• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Awesome, but Great for $30!

    Before I get into my experience with this product, I would like to take exception with many of the other reviews on here. There are numerous bad reviews on here complaining of the fit. That's totally fair and a legitimate complaint, but this was never released as "one size fits all", it was billed as "one size fits most". People are all different, and there is no way for a company to make a "one size fits all" product, especially in this form factor. With that said, many of the reviews say things like "they don't stay in your ears", "they always fall out of your ears" etc. Well no, that is poorly written. Sorry for those who have had a less than satisfactory experience, but you should be saying "They don't stay in MY ears", you can't speak for anyone else.
    Now, I must say that the EarPods fit wonderfully in MY ears and seem to stay quite well under most conditions. One thing that is a concern is not exclusive to these, is when exercising, get a decent sweat going and the weight of the cord can contribute to pulling them out. In time I'll get the AirPods and hopefully that issue will go away, but for now, it's really not that much of a problem, there are ways to work around this.
    The remote is handy and functional, the microphone sounds good and, provided it doesn't get buried in clothing, has provided a great experience for everyone I have spoken with while using it. The sound of the EarPods themselves is more than satisfying, especially when you consider the price point. I have definitely heard and owned ear and headphones of all styles costing 3 and 4 times more that didn't deliver the quality of sound that was delivered by these. Sure, there are better to be had, but at the price? Good luck with that! That's my opinion, everyone hears things differently, so these may not work for you.
    The weak point from my observation is the plug. I'm a phone in the pants pocket, plug in, walking, running, sitting, standing...I've killed a bunch of plugs on a bunch of different phones that way. As annoying as that is, I usually get $30 worth of use out of a pair before I have to replace them. I wish they would find a way to reinforce that, but that probably won't happen since the AirPods are now available.
    So to summarize, these work great for ME, though they may not work so well for YOU. Definitely hard to beat for sound quality at the price point. My only complaint is the plug, but the days for that are numbered anyway, my next phone will surely not have one. I am a fan!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really good quality, wish it would last longer

    In the many years that my family has had iPhones, we've always used these earpods. I think they are absolutely amazing. The sound quality is impeccable and I can hear everything crystal clear. The only complaint I have about them is that they aren't very durable. Again, in the many years we've been using these earpods, I've gone through many pairs. I think the problem is with the wire. I've had problems like, the mic doesn't work anymore, or the sound is only in one ear unless I position the cord in a certain way. Honestly, I don't know if it's me or the earpods. Apple, please, make these earpods more durable. I think they're great and it would be the best i've ever used, honestly, if they lasted longer. It might just be me though... It happens with other earbuds occasionally...

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple EarPods

    The apple earpods give a quality listening experience. They fit well, nice audio output, and have a inline remote for controlling music.

    The earpods have actual pods that fit inside your ear. They come in a one size fits most so if you can’t fit them there's nothing you can do about it which is a downside. They have a microphone on the inline remote for making calls and recording audio. They last a good amount of time a few years if you take care of them. The sound detail and bass is better than Skullcandy earbuds. If you are exercising I would not get these they will fall out of your ear unless you wrap them around it. Having no silicone eartips to squeeze in your ear makes them feel a lot better when wearing. I would recommend these to anyone just chilling and not doing many movements like running for example or working in a loud environment they do not block out sound very well.

    I would rate these a 34 out of 40 they are an overall very useful and comfortable headphone.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Earphones Ever, but...

    These EarPods are the best-sounding earphones on the market. I'd recommend them to anyone. For $30, you get something that sounds incredibly good. However, the only problem I have with them, is that after a few months, they end up breaking. It doesn't break right away, but gradually, the left or right side side earbud will go out. Other than that, I always buy another pair.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    what a great pair...maybe

    The EarPods stay in, they have great sounds. They were recommended by one of the Apple employees at the Brea, CA store. I've been trying to find buds, headphones, etc. to wear around the house, jogging, exercising in general and these fit the bill.

    I am only giving 4 stars out of reservations. I have read some reviews in which these EarPods do not last. I've had them for about three weeks and they work fine for me.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The bass is great!

    These EarPods are a giant leap forward from the previous ones. They have amazing bass, however they have a little trouble with higher tones. They are very comfortable and never fall out of my ears. I have also know these EarPods to shock my ears when I slide across my couch. So maybe add some rubber tips if you design a new pair so my ears don't get shocked.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak cord

    I listen to music with the EarPods daily. My problem is, with all this use the wire gets very worn much too fast. It's the same problem with the charger cords. They fray where they bend. The quality of sound and how they fit are great but buying a new pair of EarPods every six months doesn't satisfy.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but don't last for long

    They are nice but they do not last for long. Still the best earbuds in the business compared to other back earbuds like wicked audio(ps. do not buy wicked audio earbuds)

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool thing

    good sound quality about the Earpods, but the rubber wire that connecting the port part seem like not really durable.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones

    This is the best earbuds I ever had rich sound and things like that it's very very good although there is a reminder to people with these headphones make sure you clean out the ear wax dirt sand or dust from the headphones because if all that clogs up the part where the sound comes out it would block the sound from the headphones

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones

    Very good headphones they are comfortable and good sound quality for earphones but like all headphones are very prone to breaking sometimes for no reason they just wear out so its frusturating but they are good headphones either way

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    Great sound, and average durability. They are a bit uncomfortable though, and they tend to fall out easily. But overall, these earbuds are pretty good.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my ears

    These are great and they fir my ears perfectly. the sound is perfect and easy to clean. my one problem is that i have to get a new pair every 6 months because they break. like the sound just stops working. thats all and overall great product.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Comes with my iPhone 6s a very decent pair of earphone

    I think it is better than the ones from Beats. It fits perfectly in my ear, and the sound quality is terrific. But according to my past experience, the sound quality quickly wears off as you continue to use.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's really good, got with my iphone 6+,128gb

    It's really good but bass effect is very less compared to normal headphone. while listening music when I push apple head phone in my ear I got good bass effect and in normal head phone no pushing is required.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing earphones

    this is my second pair of the Apple EarPods. the first pair worked amazing for a year and 1/2 till one earphone gave up. sticking with apple I knew I wanted a new pair of them because I just liked them so much and how good the sound quality was. I've had my 2nd pair for about 4 months now and wow they are even better than my old pair. apple really upped there EarPods. wow amazing work apple. espically for 40$ they are amazing little things.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Alright i guess needs a lot of work

    This product has it's ups and downs,
    Pros: Good Sound Quality, Convenient Volume Remote, Mic makes calls hands free and easy, Pausing with the Remote, little piece which can help stop it from tangling, handy case for carrying
    Cons: Cheaply Made (went through 3 pairs in 7 months through regular use), Overpriced $30, Slightly uncomfortable when first start using them,

    4 of 6 people found this useful