• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug them in!

    • Written by Kerrie R from New Farm

    Apple's EarPods are genius. Great sound, and the inbuilt microphone in the lead is very clear, good tone; plus the controller in the lead is fabulous, though I didn't appreciate its functionality at first. I use these EarPods plugged into my MacBook Air when I do live online client sessions (when clients have been using AirPods, instead, the internet connection sometimes breaks up and at times I can hear an echo). They are subtle and comfortable to wear (no awkward headphones on my head!), and the quality is good enough to provide a professional standard for the recording of the sessions which I later send to the client. Couldn't work without these — also light and easy to carry in their Apple case (I bought a 2nd set to keep in my bag). It really is much healthier to use devices that can be plugged in with a direct lead to the device, which contains the field. I hope Apple keep manufacturing these AND provides us with the sockets for these EarPods in all Apple devices. We should have the choice! (I'd hate to have to go back to Windows devices!). The original is still the best, in my opinion.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of them broke after about 3 months of having them.

    • Written by Isobel R from Cardiff

    I either want a refund or a new pair because I’ve treated this pair of earphones the best i possibly could and the right ear stopped working after only having it for three months after buying the iPhone 8 Plus for Christmas. Furious.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So annoying

    • Written by Bryan C from Guildford

    Literally break so easily I have to get a new pair so often and it’s annoying. Yes they have good sound but such bad quality like you’d think being a multi billion dollar company they’d be able to produce long lasting earphones...

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    breaks too easily

    • Written by Victoria L from Bladensburg

    the sound is decent but these get tangled very easily and broke after like 3 weeks

    4 of 4 people found this useful

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I honestly wish I could rate these 0 stars

    • Written by Mariah M from Los Angeles

    If you live in a place that's NOT Los Angeles, like Santa Cruz for example, you might as well not listen to music through earpods ever again. Nothing connects. Seriously. Nothing. I have gotten more stressed out trying to listen to music when music is supposed to be something that relaxes you. At this point I want to hang myself with these lightning earpods JUST so that I can get an actual use out of them. Because they are BRAND NEW. And I've only used them 3 times over the course of 2 weeks because it never connects.

    38 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    have to buy a new pair every few months

    • Written by Elliott H from Nottingham

    never seem to last more than 4 months terrible product really

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, needs constant replacing

    • Written by Upuli D from Gainesville

    For the cost, it's absurd how often they need to be replaced. After just 3 or so months, they tangle really easily (the texture of the cords seems to change in this time from sleek to a weird restrictive rubber feeling) and they malfunction by stopping and starting my music out of no where, turning on siri when i didn't ask for it, and the button on the right malfunctioning even though I only use these while walking around campus/studying.

    Super disappointed.

    37 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Antonella S from Cliff side park

    These headphones are trash. Bought a pair not even a month ago and they already stopped working. This isn’t the first time it’s happened with this product. You’re better off buying a different set of headphones, I would not recommend these at all. Don’t waste your money bc these don’t last long and the quality could be better. Wasted 30$ for nothing. Thanks for nothing Apple...

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    EarPods are Garbage

    • Written by Michelle B from Chandler

    Outside of the sound which isn't great (but I don't have high expectations for on earbuds that come with my phone), these EarPods are uncomfortable and don't stay in your ears even when holding your head still. If you're looking at purchasing these separately, then you've likely lost or damaged the ones that came with your iPhone. Do yourself a favor and buy the headphone to lightning jack converter and get a different, non-Apple set of earbuds or get wireless headphones and don't waste your money on these.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They all malfunction

    • Written by Megan W from Prince Frederick

    Un-usable within the first couple months..short life. They start messing with my music... pausing, fast forwarding, skipping songs, etc. it’s very annoying and I hate buying new headphones all the time. They should last way longer for the price. Apple is scamming y’all... and me.

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Headphones keep having one side stop working

    • Written by Colleen L from Durango

    Buying by third pair because I need the headphones, wish they lasted longer.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love but not so stable.

    • Written by Minh N from San Jose

    Love this earphone so much , but I have to rate it with 1 star cuz it keeps not working one-side of the earphone after a short-time using it. Also, it twisted together easily after a month. Keep buying it many time and tired with this unstable earphone.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple company read this it’s worth it

    • Written by Rosie G from North Berwick

    Apple, these earphones are so bad, every 3 months I have to get a new pair because they are so bad. Same with the old one that you still sell. These are not worth the £29 you have to pay to buy them they are worth about £3. You make millions of pounds each year let alone probably each month so maybe if you feeling generous you give me a free pair because I’ve had enough with these earphones. Everyone I know complains about how easily they break. Yet You continuously choose to sell them you haven’t even tried to adapt them to make them work you pathetic tec company. Actually do something productive with your time there instead of trying every year to produce a different iPhone which just ends up basically being the same as the last one. I want to listen to music on my phone but yet again I can’t do that because your earphones stopped working again, and you know what you should be happy because I use Apple Music but after this it’s the final straw and I think it’s time to move to Spotify as they are clearly the better option.

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed- Stopped Working

    • Written by Chelsea S from Henderson

    I've been a loyal Apple customer since the OG iPod was released in 2001. The quality of the EarPods is frustrating. I love the sound and functionality of this product. However, my latest pair of EarPods lasted only eight (8) months before the left EarPod just stopped working altogether. Reading other reviews, this appears to be a very common issue. APPLE, please get it together and improve the quality of the EarPods. Totally unacceptable.

    48 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    same issues 3x

    • Written by Kedhejah M from Chattanooga

    This is the third pair of head phones I’ve received in a year and they all continue to have the same issues! The button on the right side of the headphones act faulty and continue to hang up on calls, stop and play music randomly, and makes Siri pop up without me pressing the button at all! I am tired of buying the same headphones for them to malfunction in 4 months. Don’t buy them people.

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    • Written by Will C from Bristol

    Was happy to start with as quality sound and comfort. Light use of earphones and after 3 months the right ear piece is no longer working. This also happened to my last pair which had the pin adapter. Simply not good enough

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst earbuds

    • Written by Maria S from Oxnard

    Does not even last a year and one side stops working never buying again

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy. Not worth it.

    • Written by Max L from Fenton

    My earbuds came with my new iPhone 8, bought 4 months ago from Verizon, took incredible care of the earbuds, and now I am four months since first using them and the entire right earbud has stopped working.

    I wouldn't buy another pair of them, especially for the, already ridiculous price point, $30.

    Don't bother.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always Break

    • Written by Megan F from Smithville

    I have had 4 pairs of the earpods and 1 pair of the air pods. They all have broken the same way. The main speaker always stops working and I can't hear the music unless I put the side speaker up to my ear. I went to the Apple store in Kansas City on the plaza. I was not helped at all. He said he has never heard of this issue and offered that I set up an appointment to fix them which would cost me $70 to fix the airpods. $70 PER airpod. I went to the same store about 6 months prior to ask for help with a broken screen and they were going to charge me way more than if I just gave it to sprint to fix. I have been a loyal apple customer for about 7 years and the service and poor quality I have experienced is terrible.

    23 of 26 people found this useful