• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good set but Buds pop off

    • Written by from WESTON

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    • Written by from singapore

    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 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible they broke with in 24 hours

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS

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

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality!

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    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!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RETURNED 3 TIMES.. DISTORTION & DROPOUTS

    • Written by from Staten Island

    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

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    some of the worst headphones i've ever owned

    • Written by from Atlanta

    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 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE BASS OR FALLING OFF THE EAR!

    • Written by from Praha

    I've read the reviews here before buying and was sceptical about the bass performance and "constant poping off the ears". But I gave it a try and I am truly surprised how terribly wrong were these reviewers! The trick is really to PUSH THE EARPHONES DEEPER IN YOUR EARCANALS! It's that simple! That's the only right way. Then you'll be rewarded with actually very rich bass performance (I MEAN REALLY GOOD!), total external noise removal and it holds in the ear like it was glued. Comparing to my already broken Sennheisers CX300II I had before, these Apple headphones are noticeably better in sound.
    Apart from that, the overall design is absolutely the best on the market. You got the cable that doesn't vilely curl itself and is elegantly symmetrical (god i hate these asymmetrical cables), you got the ultimate remote (which you can also use with your Mac all the way), you got a straight minimalistic connector (what is the point of the "L" shaped ones??) and you got a durable hard case for them, which looks like a piece of art. And again - they DOESN'T POP OFF THE EAR, nor the rubber pads are falling off the earphones (It's not easy to remove them actually). Only thing I can't say is the long time durability.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    God Awful

    • Written by from york

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

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Tirunelveli

    Bass lovers, please don't go for this. I bought this one and I really disappointed, no bass.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish these can be included with iPhones

    • Written by from Richmond

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great earphones!

    • Written by from Lacombe

    Good noise canceling, and true sound reproduction. No crapy overbass, just the pure sound!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The Worst of all

    • Written by from LONG ISLAND CITY

    pros:
    -it's more comfortable than the old ones
    - louder
    Cons:
    -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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great fit and sound!

    • Written by from Sandpoint

    The headphones that come with the iPhone, both the old and new style, just don't fit my ears. I have small ear canals and the standard earphones press against the cartilage, making it really sore after a relatively short time. I bought these about three years ago and just love them. Yes, the tips can come off easily if you're not careful. I have almost lost them. But knowing that, I'm more careful when I take them out or put them in my pocket. The sound is great. Nobody ever realizes I'm talking on headphones when I take phone calls. The only time I have had a problem with them has been when I have handled them roughly or let them bang against something. The one time I did that, one side had no sound. I took the top off, and made sure the actual speaker part was not damaged. I tapped on it and it worked perfectly after that. I have had no problems besides that, and when these wear out, I will probably get another pair. I do wish they weren't so expensive, and I have heard that there are other brands that work as well and are half the price, but based on my experience with these, I'll probably buy them again. I wear these every day, twice a day, as I commute to and from work on my bike, and all summer long while mowing, so they get lots of use and have held up really well.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product quality not good

    • Written by from Levittown

    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!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ear agony.

    • Written by from Ceres

    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.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Higher Expectations...Especially for the Price!

    • Written by from Grand Prairie

    These headphones cost more than 2x as much as the regular 29.99 ones, but the sound quality is literally the same, but that's not the worst part: the little plastic earbuds fall off all the time! I've already lost the one in my size, so I can only have one earbud in my ear. For the price, you'd expect to have these for at least a year, but no can do. Apple, please fix this ear bud issue, I can't use mine anymore and I've only had them for a couple of months.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    After trying many others, I keep coming back to these.

    • Written by from Austin

    Over the last couple years, I've been on a hunt to find some headphones that I can wear for extended periods of time (3 hours or longer for international flights) without discomfort or listeners fatigue. Every month or two, I buy a pair of headphones to try out. I've tried many brands from $15 to $150 which include Beats Tour, Bose AE2, Sony MDR-EX210B, Sennheiser CX 880, Audio Technica ATH-CKS55USBK, Klipsch Reference S4, Apple In-Ear headphones, Etymotic Research MC5, and others. Unexpectedly, I find myself coming back to the Apple Headphones after every new brand I try. They are clear, balanced, and reasonably priced.

    These headphones do not exaggerate bass and the reverb is minimal. If you're looking for a set with punchy bass that creates a concert-like ambiance, you will be disappointed.

    Note: The white rubber/silicone ear tips that originally came with these headphones kept slipping out of my ears. I replaced them with set of rubber tips from a different pair of headphones. Also, make sure to try different sized tips for each ear. For some unexplainable reason I had a hard time accepting that my right ear was a small and my left ear a medium.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buds pop off, no replacements

    • Written by from Davis

    If the screen comes off (mine did), the silicone buds will not stay on with regular use. Even if the screen stays on, as with all in-ear headphones, the silicone buds eventually get lost. UNLIKE other in-ear headphones, Apple does not sell replacements. I have tried skull candy and other brands' soft buds as a substitute and they do not fit. Apple should either make the headphones compatible with other brands' buds or sell replacements. You are paying $79 for a product that will not last long.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love these in-ear headphones!

    • Written by from Flower Mound

    I have tried multiple brands of headphones including Bose and Beats but these are by far my most favorite. I have two pair of them and have recommended them to all of my friends and family. The quality of the sound is far better than the afore mentioned brands. In addition, they really make conference calls a breeze in an airport or other noisy environment because it cancels out all of the background noise. I highly recommend this product.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only effective for up to 20 seconds before becoming easily Dislodged

    • Written by from San Juan

    These headphones are effective for reducing external noise. However, the effect only lasts literally 15-20 seconds before the in ear headphones come dislodged and external noise creeps in.

    I think the design is really lacking on these things b/c the slightest movement will pull these things out of your ears. They really don't fit in an ear well at all.

    Sitting on an airplane: I could not chew gum b/c jaw movement will knock these out of place; couldn't pop my ears either as we ascended/descended. Walking somewhere: the weight of the cord gently bouncing against your chest as you walk pulls these out of place; if you're walking and don't adjust the headphones, they will likely fall out of your ear completely within a couple of minutes.

    8 of 13 people found this useful