• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds the Same

    • Written by Jodeci D from Freeport

    I'm not hearing a difference. You would think they would have improved the audio quality to justify removing the aux jack.

    13 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OUCH!

    • Written by Ashley G from cherokee

    The new earbud shape is awful. They are so big and do not fit properly into my ears. After five minutes they became so painful I had to take them out. Definitely not designed for smaller ears.

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Came with the iPhone 7

    • Written by Tanya K from Hounslow, London

    I personally love these earphones, the sound is crisp and clear! I have tried a wide range of headphones before and believe that this is one of the best! ❤️

    212 of 311 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Sound Quality

    • Written by Connor K from Hilo

    These EarPods sound more crisp and have a deeper bass than the 3.5mm EarPods. I will recommend the lighting EarPods over the 3.5mm EarPods. The only thing I don't like about the lighting EarPods is that it does NOT come with a case. I liked the case because it kept my EarPods from getting tangled and dirty.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Similar - less comfortable.

    • Written by Andrew R from Battle Creek

    These new lightning EarPods are similar in most ways to the old, but the lightning position is uncomfortable while walking, as the cord is more susceptible to being pulled; I worry about damaging the internal port and eventuallly being unable to charge my device. It's obvious that the Air Pods that are being sold now are clearly superior.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New headphones

    • Written by Dylan C from Trenton

    Was very easy with them being new and not wanting to replace them and broke the very first day I used them and got them out within 3 hours the right headphone went out. Very disappointed and don't want to replace them just to break them again after a gentle use.

    9 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Adequate sound but ultimately a downgrade

    • Written by Gabriel S from London

    music will randomly pause due to connection being lost in your pocket.

    243 of 345 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's not to like people?

    • Written by Stephen W from prospect heights

    I am a musician with a pretty good ear for sound and quality. Of course they are not pro studio headphones but they blow every other pair of earbuds out of the water for the price. Stereo sound and as comfortable as Apple earbuds have always been. I've done back to back comparisons with the old 3.5 mm headphones and there is a measurable difference. It's 2016 and it's about time someone moves beyond the 3.5mm analog jack. Apple is always the first company to move things forward in tech. If you want an outdated 3.5 mm jack buy an android handset.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Eh, these aren't great

    • Written by Nathan J S from Hilliard

    They sound okay, they feel kind of cheap. The cord doesn't feel as nice as Apple earphones of the past (even last year...).

    It's great they work with my new iPhone 7, but you know what else they work with? ... ... Nothing. I'm throwing these away and just buying a case of Lightning to 3.5mm adapters. I was using 1 set of nice earphones with my iPhone 6 and my laptop, Mac MINI, and my iPod I still use when I'm jogging. I liked having 1 good set to have for music with my phone while I'm at work, then switch it over to my laptop for an e-meeting, then switch back later. But there's no adapter to make lightning earphones with with a 3.5mm jack. So if I use these, then I also have to keep a 3.5 set for my computer.

    So far, this was a dumb change. I like Apple simplicity. But as Albert Einstein said, and I paraphrase I'm sure, "things should be as simple as possible, and no simpler." Apple has attempted something too simple. Give me back my headphone jack so I can carry fewer things around with me and not have to juggle which things plugs into which device. They've actual hurt universality and simplicity by eliminating the headphone jack and making these lightning earphones.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extreme poor quality

    • Written by Leandro B from New York

    Awful quality of materials is not even the same level of quality as old Earpods. Cable too thin and bad material, seems cheep product and not made by Apple.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't like the design

    • Written by Jason S from Germantown

    These will not deliver proper bass response without sealing the ear canal! I expect these to sound very cheap! And at $159!?! LOL LOL LOL!!! I can't even Apple!!

    2 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but...

    • Written by Frederick D from Ontario

    I've had and tried to use this product occasionally since they were introduced. They have excellent sound and noise cancellation for my ears and I love the overall design. I haven't had any issues with distortion or failure. The ONLY problem I have is that they easily fall out of my ears due to the slick plastic body material used. If Apple could use the same physical design and combine it with a non-skid material while maintaining the price point, then I would need to search any further for earphones period.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No better and no worse than the other Apple EarPods

    • Written by MICHELLE F from Royal Oak

    Bummer that so many other reviewers have had issues with these. To me they are exactly like the EarPods with the 3.5 mm headphone jack. They look the same, sound the same (Both when listening to music/podcasts and when talking on the phone), fit the same and the microphone works and sounds the same while talking on the phone. I only bought these in case I decide to upgrade to the 7 from my beloved little SE. I don't care that you can't charge the phone at the same time as listening through these...I never do those at once. I only use my earbuds while I'm on the go. If I'm ever listening anywhere else, I connected via Bluetooth to my beats pill speaker. In my opinion, unless you care about not being able to charge your phone and listen through EarPods at the same time, they are no different then the other Apple earbuds/pods.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Better Than Before...

    • Written by Thomas R from AURORA

    These are a major improvement over the previous models. Clear, crisp sound and solid bass. I'm impressed!

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the old ones

    • Written by Marshall M from Newcastle-under-Lyme

    A pair of these came with my iPhone 7, they don't sound as good as the old EarPods which came with my 6s. Very disappointed.

    322 of 496 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seemingly Incompatible with Skype

    • Written by Jason K from Edmond

    I have tried for a couple of days to get the mic on the earbuds to work with Skype, but to no avail. I can hear the other end of the conversation perfectly well, but when I speak, the other person can't hear me. I am beginning to wonder if the earbuds are faulty. It's not worth buying a new pair just to find out there's a problem with the software, so I am trying to troubleshoot the issue before purchasing anything else. FaceTime is great and all, but Skype is the preferred video chat option to use for many other people.

    12 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product but..

    • Written by Raffaele D from Cambridge

    The new EarPods are made with Apple standard quality and the sound is an improvement over the older ones.
    Even so I have 2 (minor) complains:
    1. I was surprised to discover They don't work with my iPad that runs the updated iOS10: this is pretty annoying as I have to use 2 different types of EarPods with my iPhone and iPad (and Mac too btw)
    1. New EarPods no longe come with a case: this is a minor thing because I rarely used it but it was kind of nice to have

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good

    • Written by Mike D from NEWPORT

    Always been a fan o my Bose ie2s, but thought I'd give these a try. Haven't used the included earphones for about 4 years, and it looks like they've made some real improvements. Clear, good bass, comfortable fit. Would appreciate some rubber tips to get a more sturdy fit & better isolation, but that's been taken care of with 3rd party bits. I like these, more than enough for every day listening. Roll on AirPods!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds about the same as old headphones, mic is worse

    • Written by Jason O from Bellevue

    The microphone on these headphones is a huge step back in audio quality. Switching back to an older pair of Apple headphones with a stereo jack.

    17 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had this problem with the others

    • Written by Heather B from Gilbert

    So, my brand new, only used 3 times lightning connected earpods just broke. The lightning connector snapped off where it connects to the headphone cord. I don't think it's supposed to do that...

    But when they worked, they were great.

    15 of 38 people found this useful