• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just an awful product, bad sound quality and broken after <6 months.

    The sound quality is only slightly better than you get from the standard headphones, and that's only because the buds attenuate.
    Massively overpriced, £65 for a pair that sound worse than a £20 set of Sennheisers.
    Expect them to break in a short space of time! very poor build and cheap components. The left ear buzzed out after just 6 months of normal use, tried all the usual tricks to get it back but nope - damaged diaphragm.
    Don't for one second believe these 5* reviews, it seriously must be an Indian "like/review" centre churning them out because I have no clue how someone could be so happy with these to give them a perfect score!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are terrible

    There is no bass whatsoever. Complete waste of money.

    In comparison, the sony ear phones I bought for £15 are 10x better

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These sound fantastic - Try foam tips!

    The ear tips that ship with these headphones detract from what is otherwise, a really great sounding product.(I should have knocked off one star...Apple should ship these with optional foam tips for those that can't get along with the silicone ones!)
    Initially, I could not get the silicone tips to seal properly and the phones sounded truly awful! Fortunately I had a pair of memory foam tips laying around from a previous set of headphones that fitted and the difference was stunning.
    'Comply Whoomp' foam tips are advertised for use these headphones. The foam tips sound so much better than the silicone ones, I am sure there are other makes that will also fit. Buying new tips is adds to the initial cost but the difference in the sound is well worth it.
    To sum up, if you can get the seal right on these phones they sound 1000% better. (Better than headphones that have cost me twice the price and have had 5 star reviews!)
    Twin drivers; 5Hz to 21kHz, great balanced sound...bargain! (and I never thought I'd ever say that about a bit of Apple kit!)

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DONT BUY THIS

    tHIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT GOOD I AM NOT HAPPY THEY FALL APART, MAKE MY MUSIC SOUND NOT GOOD AND HONESTLY ID RATHER SPEND MY MONEY ON LAXITIVES

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost the silicon bud and it seems no replacement is available

    After a few months of use one silicon bud went missing. Checked Q&A here and it seems you can not replace them. Yes I know it comes with replacement but they are not really replacements, they are different sizes and the other sizes just do not work for me: the bud keeps falling off.

    The sound did not seem good to me. I even had problems understanding people in a call. I like more the sounds of the original headphones.

    There is a "noise reduction effect". I was not aware of this but it works great. Enough to leave my noise reduction big headphones behind and listen to podcast in public transport.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I'd read the reviews - Just awful

    Thought I'd try these as a change from the standard ear buds, which if you can find an oversize foam cover to put on them so they sit right in the ear are amazingly good for the price.

    These are quite comfy, but have a thin reedy sound with no bass. Tried all the the different ear cushion sizes and not much difference. If these were £25, I'd be unimpressed. At £65, frighteningly bad.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top Earphones

    These earphones have very high sound quality, people have complained about their bass but these people obviously do not have the right size ear tips in. Overall, the sound on these earphones are well balances and you can hear notes you never heard before due to the enhanced clarity.In the past I have owned sennheiser and soundmagic earphones and these blow them out the water. The only headphones that beat these are the Beats Solo HDs/Solo 2, but that is understandable because they are headphones. I have had these pair for a year, a little disappointed that they stopped working in the left year, but I will still have no doubt in buying a second pair. Well worth the money.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very satisfied!

    Have been thinking of buying these headphones for a while, been waiting due to the bad reviews I had read.
    Decided to give it a try being conscious I could return them in case of disappointment.
    What to say? I am VERY SATISFIED.
    Very good sound and, differently from the other apple headphones (£25), if the volume is set to the highest level nobody next to me (let's say while on the train/bus) can hear anything. Also No outside sounds are coming in, at all.
    3 different sizes of silicone ear tips are also in the box, so you can be sure they'll suit you perfectly.
    Nothing else to say, absolutely stunning.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless

    These fell apart within three months. A complete waste of money.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound great, noisy cable

    My first impression of these were they sounded poor, lack of bottom end bass. Then I pushed them in a little more and then I had a nice even response from them. My only critic is that the cable is noisy when it moves (when walking, turning your head) unlike the standard ear buds. Thats the only reason I've given them 4 stars. Eventually after a 3/4 years one ear stopped working, although I will add, they had found themselves accidentally going through the washing machine which didn't do them any favours.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Un-recommended (mine have been returned)

    For £65 and considering they are a Which best buy, I was really expecting these would be a lot better than the standard headphones that come with the iPhone. Sadly they're not. Not even on a par, but actually a lot worse. The music totally lacks base, and sounds very tinny - like you'd expect from a little speaker. Have returned and am awaiting a refund.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't work

    Have twice had to return these headphones as they simply do not work. After about a month, the right ear stopped working completely on both occasions. If you are thinking £65 seems fair for what is bound to be a reasonable product, given that Apple tends not to produce rubbish, don't be fooled. Spend a bit more and get a better pair, or buy a pair for a tenner that will absolutely do the same job, if not better. Seriously.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    As soon as i got these as a Christmas present, i made sure i fitted the correct silicone buds for my ears, which is where i guess a few of the negative reviewers went wrong. They were miles better than the free ones i got with my iPhone and i've just doubled the experience by fitting them with some Comply Whoomp! memory foam earbuds. I'm now unable to listen to them at full volume because the bass is head numbing!
    After having them for nearly 2 years the rubber has started to split where the leads go into the headphones on both sides, which I've cured with some white electrical tape Blue Peter style!
    When it's time to replace them i'd definitely consider another pair.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Ma 850

    These head phones are pretty good bit overpriced. Had three pairs of these waiting for my fourth set. If your not getting the bass maybe change the size of the buds it's napped to me before the sound is totally different without the right size buds on

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    Been using them for a year.

    cons.:
    -The gray plastic at the end of connector and ear-piece literally rot away, after 6 months of NON frequent use.
    -No Bass.
    -The silicon tips keep falling off.
    -The volume control stopped working as well.
    -Overpriced.

    pros.:
    -They look nice.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A huge apple fan but honestly the worst purchase I've ever made...

    I purchased the headphones less than one month ago and was quite happy with the product even though over priced at £65 in my opinion but hey, then they decided to BRAKE. The headphones were fine for around 2 weeks on till the left ear began to develop a crackle in the the quality, soon after the sound became quieter and seem distant and exactly 5 days ago the left headphone stopped producing sound altogether . Recently the right ear headphone has developed the same crackle and most probably will STOP WORKING altogether like the left side of the headphones. So anyone interested in these headphones look away because they are not worth the MONEY absolute let down !!!. I personally would purchase the standard pair that you receive in the box of your iPhone/iPod ect which I will be doing on payday, a cheaper, longer lasting product with with still quite impressive quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THESE HEADPHONES

    These headphones cost £65 - but YOU CANNOT REPLACE THE RUBBER END BITS - apple does not sell them and the headphone is smaller than standard brands so other makes do not fit.

    THIS NOW MEANS THAT 16 WEEKS AFTER SPENDING £65 ON THESE HEADPHONES - I NEED TO THROW THEM AWAY...

    (I lost a small size rubber end bit in a taxI - when travelling. It cannot be replaced. Headphones now useless)


    So DO NOT BUY THESE HEADPHONES YOU ARE WASTING YOUR MONEY !!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple In Ear Earphones

    Sound is amazing, amazing bass and vocals. Good for all genres of music and block out other noises very well. They are also very comfortable and definitely worth £65. Found that bass is better if i push the earphones into my ears then they sound better and feel more comfortable as i can hardly feel them

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning!

    Do not be mislead by the £65 price tag. These headphone are very, VERY poor quality. Apple's own £25 earphones are vastly superior in terms of sound quality. Please don't waste your money (and it is a lot of money)... like I did.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    These are not too bad.

    I found the bass to be a little weak for my liking and they're not as loud as my previous ones (Sennheisers). Price wise: they're a little expensive for what they are.

    I think these should come as the default headphones with iPods and iPhones.

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