• 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.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't recommend them

    I have been a fan of any apple products but this one really disappointed me. I've had 2 pairs so far because the audio would do its own thing. The left side would go out and I wouldn't know what to do and then magically it started to work again. I will say that they feel amazing and the sound is great (sometimes) but if you put the ear bud in your ear to far the audio will sound a little weird so you have to be gentle with putting them in. Can't just pop them in and go. Sad that this was my first time buying a bad apple product :(

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't fit anyone

    The sound lacks, they don't fit anyone, they aren't durable at all (right monitor stopped working), the EarPods sound 10x better, and they are extremely overpriced.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These don't work well for me

    I bought the ME186ZM/B In-ear headphones a year and a half ago, and it has been pretty much endless trying to keep in place the silicon mouldings that fit into and over the earbud seat - they pull off in your ear, when loose they swing around and bump off as they hit your clothing, they fall off in your pocket they are just really inconvenient. I do like the sound, but this is the poorest execution of Apple design I have possessed - and I have owned a lot of Apple product over the years! And plus you can't buy a set of 3x mouldings you need from the Apple store. And I need almost that many a year additional.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An awful dissapointment

    These are not only the worst headphones I've ever purchased, but the worst purchase I've ever done. I'm usually very careful on choosing anything I'm buying, but the fact the EarPods were doing really good to my ears didn't make me think too much about getting the in-ears. Mind-blowing mistake. Why did I pick these instead of the budget Beats, it's haunting me. Worst of all? I bought from a retailer who will not accept any returns on Apple products. A serious retailer. So had I run with the same luck buying the Beats, at least I could take them back to the store.

    Everything is awful on these. Flat, no bass terrible cheap sound quality. The tips won't stay in place. Do not buy at all. I won't trust Apple anymore.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A big upset from Apple!!!

    I had recently bought the ear phones. The sound quality is not good and has shreikiness while playing music. Other issue was the phones kept coming out of ears , essentially does not fit properly.

    The ear phones which are shipped with respective phones are much better than this.

    I would suggest people to check in Apple Store , if available for testing before buying.

    Not worth money it's being charged.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total trash.

    they are not worth a 1.00 do not buy them. the ones that come with the phone sound so much better. enough said.

    9 of 19 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.

    12 of 16 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

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice... It's a huge let down.

    Although the In-ear headphones deliver exceptional sound quality, in the two experiences I have had with this same product the integrity of the wiring means the remote control functions become compromised within 6 months of normal usage. The weak point right next to the audio jack means that the threads inside the wire overlap and thus causes mixed signals. I now often have to listen to my music with constant interruptions from Siri because the wire isn't durable enough and it triggers my phone to believe I've pressed the remote to beckon Siris help when I haven't. I'm actually terribly disappointed in this product from Apple.

    6 of 7 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Sound quality is awful, and these things don't stay in my ears!!! You can get amazing headphones for this price from another brand. DO NOT BUY.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible sound quality. No Base. I tried everything.

    I tried replacing the earbuds (recommended by some reviewers), but still no improvement.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone 6s In ear headphones - Worst product ever

    I have recently bought a iPhone 6s, phone is just awesome but when it comes to apple ear phones, they are the worst creation ever made.
    They just don't fit into your ear, no matter how large or small your ear is. They keep falling down all the time, i have tried to fit these headphones into three of many family member's ear's and all had the same problem.
    Audio quality is way worst. No bass and lot of noise when used outdoors, these two are at the top list, there many more issues.
    No soft case for the ear buds.
    I some how feel call quality gets reduced while answering calls using these ear phones.

    Now, what am i achieving at the end of this review, NOTHING. People like me would just go ahead and buy better ear phones, because after spending good amount on the phone, you just don't want some bad ear phones to ruin that experience.

    One last point, if you are a music lover and listen to at least 3 to 4 hours in a day using ear phones. Just throw these ear phones in the trash as soon as u unbox your Iphone6S.

    6 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible fit - Unusable

    I bought these headphones with high hopes. Overall I have had great expereinces with virtually every Apple product I have purchased. However no matter which size in-ear adapter I use they will not work and fall out of my ears.

    I think I made the word a better place by simply throwing them in the trash.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    new ear buds hurt my ears

    These ear buds came with my new iPod. I think they are terrible. They hurt my ears. Basically using an older non-apple pair. I think Apple missed the boat with these

    7 of 18 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

    Quality Glaringly Worse than those produced several years prior

    When Apple first sold these earbuds, I bought them after a friend recommended them to me. At the time I was so satisfied to discover that Apple had indeed packaged premium sound for under $100. I recently purchased them again after losing a pair of Standard Beats earbuds, and I was utterly shocked with their thin sound production. No exaggeration, these are probably no better than $20 earbuds. I guess after Apple spent all of that money purchasing Beats and developing its marketing campaign they had to cut costs elsewhere. Actually, shame on me for assuming that it would be a good idea to purchase these when Beats is the new face of their audio campaign.

    9 of 12 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.

    10 of 14 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 16 people found this useful