• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it simply hurts

    • Written by from new york

    I did not like them at all , i bought iPhone 6 and loved every thing in the box except the earpods , i mean they really hurts after wearing them for a long time , for a customer the most important thing is comfort and quality , this has quality but they don't have the comfortability that i need.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very painful :(

    • Written by from Wayland

    They have great sound, but they hurt my ears! After reading other reviews I don't feel so bad. I thought it was just me. But really, the shape is so awkward, the cartilage in my ears hurt so bad I can't wear them more than a minute. Not enjoyable at all.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality

    • Written by

    I've had my earphones for a little over a year now. I use them daily. The right one finally gave out and no longer works (excepting the volume control/speaker, which works perfectly despite no sound coming through the earphone). Having used them as frequently as I did (walking to class, exercising, studying, homework time, etc.), I'm happy with how long they lasted and will be buying another pair. The sound quality is also excellent considering the low cost.

    Also: I've NEVER had earphones fit my ears the way these do. They are comfortable and secure. I run and bike and never once had them fall out (excepting my hand smacking into it). I've tried in-hear headphones with the adjustable ear piece and they always fell out regardless of the size or shape.

    Bottom Line: These (for me) were comfortable, stable, and inexpensive for the quality.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE Apple, but HATE these EarPods!

    • Written by from Isle of Palms

    All of my iPhones have been amazing, but these EarPods are the worst. They are actually painful to wear. The mic is great, but they do not fit well in my ears. Apple, PLEASE change the design to something soft and flexible. The skull candy earbuds that I have with varying sizes of rubber on them are immeasurably better than the huge hard plastic on those that come with Apple products.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from MILNER

    I would like to see these earbuds on a Bluetooth model around the neck . They fit my ears perfect but the cord to my iPhone gets in the way of my work . I have been thru 6 pair due to hanging on an object and getting cut or damaged in some other way .

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    got these with the new phone and they dont fit.

    • Written by from Pitman

    im sure theyre great but if they dont stay in my ears theyre pretty much useless. why cant they just put a normal pair of headphones in there, or knock the money off the price. :P

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best parts of buying an iPhone

    • Written by from Loganville

    No one seems to talk about it, but these headphones are the best part of my new iPhone purchase. They fit comfortably in my ear, and that never happens with headphones. When I have these in, I can't hear anyone or anything, which I love. Although, it does cause some problems when my co-workers try to get my attention when I have these in. The sound quality is amazing, and sounds just as good as a nice stereo system.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of the best

    • Written by from Caracas

    These are perfect and excellent price!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got headphones right, finally

    • Written by from Saint-Petersburg

    The first time Apple managed to get headphones right, and these are a jump straight from mediocre to fantastic. Must get.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very uncomfortable

    • Written by from Laval

    I loved the old apple earpods, but this new model hurts my ears. They are very uncomfortable and fall out. What happened to a once great product ?

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow! What an improvement over the previous version!

    • Written by from New London

    I just bought an iPhone 6 (which includes these), and am coming from an iPhone 4s. I use my headphones every day and these are superior to the last version! There is no more rubber band around the edge (which peeled off), they are much easier to clean (no more mesh) and fit well. The bass response in these is fantastic for such small, "basic" headphones! The remote also seems to be more responsive and easier to click/engage. Nicely done, Apple!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great for the first 5-6 weeks

    • Written by from Delray Beach

    I bought my headphones about 6 weeks ago and the right earphone is already half as loud as it was before. I see why they are only 30.00. I do not recommend these headphones to any of you.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really nice product for default headphones.

    • Written by from Karac

    It is really good if I compare with to other headphones/earphones that come with other smartphones. It is quite good, sound is clear and seems of quality. Really enjoy it.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurt my ears

    • Written by from Tucson

    These hurt my ears, not surprising considering that they are large and plastic. Looking for others with same functionality but comfortable. Recommendations?

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Earpods Work Great!

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    Mine went through the wash in the pocket of my school skirt, and they still work! And now they're clean, too. I know guys in my grade who buy Beats and they break within a week. I've had the Earpods for two months (which WENT THROUGH THE WASH) and they still work. Even the actual silver part is slightly crooked and they still work. The sound quality is good, they're super portable, and I love the remote. I recommend these!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comparable to more expensive products and lasts under regular use for years

    • Written by from Tulsa

    Around three years ago near the original launch, I bought a pair for use with my iPhone 4. Immediately noticed the difference in sound quality back then; difference was like night and day, between the previous model of Apple earphones. Since then, I've had experience with other products. I think the Apple Earpods are some of the best out there, especially for the price. The audio is accurate and the bass surprises.

    WIth regular, reasonable usage (i.e., not catching your devices by the cord or tossing them into the bottom of your bag) these should last as long as you need them to. You don't ever have to clean them; they dirty only very slightly over time. You don't really need the case, either. I actually used my pair practically every day until I sold them yesterday, for $15, and am about to open the pair that came with my 5s.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for me...

    • Written by from Toronto

    Everyone's ear is shaped differently. But the shape of mine, albeit pretty standard, is still not one these pods accommodate well. They fill in my ear perfectly, so it's not down to the size of my ear being too large for them, yet they still fall out like crazy even when I move my head just a little, save to say when I'm exercising, be it running on a treadmill, stepping on a stepper, or even exercising on a mat in a lying position. I'm bitterly disappointed - these pods are clearly not for me. I'm glad that Apple's salesperson assured me that albeit they're earphones, they will take them back without ifs and buts.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wellington

    Just got my brand new iPhone 6 and the (also brand new) buds doesn't even work. I also tried them with my previous iPhone (4S), my MBP and my iPad, no sound out of it, so... straight to the waste basket where they belong...

    1 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    We all gotta be honest about it! ��

    • Written by from Hyattsville

    They didn't server me for 6weeks before the cords broke and one ear stopped working! Apple gotta make the cords more thick

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Improvment, here are some pros and cons...

    • Written by from Edgerton

    Been using iDevices since the original iPod. And for a long time the headphones that came with the devices where complete junk.

    The remote on the iTouch headphones were a great improvement. And now with my new iPhone 6 they are actually a joy to use! Still the audio suffers due to the fact that they are earbuds, I listen with my PX360 Mixing headphones normally, so I can tell the difference in audio quality.

    Let me tell you the pros and cons of these headphones.
    1. Light, easy on the ears, don't pull bad.
    2. Fits Adults and Older Teens well.
    3. Great bass range.
    4. Great mic and controls. In a great place, easy to get to them.

    1. They are $30... This is a little pricy for earbuds. I feel its worth it for what you get.
    2. They don't fit Kids/Small/Young teens ears well. Some might say it actually hurts to try using.
    3. The range is focused on bass, that being said, Highs and even Mids suffer badly. NOT TRUE AUDIO REPRODUCTION. Don't use for professorship mixing or music training.
    4. The insulation is still that rubbery type that apple clings to so much, so that it might crumble or break if you don't take care of them.

    This is just my experience, trying to stay true and not present to much favoritism to apple, it's just hard not to.

    3 of 5 people found this useful