• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than last version of apple headphones.

    I previously owned the old headphones that came with the other iPhones. The good of those where that I had a bunch of them but they broke easily. These new headphones do seem that they will be way more durable. I am runner and these stay in my ears a lot better than the old ones. They sound a lot better, control is a lot more responsive, and looker way better. However, one flaw that I am experiencing is that they tend to hurt my ears after wearing them for like 20 minutes or so. The headphones are meant for one size fits most. Unfortunately, since they hurt my ears, then they don't fit me well. They are slightly too big. In my opinion, the best headphones with the same functions are the iMonsters from ibeats. Super comfortable and best sound quality.

    53 of 60 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good BUT bad

    There are the best headphones I have except for 3 negative things.

    A-the sound isn't as loud when turned all the way up like on the earbuds with mic and remote.
    B-distorted sound when all the way up.
    C-needs louder sound!!!!!

    27 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it!

    The new earpods are a great improvement over the previous one, especially the build quality and the new design.
    Not the greatest out there, but for $30 - its worth every penny.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really good headphones

    Great improvement compare to the old Apple headphone. Fit is MUCH more comfortable, does not hurt my ear anymore. I have not wear it for a super long time yet, but so far so good. Sound is also much better. Pretty good bass, sound clarity is pretty good. Overall much better in every way than the old one.

    I still don't think it is as good as my Bose MIE2 headphone in sound quality. I think the Bose has a better, stronger bass. More detail in the sound and even better clarity and natural sound. But that is about a 120 bucks headphone, about 4x more in price. Overall this new earPods are very good! I have tried other in ear headphones in the 100 dollar range from Klipsch, Sennheiser, and Beats, and imo, these EarPods are better. Much better in comfort and better sounding. Most in-ear headphone, despite what reviews or others say, do not have good bass.

    With these earPods, I don't feel like I am wearing a headphone when I wear it and that is a good thing. Only other one I feel as comfortable is my Bose MIE2 headphones.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Poor Fit

    I love the sound quality, it really is great. The fit needs improvement. As with the other Apple earbuds these keep falling out. I use them for running and I constantly have to adjust them or they fall out. With the older earbuds I used to be able to use those foam sleeves to get a good fit, but those won't work with the new design. The best fitting earbuds I have found so far are the Nike+ Vapor which have an adjustable hook that goes over the top of the ears.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, sort of...

    Love the sound. There is an obvious improvement in the bass over the previous earphones. One ear fits perfectly, but the other ear keeps sliding out. Need to develop some silicone covers to hold them in place.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So Worth It

    I just bought these suckers last night and I'm thinking abut buying another pair. So amazing. Sound quality is way better then any headphones i've ver had. One problem is that when i go for a fast run, they can slip out A LITTLE. But still way worth it.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good price, comfortable

    I must have strange ears to fit. The round earbuds would NEVER stay in my ears, and hurt after less than an hour. I've tried them with various sized pads and cuffs. Meh! The in-ear earbuds cut out the outside sound, but then my own breathing is a distraction. And they fall out after a few minutes. I even have trouble getting those spongy earplugs for noise reduction to seat properly.

    These EarPods are comfortable to wear for hours. In fact, I haven't found them uncomfortable at all. They stay put in normal activity. I used them while picking blackberries for hours, but not while exercising. The sound is fine, but they're not headphones. I actually LIKE that I can hear what's going on around me.

    I now own three pairs of these.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very surprised

    I picked up a pair today at the Apple store. I didn't expect much, but I couldn't resist opening them and trying them before we even left the mall. These are head and shoulders better than anything in the price range. A 10X improvement over the originals and better than more expensive pairs as well.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The best earphones Apple ever made.

    Yes, these are NOT perfect, but they are really really good. When i got my iPhone5, i was sceptical to try yet another Apple's attempt at earphones. I am glad i did. The bass sounds beefy, the mid-high range sounds good (not perfect).

    Overall, Apple finally made earphones that don't need to be replaced with a purchase of a new iPod. Even as a $30 earphones - they are a pretty good deal. Obviously there are better earphones... that cost twice as much, but for $30 - worth it.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT EarPods!!

    I know not every ear is equal, especially when you're 60 years old. But these EarPods are fantastic in my somewhat failing ears. The mid and high frequencies are crisp and clear, much better than my expensive Bose earphones. The only downside is the bass is not quite as good, but, only slightly. However, overall they're great!!! Highly recommend if your hearing is starting to wane like mine.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    descent earphones for price, better than predecessor

    1st of all, reviews are supposed to be sharing personal experiences with a certain products and not about ridiculing other people if their experience isn't similar to yours. with that out of the way, these ear pods came with my iPhone 5 purchase. they pretty much held up well. doesn't fall off from my ear and they definitely sound way better than it's predecessor. I'm asian and maybe i have a smaller ear. But for me these earpods are worth it and definitely an upgrade.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really enjoy these EarPods...

    I have been going through headphones (and ear pods) with my iPhone for the past year. I think these will be a pair that I will have for a long time.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good!

    First off, the fit is amazing and I love the way they sound as well. The lows are very pronounced and the acoustics are spot on! That being said, the highs are below par. I cannot really clearly hear frequencies above 9Hz. However, that's not really the type of thing I expect from earbuds such as these. Overall, I love these headphone.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound unfortunately not too comfortable

    1st of all let me say that I am an audiophile and ive owned several in ear headphones. I must say these headphones are amazing. It has clean highs the mids are very precise and the bass is pretty impressive. i actually now use these headphones for my everyday.

    now the only reason im giving it 4 stars is because after i wear my headphones for about an hour and a half or so the headphones start to hurt my ears. dont get me wrong they fit great but after a an hour in a half they really start to make my ears sore.

    but for price point and quality these headphones are perfect!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great audio but difficult-to fit ears will be disappointed

    I have difficult to fit ears, and the only headsets I've found that don't fall out are the gel ones, specifically the Bose Mie2. The EarPods are disappointing in comparison: when on a treadmill or when using the in-line remote, the earpiece falls out.

    However, music listening quality is superior to old Apple earphones and only a bit short of the high-end Bose M-Series on the clarity of the bass (which are of course much more expensive but are a popular high-end choice that I also own).

    Voice (call) quality is excellent, on par with the Bose M-series, a little better than old earphones.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortability over all else

    I am a video editor and while editing all day a lot of different headphones can become very uncomfortable. The benefit of the new EarPods is that I can wear them all day with little discomfort. However, while I do use them while editing, I switch to different headphones when editing sound. The quality of sound is decent, but a lot of outside noise gets in (I work on the ground floor next to a busy street in NYC). Definitely worth it for the comfort, although I got them with my iPhone, so Im not sure if I would've bought them separately.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Bass, but always fall off ears

    The new apple earpods comes with mic and with cheaper price, the sound is amazing compared to the old ones, but the shape still cannot hold it in my ear and can be easily fall off with little movement of your head. The sound is loud enough but still cannot block the environmental sound. This earpods is suitable only for non sport use

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    The sound in my original Apple earbuds was always pretty good. But, these EarPods are just about perfect (for earbuds). The shape, wow, why did it take everyone so long to come up with one the same shape as the inside of the ear! The speaker portion facing directly into your ear canal, sure beats the speaker aiming right for the skin on the inside of my ear. I have bought every expensive earbud in the last year trying to find solid music quality, and now Apple has a GREAT set for 30 bucks! I love Apple!!!!! Genius!!!!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better sound, but still too large

    These headphones have a MUCH better sound quality than the prior EarPods. They are a bit large and hard to keep in if you have small ears, but overall a better earphone!

    5 of 6 people found this useful