• 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.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    Your earpieces are seriously rubbish. No noise isolation, flat bass. Bad high notes. To put it simply ALL your earpieces sark. Don't bother selling anymore of this trash ever. Thank you for your time.

    19 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed!

    I have small ear canals, so the standard, included Apple earbuds were *very* insecure (read "useless") when I tried to to use them.

    These In-Ear Headphones, however, nestle quite nicely and securely in my ears, and the sound quality is exemplary.

    I hope the brand-new Air Pods, which really appeal to me and currently have the same size and shape as the standard earbuds, will also be made available in a model similar to these.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them, BUT a good fit is the key.

    I do not think it is fair to judge this type of earphone simply by their fit. As they are in-ear, one's anatomy has a BIG influence on the overall experience.

    THE FIT: To me, these are the best fitting in-ear earphones I have tried. I have small ear canals and the smaller silicon tips fit perfectly and keep the earbuds securely in my ear, even during physical activity. Again, your mileage may vary depending on your ears.

    THE BUILD QUALITY: I have owned two pairs of these in the last 7 years, having just lost my second pair to the washing machine monster. This second pair had started to crack a bit at the strain relief on one of the earbuds before I dround them in the wash, so it would've kept on going. This averages 3,5 years of use per pair, which is not bad considering I use them on average 15-20 hours per week. Also, these come with an extra pair of metal meshes, which is nice in case you're in a hurry and don't have time to clean them.

    THE SOUND: They definitely do not compare to over-ear open-backed headphones, but because these fit me so well, I find the base and high frequencies are crisp and well balanced. Depending on your earwax production, you might have to clean the metal meshes more often, but a quick soak in hot water with a drop of dish soap does wonders.

    OVERALL: If these fit you as well as they do me, they will sound great and stay in your ears, preventing unnecessary strain from them falling.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like them! Comfortable Full Sound!

    From a near 50-year old user with wide musical tastes, for what it's worth:
    After listening to these connected to a 5S, I am pleased with them! I am running Apple Lossless media from both the Store and from my own old media collection. Summary: these do what is advertised-they accurately (key word) reproduce musical tones inside a really tiny space (an ear drum)

    No "Loudness" or "Bass Boost" mode, which so many devices run as "normal" so if you are used to that, they may be disappointing.
    They won't thump your skull with bass, but I find they pulse my eyeballs with good clean bass guitar and true drum riffs from many songs.

    Fit is very important with these, and other, silicone-bud designs, to get the full range from them. If you can't hear yourself breathing, they aren't sealed to your ear. With nothing playing, they should feel like a set of earplugs. I bought these in hopes of better long-wear comfort than the EarPods. I love the sound of the EarPods, but the hard design bothers my ears after an hour. These have been comfortable for me for three hours now, with equivalent or better sound.

    My test music is below, which are favorites which seemed to really pop better with the In-Ear Headphones than the EarPods. Try them yourself. My review might appeal to those near or over 50, or those who appreciate that recording philosophies have changed over the years. In particular I thought these performed really well with acoustic guitar style recordings.

    Rhiannon-Fleetwood Mac Waffle Stomp-Joe Walsh Royals-Lorde Letter to God-Sheryl Crow
    Some Nights-Fun. Take a Chance on Me-ABBA(tm) Windmills of Your Mind-Sting Sister Golden Hair-America

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Run arosss this at London Drugs not what I expected, wish they can put rubber tip in the apple pods as those are way better
    They are discent but not worth $100. worth about $50-$60 in my opinion.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    Wish I had read the reviews before buying these. The sound quality is awful, when talking on the phone there's a feedback /echo thing that happens that is very disconcerting. Worst of all is the loud snap that comes out of the right earbud every 15-20 seconds.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable but have had issues

    I figured I would get the nicer headphones because the basic ones are uncomfortable at times. When I first used these I thought they were comfortable and you get 3 different sizes of the rubber earbuds. The sounds quality isn't too bad either. However, I've only had these about 2 months and the one earbud either doesn't work of the sound is really soft. I guess I'll stick with the basic apple headphones since that pair lasted so much longer.

    4 of 5 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 17 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 !!!!!

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  • 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 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    God Awful

    The sound is flat, no bass whatsoever, uncomfortable in your ear, and overpriced. Use EarPods. Seriously.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

    I have to agree with prior reviewers, you really need to make sure you've got the right size ear buds attached. I tried on all three (SM,MD & LG), and after finding the right fit (MD for me), these things stay in your ear. They're comfortable and the sound is really great.

    I've ended my quest for the perfect in-ear headphones!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I was surprised

    I got these as a Christmas gift 2009, well they're still going strong. The mic doesn't work but I don't even use it anyways. These ear buds have been through A LOT, I've probably washed them in the washer like 5 times and have been through the dryer twice. Still sound as good as they day I unwrapped them, and the inline volume and music controls still work. But with their age they are beginning to fall apart a little, but for the 80$ we paid, I'd say they were well spent.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable with different tips

    The EarPods that come with the iPhone are extremely uncomfortable to me. I chose the purchase these in-ear style for the promised sound and comfort. The gel tips that come wth the headphones are poor. Twice I've had them dislodge from the stem and remain stuck in my ear canal. On both instances a colleague had to remove the gel tips with tweezers. I've kept the in-ear headphones and now use tips from Comply Foam. Best sound isolation for the price. I hear my phone calls and music clearly, even in noisy environments.

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  • 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones I have ever owned. Period.

    First of all, these have the clearest sound quality of any headphone I've tried, barring my HDMI gaming headset. For the price, these have been amazing and also the longest lasting headphones, still going strong at 5 years. The biggest thing is to choose the right size rubber bud piece to fit your ear, and when you do, it will turn them into noise-cancelling headphones.

    Now Apple, all you have to do is make these wireless too so I can use this for the iPhone 7, then we'll be cool.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Earphones

    I would like to recommend these earbuds, because they are still going strong. Even after rigorous usage the past two years, which has never occurred to me. The Apple In-Ear Headphones are not for your typical EDM-lovers. Since the earphones uses two drivers: one for bass and one for treble. With this mechanism the earphones achieves the maximal performance. Thus the sound is being protruded separately and is not getting distorted. The bass is not too heavy and the mids/highs are extremely clear. If you like natural sounding earphones, then these earphones are perfect for you. Considering the fact that normal IEMs with armatures costs > €150, these earphones have a fairly reasonable price. I bought them for €24,95 on sale.

    4 of 6 people found this useful