• 2.0 out of 5 stars


    These headphones are a pain in the backside! I love that they fit so well in my ears and give great sound quality but as for overall quality..... Well that's a different story! I have gone through 4 pairs in the past couple of months. I've had problems with single earbuds just losing sound altogether and then more recently the jack has been breaking off! I am fuming as I love these headphones but they constantly break and if I keep going in store to tell them what has broken this time I genuinely feel like I'm in the wrong and I try to take good care of my headphones!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Clear sound, comfortable but utterly useless in day to day use

    These came with my iPhone 5s, I tried them just to see how they would compare to my Dr.Dre Beats I got with my old HTC some 4 years ago. The sound quality is great - providing you're sitting in your living room with no people around. On the street you can hear EVERYTHING that's going on around you, they cancel zero noise. They are comfortable but don't stay in your ear even when just walking around, forget about running with these. Mine are now permanently confined to my PC at work as that's the only thing they are good for, my 4 year old Beats beat these hands down in just about every single aspect.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix it!

    I have no complaints about its sound quality, fitting, design. They all are superb. But I felt disappointed when I tried to unplug it from my phone, the base came up without the pin and then the earphones died! And that wax in the mics aren't perfect aswell! :( Make sure you fix it ASAP.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe for an emergency

    Just tried these with my new iPhone and... horrible. As a person with small ears they were painful to wear and took awhile to fit properly to hear the music at the right volume.
    Secondly, though you put it as one of your highlights, the richer bass feature would have been better if it could be turned off depending on a person's preference; for me, with quite sensitive hearing, found it quite a sickening experience. All this for the duration of one song!

    Overall I would only use them for a call but never again for music.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Improvement on the last but still not good enough, I usually use my Sennheiser CX300II headphones and they've finally kicked it, back to using the apple ones temporarily and the sound is shocking. Im no audio expert but theres a clear difference in the sound quality, and for the cost of these you could get a decent pair. When you spend £500 on a phone you would think they could chuck in a lasting charger and decent set of headphones haha! Taking liberties apple, sort it ;)

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works in the left ear?

    Comfortable fit but after about 6 and a half months use, the right hand earphone's volume dropped so low that you only hear it from the left. Not good enough to be frank, another badly designed apple product.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but not comfortable

    Once finally in ear comfortably without falling out every 2 seconds the quality is alright.
    Had much more comfortable and satisfying headphones, but considering they were free with the phone can't complain. Would not justify paying for them. Not worth the price.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not good

    I got a pair of earpods with my Iphone 5 3 months ago and they have already broken with the music constantly stopping. But the actual product is very good apart from how quickly they break.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple are getting worse

    I wanted to buy a set of real Apple Headphones since the cheap knock off work until they don't, which is normally not long after buying them.

    Buy cheap buy twice, the problem is I could buy six times and not have spent as much on the cheap ones as the total of one of these.

    Also there isn't a free delivery charge AND the headphones were two days late getting here.

    The headphones are nice, but nothing special from what I can gather so far. Feel properly comfy. Base and quality are no different to my ears than my old pair of the original Apple headphones.

    You are getting worse Apple.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    i have had my earphones not even a year and the right earphone has got little sound coming out of it so i can hear anyone when on the phone.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking! (Excuse the pun)

    Really don't appreciate being electrocuted every time I touch the bottom of my wire. The bottom of the wire (bear the jack input bit) had split, exposing wires that, painfully, shock me constantly. Not really fancying purchasing a new pair of earphones.... When they cost £25 and I can get a perfectly good pain that don't break like this at poundland.

    Just another apple accessory that has let me down. Revert back to the old ones!

    2 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't think I've got it in me to give 1 star!

    I cannot stand these headphones. The shape is all wrong. Im lazy and like to lay down. they DO NOT stay in! I've never thought I had weird ears before but with all these hundreds of people they tested them on vouching that they're better, its all I can conclude. Spend the extra £ and get the buds. So much better....although mine broke. Sob!

    3 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Although the sound quality has improved, these earpods are very uncomfortable and fall out too easily. Very disappointed.

    14 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    As usual the packaging is first class! The design aesthetic is funky - nice to see that innovation is alive & well at Apple. The sound quality is impressive too, but you've got to find it by manipulating the earphones inside your earholes until they deliver & then hold the earphones in place with your fingers (not a good look).

    The problem is, Apple, that one size does not fit all. To have to grapple with earphones while trying to hear what you're trying to listen to absorbs all your concentration & powers of co-ordination. If your earholes are narrow (mine are, it turns out) the shiny obtuse objects win the fight every time by sliding straight back out. Perseverance only brings frustration & sore earholes.

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Small Ear Problem

    The sound quality is great, much better than the previous ones including the ear buds, but having really small ears, they really hurt my ears and can't wear them for long periods of time which is such a shame. I'm sure they'd be great for a 'normal' sized ear person!

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One head phone stopped working

    I've recently bought a pair of these headphone, and i was so happy with their performance comparing to the last ones. The sound was excellent!
    I used them only 5 or 6 times and one of the headphones stopped working!!

    Now, im a big apple fan, and i never had any problems with their other product. i own Macbook Pro, I pad 3, iPhone 5, and everything works great....but its these small things that apple need to focus on!!
    It really made me be aware of apple, as faults happen even to apple products.
    But considering their price, it's not too bad.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Good sound quality, however as I was watching the ad for these head phones it specifically says : "A breakthrough for ears everywhere" well I prefer the old ones they may not fit everyone, e.g my mum who puts them in upside down, but the majority of people who I have met can fit them and my mum now uses in ear headphones (not apple)

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    My controller does not work - it keeps telling my device to play and pause, play and pause all the time. I will be returning it later this week.

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    The sound quality is good for the price but if you have smaller ears they become really painful after 10 minutes and they won't stay put. After a week mine went in the bin. Couldn't stand the pain in my ears when I wore them.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but do not fit

    These earphones which came with my iPhone 5 would have got five stars for quality of sound especially for the price. But they are too big and do not fit - after a short time of trying to use them your ears ache. Such a shame.

    1 of 3 people found this useful