• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Product review, not old person review.

    • Written by Mason C from Orange

    I’ve been using my EarPods for the last 2 years and they work just as good as it was originally, besides tiny scuffs and dirt. Reviews of poor quality must not have been in good care. The whole point of Apple ditching the 3.5mm jack is to use wireless headphones (because blue tooth works on EVERYTHING). Wireless is the future. Do you expect to be using wired headphones in the next 5 years? The EarPods are for people who want to stay in the old age who like plugging things in. But Apple ain't forcing you to get these because you can just as easily buy lighting versions of your favorite earbuds you use for your phone.

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Life saver

    • Written by Nathan C from Toronto

    It amazing ahhh!! So good

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty right out of the box

    • Written by Alasdair D from Brisbane

    I bought an iPhone 8 today and the EarPods with lightning connector were faulty right out of the box. I checked to make sure the port wasn't faulty, and confirmed it was just the EarPods. This is pretty disheartening for a product I bought less than six hours ago.

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They work

    • Written by Mike E from Toronto

    They work. What more is there to say? They sound solid, they work fine. Cable could be higher quality I guess.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Zizhen T from Seattle

    I'm a college student; I study at library few times a week. So I'm out for library whole day, I always pack iPhone USB cord, MacBook charger, earbuds, and MacBook, and heavy books. Now I'm 30 mins before my exam, this is drive me insane. First time ever write a review.

    I can't listen to any lecture videos and even music when I am studying with my MacBook. Ok, fine with music, I will just turn on my music APP on my phone. But my phone does not have enough battery for a long term of studying; I have to take out of this stupid lighting connector Earpods switch to my iPhone USB cord to connect to my Macbook.

    Most annoying thing is I can expect all the course video material will be open without a browser on my laptop! And this earpods just can't do anything when I am studying in the library.

    And, the convertor for Aux to Lightning only support for Aux plug into a lightning output, I mean, what is point?!!!! There is no lightning output on my laptop? There is only one lightning output on my phone, and I can charge it when it's occupied!

    It literally forces my habits, either charging, or no music, and do not hear anything from my laptop.

    14 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is great. It's insane that I can't plug these into a Mac.

    • Written by Kevin H from Los Angeles

    The sound is much improved over the old AUX headphone, but my initial delight over sound quality has been tamped down by my daily frustration that I can't use these headphones in any other devices. The products quality is 5 star, but the daily experience is closer to a 1.5. If apple insists that lightning is a connector worth using they should include it in their full family of products (at least.) A new Macbook has USB C ports for days, but I can't use the headphones designed by and provided by Apple in any Mac (or any other device for that matter.)

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jacob W from Holland

    Had my iPhone 7 for less than 6 months and the headphones already stopped working. My headphones from my iPhone 4 still work! Obviously there is a serious issue here. Stop ruining your products in means of forcing people to spend more, people have are leaving Apple left and right because of this.

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't change anything in my life

    • Written by Ravi I from Curitiba

    I bought it today for just $20 to use on my iPhone 5. I noticed that it just make things more complex for me, one time that i have to buy an adapter to charge and listen to music as same time. This thing also consume 10x more my battery charge, so, this thing just make the things more complex. I'm changing to the 3.5mm earpod again.

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed with this product

    • Written by The A from Glasgow

    They came with the iPhone 7 which was good however they do not deliver the best sound quality and broke after only two months of on and off usage. The lightning adapter also came with the iPhone which I ended up using after the earphones broke and this was even worse quality.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed: Time to switch to Android?

    • Written by Nancy C from New York

    It's unfortunate that Apple decided to force iphone 7 customers to use Apple earpods because of the lightning connector (and an adapter that's faulty and also easy to lose). Had I known, I never would have allowed my son to buy the 7. For a teenage boy, he takes pretty good care of his earbuds, yet after just 3 months, they have a short. The imitation Apple earpods I've bought in the past, which were much cheaper, have lasted much longer. The fact that the latest IOS is forcing iphone users to use only genuine Apple earpods is enough to make me consider switching my family to Androids.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    • Written by Monica J from Colorado Springs

    I am now on my second pair of EarPods within 6 months’ time. The first stopped working all together and failed to produce sound, while the second simply did not withstand my failure to treat it with the utmost delicacy. I hate that the lack of a decent headphone jack in the iPhone 7 has led me to purchase such a low-quality product.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    replaced them twice in 8 months..

    • Written by myriam L from Montreal

    I've had to replace them after 3 months, and now 5 months in with the new ones I have to go in again, both times because the sound stopped coming out of one ear? 2 stars for good sound..

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Designed and Manufactured

    • Written by Stephanie W from New York

    I got my iPhone 7 10 months ago. The headphones that came in the box stopped working after one month. The adapter for 3.5mm to lighting stopped working after six months. I figured it was my old Apple 3.5mm headphones that I had for 2 years. Nope it was the brand new adapter. My boyfriend (who I just started seeing and wanted to impress me) bought me new headphones with the lightning jack. After two months and reading through reviews, I realized that the cord is significantly longer than the original. It gets caught on EVERYTHING - subway turnstiles. my backpack, the bottom edge of my long coat, door handles. you name it. It drives me insane.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    low quality product

    • Written by Iykee F from Sacramento

    Only lasted for about two weeks.On the first week the left earpods started to malfunction and on the next day the microphone is not working anymore and on the second week all of it stopped working. It’s not worth it to buy this thing,maybe it’s the way of apple for advertising their new AirPods. But still apple wasted my money for this thing

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Inferior to 3.5 mm headphone jack

    • Written by Gijs M from Tucson

    I (accidently) bought these to replace the headphones for my iphone 5s.
    Initially I thought they were ok, audio quality and basic functionality is the same.
    However, I discovered a few downsides:

    - I can't plug them in to my laptop
    - can't charge your phone and listen to music at the same time. I need to carry a separate set of headphones when I'm traveling long distance.
    - often disconnects when listening to audio, or remote stops working and I have to replug the cable
    - spuriously pauses and skips tracks
    - less durable, they lasted only 6 months while my previous headphones lasted a year.

    So I'm switching back to the 3.5mm headphone jack for now.
    Unless I find some really good bluetooth earpieces, I don't see how I'm going to upgrade my phone.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    right ear stopped working didn't last even a year

    • Written by Pari K from Waverton

    I got iphone 7 last year at the end of December. It was working fine this morning but out of no where it just working now. It didn't even last for a year. the worst part is that I can't even buy one from other brands that are less expensive.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really disappointed and not pleased

    • Written by Ariel P

    No words are enough to explain how displeased I am. With previous earbuds I never seemed to care so much about them, so I didn’t take great care of them. When they stopped working I blamed myself which seemed like a very valid reason right? But this time I did my upmost best to taking care of these earpods. Since it wasn’t the headphone jack anymore and seeing that if I broke these I’d have to pay $29 for a new pair, I was not taking any chances with spending money where it wasn’t needed.

    These worked out great for 9 months and I’ve always properly put them away. Just two days ago they were working just fine like any other day. Before I got home from school I put them into the side pocket of my bag; later on, when I grabbed them out to listen to music, I was met with silence on my left and music on the right. It was the most unsatisfying feeling and I still don’t know what to do.

    Reading other reviews on here has made me really disappointed in Apple. Care to put some quality into your earpods and figuring out ways to improve them so they can actually last? Thanks.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening connector does not fit on Mac

    • Written by Luo X from Somerville

    I don't know since when they changed the normal jack plug into the lightning connector which does not fit onto my Macbook!! And it drains battery from iphone like crazy! So that is your way of forcing people to use your new products huh, nice job!

    20 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    • Written by Taryn P from Calgary

    I’ve had these earphones for maybe five months and out of nowhere the volume control and mic had stopped working. Yesterday they were fine and today nothing. I have an old pair with the 3.5mm jack that work perfectly and they’re over two years old. I don’t understand why the quality of the product has decreased so much but I’m not impressed. I want a working pair but I’m not sure if I’m willing to drop $35 just to have them cease to work in a matter of months. This seems to be a common problem, just from reading other reviews, and something that Apple needs to address.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Earbud stopped working today. Not even 1 year old.

    • Written by Karen S from san Diego

    Just like a few others have mentioned, the earbuds are too large were the fall out of my ear a lot. I’m in my 40’s and I would like apple to go back to the old headphone jack as well because I lost my lightning connector and I take public transportation, so I had to go without headphones. Simplicity is better for everyone, I am not a fan of the lightning cable headphone connector. One earbud stopped working today the right one, in fact.
    I cleaned them with alcohol and scrubbed them both, and burnt the residue off of the speaker, I followed YouTube videos from other consumers and nothing helped it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful