!! The cord is hella waaay too short for the average person when you got your phone in your pants pocket making them pop out constantly and tugging on your ear. Garbage...do not buy!!!!

    9 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best cheap headphones. !! AMAZING!!

    • Written by from Winnetka

    I got these with the new iphone 5 I thought they would sound mediocre but the sound quality was the best I've heard. Just great and absolutely comfortable fit . Of course there are better but they cost waaay more. This is great tho

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by

    To be honest I bought EarPods two weeks ago and I use it at other device.What I can say is:"This is just amazing,I never hear such a realistic music ever on any earphone or any headset besides that live show." I will just have to wait for few more months when the next generation iPhone is out then I am going to get one.Best from Apple.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, bad fit

    • Written by from Kingston Springs

    If Apple had spent as much effort with the fit as they did with the sound, these EarPods could potentially earn a five out of five. Unfortunately, the design of the EarPods is clumsy and does not stay in your ear except when you are perfectly still. Running especially presents a challenge when your EarPods are continually falling out every 30 seconds or so. I am disappointed with Apple and I hope they do better with their next product.

    2 of 5 people found this useful