• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    To bad the warranty is only for one year. On my second set in three months. The right speaker went out in two months, the left speaker is out in less than one month on second set. Have also experienced several shocks. Headed to the Apple Store this week for set number three. Apple needs to recall this product!!!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy into this hype...

    I do alot of physical work at my job and I keep going through the regular 30 dollar earbuds. I thought that becasue these were more expensive that that they would be better but they are not. They actually sound terrible and the bass is not even there. Trust me look for some better head phones these are not worth it.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound with Comply foam tips!

    If you get the foam tips made specifically for these earbuds by 'Comply' you will get great sound, clear bass response, noise isolation, and they will stay in your ears. I've been using the combo for years and wouldn't even think of trying any other earbuds. I'm THAT satisfied.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the sound (and I'm a professional musician)

    Love the fit and the sound. Most earbuds are too big for my ears, painful to wear. The sound is great. I have no idea why people say the silicon buds fall off, I've never had that experience and I wear them a LOT. Maybe they chose the wrong size out of the three that come with the earphones? Just a guess.

    10 of 10 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.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible.

    I was in a hurry and wanted some great headphones. Apple usually does a great job so I bought these without doing too much research. Huge mistake. My left earphone is popping so much that it feels like it is shocking me. Seriously. And yes, these do not stay in your ears. If and when they move around in your ear the already poor sound quality is affected, forcing you to move them around constantly to try and find the sweet spot in your ear.

    I bought these 5 days ago. Will try and return these at the Apple Store ASAP.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really bad earphones

    The classic earphones from Apple always pleased me, so I had high hopes to these in ear that cost around 2,5 times more.
    I bought them at the Apple Store and returned them within 10min, the quality is truly awful. Tried the different sized earplugs, the free headphones you used to get on a plane beat these earphones (I thought I just had a broken pair, so I changed it for new ones, still the same!) . I was blown away by the extremely low quality even if they were 10€.. Apple, improve or get rid of this product it's pulling the brand down.. Never experienced such a disappointment from the brand.. you can't spend your money more badly then buying these things

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I used the h-e-double-hockey sticks outta these (Apple won't let me curse)

    ...and after three years, they're starting to fall apart. Still, a good value at $27 a year. For all you haters who can't hang onto the silicone tips (yeah, I lost one too), go to Amazon and order a three-pair set of Comply Whoomp Foam Tips for $15. They will absolutely block out outside noise and allow you to listen to music or carry on a phone conversation in a noisy area.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great...with different tips

    I almost threw these away because they would not stay in my ears when working out, regardless of which size of the provided tips I used. Luckily, I found that others were having the same problem and heard about the Whoomp! foam tips from Comply. They're made specifically for these headphones. Problem solved! If you don't know what size you need, they offer a mix pack with S, M & L. After that you can order a 3-pack of your size only. Seriously, they made all the difference in the world.

    11 of 14 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    not so bad

    after 1 month of usage, the sound is opened. the bass is enough and corret for music and the totally the sound is nice.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They fall out, and they break

    I got this pair of earphones two weeks before, and they kept falling off. The sound quality wasn't as good as I expected it to be, and also, now it is BROKEN. The left ear phone kept falling apart, but the wires didn't break until today. This is also how I broke my old apple ear-phones. Too fragile. The sound quality wasn't quite as good as I expected it to be either. To anyone reading this, IT IS NOT WORTH IT.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Greatly under-appreciated In Ear Monitors

    I'm appalled for the misunderstanding and low score reviews of most people here with respect to these under-appreciated earphones. I bought them a week ago and gave them some burn-in, I have to say these are simply the best pair of headphones I've ever owned for the price. Some reviewers report "tin sound" or "bad bass response" and these are simply because it is necessary to test and choose the proper size of silicone tips in order to make a proper seal. Feel free to experiment with the tip sizes, until you find a pair that suits your ears the best. When you do this, the dual drivers deliver rich bass with clear vocals and treble. I have to advise these provide clean, unadulterated sound unlike the earphones most people are used to which heavily colorize, distort and muddy the sound. Even the microphone is so well constructed, Siri won't miss a sentence even with strong winds and when talking to people they say they hear me very clearly like I was there. You won't find dual-driver earphones with such quality for less than $250-400 out there, these include remote control so don't balk at the price, they are a great investment!

    10 of 13 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

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Darn Good!

    First the bad. I've gone through two sets of these over a couple years because when you do something stupid with them, the cable will break. The cables are relatively thin, and will not resist stupidity such as catching them as the center console door closed while I was pulling them out. Super-rugged, they are not.

    Also probably related to the thinness, they tend to tangle relatively easily.

    Now to the more important, the good.

    Obviously, since they're made (or at least branded by) Apple, they work perfectly with respect to the controls for playback, taking phone calls, etc., and I'm told the sound from them on the other end of a phone call is nice and clear.

    With respect to sound quality while listening through them, I like them a lot. I think the high end is very clear and distinct. It certainly starts to roll off in the extreme highs (cymbal sizzle, etc.), but it's more than satisfactory up there. The mid is nice and musical, and the bottom end is fine. It is not super-pumped down around 40-100 Hz, and I'm sure those who want ultra-thump are disappointed.

    Those who like an un-enhanced bottom will be more than satisfied. I am a bass player for 40 years now, and those who say bass is lacking are just wrong; they either don't like what real instruments sound like, or they're not getting a good seal when they insert the buds.

    Overall, I'm very pleased and think that to take a real step up in quality from this pair, you will probably need to spend over $200.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful!!!

    Shame on you apple!!! these are by far the worst headphones that I had bought in my life. The gel adapters fall off at each wear, lost all of my replacements and the little tiny wire screen from where the sound comes out of, these were obsolete for me, wasted my $79 plus tax because I couldn't even return them, Apple would not take them back!! Very sad about the last one!!!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple In-Ear Headphones

    I bought these headphones about a week ago as a treat to myself. I will admit these headphones do a horrible job at making a good first impression. My advice? Be patient. The first mistake I found myself making was using the incorrect size of earbuds. I recommend you sit sown make a playlist of your favorite tunes. Load your playlist into you iPod/Phone, and start experimenting/sizing the perfect ear bud cap size. At first, I thought that I was a small, after a few days later I was ready to just give up and return them. I decided to do a resize and tried the medium size caps. Best decision of my life. The sound quality improved so much. You might think you have the right cap size on and that these head phones are being stupid, but give it a second try after a bit of use and you'll see you were wrong the entire time. One thing to really keep in mind is, these headphones tend to be quite honest in delivering sound. What I mean is, forget about the fake boomy basses. You won't get that out of these headphones. As for Apple, you lost a start for quality. They feel flimsy and fragile. Other than that, GREAT product!

    7 of 7 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