• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent price for earphones with two drivers

    It is difficult to find earphones of this quality for the price especially with a microphone. The trick is to choose the correct ear tip to get a good seal in the ear. If the seal is poor, the bass will be reduced. With a good seal the sound and noise isolation is quite good.

    880 of 1130 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Strong bass is achieved with right earbuds

    I own a $1500 custom monitors from Ultimate Ears. Please read my review of Apple In-Ear Headphones in this perspective.

    You cannot possibly purchase better-sounding headphones at this price, period. Many reviews here have complained about a perceived lack of bass. These headphones come with middle-size earbuds installed. Upon purchase, I immediately tried these headphones on a treadmill and strong disappointed with lack of bass and insufficient noise isolation. At that time, the middle-size earbuds felt right to my ears.

    The next day, I decided to give the large-size earbuds. In a quiet listening, I listened to the same tunes that I had listened to on the treadmill. I could not believe a dramatic improvement in smooth and strong bass tones and overall tonal clarity, blessed with superb noise isolation.

    As some reviewers here have also pointed out, it is absolutely imperative to experiment with the three different sizes of earbuds that come with these Apple headphones. One tip is that, if you are comfortable with it, you may want to moisten the earbuds with your lips. This practice would increase noise isolation further.

    True, as good as these Apple headphones sound, they are no match for custom monitors with ear molds made only for your ear canals. But, it is absolutely true that you would never find a better price-performance with headphones for iDevices than these Apple headphones.

    Give them a try and be patient with earbuds. You'd be rewarded with the feeling that you had never spent $79 on anything better than these headphones.

    194 of 216 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I cant hear anyone around me!!!

    these earphones are great i cant hear people when i dont want to. if you put one earphone in you can half hear everybody but with both i cant hear anything and the extra ear buds are cool to also the ear buds stay in with out falling and they are so comfortable!!!!

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe the negative reviews, these are incredible, and I'll prove it

    These headphones are the most underrated product Apple sells.

    These are EARPLUG headphones. They plug your ears, not just sit inside them like other types of earbuds, and they certainly don't sit in top of your head like two small cans of cat food. They are elegant, minimal, and wonderful.

    No other headphones come close to blocking outside sound, letting your music gloriously play in your ear as it was meant to be enjoyed.

    Screaming baby in seat 34F? No problem, pop these in, and you'll enjoy several dB of noise reduction instantly. You don't even need to put on the music.

    Horns, taxis, sirens, or just noisy spouse asking why you're a bum?

    No problem, put these on, and you won't hear a thing.

    Because they block outside sound, they leave your ears with nothing but the joyous music you desire. It arrives clear and booming (if you're into bass) because its airtight in your ear canal the entire inner ear is used as a bass chamber.

    It's a shame because people don't fit them correctly. Apple generously gives you several sizes to fit. But no consumer product can have every size needed, so they might just not work for you.

    But if you do get them sized correctly, you will absolutely be amazed at the sound quality.

    I really hope Apple releases a Lightning cable version of these soon!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement Sleeves/Tips

    These headphones rival the best out of the box. However, if your looking for replacement sleeves/tips, Sure EA306 Triple Flange Sleeves will only make them better. They can be purchased for less than $10 and you get three sets. For those with complaints, I encourage you to give these a whirl. I did make a slight modification to fit my ears by cutting off the smallest flange, thereby leaving two flanges.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good with aftermarket foam tips

    I'm not a big fan of default silicone tips, but large aftermarket foam tips are just perfect. I'd rate these headphones on par with dynamic HiFiMan RE-262, and a remote/mic is a nice bonus. Used extensively with HM602/Cowon D2/Macbook Pro/iPad 2-3 etc. Sound is somewhat similar to Audio Technica EM-9r.

    Price/Performance ratio - well above average, especially compared to high-end IEM earphones.

    A big minus is a flimsy remote/mic part and cable not being rigid enough. That's compensated by insanely good Apple service in US/UK/Ireland and their replacement policies in those countries.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones!

    A million thanks to all the reviewers who stressed the importance of the right-sized ear tips. I found the sound "tinny" with the medium sized tips. With the large tips in place, the sound is impressive. Very comfortable as well. So glad I made this purchase!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am a mess and these are wonderful.

    I left my earphones in my pocket and they went through both the washer and dryer and still have the same exact sound. good stuff.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love

    Please NEVER get rid of these in-ear headphones Apple. I tried them when they first came out and never looked back. Things got even better when the remote was added. They are amazing for studying if you need to block things out, and stay put as long as you have selected the right size. I take them everywhere and don`t even use the protective case, they still last me a few years. If you switch out the wire mesh caps they last even longer. I recently lost my latest pair that I had for 2 years and thought I would try some other brands- they were awful. I don`t understand the low ratings because I only hear beautiful, rich sounds with these. So please Apple keep these forever.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish these can be included with iPhones

    I used to use a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which came with some really good in-ear headphones. However, I got an iPhone 4s to replace it because of a carrier switch. I still liked the in-ears but they wouldn't be able to control an iPhone so I decided to turn to Apple to find some. These are what I bought, and they're exactly the same sound quality and comfort as the Samsung ones, and they can control an iPhone because that's what they were designed for. The only con I have is that they're separately purchased items from the phone, but that's OK because they're well worth the $80.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Fit

    I've had these headphones for over a year now and they still work great even after going through the wash. They fit in my ears better than the iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 standard headphones, and stay put very well while I'm running

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them but...

    These are my favorite headphones, but I want to get the iPhone 7, and these are not compatible. Please make a version that is either wireless or has a lightning port! Please!!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very clear mids and treble. Quiet bass. Two speakers per ear-bud.

    Cheapest dual driver in-ear headphones--meaning that each bud has two speakers instead of one.

    Very neutral headphones. Great for classical music. Mediocre for electronic music. Bass is there, but for many it may be too quiet as most individuals are not used to relatively flat spectrum reproduction. This explains the poor reviews, and why equipment that sweetens the bass and treble sells better--Bose, Skull Candy, etc.

    These are my second pair. They do rip easily if you don't take care of them.

    Also look into buying foam tips. The insulation from outside sound is far superior, and thus the bass doesn't leak out and is stronger. Be warned, foam tips wear very quickly and can be pricey--10-20 dollars for a set of 3. The included tips are very durable, but are part of the reason the bass is weak.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm disappointed they don't have a new version with lightning port

    I love these earphones. I've gone through 2 different pairs in about 6 years. I use them 3-4+ hours a day. They're really comfortable and they don't break. I need to replace my current ones because the wires are starting to show, the ear phones still work though. I was really hoping apple would upgrade them to include lightning port, but so far it doesn't look like it. I'm disappointed because It's difficult to find comfortable earphones.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    brilliant

    good frequency & smooth ,cleared sound!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These should come off with the iphone

    I've always been looking for great earphones but never was satisfied with anything... these are simply awesome. Even at low lever the sound quality is perfect and nice to hear.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Overrate the Bass!

    People who complain about the Bass level are clearly overrating it. Low-quality headphones trade crispness and clarity for loudness and it has nothing to do with "quality".
    Apple's headphones deliver a close-to-input sound. I had them for almost 3 years and I have recently lost the button functionality and sometimes the sound disappears (obviously the cord is broken). I haven't lost a single cap. The only concern was the quality of rubber around the junctions. Maybe they fixed it in 2013 update (like they did with all of the rubber on the standard headphones a couple of years ago).
    3 years is an amazing lifespan for any thin-cord headphones and I will continue to use Apple's headphones.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best

    I listen to high quality music and hours upon hours a day - everyday- and these are the most comfortable, best sounding I have ever worn in my life. I've owned Sony's, Bose's, Stein's, and Panasonic's, etc. I throw out the original headphones that come with the Iphone's in the box because their ya know :) Comfort is the most important, and then sound quality, sound immersion/isolation, and these deliver. Amazing... Just believe me and get them.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love 'em

    I lost my old pair traveling so I went into the Apple store and decided to give these a try. I love them...super comfortable and sounds great. The bass could use some love but for the most part they're great.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid, responsive headphones for the price

    $79 is hard to beat for good dual-driver headphones. My first set lasted from 2008-2014 - at which point I replaced them. Still going strong in 2016. I do suggest getting extra ear covers (the silicone tips). Make sure that the right size is used for optimal base response. The wrong size will result in little to no bass.

    4 of 5 people found this useful