• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but wont last long

    These headphones are by far the best headphones I had, but unfortunately they dont last more than 4 months. If its not the rubber around the cable that breaks down, its the sound that becomes worst (lower frequency).
    Last year I bought 3 headphones and this year im on my second... Enjoy them while they last!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice is prober fit; but, loud cable noise when so fit

    I'm putting this right in the middle of the two extreme reviews.

    1) These are great-sounding earbuds (I know, Apple calls them headphones!) when properly seated in the ear canal. So, push them in deep, or change the ear tips for a proper fit, and you will get nice base and crisp sound. But!…

    2) When properly seated, the cables transfer all their noise right to the earbud! Everything. All rubbing against your clothes will go straight to your ears! If you are sitting still, this is not a problem; but, if you are walking, watch out! This could probably be ameliorated if they had a clothes clip, like the Bose Quiet Comfort earbuds do; but, these do not. So, beware!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable but have had issues

    I figured I would get the nicer headphones because the basic ones are uncomfortable at times. When I first used these I thought they were comfortable and you get 3 different sizes of the rubber earbuds. The sounds quality isn't too bad either. However, I've only had these about 2 months and the one earbud either doesn't work of the sound is really soft. I guess I'll stick with the basic apple headphones since that pair lasted so much longer.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful sound, bad plugs (for my ears anyway)

    I've tried all 3 plug sizes and they just won't create a seal unless I ram them in and that's just uncomfortable. And even then the M/L sizes bounce out from even even the slightest movement while the small ones don't create a seal at all. I can wear them comfortably but then it doesn't make a proper seal and the sound ends up sounding tinny because of it.

    That said, the sound quality is excellent when you can wear them properly. Just disappointed that you have to buy your own plugs for a pair of headphones that cost this much.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Big

    The sound is great, but seriously, the in-ear design is way too big! Apparently designed with men in mind! Even the slightest tug on the cord pulls the headphones our of my ears. Very frustrating.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor durability, good sound quality

    - Good sound quality (for price)
    - Much more comfortable than "earpods"

    - Very fragile. I'm on my 6th pair (seriously!)

    Fortunately Apple has replaced my for free every time they've broken, but it's annoying to go into the store so frequently to have them replaced.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but poorly designed

    I like the sound of the earbuds. The frequency is very balanced very close to the professional studio monitors I use. If you are like the majority of people who like a loud bass, these are not your choice. If you look for a balanced and accurate sound, these are perfect.
    While the sound is very good, the design is pretty bad. Most earbuds I've owned, they all have some sort of a lip/ring on the earbud tube that goes into the tip and there is also a ring on the tip to lock to the earbud tube. The Apple version is a smooth tube on the tip and earbud. As you use them, grease gets between the surfaces and tip slides off very easily. It's not difficult to solve the issue by offering a filter in a bigger diameter and retool the tip tooling to add a ring inside the tip tube so they interlock when tip is on the tube.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there, but not for the value.

    Love the clarity and can really pick up little sounds and whispers i haven't hear before. Found that very nice. The build is great, but for the value these headphones have the following issues:

    - earbud tips fall off too easily
    - little to no bass in sound (changing EQ settings makes the bass very muddy)
    - volume is somewhat limited

    Overall i really love the clarity and should fit certain people that work with sound and want that clarity, but the lack of bass was my biggest let down given the price point. Still im pretty happy with them, but maybe watch for a sale on them etc.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing!

    I purposely upgraded from the standard ear buds to the high-end model, fully expecting a dramatic improvement in sound and comfort.

    To be fair, these are noticeably more comfortable than the standard issue model, allowing extended usage without wearer fatigue, common with the lesser model.

    Unfortunately, the improvement in audio is only marginally better, and specifically limited to high frequencies. The single greatest drawback of these ear buds is their shocking inabliity to reproduce low frequency sound faithfully. I thought I was listening to an old AM radio when using these!

    Switching between the different size silicon inserts offered no improvement in fidelity or even appreciably improved sound isolation from exterior noise.

    To convince myself I wasn't imagining all this, I did an A/B comparision with a pair of J-Labs J6 J-Buds. There was no contest. While both reproduced high frequencies admirably, the J-Labs were so vastly superior with low frequencies, there simply was no comparison at all.

    Do yourself a favor and save yourself $80 with these. J-Labs are just better and at a fraction of the cost (I got mine for $24.99 at Amazon).

    As a professional broadcaster for 37 years, take my word for it - these AREN"T worth it!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound good but eartips bad

    Sound quality is damm good but eartip design is so bad.when unplugged earphone eartips stay inside.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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