• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent price for earphones with two drivers

    It is difficult to find earphones of this quality for the price especially with a microphone. The trick is to choose the correct ear tip to get a good seal in the ear. If the seal is poor, the bass will be reduced. With a good seal the sound and noise isolation is quite good.

    881 of 1131 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good insulation and sound, nice looking package, and incredible support

    Im not a huge audiophile but these sound great to me and block out most of the noise of a crowded subway. I also find them really comfortable and they never fall out even when skateboarding. Some will smaller ears might have trouble though.

    The best part is Apple's amazing support. Many people complain about the silicone part coming lose and it's true - it happens. But just walk into any Apple store and nicely ask if they have spares and they'll give you a pack of new ones without question. Once I walked in with them all tattered looking and asked for just new caps and they just gave me a brand new pair!

    110 of 117 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound NOT user friendly

    I lost the rubber pieces VERY easily just from pull the headphone out of my ear. Lost all spares with in the year. Had to resort to superglueing them on.., even then the rubber part still came off. Switched to 35$ apple ones.., same good sound quality with no trouble associated. Very disappointed I spent 90$+ on the "better" pair.

    89 of 116 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good detail, separation, bass clean but a bit lacking

    These are the most detailed in ears I have ever purchased.

    Treble: Very detailed, forward, airy sounding. Verges on harshness, but just barely passes for silkiness. Makes voices sound very emotional.

    Midrange: Not overly pronounced, but very well separated. Does not sound muddy at all and very comfortable to listen to. MUCH cleaner than that of the EarPods.

    Bass: Quite recessed, but extends much more deeply than say, the EarPods. Won't satisfy a basshead, but it's there. The bass is very tight, not boomy, which will disappoint some and sounds awful on public transportation. Lack of bass does make music sound slightly like it lacks soul.

    Soundstage: Being IEMs, soundstage is poor and narrow. Earpods have better soundstage.

    Comfort: These are fairly comfortable, although the included tips may not grip very well. Sony Hybrid tips fit well. The dual balanced armature design is very small, meaning the actual hard plastic part will not get in the way.

    Noise Isolation: Not the best, but it's there. Cable does transmit significant amounts of noise.

    Overall: Very impressed. If you're looking for detail, clarity, and separation at an affordable price, look no further. If you're looking for bone-rattling bass, look elsewhere. The EarPods do have better soundstage and mid-bass, but are lacking in clarity, midrange, treble, isolation, and sub-bass.

    64 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Didn't have the best sound quality and broke after a couple months. Not worth the money.

    95 of 142 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad actually.

    A lot of people seem to complain about the bass performance of these headphones saying its not even there. Bass is there, albeit being a tight, controlled bass sound. If you're a bass junkie, stay far away from these.
    On another note, the mids and Highs are pretty darn good. The remote and mic are also very convenient.

    At the end of the day, it depends on how you view spending $79 for in-ear headphones. I gave this 4 stars cause its simply overpriced for what you're getting.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound; Fall Apart

    I really liked the fit and sound of the ear phones. However, the tips come off easily, making it problematic to keep things together. I bought a replacement set once I lost all the ear buds on the first set, but the same thing happened again, so I've given up.

    44 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $30 earbuds are better, big disappointment!!

    Pros
    - they look cool
    Cons
    - $15 earbuds soundquality, not better
    - when walk the cable constantly rattles in your ears
    - doesn't play equal, highs and bass changes dramaticall when a little moving speaker in ear
    - rubber pieces lose
    - remote has shar ends which often take hold on clothes
    As a big fan of Apple products i'm affraid this is big disappointment. i bought new $30 and it works much better for strolling the streets and enjoying the music.

    34 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFFUL!!!

    I had such high hopes for these headphones but when I finally received them I just couldn't believe how poorly they performed and for apple, shame on you! the cheaper headphones out perform these any day. There is absolutely no bottom or bass in these without shoving them in your skull and even then it's minimal. Apple shouldn't sell these for no more than 20.00. Come on apple are you really leaving this completely to after market companies...

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WORTH THE MONEY

    I have a cheap pair that sounds better than this $79.00 one.. Save your money...You will be very disappointed if you buy it..

    37 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely dissapointed

    I expected the sound from these headphones to be great, with great bass, but that's not the case. They sound pretty bad! The earpods that come free with the iPhone 5 sound way better! Total waste of money! Too bad, I've never been dissapointed with an Apple product before.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Design. Ear bud stuck deep in ear

    Do not buy these. Ear bud popped off and got stuck DEEP inside my ear. Required instrument to remove and was painful.
    Should not receive even 1 star.

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I cant hear anyone around me!!!

    these earphones are great i cant hear people when i dont want to. if you put one earphone in you can half hear everybody but with both i cant hear anything and the extra ear buds are cool to also the ear buds stay in with out falling and they are so comfortable!!!!

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy these headphones

    I purchased these when I lost my bose ear buds. I was travelling and happened to be near an apple store, saw these and figured they'd be decent. They were not. Considering the cost of them, the sound quality is terrible. No mid-range on them at all, and the base was flat.

    32 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe the negative reviews, these are incredible, and I'll prove it

    These headphones are the most underrated product Apple sells.

    These are EARPLUG headphones. They plug your ears, not just sit inside them like other types of earbuds, and they certainly don't sit in top of your head like two small cans of cat food. They are elegant, minimal, and wonderful.

    No other headphones come close to blocking outside sound, letting your music gloriously play in your ear as it was meant to be enjoyed.

    Screaming baby in seat 34F? No problem, pop these in, and you'll enjoy several dB of noise reduction instantly. You don't even need to put on the music.

    Horns, taxis, sirens, or just noisy spouse asking why you're a bum?

    No problem, put these on, and you won't hear a thing.

    Because they block outside sound, they leave your ears with nothing but the joyous music you desire. It arrives clear and booming (if you're into bass) because its airtight in your ear canal the entire inner ear is used as a bass chamber.

    It's a shame because people don't fit them correctly. Apple generously gives you several sizes to fit. But no consumer product can have every size needed, so they might just not work for you.

    But if you do get them sized correctly, you will absolutely be amazed at the sound quality.

    I really hope Apple releases a Lightning cable version of these soon!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PUT IT OUT OF SALE!!!!!!

    This product is really really bad comparing to new apple ear pods, I think this is not fair selling them for higher price then the new ear pods and cheating buyers with higher expectations, not letting buyers to listen and compare before !!!! Put them out of sale!!!! Ugh!

    29 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd pair in as many months

    This is by far the best example of horrible engineering I've experienced since the hands-free hamburger holder. On the other hamd - that product probably lasts longer! Same issue for me and all collegues - left earpiece stops working shortly after usage begins. The sound is decent but in no way compares to Bose high end or similar- those who state that have not tried high end phones. But the sum - such bad quality that it renders the product useless.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    These might be the cheapest sounding headphones I have ever owned. I don't know where people got the idea that they sound good, there are a lot better options out there for this price.

    Would not recommend.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap

    They sound great but that's about it. For the most part Apple makes great long lasting products but these are cheap. I'm on my second pair of these because the remote on the first set broke, the buttons no longer worked. So I thought I'd try another pair, and about a year later, the remote broke again. Same problem as before. The buttons just stop responding. Very upsetting to pay $80 on something that doesn't last. I'll never buy another set of these from Apple ever.

    16 of 20 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 :(

    14 of 17 people found this useful