• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortability over all else

    • Written by from Centereach

    I am a video editor and while editing all day a lot of different headphones can become very uncomfortable. The benefit of the new EarPods is that I can wear them all day with little discomfort. However, while I do use them while editing, I switch to different headphones when editing sound. The quality of sound is decent, but a lot of outside noise gets in (I work on the ground floor next to a busy street in NYC). Definitely worth it for the comfort, although I got them with my iPhone, so Im not sure if I would've bought them separately.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Bass, but always fall off ears

    • Written by from Muar

    The new apple earpods comes with mic and with cheaper price, the sound is amazing compared to the old ones, but the shape still cannot hold it in my ear and can be easily fall off with little movement of your head. The sound is loud enough but still cannot block the environmental sound. This earpods is suitable only for non sport use

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Genius

    • Written by from Chicago

    The sound in my original Apple earbuds was always pretty good. But, these EarPods are just about perfect (for earbuds). The shape, wow, why did it take everyone so long to come up with one the same shape as the inside of the ear! The speaker portion facing directly into your ear canal, sure beats the speaker aiming right for the skin on the inside of my ear. I have bought every expensive earbud in the last year trying to find solid music quality, and now Apple has a GREAT set for 30 bucks! I love Apple!!!!! Genius!!!!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better sound, but still too large

    • Written by from INDIANAPOLIS

    These headphones have a MUCH better sound quality than the prior EarPods. They are a bit large and hard to keep in if you have small ears, but overall a better earphone!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    better

    • Written by from Sister

    just bought them... yes they are different but i am in the store trying them out, and i can still hear everyone and everything. i am only getting new ones bc mine got taken on a train. the ones i am replacing are cheap but really good. they canceled about 75% of the noise out, these do not!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than The Previous Version

    • Written by from washington

    THEY STAY IN MY EARS!

    Nice added bass as well.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    They sound amazing but...

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    they're no high end headphones. I have no idea why people keep saying they're better than their high ends. What high ends are you listening to? I have the Shure SE535 and they're are arguably the best inears ever created. Also very expensive. But Apple's headphones don't even come close. So whatever "highend" you were listening to before, go get some new, real ones.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great earbuds

    • Written by from Forest Hills

    Very comfortable.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones for $29

    • Written by from Somerville

    Not perfect, but close. For $29 dollars there isn't anything with such a universal fit and well balanced sound. They also took the time to improve the buttons.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple EarPods

    • Written by from Batislava

    Today I bought thr new Apple EarPods and I am totally happy. I putted them in my ears and Idont feel any hurt. Even after 3 hours of listening I dont feel as I have any headphones in my ears. And they are not falling out of the ear! The range of music frequency is from 20Hz to 2000Hz. Its the average of usuall street headphones. But sound from the new EarPods sounds more clearly and they are more comfortable, as I mentioned. I one of the greatest things is that when I am listening, walking on a street, I dont hear any backgrounds noises from my surrounding,... just listen the music. And they couldnt hear what Iam hearing :)

    (BTW sorry for grammar, Iam from Slovakia)

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    • Written by from Berlin

    Great sound ! one star down, they sit nice but not perfect.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    love them!

    • Written by from Raleigh

    Just got my new earpods, plugged them into my iPhone, and love them already!! finally earbuds that actually fit my ears. Thank you Apple!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    As a worker of samsung earpiece development division

    • Written by from Haworth

    i worked for samsung earpiece development division for nearly a decade, devoting my life IN creation of better earpiece for our people. I've seen many prototypical designs with exceptional quality, and most (99%) of those earphones were rubber budded or rubber coated for noise canceling / louder bass / and FITTING perfectly.

    i think the apple's earpieces problem is that it NEVER has given us a good earpiece that would sit tight on our ears that are not rubber coated.

    so why wouldnt have apple made their new EarPod rubber coated IF THEY ARE CAPABLE OF DOING IT? i dont know.

    maybe they had a covet deal with 3rd earphone companies not to monopoly the earpiece market, so apple only provide basic, inferior earphones to the consumers so the producers could make money.

    but if apple really wants to compete in earpiece market as a company not for iPhone but earpiece it makes, then Steve Job's substitude shall consider the numerous reviews about its latest earpiece not fitting well in many ears and weak bass ( probably leak from gap between ear and the earphone

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    New earbuds are a winner, but Apple Marketing should get it together!

    • Written by from MOBILE

    Was very surprised in the performance of these ear buds. Sound is very good for the price, even better than my $99 earbuds. I have small ear openings, so the fact that these buds stay in place is amazing. Have not tried any activities to test their staying power but am very pleased so far. Why they don't come in BLACK is a mystery - white iphone = white earbuds; black iPhone = black earbuds - come on Apple Marketing get it together, we've been here before.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So much better!

    • Written by from Negaunee

    These are a large step above the vastly outdated and inferior designs of old. They fit better, actually stay in, and the biggest improvement? They actually sound decent! I'd say they're well worth the $29. I've got other headphones and earbuds I'd rather wear, but since these came with my phone I had to give 'em a try. I approve!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good earbuds

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I have used the Apple In-Ear Headphones in the past and I was really pleased with them. I picked these up to do an ear-to-ear comparison. It seems that these have better frequency response than the In-Ear Headphones. The bass is deeper than on those. The only complaint I have is that they *feel* like they are going to fall out of my ears, but when I go to check them, they are solidly in place. Nice buds for the price.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Little big in size

    • Written by from MARDEN

    Earbuds are little bigger in size of both ends of earbuds ,and doesnt fit realy proper and sometimes fall down may be coz they are not in ear and the dont have rubber buds ,but sounds really great its sound quality is as good as i have bose ie1 for mobile.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than previous

    • Written by from Piaseczno

    Much better than previous model but still not perfect :)

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but not for everyone

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    While these are the best headphones I have ever used in terms of clarity and great bass, the fit is something to be desired. Apple advertised these as fitting a variety of ear types, but they do not fit my ears. As soon as I put them in, they fall out. I had some of my friends put them in and they had no issues. It appears as though certain people, including myself, do not have ears like those that Apple tested on. I wish Apple would develop in-ear versions of these, since those seem to be the only type that will stay in my ears.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressed.

    • Written by from plymouth

    I have owned many iPods, and iPhones before, but was never even able to listen to the old headphones as they were very uncomfortable, and sounded TERRIBLE. After watching a few early reviews of these before i got my iPhone 5, i figured they'd be o.k. I own many headphones that sound A LOT better, and are literally ranging from 100-200$. (none of them are beats) haha. I figured i wasnt up for much until opening these up and putting in my ears... Wow. these are comfortable i said. I then put on music and said.... BASS... IN APPLE EARBUDS!?!? They sounded nice! Moral of the story is that i have actually been using these when in school in lieu of my more expensive headphones. I definitely would say if you like plain ol' earbuds and don't have much money, buy these. But honestly? I don't think most people should go out and spend money on them unless they're free with your iPhone or iPod.