• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    new ear buds hurt my ears

    These ear buds came with my new iPod. I think they are terrible. They hurt my ears. Basically using an older non-apple pair. I think Apple missed the boat with these

    7 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    They are not confortable to wear.
    The seals dont hold in ears
    So I think this is a bad product compared to other Apple products,and for this range of price.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Glaringly Worse than those produced several years prior

    When Apple first sold these earbuds, I bought them after a friend recommended them to me. At the time I was so satisfied to discover that Apple had indeed packaged premium sound for under $100. I recently purchased them again after losing a pair of Standard Beats earbuds, and I was utterly shocked with their thin sound production. No exaggeration, these are probably no better than $20 earbuds. I guess after Apple spent all of that money purchasing Beats and developing its marketing campaign they had to cut costs elsewhere. Actually, shame on me for assuming that it would be a good idea to purchase these when Beats is the new face of their audio campaign.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - won't stay in, plugged-up and broken

    These headphones are terrible. The multi-sized silicone covers are either too big (won't go in your ear) or too small (doesn't form a seal and comes out). Worse, once the cover came of IN MY EAR and a co-worker had to take it out with a pair of pliers. That was 3 years ago. I can't believe Apple still carries them. I don't have a huge amount of ear wax, but within a month or two, the left one became plugged. I was able to clean it out a few times, but now it has just stopped working due to the damage.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These used to be great and highly recommended headphones...

    These used to be great and highly recommended headphones, however with the latest model, I've had the left earbud stop working within a month of purchasing them.

    I've owned 3 pairs of these headphones since they first came out over 10 years ago... the first two pair lasted over 5 years and I had no problems with them whatsoever. But, again, there seems to be something wrong with the left ear bud in this latest model.

    I guess it's time to find a new "go to" pair of headphones :(

    Sad day. I loved these headphones when they lasted longer than a month.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfromance is Great Design Sub Par

    I currently have 2 pairs of these headphones and have enjoyed the sound quality. However, the silicone tips are poorly designed as over time they have ripped or fallen off while removing from pockets. Without the right silicone tip these will not stay in your Ear and are worthless! The worst part is Apple DOESN'T make it easy to purchase replacement Silicone ear-tips. I actually called apple support and they tried selling me a part that was "apparently" the silicone tip for $39 when I paid $80 !! It's shouldn't be this hard to sell these to customers and I'm sure i'm not the only customer who feels this way. It seems Apple doesn't focus as much attention to these type of accessories as they do their main line products.I wouldn't buy these again!

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor sound quality, don't stay in ear

    I agree with the other reviews: the sound quality is no better than the standard apple earbuds. Furthermore, these don't stay in my ear- I even swapped out the plastic tops for size large.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super bad

    Lousy sound quality is the same as the EarPods but with low canceled. If I could return them and I would buy another $20

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just horrible

    Broke easily, the plastic caps started melting and lost a lot of them(caps) because they would get loose too easily! Sound was ok. And the headphones wouldn't stay on my ears falling very often!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no match to the earpods!

    i bought these thinking since they are priced more than the earpods, they would be better. execept for the noise ioslation, nothing is better than the earpods.

    they lack the deep bass of the earpods, they slip out of the ears, and they are fragile!

    if u already have the earpods, u are purchasing inferior music quality with these. just get the EARBUDi accessory for the earpods and enjoy much better music with almost the same noise isolation as these earphones.

    thumbs down!

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible they broke with in 24 hours

    left side there's barely sounds & they keep falling out. I don't recommend buying this headphones waste of money !!!!!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality!

    I expected that with such a high price the sound quality would be so much better, I prefer the regular earphones that come with the iPhone but the store I went to was out of stock so I bought these. I honestly should've just paid a bit more money and got a Bose!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product quality not good

    The size of the ear buds and sound are good but after having it for jsut a month the part that connects to the phone snapped! Can no longer use and for this price, i would have expected much stronger material!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't stay in your ears

    I received these headphones as a gift about 3 weeks ago and I was very excited to use them and thought that it would be better then a single ear headphone. I tried the 3 size of buds provided and they just don't stay in my ear. I want to say that I have pretty normal ears, but these buds just slide out as soon as you move you head. It is very frustrating and now I'm not even using them because I get frustrated that they fall out all the time.
    I want to change them, but not sure if they take them back

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ear agony.

    I don't understand whose ears Apple used for the design of these new earbuds? Spock? Dumbo? Prince Charles?

    My ears are in so much pain after having no other choice than to use these while I wait for my new pair of earbuds to arrive in the mail.

    The only way that I could get these to fit comfortably, would be to pulverize them with a hammer and pour the dust into my ears.

    Apple makes a lot of money...the least they can do is provide the consumer (the reason you are rich) with a decent pair of buds that have interchangeable tips.

    Thank you and have a nice day.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RETURNED 3 TIMES.. DISTORTION & DROPOUTS

    I love apple.. I love the Earpods, I love the iphone i love my Macbook Pro, but MY experience with the Apple In-Ear Headphones was TERRIBLE.. I literally exchanged them 3 TIMES and ALL THREE either the sound cut out, or there was distortion in one ear (at low and high volumes), or a high frequency drop off in the other ear to the point where it sounded like everything above 10kHz was rolled off... (I'm an audio engineer)
    I'm returning the Apple In-Ear Headphones AGAIN and replacing them with either the RHA or the Beats ear buds... and either of those BETTER not have the same problem, otherwise i'll never be purchasing earbuds through Apple ever again. For the record, BIG TIME APPLE FAN... but from my experiences, they really dropped the ball on these Headphones

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SOUNDPROOF!!!

    The sound is good its the soundproof, it is so loud when people are around you. I was listening to a guys tune on the metro and it was like listening to him holding a speaker and i could even to sing along to it. At least you can do well with beats because i have no problem with them.
    Worst earphones I HAVE EVER USED!!!

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    I thought that at $80, these would sound better than the free set that came with my iPhone. Playing the same song on my iPhone, I tried all three sizes of silicone in-ear buds, pushed and held them in as far as I could comfortably handle, and they still didn't have the frequency response of the ear buds that came with my iPhone. They sounded like they were EQ'd for AM radio. Fully unimpressed. If I can't return these for full credit, I would trade them straight up for the cheaper ones.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    some of the worst headphones i've ever owned

    These headphones are poorly constructed and designed. For the first few weeks, they did sound decent... when they were properly sealed and in my ears. That being said, these do NOT want to stay in your ears. The earpieces included are very limited in selection, and none of them make a proper seal for longer than a minute. After a few weeks, wear and tear on these headphones became evident, though I had been no more rough on them than my pair of standard apple earphones. About a month in, one of the connections to the headphones became damaged, and sound only played through one earpiece. Through them in the garbage where they belong. Buy a pair of Shure or Etymotic if you really want some good in-ear monitors.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware

    The sound quality is no better than the standard Apple earbuds. They fall out of my ears when I run / walk no matter which size ear tip I try. I'm returning them. Not a good value.

    5 of 9 people found this useful