• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Connector is the weak link

    My EarPods with Lightning connector (which came with my iPhone 7) stopped working after 4 months. The reason: Wear and tear at the cable right where it connects to the lightning connector. I am a runner and have previously trained and run two marathons with the standard connector EarPods with no problems over a period of two years. Now, with the new Lightning Connector EarPods, and very light training (I'm not training for an event right now), after 4 months the EarPods stopped working because of the wire splitting where it enters the Lightning Connector.

    My running hasn't gotten more demanding. It has only become much less frequent and for shorter duration periods.

    Needless to say, I'm very disappointed if the new paradigm is that I'll need to replace EarPods every 3-4 months. Hopefully Apple can resolve this reliability issue ASAP. I also hope they would honor replacements of my EarPods...

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing !!!

    These apple headphones are the holy grail of headphones!! I recommend them highly, I put them in the washing machine and tumble dryer and they were completely fine after. Buzzingggg

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terribly short life expectancy.

    Recieved these EarPods when I purchased my iPhone 7 in early December and they were perfectly crisp and clear for just under the best part of a month. Unfortunately, after this time the right EarPod stopped functioning properly with the main speaker providing no output on that side. Not worth the £30 to repurchase.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Uncomfortable...

    I will start off with saying that they are great when it comes to Sound. I really like that I can hear my music/videos without any problem. My Only issue is that they claim to be more comfortable then all other headphones based on their "research" of the Geometry of the Ear. I can assure you they are the most painful headphones that I have ever worn. I love Apple's products, but the headphones cause me so much pain after just 5 mins of using. Plus they are constantly falling our my ears when I go running. Who knows, I might just have weird ears. :)

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super cheap cord

    I've used the headphones that came with my phone for three weeks now. The sound has been great but the cord already has a tear in it and wire is poking out. I've had other apple headphones that laster much longer in the past. Unhappy with the cheap material they used for the cord.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 3 months

    Bought my phone in november and one side stopped working in December and the other in January, I was out of country when these stopped working and couldn't listen to music since no other earphones fit in this phone

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Overall!

    The sound is very nice! Blocks out everything else,I wouldn't say the design is perfect but wayyyyy better than the cheap circle ones from convience stores. The bass is very clear and you can hear all the background instruments and sounds that u don't with other headphones or even the phone speakers. (I have an iPhone 7). The highest volume is VERY loud. I like my music loud but this loud is LOUD. The cord is very flexible do I think it's harder to catch a shortage in so that's good. I lost mine! Almost cried because when I have them in it zones the world out and I get T'd!!! But if I don't find them I'll definitely buy some more of these

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    kinda useless

    I got an iPhone 7+ and it took me a week to realized that this ear pods will not work on my MacBook. Seriously? I have to buy two different headphones. Does Apple even think carefully before changing their products? Please make it more convenient for your customer.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning connector needs improvement

    I go through about one headset every two weeks because the phone is in my pocket or the cat eats the cord. I can't blame Apple for the cat chewing the cord, yet. The metal connection for iPhone 7 is really weak. I am an average size person and it snaps like a toothpick at the least amount of pressure. The cord is protected by a case and it still breaks leaving the lightning connector inside the phone. I will admit that only Apple headsets work for any amount of time and sound great. I know the element needed to make the connector stronger, add it to your lightning adaptor if interested and voila no breakage for months or years not days.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond useless.

    There is no "half a star" option unfortunately. They sound good if you keep your head absolutely still. They won't stay in your ears. Period. That won't work.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound!!

    Very pleasantly surprised by these phones, they were sitting in the box unopened as I have great IEMs and headphones. I was looking for a solution for skiing with a helmet, (tried the Outdoor Tech Chips 2 - rough, tiny sound, no bass at all). Then I remembered the EarPods. Wow! Un-fatiguing clean sound. No honkyness and bass is solid. Best low profile phones out there, probably at any price, I am very pleased!

    I notice that a number of folks complain that they don't stay in the ear and I have that problem too. You can't expect a generic to fit everyone perfectly. My fix is to use a strip of 1/4" medical paper tape to hold them in. 2" long with one end folded over for easy removal, Place it diagonally from the tragus across the ear. Works great! This would be a good solution for running and the gym. NB - if you work the phones in as deep as possible can it improves bass response dramatically.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I only have been using 10 times and the cable broke.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Everything perfect.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    They are weak . . . .

    I had just opened them from the box, they were working beautifully. Simply listening to music with my phone in my pocket, phone falls and obviously earphones go to. The lightning connector was bent. I tried to straighten it then place it back it but I guess the impact from the fall ruined it. . .

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Apple?

    So the ear buds fall out all the time and with the new I Phone 7 you can't listen to music while charging your phone .

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound great-FIT TERRIBLE!!!

    Ear buds fit very lose. I would like to bring them back and get earbuds somewhere else. I got an iPod nano and it is wonderful

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Ears are in love with this

    This is the best earphones that I've ever heard, it has the same sound quality as the beats line, i dont understand why so many people keep qualifying this with less than 3 stars, seriously you need to hear at least one song to be in love with these, i highly recommend this, and it is available for just 30 dollars.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    left earpod lost sound after 2nd use. hoping for a refund. other than that they fit perfectly and sound great

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    They keep falling out and don't fit your ears at all!

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful EarPod Design

    As the product overview states: "Unlike traditional, circular earbuds, the design of the EarPods is defined by the geometry of the ear. Which makes them more comfortable for more people than any other earbud-style headphones."


    As with most of these reviews, they do not say in my ears either.

    Apple if you read these reviews, take note, THEY ARE NOT GEOMETRY DESIGNED FOR EVERYONE'S EARS!


    17 of 26 people found this useful