• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones!

    A million thanks to all the reviewers who stressed the importance of the right-sized ear tips. I found the sound "tinny" with the medium sized tips. With the large tips in place, the sound is impressive. Very comfortable as well. So glad I made this purchase!

    6 of 9 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.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FIVE STARS FA SHO!

    I have owned my apple headphones for over a year now. AND I USE THEM EVERY DAY ON THE REGULAR. I love love love them. Before I got my apple headphones I was constantly miserable with headphones that would always break or sound quality would be off in them various brands until I finally found these a year ago and they still work great! I can always turn to apple for engineering quality and I gotta say honestly they are THE BEST PAIR IVE EVER OWNED. Thank you Apple! I was shocked to find more people didn't give 5 stars on here.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I just received them...

    I put them on out of the box and I won't go into great detail except to say - quit reading reviews and pick you up a pair! I have had them on for about 3 to 4 hours exercising, working answering phone calls - going about my day. Sound is fantastic and comfortable enough I don't notice them. The sound is true and clean.
    I have already recommended them to several associates!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They stand up!

    I bought a set of these earbuds a few years ago and went through all of the various size silicon earpieces. Now I need to buy a new set because there are none as good as these. They are pricey, so it would be nice if you could purchase simply replacement silicone buds, but then again, I did get a great deal of use out of them.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!

    These are far the best in ear headphones for the price. For me they are better than the stock headphones that come with your ipod/iphones. Those just wont stay in my ears. I have Ultimate ears which are great but the Apple sound just as good and are lighter in weight!. And you have that great mic! You just have to make sure that you have a GOOD SEAL. That is the secret. If you figure that part out you will be rewarded!

    3 of 5 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!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best in-ear headphones for under $100

    I have been using these in-ear headphones since 2008. My first pair last 4 years, and I have bought a handful since that time. I believe the sound quality, richness, and detail are amazing. I listen to many different genres of music, from rock, to jazz, to hip hop, to classical, they all sound clean and rich. I also uses these to workout and exercise and they have held-up very well. Additionally they are covered under Apple's 12 month warranty, so if anything goes wrong, bring them back into Apple for an exchange for a new pair.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Favorite Headphones

    I love these earbuds! They are the only ones I have tried that don't hurt my ears and stay in place while I run. I was incredibly bummed when I sent them through the wash by accident and stunned when I discovered they still worked afterwards. I rate these above the Bose earbuds I own, the sound quality isn't quite as amazing but those make my ears hurt, a lot.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best (in ear) headphones I've ever owned !

    I'm an audiophile and listen to hours of music every day. These are the best in-ear headphones I have used. They're a bargain compared to some of the other pairs out there that can set you back hundreds of dollars.

    I am a very, very happy customer!! Buy these headphones!!

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent heaphones!

    apple products rock! these are perfect for listening to music on my ipad air. when I bought them I wondered if there were any extra earbuds for fit and there are but I didn't need them because the buds already attached fit so well. sound quality is great. I know there are much more expensive earphones out there, but I like the sound on these. haven't answered a call yet, but i'm sure It will work great.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still love them.

    I've had these for 2 years now. With lossless content, great sound. However, the soft tips do only last several months. I've been able to get replacements from the Apple store, which works for me.
    Keeping them in the original case all the time has kept them well.
    The sound from these is fairly flat, but I like that because I can use the equalizer settings in iTunes to customize it for the genre I'm listening to.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Quality!

    The quality is very good. If you like bass don't consider it; these are not beats by dre. I wear these headphones for about 5 hours a day and they are very comfortable. Whether its making phone calls or listening to music I have no problems. I use the small buds and they sit in my ear perfectly. The stock headphones that came with my iPhone never stayed in so I got these instead. I also own the beats by dre tour 2.0 and I prefer Apple's in-ear headphones hands down.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones, have lasted well

    I've had these headphones since early 2012, bought them on a friends recommendation and I loved the isolation and sound quality. I have had numerous other in-ear sealing headphones, including Sony noise-cancelling and expensive Etymotic headphones. I have found these the most comfortable and easy to wear for long periods, with an easy tonal balance and range that doesn't tire your ears out.

    I'm buying a second pair for work now, because they have just the right amount of isolation for reading in the office.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second Pair - Very Satisfied!

    I see many of the mediocre reviews, but having used these headphones for two to three years and now buying a new pair, I think these are great. I've always felt the bass is good and the overall sound quality is high. You just have to make sure they fit snugly into you ear and get "seated" which takes a few extra seconds when putting them on. Once there, you're all set!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best in-ear for price if used with Comply foam

    I have tried many different in-ear headphones, but I keep coming back to these as long as I have use the Comply foam plugs instead of the ones from apple. Comply makes all the difference in the world.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Looking to buy 3rd pair

    I'm on the verge of buying my 3rd pair of these over a 5 year period (I think). These have been the best sounding and most comfortable earbuds I have ever purchased.

    I an only say again, you MUST experiment with the different size silicone caps that come with them to find the right fit. Once you do, you can buy a bag of 10 replacement (offbrand) caps on Amazon for super cheap. I do lose an occasional cap, but I have a bag full of replacements.

    Other more expensive buds do sound good but have TOO much noise canceling and a super annoying swish swish sound when the cable rubs against your jacket. I like to be able to have a good happy medium between passive noise cancellation while still being aware of my surroundings.

    For the price, I can't find a more comfortable and better sounding pair.

    3 of 6 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