• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable

    I love apple products but sadly they've been failing me repeatedly.
    I bought a pair of headphones to replace my lost ones and only after 3 weeks they broke. I was listening to music on my I-phone as I was walking home when my phone fell and the headphones literally split apart. The portion that goes into your I-phone was actually stuck in my phone while the cord to the headphones had separated. I've dropped my phone a couple of times while listening to music and and never has the actual cord broke, usually the headphones just pull out of the phone, but I was very upset about they just broke this time. I understand when over time headphones start to fade or lose sound on one side due to old or tangled wires, but this is ridiculous. I did not pay 30+ tax to have my headphones break so easily.
    Apple is failing.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HATE is a strong word but...I HATE the EarPods

    I agree with everyone that the sound is great - but there are many other brands with great sound. I cannot believe that with such great technology, Apple can't make a better EarPod. The earbuds I got from CVS even come with 3 different size rubber pieces so that you can choose which ones fit your ears best. Not everyone has the same size and shape ears. Wearing the Apple EarPods pose two problems - and both outweigh the great sound: 1) They don't fit in my ear very well so as soon as I move, they fall out; and 2) they HURT!

    Maybe the bad design is a ploy to get folks to buy Beats... Not me. No thanks.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, BUT....Ouch!!

    I would really like these earbuds IF I could wear them for more than 10 minutes. They are hard and oddly shaped. The result is just very uncomfortable at best, bordering on painful. I will just stick with the traditional round ones from JBL. They sound great too, but much more comfortable for me. Sorry Apple I would not recommend these to anyone! Luckily they came with my new iPhone so I didn't lay any extra cash out for them.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible earpods

    These earpods are terrible . I can't get them to stay in the ear when walking. It is so annoying. I thought the older ones were bad but these are worse. I would love to know how they tested them. Trying to buy over the ear headphones but do not want to pay hundreds of dollars for the large ones.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it simply hurts

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE Apple, but HATE these EarPods!

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very uncomfortable

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great for the first 5-6 weeks

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurt my ears

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for me...

    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.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AVOID

    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...

    2 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design for comfort

    Are all the reviews that say these headphones fit well and are comfortable to wear written by Apple employees? Without any type of rubber gasket, these headphones do NOT stay in the ear even when you are stationary. The hard plastic casing hurts like heck just trying to set them inside the ear. They may look great, but whoever designed them did so without any consideration that not all ears and ear canals are the same size... Yet again Apple pushes form over function without proper user experience (UX) testing. I now have two unusable pair of earbuds, one that came with my 5s and one from my 6 Plus. Anybody want to buy a pair at a very cheap price (just pay for shipping)?

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HURTS SO MUCH

    I actually like that sound and the microphone feature, but my ears have developed sores while trying to wear these. Are these made for men only? They are too large and hurt so bad.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SO PAINFUL! :( My ears hurt!

    Can't even wear them for a few minutes, stretch out your ears and make them sore.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The bass is too loud

    Due to the positive reviews I read, I recently bought a pair of Apple EarPods to use with my Macbook Pro. As I was expecting, they are very comfortable headphones to wear. However I was quickly disenchanted because of the deep bass, which cannot be reduced. This probably means that my EarPods will spend most of their life in my drawer.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete fail.

    The slightest movement causes these to fall out of my ears. What garbage.

    12 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!

    After the first time of use, my ears were so sore, the shape is just wrong. Very painful for the inside of my ears, had to switch to the old round apple earphones. Too bad i have two pairs of the earphones i can't use :( bad design!!!!

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I don't know if these things sound good or not. There is no way for me to get them to stay in my ears. Soon as I move my hands away they fall out. Completely useless. Would rate zero stars if I could.

    9 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    EarPods

    I got my Apple EarPods with my iPhone 5s for christmas in 2013. I was extremely impressed with the quality of sound and they made my music sound 10 times better then it did with the old Apple earphones. I have been very pleased with the quality up until now. I have owned the EarPods for under a year and the left EarPod has stopped working. It started to go faulty a few days before it stopped working completely. I would have to keep pushing it into my iPhone to keep both EarPods working. I am torn because I love these EarPods and the sound is incredible, but If they had lasted longer I would have rated them 5 stars.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not long lasting

    Apple is increasingly lowering the quality of their not flagship products. This broke a little over a year after purchase. Previous Apple headphones lasted me for several years. It did, however, sound better than than their previous model and was better fitting in my ear, but I'm giving it one star solely on the longevity. I mean, they broke my trust, I'm hesitant to buy an apple replacement now.

    8 of 15 people found this useful