• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only lasts a few months

    • Written by Jason T from Keller

    I have to buy several pairs of these a year because they go out every few months. I use my earpods a lot to listen to music, audio books, and take phone calls. After a few months they always start glitching out. They will begin randomly pausing or starting my music, or skipping chapters in my book. If this doesn't happen, one side will stop working. They work great when they work. But for me they have a very short lifespan.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same problems as reported in other reviews

    • Written by Marco S from London

    When you listen to them with the phone in your pocket, sometimes they stop working. You need to unplug them and plug them back in. After 6 months of light use (i take very good care of them) mine broke. The right earphone stopped working as mentioned in other reviews. Disappointing

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Courtney W from Irving

    The only reason I’m giving these earphones 1 star is because I had to in order to write the review. These earphones only last a few months (if that) before the wires start to short. For $30 the quality is complete bogus and I feel trapped into buying them since my phone requires the lightning compatibility. I’m really convinced at this point that Apple pays no attention to their reviews. They pay more attention to the quality of the actual phone than the accessories that go with them. Sorry if it seems like I’m rambling but I have never been more annoyed with a product. Long story short, be prepared to dish out $30 every 2 months for these headphones. Don’t be fooled, the sound quality is great when they are brand new, but there is not an ounce of longevity. Good Luck.

    50 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Average lifespan for me is 2 months

    • Written by James S from Fort Polk

    After moderate use they stop working. Still upset about losing audio jack slot.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Frank E from Dar es salaam

    Good product

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced 3 in one year !

    • Written by Tala B from London

    The ones I bought with my iPhone 7 lasted almost year and a half and they worked just fine until the right side stopped working. Since then I’ve had to replace them three times and each time it barely lasts 2 months! Everytime it’s the same thing; the right side stops working. I use them frequently but I take good care of them and don’t use them while exercising so that they don’t get wet. And yet they keep breaking. Very disappointing!

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning of ELECTRIC SHOCK!

    • Written by Sarah C from Brooklyn

    I got these with my new Iphone X when I upgraded. The first time I used them, the mic didn't work and I could't use them for calls. After a couple of days, I plugged these earphones into my new phone and turned on music. Instead of sound, I received a painful electric shock into my ear canal. Thank g-d I still have my hearing. Worst product ever. Shame on you Apple for monopolizing the market- if you want to do so, please provide good quality products instead of GARBAGE.

    42 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Style... but

    • Written by Sophia J from Leesburg

    When I got iPhone 8 Plus, I was a little disappointed to learn that the iPhone had no actual headphone jack. But, since it came with special EarPods, I thought it was no big deal. I used them many times, and enjoyed them throughout. I had no problem with them at all until, one month after I received them, the right ear bud wasn’t working. I was disappointed and confused, because the exterior looked fine and there was nothing visibly wrong with them. Besides that, the design is good and not too bulky.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Kyla M from Lombard

    I had my earbuds for almost 8 1/2 months and they stayed in good shape until they got smushed in my backpack and the plastic fell off the actual bud. They’re good earbuds in general if you take good care of them. I recommend this product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    i guess it depends on luck

    • Written by Martha D from New Rochelle

    i got the iPhone 7 when it first came out, around December and the earpods still work up to today, and its been a bit over 2 years. however, i bought a new phone and the earpods that came with it don't really work anymore, the wire is starting to rip, and its been about a month. so I guess it just depends on whether you're lucky to get good ones or not

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jessica G from Huntington

    i just got this new phone for christmas, just barely a month ago, and i got a new pair of ear buds with it. the quality of music always starts out incredible and perfect for me. however, over time, speakers stop working, which makes no sense to me... i take good care of these and keep them wrapped up and put away. it is getting very annoying buying new ear buds ever other month because the speakers blow..

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound but Flimsy Cord

    • Written by Nicole P from Glacebay

    I’m one of those people that like to keep all my products to one brand if the other products I’ve purchased have performed well. After reading the reviews on these EarPods I was undecided to purchase them. On a whim I did. Today was the first day I used them. I was surprised at the sound quality but I was nervous at using them when I noticed how flimsy the cord felt. I’ve been extremely careful with as I am with all my electronic items. I feel like even putting them in my purse for the day could damage them so I’m looking at getting some type of carrying case for them. I’m hoping the $45 spent on them wasn’t a waste.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good music quality but it literally broke in 3 days

    • Written by Zi Yue W from Te Aro

    I unplugged the earpiece from my iPhone and the metal part of the connector broke off from the cable,, it was only my third day using it and I'm so heartbroken.

    But music quality is really good, bass sounds strong.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Alanis M from Edinburgh

    I did like them but they ended up breaking within 6 or 7 mounts.. I’m seeing reviews of other people’s ones lasting up to 2 years but I don’t know if you should believe them. It’s up to you if you want to buy these but I think AirPods would be better if your looking for longer lasting earphones.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have to use tape to hold them in my ears

    • Written by Cindy S from Mount Shasta

    I wish they came with a loop that would fit over my ear to hold them in place. They don't fit snugly and if I try to put pressure to make them stay in they are terribly uncomfortable. Then in a few minutes they fall out. The best fix for me is to use medical tape my ears, over the earbuds to keep them in place.
    A word of advice for Apple: not all ear canals are the same. Give your next design some flexibility please!

    24 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    • Written by Keira W from Waterloo

    Got the headphones when I bought my iPhone XS & they lasted 3 months. Within the first month the left side stopped working and then the volume button and microphone shortly after stopped working & now they’ve completely stopped. After reading other peoples reviews, they’re all pretty much the same. Wouldn’t recommend

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could give a negative # of stars

    • Written by David H from Monticello

    These headphones are simply not comfortable and the cord is not long enough. I prefer the corded, and not the wireless headphones, simply because IMO, and from both feedback and experience, the corded headphones do a better job at drowning out background noise...as I am often on long teleconferences daily.

    The ONLY wired headphones that appear for sale on the Apply website are ridiculously expensive and, based on the customer reviews don't even fit well.

    It kind of feels like Apply changed the port on the newer phones on purpose to do two things a) control the headphone market and simply make more money, but probably more likley b) make it easier and easier to drop the corded ones and instead use wireless.

    I used to be able to go to Target or Walmart and buy a good, value priced pair of mic'ed headphones to use with my IPhone, now since I upgraded to the Xr, that simply is not possible, I have no CHOICE but to buy apple headphones -- which I'm sure anyone who is in business would agree isn't a coincidence.

    Other than that, I love Apple products.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality of wires is disgusting

    • Written by Kirill B from Krasnodar

    My EarPods with Lighting connector does not work anymore. Only 8 months.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love them! they last for forever!!!

    • Written by elise H from Fishers

    i've had these earbuds for 2 years since i got my iPhone 7, and they still work, even though i treat them pretty roughly. my cat bit holes into them, they've been crushed, and used almost every day since i got them. i'm so impressed with these!! i'll be getting new ones soon, but only because of the regular wear and tear. still can't believe that they work after 2 years! would 100% recommend to a friend!!!

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced Junk

    • Written by Danielle S from San Diego

    They only lasted for 6 weeks! I’ve bought Walmart headphones for $5 that last 6 months. Never buying these again, what a horrible product.

    30 of 36 people found this useful