• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Greatly under-appreciated In Ear Monitors

    • Written by from Downers Grove

    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!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best in-ear headphones for under $100

    • Written by from Lambertville

    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.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Favorite Headphones

    • Written by from College station

    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.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by from San Francisco

    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!!

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent heaphones!

    • Written by from Altamonte springs

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Praha

    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still love them.

    • Written by from Calgary

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Quality!

    • Written by from Montebello

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones, have lasted well

    • Written by from Melbourne

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second Pair - Very Satisfied!

    • Written by from Richardson

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best in-ear for price if used with Comply foam

    • Written by from Spring

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by from Austin

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Looking to buy 3rd pair

    • Written by from Wheaton

    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.

    2 of 5 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)

    • Written by from Seattle

    ...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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic in-ear buds.

    • Written by from Jarrell

    I was a little skeptical about purchasing these headphones because, to be honest, I have never really liked the traditional Apple earbuds that come with the new products. I actually received these as a gift from a friend. Now that I've had a chance to use them, I would definitely buy them for myself.

    Considering the fact that these are not studio monitors I can still hear a higher level of detail than with traditional earbuds. I keep seeing people talk about not getting the bass response that they want from these and it's really a simple matter of fact... The drivers are tiny. They fit in your ear. An effective bass speaker needs to push a lot of air very slowly to make a big bang and that's why car speakers are so large and in sealed boxes most of the time. Tiny little speakers just aren't very effective at reproducing the super low notes, but I digress.

    I would recommend these ear buds for those who like sound quality more than sound quantity.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them!

    • Written by from Tukwila

    I put off buying these for a long time because I wasn't really a fan of the in ear type. When I upgraded from iPhone 4s to iPhone 5s in January or this year with the newer type I started using them. And a few weeks ago I broke down and purchased these from a local store. I love them! I haven't had them very long but I have had no problems with them. I originally put the small covers on them then switched back to the mediums when I read another review about finding the best fit being important for the sound. And it was a huge difference! Now my bass is excellent! I love that you can skip and rewind songs right from the remote on them! I would definitely recommend them to a friend or family member!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by from JAMESTOWN

    These Headphone are just amazing!!!

    2 of 4 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

  • 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

  • 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