• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Let’s try this one more time....

    • Written by Katherine V from Macomb

    Yeah, my earphones are going on almost 7 months (possibly 8?) old. They’re the original that came with the iPhone X. However, I’m hoping I just had a defect with that pair. The part where the wires meet and go into the single strand completely ripped and now the wires are showing. Basically doing the same thing the charging cable does. Granted, I sleep with my earphones and this is the first pair I’ve used with the charger/headphone splitter (not sure that using that makes a difference), but I’ve never had a pair do this and I’ve tied up my older pairs (the ones with the jack) in horrible knots before. The only reason I’ve ever had to replace them was because of water damage or too much earwax buildup to the point that they couldn’t be cleaned. The sound hasn’t cut out, but the volume coming out of my headphones has been slowly vanishing (I mostly have to turn it up to 10-13 to hear anything now, but I’m thinking this is due to earwax buildup anyway). Gonna buy my first replacement pair now and see how it goes.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it����

    • Written by Karina D from Channelview

    I got the iPhone 8 Plus about a month ago and they did not even last me that long the mic stopped working and the sound keeps cutting off. I maybe would have considered getting them again but they are not worth it at all����

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    • Written by Sara R from Edinburg

    I have been using these EarPods ever since I got the iPhone 7 which has been a little over a year now. I love the way you can adjust the volume with the little thing on the wire (I don’t know what it’s called!). It has been my best friend and worked perfectly. Recently though, I noticed the left ear would randomly stop working and then only the left one would work only for it to switch again. It’s great, I just wish it lasted longer.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, breaks within a few weeks

    • Written by Ang B from Easton

    Got these with my new phone months ago, thought they were pretty cool, they have a great sound but within a few weeks they broke and this isn’t my first pair.. i has a few of these and they just don’t work out. One day I have sound and the next I don’t, it’s sorta like you have to giggle the cord to make the sound come through.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product.... but a waste of money

    • Written by Cora C from New York

    Like most apple fans, this product is an absolute necessity however I find myself buying a new pair of these EarPods at least once every couple of months. They start to have very poor sound quality within a few months and become obsolete soon after due to the annoyance of having to turn the volume up to 14 (out of 16) just to be able to hear. Anyway, it’s a good scam considering I’ve bought at least 15 pairs in the past few years.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible lasted 3 months

    • Written by Karine M from Cornelius

    I recently got the iPhone 8plus. ... was excited to use these new EarPods but they only lasted 3 months. The sound keeps going out on the left bud and it gets annoying when I’m trying to listen to music. The song keeps getting cut off. Very disappointed since I only had them for such little time.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Worst Headphones Apple has Made

    • Written by Mark M from Chicago

    While the sound coming from the earbuds is actually an improvement, it won't matter within a couple weeks because the earbuds will stop working. At first it was an occasional blip, when the content I listened to would advance or rewind by 15 seconds. Then it turned into a real pain when, every time I moved, a short in the connector caused the content to pause, skip tracks, or shut down the app entirely. I'm a long-term Apple adherent and the earbuds I had on my old, bricky iPod lasted me five years. The only reason I replaced them was because I got an upgraded iPhone. Apple needs to reorient it's priorities back to providing their customers a quality product at a considered cadence instead of trying to push out a new phone every year or so.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    so not worth it...

    • Written by David H from Weston-super-mare

    a pair of these came with my new iPhone 8. I genuinely care for my things so well, at the end of every day I would pack them away but only 2 months on and the right ear stopped working... I left it and just used my right one and then only a short month later the whole lot packed up. every time I used these for phone calls from day one I would get constant complaints about how quite and rubbish the audio was. To say disappointed would be an understatement.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Faustina S from Otahuhu

    These are so good, just wished that two came with the whole box cause i recently just lost mine ���� but will try and buy one soon, thanks !

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best

    • Written by Scott I from Greenlawn

    These EarPods are simply the best!!!!!! The sound quality is amazing and they are durable. I accidentally left them in my pocket and threw them in the washing machine and they survived and still sound amazing. I don’t know why their are so many bad reviews but I love them! The one issues I have with them is that my phone does not have a headphone jack, meaning I can not use my headphones without useing a connector.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont last - As always!

    • Written by Finlay C from sheffield

    Same old Apple EarPods. Lasted 6 moths before the left side stopped working. Properly wrapped after every use but still broke. I've paid £60 in just over a year for these and wont ever buy any again.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to be made well, now poorly made

    • Written by Morgan M from St Charles

    I bought my new phone about two weeks ago and with it came new earbuds. They worked perfectly fine up until now. They stayed untangled and straight. Today I noticed the right earbud does not work. The microphone still works and so does the left earbud. My old earbuds went through the washing machine twice and they still worked.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced Failure

    • Written by Katelyn M from Otley

    I went to my local apple shop to buy my headphones straight from the store. I thought that buying them directly from the source would mean that they were in good condition. I used the for 1 month when the sound suddenly cut out! The remote was working, the phone recognised they were there and there was no apparent damage. I tried them in my friends phone and had the exact same problem. The headphones are overpriced anyways let alone for them to stop working! I have no sound in these headphones so don’t buy them.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life span

    • Written by Fredric E from OSLO

    Sound quality for the price is nice, but if you use them daily on your commute or walk in the park dont expect them to last longer than 6 months. The extremely fragile connection between the cable and lightning plug will break because of the low quality materials used around the cable. Compared to the old mini-jack version this has a distinct shorter life span.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They sound great!

    • Written by Colin C from London

    Apple’s definitely right about these sounding better than the old 3.5mm ones. They’re a lot clearer, and have a deeper and richer bass as well. Also, the fact that it works with virtually all Apple products makes it even more practical than the old ones. These are definitely one of the best earphones in the world.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mic dont work

    • Written by Valery B from Punta Cana

    This is the second earpods that i bought, the first one was ok but this one came with broken mic.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Sammi P from Santa Cruz

    These earbuds are amazing. I accidentally left them in my jean shorts pocket and they got put through the wash. When I found them I was pretty sure they were done for but I hung them up to dry anyway. The next day I tried them out and they worked! They are durable and have good sound quality. Definitely worth the $30.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dosen’t Work

    • Written by Emily A from Brooklyn

    When you first get them they work great, but they break after a month. Don’t waste your money. Super disappointed in Apple!

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible don't buy

    • Written by Michael B from New York city

    Broke after 6 months, and this was the third time I've bought them.

    Terrible customer service (waiting on the phone right now for 10 minutes with annoying music playing). Just buy other headphones.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone-only headphones?

    • Written by Masood N from San Rafael

    Why buy a pair of headphones that only mate to current generation iPhones? They sound EXACTLY the same as the 3.5mm ones but don't require the dongle adapter. However, they prevent you from plugging into anything besides a current generation iPhone--including the new MacBook Pros!

    Don't buy this if you want connectivity with other devices and don't want to be stuck with a useless component when iPhones upgrade to USB-C

    15 of 22 people found this useful