• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most awful earphone i ever owned. not worth 30 cents. much less $80 dlrs.

    • Written by from East meadow

    RUN!! Keep your money!!!

    Only now i KNOW i had it VERY good with the original $30 pair that came with the iphone. i like base and i need to hear sounds around me while wearing earphones. i dont need to crank up the volume. So for the original earphone, i purchased black foam covers, at Radiio Shack, so the earphones didnt slide out of my ears constantly.

    Then i spent/threw away $80 dlrs. VERY VERY Disappointed with Apple. horrendous sound. i used the medium plugs and couldn't hear ppl talking to me and the base was VERY poor.

    Then i replaced for the small buds. Now there is no base at all - only treble. In addition I still can't hear ppl around me very well.

    They sounds like CHEAP AM radio. i mean horrendous!
    Save yourself $50.
    i WISH i could have had a Test Drive! would not pay 30 cents.

    Wil buy the $30 dlrs pair and the black foams.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, but significant issues with reliability

    • Written by from Toronto

    I've gone through three sets now. I've re-purchased because I'm pleased with the sound. I'll enumerate three issues:

    (1) ambient noise tends to get in around the buds
    (2) the remote mic and builtin controls tends to fail
    (3) the silicon in ear pieces tend to fall off easily and get lost

    Were these $40 I'd be delighted, at their current price point I'm looking for alternatives next purchase.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Last 6 months, Apple will not replace them

    • Written by from Reston

    Despite the excellent sound quality and great price point for dual-driver headphones, I do not recommend this product. They are extremely fragile, made for aesthetics rather than durability. At six months old I had no audio in the right earphone, and Apple refuses to replace them even though they are in warranty and appear as new condition-they attribute the failure to wear and tear, which is not covered by the warranty. My experience with this one product has tarnished my opinion of Apple, especially their service procedures.To add to the frustration, you cannot obtain extra silicone ear tips for these headphones. They tend to come off easily and do get dirty over time.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy it for apple gadgets!

    • Written by from Simferopol

    Unbelievable sound quality! Clear and detailed.Bass treb high all is perfect! The noise is gone. Don't believe to negative reviews!Just listen!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pittsfield

    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

    Not bad

    • Written by from Москва

    I think that these headphones are good. Why good - I still can't find a suitable vacuum size and in result the headphones don't hold on in my ears like they have to. I tried all the sizes (small, medium, large), but I need to make experience on my ears.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent performance and great ergonomics but not for audiophiles

    • Written by from Huntington Park

    These in-ear headphones are great. They do a great job at canceling out outside noise and while still providing crisp and clear audio. However, they lack range in bass. They are a comfortable fit and if they seem to be of great quality, but we'll see how long they last. They are worth a look if you're looking for headphones that are a comfortable fit, lightweight, and want outside noise canceling. When I blast these headphones I'm able to completely isolate myself from the outside world and the best part is nobody knows what I'm listening too. There is minimal sound leak which make them perfect for use in quiet areas. I'm a college student and think they are worth it if it fits these needs, but if you're looking for the best sound with rich deep bass, then you should look elsewhere, but at this price range, you'll be hard pressed to find similar headphones with this kind of sound quality and beautiful ergonomics.

    2 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Big

    • Written by from Lakewood

    The sound is great, but seriously, the in-ear design is way too big! Apparently designed with men in mind! Even the slightest tug on the cord pulls the headphones our of my ears. Very frustrating.

    0 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No replacement tips

    • Written by from Cambridge

    These headphones are great except for one issue: The silicon ear tips come off very easily and Apple will not sell you a replacement set. Unfortunately once you lose one of the set that fits you this product is utterly useless unless you buy a whole new set for another $80. The lack of replacement parts is a glaring oversight.

    10 of 15 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic sound from some tiny, subtle earbuds

    • Written by from Kent

    These headphones sound fantastic. You don't need to be a pretentious audiophile to notice the difference between listening to music with these headphones and Apple's EarPods, the older earphones, and a lot of non-Apple headphones. Everything sounds great and, just as advertised, you'll notice aspects of your music you hadn't before. I did, anyway! Ambient noise cancellation is great, on top of all that. I can easily get lost in my music on the bus, at work, or just outside.

    As pointed out by other reviewers, getting a good fit with the silicone tips is crucial to enjoying these headphones. The mediums that came attached are too big for me. I could barely get a seal, it was uncomfortable at best, and they fell out very easily. The large ones didn't work out either, but I found the small ones fit my ears great. The right earbud will sometimes slip out of my ear, though, if I'm messing with the control buttons built into the microphone or moving around. Still, mic and controls are just like the ones on the EarPods and it's definitely convenient.

    If you're on the fence, I'd say go for it! Try all the silicone tips out, in both ears separately, and I bet you'll find a good fit for your ears. I listen to a lot of different kinds of music and I've been impressed every time I use these, across a pretty diverse range of genres.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    In detail, but sound field is weird.

    • Written by from muncie

    This is a pair of good in-ear headphone. Light weight, well designed, comfortable. This is one of the cheapest two unit in-ear headphone that you can get now. The sound is good in detail and balanced. But the sound field is weird; it shapes like a triangle, listener is like near one of the corner. At the same time, the voice may sound thinner than studio-level monitor headphones. But in general, it is a pair of good in-ear headphone that goes with any mobile devices.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

    • Written by from Waldwick

    After a day of using these, I have to say that they impressed me right out of the gate! When the medium tips didn't quite fit my ears right, I switched them out for the included smaller tips and I was blown away. The clarity of the sound is unlike anything I've heard from previous sets of headphones. I frequently listen to a lot of movie soundtracks from Hans Zimmer, James Horner, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Nicholas Hooper, etc. With these, I was surprised by details of those soundtracks that I had never noticed. I have heard others complain that these lack prominent bass, but in the current market of bass-heavy headphones, these are a breath of fresh air. The balance is remarkable. I'm in love with these IEMs. I haven't so much as touched my Sennheisers because these are such a join to listen to.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    really disappointed

    • Written by from Vidin

    I expected a lot from Apple's In-Ear headphones...however, i was really surprised when i'd found out that the bass on these is non existent. Nada.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Charlotte

    I've had my headphones for a while now, and I've decided to finally write a review because I can't return them and I'm fed up with losing the rubber tips. These are $80 headphones. I would expect for the rubber tips to stay on when I'm moving them from a pocket in my gym bag to my ears. The rubber tips even fall off when I'm trying to take the out of my ears!! I take care of them and protect them from damage as much as I possibly can, but today was the last straw, as I lost one of them while taking them out of my ears AT MY DESK. I've been a loyal Apple customer since the '90's, and I have to say I'm disappointed in the product quality.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple In-Ear Earbuds

    • Written by from Durham

    When first used, the earbuds worked perfectly. I didn't use them that often, especially not during workout, and I noticed that the right ear stopped working. I put it in the car and a couple of weeks later I took it to the local Apple Store to get them replaced. Wow! Big disappointment. I was switched to two salespersons and was told that the earbuds were not covered under warranty because the tip had come off. There was no evidence of damage, tampering, or bad use - I had the earbuds for less than 3 weeks. My recommendation is go bluetooth.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Steel mesh caps...

    • Written by from El Paso

    I lost two of my in-ear headphone steel mesh caps & another two steel mesh caps are crashed.
    Becuase of them I cant have clear sound :(
    But generally when It works correctly, It's sound was very nice...

    2 of 2 people found this useful