• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound - Badly Made

    Amazing sound, however the plastic ear buds keep falling off and i lost my replacements within a few month... I got another pair thinking it might have been a fault, however same again. The metal screw-in, which also helps to keep the buds on fell off as well. Apple don't sell the replacement buds so I'd spend your money on another brand.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ho Hum

    Not great earphones. As other reviewers have mentioned, poor bass.

    I have plenty of ear pieces as I'm on my fourth set of these. I stopped losing ear pieces when I stopped dragging the headset out of my pocket - otherwise, they do come off easily.

    Notice I said I'm on my fourth set. They are not a durable product. They have the iPhone controls and they work good for phone calls. They also stay in your ear more securely than the set that comes with the iPhone. I've just reconciled with the fact that I have to buy a pair every six months.

    They stink for music and when I sit at my desk, I use the new design buds that come with the 5s. Eons better for music.

    Like a lot of Apple faithful, I buy their junk because I'm a sheep and I need the iPhone controls.

    Join me if you're rich!

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Although, yes, these headphones do have decent sound, the covers constantly pop off and get lost, and mine stopped working completely after 5 months of use. Not worth the money.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap plastic

    The sound is quite good but the material is so cheap that within the first year of usage you will loose the volume rocker/play/pause/mic functions, all cable junctions will expose, in-ear caps become yellow soon and it's easy to loose them!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing sound quaility

    I expected better quality audio from these earbuds. For $20 more you can get the entry level Shure e-series and they sound soooo much better. Of course, you don't get the mic and remote... I guess you can't have it all. I will end up using these just for phone, cause the music sounds too thin for me. Stick with the single driver if you want these buds, they will sound just as good. and you will save $50. Not your best try, Apple!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Rubber Ear buds fall off very easily and get lost right away. Design flaw and not worth it for the price.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Build Quality

    I got a pair of in-ear headphones when they were redesigned a few years ago. The sound quality is quite good, for the price and for in-ear headphones. However, after a few months, the left earbud would no longer produce any sound. I took good care of them, wrapping them and storing them safely whenever they were not in use, so I didn't think it was a problem on my end. I took them into my local (read: 45-minute away) Apple Store, and had them exchanged for another pair, as they were still under warranty. Again, good audio quality, but the same problem happened in about six months. To save some time, I'll just say that today, my sixth pair (all replaced under warranty) died in the left earbud. Apple told me last time that they will no longer give me any replacements, even though the warranty is technically renewed every time I brought in a broken pair, and I am still within a year of the last exchange.

    Thank you, Apple, for poor customer service on your poorly built headphones. I'll be getting my headphones from a trusted manufacturer, this time.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good - when they work

    Fitted snugly in your ears, these phones deliver very fine quality sound. But if, like me, your ears and the three ear bud sizes are less than a perfect fit, you can find these popping out all too easily unless you're listening while comatose. Probably this is a generic problem with in-ear headphones of any brand. What's prompted me to write this review is early failure of these expensive phones.

    First failure: about three years into my use of them, the remote stopped communicating with their device - my second generation iPod Touch. No more convenient remote-controlling of volume, pausing, fast-forwarding, skipping etc. I also began having random events where songs started skipping automatically, as often as every 5 or 10 seconds. Phooey.

    Second failure: Yesterday - hey, what happened to the left channel? Today - it's still not there, whether plugged into the iPod or (to troubleshoot) my Macbook.

    So, after just ~3.5 years of moderate use, these phones appear to be toast, which, come to think of it, is pretty much what my 2nd gen iPod Touch is becoming, thanks to its orphaned version of iOS.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connector (plug) awful...

    I found this pair of ear phones great in quality and sound, but the connector is rubbish! Most men have our iphones in our pants pockets and the bend that is caused when sitting ends up disconnecting the cable with no chance of repair. Apple should do an "L" like most other headphones and better quality, more sturdy in the plug.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The Worst of all

    -it's more comfortable than the old ones
    - louder
    -I returned it twice to apple because of technical problems
    first time it keeps playing and changing songs by itself
    second time: the volume keeps breaking off and on by itself

    i have the old apple headphones they were not a disappointment like the new version and for 30$ not worth it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good set but Buds pop off

    Good sound but ear buds get lost and there is nowhere to get replacements....the mike works great and SIRI is great.....Apple should make the ear buds available...

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    sound is good, but ear piece keeps falling off

    and typical apple, you can't just buy a replacement of the ear piece, but you'll have to spend the whole $75 again for buying the whole headphone again ... would rather go for something that doesn't have an ear piece

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not worth it!!

    i thought these headphones were great and worth the money until 3 months after purchasing them-when one side stopped playing music all together!!!-waste!!!

    34 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No replacement rubber pieces

    I was disappointed to find out that there is no replacement available for the rubber pieces. If you loose one (and they detach very easily) you just lost $79. (It does come with two extra sets, but they are different sizes, so when you loose the one of the size that is right for you, the headphones become useless).

    Apart from that, they are not particularly comfortable or great quality. I don't recommend them.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I was very happy with these and they were quite comfortable but once the ear piece falls off it's off for good. I have no idea if they can be replaced. If they can't I have wasted my money

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Silicon Earbuds Are The Problem

    I am on my second pair of the Apple In-Ear Headphones. I'm very happy with the sound quality/price I paid. The problem with the silicon buds manifest itself after about one year of use. The silicon buds will come off with minimal friction as I remove the buds from my pocket. The silicon buds just slide on instead of screwing on the shaft of the ear cylinder. Since Apple doesn't sell replacement silicon buds I can't recommend these earphones.

    216 of 235 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could use some improvement

    The sound i get out of the headphones are great for phone calls which I use them for, however one of the ear buds stopped outputting sound soon after I purchased , which was saddening for the price I payed. I suggest that apple spends some money in researching how to make their products more durable.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    These actually fit my ears and I have no problem with the sound quality per se.
    However, I bought mine in late July and they already crackle and give my years little "electric shots" from time to time - and the headphone itself keeps falling off. Now one has fallen off somewhere and I've lost it, so 6 months post purchase I can't use them anymore.

    39 of 47 people found this useful