• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh...nothing new.

    • Written by from OREM

    Sound: 3.5 stars
    Comfort: 1 star
    Cable: 4 stars
    Case: 2 stars
    Microphone: 3 stars
    Controls: 2 stars

    Here's the deal: they sound (finally) up to par with other earbuds. Compared to apple's previous earbuds-the super uncomfortable, hard plastic white ones-yeah they sound and feel better. I think the lower mid range has been improved, yes. Ultimately though, these are still terribly uncomfortable to wear for more than 20 minutes. Why any Apple engineer would think that rigid plastic stuffed in your ear (regardless of its shape) would be comfortable, is beyond me.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality, bad grip.

    • Written by from Avondale

    I personally give a 5 stars in quality sound, but I don't use this earphones as much as I want
    I've been having difficult problems keeping them on my ears they are constantly falling off and I think
    One of the reasons it's because there is no grip at the tip of it, I would like to see
    A solution about this issue thank you for ear me out!!.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Done at six months

    • Written by from Federal Way

    Six months or less the mic is screwing with your music. It pauses and plays on its own & keeps turning on Voice control when i dont want it to happen!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Taunton

    Bought these because I was impressed with the sound quality and the fact that they weren't those horrible in-ear phones that seems to be all the rage nowadays. Unfortunately, they don't stay in your ear for more than 5 seconds! I spend more time trying to stop my earphones falling out than I do listening to music. I'm not sure if it's the mic on the right earpod that's causing it to fall out all of my ear all the time or that they're only designed for certain sizes of ears...either way they're very poorly designed.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't stay in ear

    • Written by from Melfort

    I cannot get these to stay in my ear . They fall out continually which makes them pretty much useless. The only way these remain in my ears is if I hold them in . Sound was good when I could hear through them

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad sound

    • Written by from C

    These are horrible with noise isolation. When I put it all the way loud, everyone can hear my music and I could hardly hear any. The only way they work we'll is when I put the right one on the left and the left one on the right, which is very uncomfortable. They are actually really comfortable the right way but with bad sound quality. My two choices with these are either comfortable with bad sound, or uncomfortable with good sound.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Antonio

    I admit the sound quality is great but they are too big for my ears. They start hurting after about 5 minutes. These are the most uncomfortable earbuds I have ever used. I wish Apple would still sell the older ones that came with iPhone 4S and earlier.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound good but they hurt my ears

    • Written by from Roun Lake beach

    I wore the ear buds for only about an hour and that was pushing it. They really hurt the inside of my ears.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    very comfortable, but....

    • Written by from Ponte Vedra beach

    very comfortable, but they work a maximum of 2 - 3 months and then break

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I find it very irritating that these headphones are uncomfortable and fall out frequently. I'm a skier and I really like to tune everything out when I'm on the slopes. I thought to try these out one day, but found that they couldn't even comfortably fit in my ears. I was also irritated because I could hear my surroundings as I was skiing. I am completely appalled by Apple's efforts and do not recommend buying their headphone products because they all have disappointed me.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Bad Build Quality

    • Written by from Rolling Meadows

    I love these headphones for listening to music except the build quality just absolutely awful. I am now going onto my 4th pair of earpods because of the cheap build quality. The fact though that i have gone through 3 pairs of these and i am going onto my 4th i think apple should pay for this next pair for me

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Big

    • Written by from Cross Lanes

    I must have really small ears. They won't stay in because they don't go in my ear far enough. Wish they came in a smaller size because the sound is really good.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound and Fit Great But...

    • Written by from Sun Prairie

    The sound quality of the Earpods is good. They fit well on me. But they almost never last more than 6 months. I have gone through 3 or 4 pairs and the same thing happened to all of them. One of the ear pods stopped giving sound. This last time however they started playing music when I would be watching a video or trying to listen to podcasts. It really seemed to favor playing Weird Al songs. Today it finally gave in and the left ear pod doesn't have sound anymore. The part of the Earpods where they split is broken and the left wires poke out if I don't push it back in. The rubber or whatever it is, by the jack also broke off. They should make both of these parts plastic so they can't tear. I would like to get another pair but I don't want to waste another 30 bucks. Maybe another time Apple.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is great, but they hurt!

    • Written by from Piandimeleto

    Basically these Earpods hurt a lot. I found out I'm not the only one to have had this same problem, but I think a special version of this product is required. Try to advertise less the fact that they fit for 90% of people and concentrate on that 10% that still has problems with them! In my opinion the hard plastic and the Mic shape and position hurt my very small ears. Improved version needed, in the meantime I'll go with my beautiful old ones.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great.

    • Written by from Socorro

    I have a set of old earbuds from an iPod nano that will literally make your ears vibrate. The rubber is gone and the plastic is starting to crack. On top of that they stay put. These earpods are nowhere near as good in any respect. They might be better than the later crops of earbuds, but they still aren't very good.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sacramento

    Don't get me wrong I enjoy the sound of these things, but not the sound of the things around me. These earpods just don't cancel any outside sounds... I have to be somewhere quiet to really listen to my tunes... I need earphones that blast my music and cancel the other sounds, and these just don't get the job done...

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    hurts my ears!!!

    • Written by from HARRISBURG

    I don't know what kind of ears u ppl have that said these things are comfortable. really?? I hate the design! it hurts my ears so bad that I had to buy some foam covers. it's ok as long as they're on there. my bf said the same thing about his - painful! apple why don't u sell the old design anymore?? they were the most comfortable long wearing ear buds.
    the only saving grace for these new things is the volume is better. but that may also be due to upgrading to the 5c. before I had the 4 & volume levels were pretty low all around whether I was using my headset or not.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, bad design.

    • Written by from Boambee East

    These earphones provide an excellent sound experience however, due to the shape/design of the pods they are very uncomfortable and make my ears ache.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Houston

    The sound is good, I'm not going to lie. I bought these headphones for the quality I knew they would have, but I absolutely hate the design. It's uncomfortable. It freaking hurts my ears, I'm sorry. Can you please just go back to the old design, there was nothing wrong with it.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix Right headphone

    • Written by from Franklin

    Make them louder and equal quality on both headphone! Annoyed how I spent $30 on these and only left is loud .

    2 of 3 people found this useful