• 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.

    877 of 1125 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The stupid ear buds constantly pop off and get lost.

    1033 of 1698 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    I had high hopes for these headphones. In particular, the idea of two drivers appealed to me. The highs and mids on the headphonee are good. The bass, however, is lacking any form of substance. I recommend that you pass on these.

    656 of 945 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Silicon Earbuds Are The Problem

    I am on my second pair of the Apple In-Ear Headphones. I'm very happy with the sound quality/price I paid. The problem with the silicon buds manifest itself after about one year of use. The silicon buds will come off with minimal friction as I remove the buds from my pocket. The silicon buds just slide on instead of screwing on the shaft of the ear cylinder. Since Apple doesn't sell replacement silicon buds I can't recommend these earphones.

    217 of 237 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Strong bass is achieved with right earbuds

    I own a $1500 custom monitors from Ultimate Ears. Please read my review of Apple In-Ear Headphones in this perspective.

    You cannot possibly purchase better-sounding headphones at this price, period. Many reviews here have complained about a perceived lack of bass. These headphones come with middle-size earbuds installed. Upon purchase, I immediately tried these headphones on a treadmill and strong disappointed with lack of bass and insufficient noise isolation. At that time, the middle-size earbuds felt right to my ears.

    The next day, I decided to give the large-size earbuds. In a quiet listening, I listened to the same tunes that I had listened to on the treadmill. I could not believe a dramatic improvement in smooth and strong bass tones and overall tonal clarity, blessed with superb noise isolation.

    As some reviewers here have also pointed out, it is absolutely imperative to experiment with the three different sizes of earbuds that come with these Apple headphones. One tip is that, if you are comfortable with it, you may want to moisten the earbuds with your lips. This practice would increase noise isolation further.

    True, as good as these Apple headphones sound, they are no match for custom monitors with ear molds made only for your ear canals. But, it is absolutely true that you would never find a better price-performance with headphones for iDevices than these Apple headphones.

    Give them a try and be patient with earbuds. You'd be rewarded with the feeling that you had never spent $79 on anything better than these headphones.

    193 of 215 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!

    109 of 116 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not impressive quality

    Most people complain about the seal that the eartips fail to deliver, for not being soft enough or not having the right size. For me, these are almost perfect; when I run, eat of sleep, the seal holds pretty good.

    The headphones alone compete with others, which can cost up to 150$, but with the right eartips, if these do not fit you, you should get the best sound out of these.
    I bought some foam eartips that improved the quality drastically. I recommend buying them.

    86 of 107 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    they pop out of my ears and broke very easily
    NOT NOT NOT worth the money

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Before I was excited about have a $80 dollars headphones instead the cheap ones ($30) but when I tried them I knew I wasted my money.. The sound is simply horrible because there is NO BASS, nothing!! Tried several configurations but nothing work.. I gave them to my 5 years old sister.

    So you'd better buy the $30 apple headphones, are much better!

    91 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

    Very Fragile

    Bought these less than two months ago, and while they give good sound - they break so easily! Now only one of the earbuds is working, and it's "crackling". Not worth the money at all, wish I hadn't lost the receipt.

    72 of 109 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing headphones... Minor problems

    These are the best in-ear style headphones I have ever owned. Sound quality and comfort are exceptional. Only problem Ive found after a year is the mesh screens becoming blocked/clogged. This is easily fixed with a can of dust off. Overall great headphones.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    These actually fit my ears and I have no problem with the sound quality per se.
    However, I bought mine in late July and they already crackle and give my years little "electric shots" from time to time - and the headphone itself keeps falling off. Now one has fallen off somewhere and I've lost it, so 6 months post purchase I can't use them anymore.

    39 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not worth it!!

    i thought these headphones were great and worth the money until 3 months after purchasing them-when one side stopped playing music all together!!!-waste!!!

    34 of 41 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, not great

    For $79, you can get almost 3 of the regular headphones, which are as good for output quality. Totally not worth the price, especially since you can't buy spare buds.

    40 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $30 earbuds are better, big disappointment!!

    - they look cool
    - $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