• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sounds quality, TERRIBLE fit

    I was actually impressed with the sound of these headphone...that is until they continually fell out of my ears. Slight, gloss white headphones that simply sit in your ear. As soon as I move my head, neck, legs or big toe, they fall out of my ears.

    These can't be the best Apple can produce. They are going back tomorrow!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Fit, but Good Sound

    They do have a better sound but they are super hard to insert into my ear, compared to the earbuds. I feel that they are too big for my ear because they make my ears sore after only a few minutes of wearing them. 2 Stars because I feel the fit is the most important part.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, terrible build quality/plug wiring

    I just destroyed my 2nd pair in 2 months. The sound is great for the price (my other headphones are Westone UM2s, so I expected much less from these), but the jack plug is flimsy and unprotected. With both pairs, the controls stopped working quickly, and then the right ear started cutting out. Wiggling the cable demonstrates the issue is in the plug.

    No doubt the correct Apple approved response to 2 sets of broken headphones is to get hip surgery so the action of walking doesn't cramp the top of my iPhone in a design-incompatible way. I accept that Apple can't be held responsible for humans being the wrong shape for their products, but I think maybe others who also can't afford the elective surgery might benefit from my words of warning: if you buy these, remain perfectly motionless at all times whilst using them.

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, lousy (loosey fit), short cable

    The Good:
    Sound is much improved over the previous version of the included headset, especially the mids and bass. Because of the sort-of ergonomic design you must put the left earbud into the left ear and the right into the right ear.

    The Bad:
    The earbuds tend to be easily pulled out of the ear, they may even fall out on their own for some people as the fit feels very loose on me and the hard plastic is smooth with no grip to stay in.

    Once again the cable is too short. It's the same length of the previous earbuds that came with the iPhone 4/4s. Apple needs to stop being cheap and make them at least six inches longer so they don't yank out of the ears when put into pants/shorts pockets. Other earbuds I buy are at least a six to 10 inches longer.

    Packaging is sub-par Apple standards. Is difficult to open without a knife, seems wasteful with the kind of stiff clear plastic that wants to cut your fingers with sharp edges. Would have been nicer to just have a paper box to hold the product. So much for the famous Apple product packaging beta-testing team.

    The Neutral
    The volume/mic control has moved to the right side instead of the left.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    i got a new ipod for xmas and i love that. it came with these and they just don't do it for me. the sound is good and all that but they give me a head ache. i don't know if its just me or something to do with the blasting sound straight into my ear drums but they just feel good. head phones r for enjoying your music not to have it on low and have your head hurt after 2 songs

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Even after all of these years, Apple fails to make usable headphones

    Don't get me wrong, these stay in slightly longer than the older, non-pod models - by about a few seconds when I'm running, for instance.

    But groping for your headphones every few seconds and having your iPod Shuffle fall to the ground because they were pulled down by idiotic headphones that just wouldn't stay in, is not what I would call an amazing, audiogasmic experience.

    Oh, by the way, the sound quality still needs a lot of work. And I mean a lot. Still tinny and pretty much rubbish.

    Probably almost everyone rating these headphones 4+ stars either works for Apple or has never tried a decent pair of $20+ canalphones before.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Most ill-fitting Apple headphones so far

    When I read that these were made to fit extremely well, I was very excited. But my hopes were disappointed, never did I have headphones that fall out of the ears more easily. Believe what others said about this. They are slippery and with one-size-fits-all, how could they fit well? Compare that to Apple's in-ear headphones, they come with three different earpieces!

    The sound is great AS LONG as they are deep and snug in your ear. But that usually only lasts for seconds and then they are loose again and sound worse than most other headphones.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I love apple and all their products. I just bought these headphone and they are great except one thing. I am left handed and do everything with my left side. So logically when I use my headphones I switch the ears because of the mic. Though with the EarPods you can't do that. So I came online to see if apple had a pair for left handed people like me who do this. Though sadly they don't, which I can understand due to the fact that most of the population is right handed. Apple, it would be amazing if you came out with EarPods with a mic on the left side.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, not comfortable

    The sound is great, just as good as the originals that came with my iphone 4. However, the shape of the pods heart my ears after about an hour.

    15 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't last long

    I think these sound a lot better than the previous generic apple headphones but they busted in about 3 weeks. Very disappointed.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound but they HURT.

    I just got the new ipod nano with the new earpods. The sound quality is awesome BUT after ten minutes witht hem in my ears start to hurt. They hut from the shape of the buds. I think they are too large for girls small ears.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, too big

    I have pretty small ears and the earpods do not stay in. Very uncomfortable!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design doesn't work for everyone

    I was excited to see Apple upgrading the old earbuds. Unfortunately, the new design does not work for everyone. These fall out of my ear easier than any headphones I've ever used. Walking, talking, turning my head, eating an apple.... any of these actions will cause one or both of the buds to fall out. It's incredibly frustrating and has made these unusable for me.

    The sound may be marginally better than the previous earbuds (emphasis on marginally), but these are still a long way from being premium headphones. If you buy an iPhone 5/iPod and receive them as an accessory, try them out and hopefully they'll work for you. Otherwise, I can't recommend buying these based on the design or sound quality.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't stay in the ear

    So I read the reviews and it "looked" like Apple did research to optimize the fit of these new earphones. Well NO earbuds ever fit in my ear so when I got these I thought I would give Apple the benefit of their research.

    FYI - this is not a review of sound quality...that is great

    So first day I thought they were really good. But they just seemed to sit on my ear. Almost so loose that I could hear everything around me like I didn't have earphones in. Within the first five minutes the suckers were falling out and would not stay in. Mind you this is sitting at a desk not even moving around. Tried pushing them in for a tight fit and it did not help. Nothing I do will keep them in my ear so these are useless to me.

    So I'm rating this a 2 since I know my ears don't fit any earbud type headphones except for the Koss isparks. I would have rated it a 1 except for the fact that I think half of it is my problem.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My ear pods doesn't ears!

    Ok for the love of God when will Apple make earphones (EarPods) that actually stay in your ears! I mean really, come on!

    I was hopeful and the sound is amazing, they look very cool, but then I took two steps forward and yep you guessed it, they fall out! I bicycle everywhere and like to listen to music while I ride (on low volume, so don't freak) , but if they fall out all the time that will be annoying!

    My advice is that if you are mostly going to sit and listen to music these earphones (EarPods) are a very good value for your money, but if you like to walk more than one step at a time, don't bother you will be putting them back in your ears so much that it will take to an hour just to walk to the end of the block.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    no surprises here.

    These would be great headphones if they did not literally fall out of my ears the moment I touch the remote control in the slightest.

    I look forward to the day when Apple actually designs headphones for actual human ears.

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very practical as it claims

    Though the sound quality is impressive, having no noise cancellation makes it pretty useless in a crowded environment or even when at home with the background noise (eg- TV). The background noise even though small can be extremely distracting. You tend to push hard each piece inside your ear. It only hurts your ears but you just cant get rid of the noise.

    The ergonomic design as marketed by Apple is not that great since the earpods fall off pretty easily.

    "Designed to direct the sound into the ear" and all that stuff would work great only if the earpods fit snugly in each ear and if you're able to enjoy the music without outside noise. Its 'okay' if you got the earpods bundled with the iPhone but certainly not worth buying them separately. I regret buying them.

    Giving 2 stars only for the sound quality which unfortunately you can enjoy only in a calm environment.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea; bad execution

    I am a long-time fan of Apple products and innovation but I think that this change from the earbuds isn't quite complete. They sound great and fit into my ear great but they don't stay there. They need some element of rubber like the earbuds had so that they will stay in place in your ear. There is nothing more annoying to me than having to continue to adjust and re-adjust the position of the earpods so that they don't feel like they are going to fall out or so that I don't hear all of the noise around me.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic sound but very poor fitting

    I love apple products, but these ear pods are not very conducive to non-normal ears. They keep on falling out of my ears as I have marginally larger ear canal than average and have always needed those foam paddies to keep earbuds in my ears.

    The design of these don't allow foamies to be used and the glossy smooth surface makes it impossible for me to practically use them. I had to use some double-sided tape to hold some foamies in place to effectively use them before I could find out the audio quality is quite nice.

    Unfortunately, unless they make some spacer bands to help folks without the apple-ideal ear, I'm sticking with the in-ears.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Monies!


    0 of 4 people found this useful