• 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.

    249 of 363 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality sound; lasted three months

    • Written by Jennifer L from Portland

    These need a longer life, please, Apple. We pay good money for your products. How about some earpods that last? Got these new with the phone; right ear stopped working today. Sick of throwing money at these! And I can't WEAR your expensive wireless kind b/c I've got the wrong-shaped ear. Better earpods for the common people!

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Max 8 month life span

    • Written by April P from Silverhill

    If you are interested in purchasing a temporary set of earphones, then these are definitely the ones to waste your money on. Don’t get me wrong, they work great for about 7 1/2 months, then one side will stop working. Also, when I contacted support to see if they are covered under warranty, I received a case number to take to my local Apple store for a possible trade except for my local Apple store is 148 miles away. Come on Apple, you guys are better than these EarPods. I know they are only $29, but after purchasing an $800 iPhone 7 Plus, $1,000 MacBook Air and $400 iPad mini, I can’t afford the $160 AirPods.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Small shelf life

    • Written by Christina R from Rosedale

    It doesnt last long, which is unfortunate since the music quality is decent. Wish apple cared about improving the components of these headphones instead of gunning for more profits, oh well

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    • Written by Alyssa B from Maleny

    The earphones were working fine for a while and then after using them for 4 months they just stopped working. I took good care of them, I only ever really took them to school and there’s no outside damage. I have no clue why they stopped working. I can’t hear the music no matter how loud the volume is. I also used the earphones with another phone to see if my phone was the problem, but still no sound would come out.

    18 of 19 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPods & the lighting connectors

    • Written by Princesa U from Rockville

    the lighting head phone adaptor, I keep buying them, they only work for about six months. Worst thing apple did was to get rid of the little mike-hole on the phone. None of the high quality manufacturers are making their headphones with a lighting connector. I bought the apples wireless AirPods but battery does not last more than an 1 hr. max 2 hr. Not worth the money if you can not enjoy it or have to keep buying them. Their warranty also poor.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but Break

    • Written by Ben S from Ellensburg

    These are probably the best sounding earphones on the market. However, they will break after a month of being in your pocket. This is my 4th pair this year and I feel ashamed that I keep giving Apple money.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Ruth A from Plano

    I came here to prepare to purchase my second pair of these headphones but now that I see a lot of people experienced the same thing as me when their earphones broke too soon I changed my mind. I bought my first pair of these headphones about a month ago and they’re completely broken. About my 5 days ago the right ear piece stopped working and today no sound was emitted at all. I would expect this from a $8 pair of earphones from Walmart not apple headphones. As a matter of fact I have a cheap pair of earphones that I use for my MacBook Air that are so worn the wires are showing, but has worked much longer than these headphones. Granted the sound quality is subpar but they work! I’m truly sad that these don’t work well because these headphones are the only ones that fit in my 7 plus.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Natalie B from Pearland

    They sound great and they stay in really well but they go out too fast (mine went out within 2 months). I feel like they’re too expensive for how flimsy they are.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short lived

    • Written by Kelly S from Mars

    I use my headphones all the time this is my second pair in less than a year. My music stopped one day and I realized the cord was separated from the plug and I had to try and take it out without completely ruining my charging port.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    • Written by Katie N from Lopez island

    I got the IPhone 7 a few months ago and these EarPods came with. The sound was fine but within six weeks the cord spilt and the wires frayed. The right bud doesn’t work now and I can’t bring myself to buy more because how junky they are. PLEASE HELP, APPLE! Is it just the pods that came with the phone? Maybe it was a bad batch of whatever the cord is made out of? I’d love to see this resolved.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Durable

    • Written by Benjamin B from Silver Spring

    These only seem to last for a few months. Without any obvious damage, these earbuds have started performing erratically; the controls seem to miscommuniate with my iPhone turning music on and off without me doing anything.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product.... but a waste of money

    • Written by Cora C from New York

    Like most apple fans, this product is an absolute necessity however I find myself buying a new pair of these EarPods at least once every couple of months. They start to have very poor sound quality within a few months and become obsolete soon after due to the annoyance of having to turn the volume up to 14 (out of 16) just to be able to hear. Anyway, it’s a good scam considering I’ve bought at least 15 pairs in the past few years.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot Recommend

    • Written by Ollie C from Keizer

    As a loyal Apple customer, (iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, etc) I unfortunately cannot recommend these. I have three problems with them.

    1. Poor Connectivity. I understand that these are great if you only have an iPhone 7 or later, but I have an iMac and MacBook Pro for work and school, requiring me to carry these for my phone, and regular EarPods for my computer. I know I can just use the dongle, but I will discuss this in issue #3.

    2. Cheaply made. This may be an isolated case, but on both pairs of Lightning EarPods I have owned, the volumes controllers failed, and over time, the audio quality drops significantly. My regular 3.5mm EarPods never had this issue, and still sound great after years of use.

    3. The adapter is stupid. While the 3.5mm to Lighting adapter was a brilliant move for Apple money wise, (as I have spent $40+ on replacing lost or failed dongles this year alone) It really is stupid when you look at it. If you take apart the iPhone 7, You will find that the area where the 3.5mm jack should be is empty, meaning Apple easily could have left it alone. Also, 2 of the 5 dongles I have purchased either didn't work or failed very quickly. The other 3 were either lost, or quit working after several months of use.

    For these reasons, I cannot recommend these to anyone, I think the AirPods or any bluetooth headphone are better than dealing with these or the dongle.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality and design, but only that.

    • Written by Santiago L from Coacalco

    I generally take really good care of my headphones, to the point that I often keep them as I change phones, unfortunately, the ones that came with my current phone got stolen. So I bought these as a replacement about a month or so ago, the reason I decided on these is that the sound quality is really good, the bass is rich and the overall fidelity is better than the one I have tested on some more expensive earbuds, it also helps that the way they are designed helps none of the sound to escape, and they are very comfortable to use.
    However, two weeks ago, I was walking, and suddenly the song got paused, so I checked inside my pocket to see if my phone had done that, but it was locked and the screen was blank prior to me taking it out, so I just pressed play again and went about my day without problems. But, eversince that day, they have been doing the same thing, only now, they not only pause the song, but they rewind and change it as well, sometimes they also activate Siri.
    It has been getting pretty annoying, as it is more frequent these days. If these get stolen as well, I’m not gonna give a toss about it, and I’ll buy another brands’, even if it means using my adapter, or I’ll just use some old pair.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible lasted 3 months

    • Written by Karine M from Cornelius

    I recently got the iPhone 8plus. ... was excited to use these new EarPods but they only lasted 3 months. The sound keeps going out on the left bud and it gets annoying when I’m trying to listen to music. The song keeps getting cut off. Very disappointed since I only had them for such little time.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Alicia J from Blackheath

    Came with my iPhone 7 only lasted 4 months now only one ear works

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good at first but..

    • Written by Lauren A from Douglas

    These earbuds were great in the beginning but then after a while the lightning connecter just broke off, I thought that they would last longer than just a few months

    10 of 11 people found this useful