• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously awful

    The sound is really good, holy cow, why are these things so huge and hard? I tried to wear them while listening to music, but I go through only 1 song before my ears just HURT. They are way too big and hard.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very pleased to the design of the earphone

    Today, I broke by QY-90 bluetooth earphone, which was very cheap.
    Because I'm kind of sick with the short usable time of BT earphones, I decided to go back to wired one.
    I know there is already a lighting wired earphone from Apple, but decided to buy this 3.5mm one, because it can be used with any devices without a lightning port, e.g. Mac, Windows PC, Android phones, and so on.

    I didn't understand the design of this earphone at first. There are two places where sound comes out. One is at the end and the other one is in the middle of the ear piece. I wondered why.

    After using it, I found out that it's very clever design. You know... there are many people who lose their 'hearing' capability due to earphones, which output sound directly through the ear tunnel. It's not good for your tympanum. However, this Apple's one is not directed to that. The one on the tip side will hit the entrance wall of a ear and weakened. The one on the middle of the ear piece is not pushed into the ear tunnel by design.
    So, it's kind of smart design for your ears.

    I know that there are other kind of earphones, which is not attached to your ears but the bone under your ear (outside). If that bone is trembled due to speaker of earphones, you can also hear things from the earphone. It's said to be better for your ear health, but when I looked it up at Amazon a few years ago, such earphone was hard to find and once there are, they were expensive.

    This Apple's earphone is kind of hybrid of such earphone and traditional earphone.
    Unlike other earphones, it's comfortable to me ( means it can be uncomfortable to others. ;-) ).

    My previous BT QY-70 didn't abide by the 'Sound Limit' setting, but this one did. At first I wondered why the volume was so low. :) I've used the 'Sound Limit' setting for years, and forgot its existence.

    One thing I am sorry about this 3.5mm one is that it costs as much as the lightning version.
    Because more and more lightning equipped iPhone/iPad would outnumber as time passes, and probably Macs could adopt the lightning port ( It's absurd that you should buy one earphone for iDevices and another one for Macs) in near future, I think it's more reasonable to lower the price for this 3.5mm one.

    It's a little pricier than many 3rd parties' ( well, there are even much more expensive 3rd parties' also.) I like its build quality. Nice job, Apple. I like this design really a lot. It's practical, elegant and cute.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice sound quality and volume control-too bad they don't fit my ears!

    I got a pair of Apple earbuds with my iPhone 6s. I'm not sure if they are like these or like the other ones on this site. So I am wiring basically the same review for both of them. They do not fit my ears. I tried them out for the first time and cannot keep them in my ears. I do not do extreme activities - just walk my dog and like to listen to music as I walk. These kept falling out of my ears and I kept trying to push them in-one ear is almost raw from the hard plastic rubbing against the inside of my ear. I can't believe Apple would design something so poorly. I am going to take them back to the Apple store and see if they can give me something else or if these come in a smaller size. If not, fortunately, my 3 cheap pairs of earbuds (all of which fit my ears very well, thank you) seem to work with the pPhone I have-the plug in fits the iPhone jack. Thank God!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerful, Immersive Sound

    Delivers the deep bass and impressive range of acoustics typical of ear-muffs, despite its low-profile and unassuming weight. Easy-access side buttons add convenient functionality. Premium headphones at an affordable price is tough to top.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable and Slippery

    These are the most uncomfortable ear buds I've put in my ears, ever! They were actually kind of painful like something was poking the inside of my ear. They also don't stay in my ears very well when working out. As soon as I start to sweat, out they come. Seriously, I like the older style ear pods with the foam covers. Those stayed in my ears. Since then, I've purchased other brands with silicone inserts. The softer silicone is much more comfortable and they stay in.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad

    I have very small ears so I was surprised when these fit my ears because no earbuds really ever fit. All around sound is like a 6.5-7. Nothing to be shocked about. But probably one of the best Earbuds that you get with a phone.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One star is too much

    I would give a zero if I could. I'm very surprised Apple hasn't reinvented these yet, especially with new lighting connector style and wireless version coming out. These are a very poor fit for all ears. Without some type of foam or rubber to hold them in place, they dislodge and fall out. If you "jam" them in your ear, they stay in place if you are perfectly still and are very uncomfortable. The moment you move, they dislodge. If you set them in the crook of your ear without pushing them in, the sound quality is not as good and they fall out even easier. I have a desk job and am constantly manipulating these to put them back in my ears. No wonder a bunch of folks have come up with attachments to hold them in your ear. Hmm... That may be the Apple goal... Create a separate market for the modification of their cruddy earpods.

    I'm in the market for better earbuds... any recommendations anyone?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Earbud fit

    Hate these! I liked the old version better that comes with comfort and different size additions for fit and comfort. These are not beneficial for people with smaller ears and hurt!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great EarPods!

    These EarPods are thin and light. You can hear well. In the other hand, they get dirty easily but, another beneficial factor is that you can also use them as an eraser for your pencils. Thanks Apple!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    There very creative

    Unlike earphones which use suction to stay in one's ear, Apple's EarPods are shaped to fill your ear so there not distracting. There by far my absolute favorite ear audio device.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, terrible design and poor fit.

    Ok I reviewed the wrong ear phones. These are standard ones that come with a phone and ipod. They are terrible. They look nice and have good sound, BUT the FIT is TERRIBLE. They will not stay in my ears, and I HATE the different left and right ear bud. I am always checking to see which is left and right. Why not make them the SAME!!! I guess this is just a way for Apple to up sell and make people buy a new set of ear phones.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    They keep falling out!

    These little fellas keep sliding out of my ear! I can't walk around for longer than 5 minutes before I have to adjust them to stop them from falling out. In terms of sound quality, they're okay but definitely not better than beats in my opinion as stated in some reviews on here.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always stops working after 2 months of use.

    They always stop working in at least one earbud after 2 months. My dad swears up and down that Apple is the best so he only allows for me to purchase their products. I usually have to call them and let them know I'm having problems. And what they say I should do never helps.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Failure

    The left EarPod never really worked, apart from the occasional vibrations and sharp, crass screeches! Totally disappointed! Would have rated no stars if that was an option!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Earbuds.

    Best earbuds I've ever had, work just as good as beats.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    These are my favorite headphones... BUT!

    I love these headphones, I find them comfortable and exactly what I need for my day to day. However, I will stress that I believe $30 is a bit pricey. I say this because these headphones do have a way of deteriorating quickly over time. If the price were lower, then these would have a 5 star review from me, easily.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing just like all apple products

    When you buy Apple products you always get the best for your money. I LOVE APPLE EARPODS!! The sound is great and they last for so long. I am not a person who is gentle with things and these lasted me a 18 months. So to sum it all up always buy Apple products they are reliable and durable. #appleCEOfor2k16

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Break easily

    Only bought my last pair in Janurary and they are already broke. I've actually lost count of how many sets I've went through.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily break

    They're good headphones but they won't stop breaking I've aleeady gone through 3 pairs

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound quality varies depending on your unit. Very clean.

    I use my ATH m50s as a reference to compare it to the earpods. The earpods sound very balanced with a slight tint on the treble and a slight boost in the mid range. It does sound a little bit grainy sometimes and lacks detail when in direct comparison. You have to keep in mind that the M50s can range from 90-150$ depending on the seller. The earpods have a balanced bass extension and a good overall body with a hint of "Liveliness".It sounds really spectacular on the new iPhone SE (I suspect this is an improved version of the Iphone 5s's sound chip as it sounds very similar) that it shipped with. I have an old Iphone 4S lying around and it sounded thin in comparison. This may be a problem if you have an older phone and want to experience the same audio quality.

    I do not consider myself a professional of such but I am somewhat of an audio "Freak". I have multiple good amplifiers and DACS lying around so I thought It would be a good idea to compare them to the output on the iphones just for fun. I have realized that apple's products actually do have exceptional sound chips inside their products. I can't really say I heard much of a difference between the dac in my iphone and the more expensive DACS except for an improvement in sound-staging and dynamics when directly compared. You can find measurements of the DACS inside the iphones and they are surprisingly good (On paper). It's a disappointment to know that they are considering taking away the 3.5mm jack on the upcoming phones.

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