• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Significant Improvement

    • Written by Malcolm B from Summit

    I am absolutely shocked at how rich and punchy these sound. As an avid runner, I was dismayed when my bluetooth headphones failed to survive the washing machine and was left with the prospect of what to do until the AirPods came out. These more than fit the bill. My running playlist heavily features a great deal of twee music and these EarPods greatly reproduced the panoply of jangly guitars, whisper soft vocals, and benign snare drums. I threw Angel Olsen's new album at them next (lots of earthy, meandering folk intermixed with a few pop tracks) and they more than performed. They sound better than both the 3.5mm EarPods and several high-end bluetooth headphones I've owned. These are a steal for what they're priced at.

    Am I upset that they won't plug into my Macbook Air? A bit, but I'd still recommend these.

    854 of 1185 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Liam M from Cupertino

    Threw these in out of curiosity.. dang they actually sound so good.. Way better than the other ones. Impressed.

    595 of 794 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Remastered Very Well!!!!!!

    • Written by Dwight G from Akron

    I had a feeling these new lighting EarPods were going to be good. They have a surprisingly punchy sound to them, great vocals and clarity. The bass is good to. And for the price these are seriously worth buying, highly recommend giving these a chance.

    594 of 843 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! ❤️

    246 of 356 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    how many of the bad review authors are actually customers?

    • Written by James T from Gaffney

    I’ve been using the same set of ear phones that came with my 8plus since I bought the phone (almost 2.75 years). I always clean them after use, especially after working out. Yes, I even clean the mesh where the sound comes from as directed by the instructions. I have never had any problems with them; except for misplacing them from time to time. They even get stored in the bed of my truck bed with my gym bag when i’m on the go. Maybe I’m just lucky and got a good pair or something because reading all the bad reviews, they should have stopped working 2 years ago... -Just wondering how many of the bad reviews come from employees of competing companies....

    27 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One Tough Headphones

    • Written by daming Y from McLean

    My earpod survived a washing and drying cycle. It came out all tangled and sounds like nothing happened.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great earphones with one downside.

    • Written by Thomas O from St Helens

    These have to be the best earphones I have had included with a phone. This is simply because I accidentally washed them and they still worked, not even damaged physically or quality-wise. Talking of quality, the sound from these tiny things is truely outstanding without having to mess with the EQ. The only downside I have found is that they don’t stay in your ears if you are running! Another great Apple product.!

    15 of 17 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The wash.

    • Written by cristina R

    The Iphone 7 headphones are so durable. As a rushed, procrastinating, teenager, these headphones are life saving. One day while I was rushing to get my room clean I threw many pieces of clothes in to the dirty laundry bin. Then I walked down to the landry room and threw the load of colored clothes into the washer and went back up to my room to continue to clean. Thirty minutes later I walked back down to the laundry room to get my clothes from the washer and into the dryer. Once the load was done washing and drying, I took it up to my room and started hanging, folding and putting away clothes; I noticed there was a little white plastic string tangled with my socks. Slowly, I pulled out the white, plastic string, and to my surprise it was my brand new headphones. Panicking and little bit scared, I ran to get my phone, plugged the headphones into the phone and played the first song on my playlist. They still worked!
    The fact that they were soaked in burning water, whipped around for thirty minutes, whipped around in heat for forty-five minutes, and they still work is pretty astonishing because any other pair of headphones would have broke or not worked. My headphones are perfectly fine, not counting a now permanently curly, messed up, cord.
    These headphones are my go to headphones for many reasons. Not only did the headphones survive an intense shower, but the wash and dry had no effect on the sound and volume of the music coming from the headphones; and can still block out annoying people with these amazing Apple headphones. They have a perfect shape that fits into, almost, every ear comfortably.
    As an Apple customer for five years, I don't regret for one moment putting all my trust into apple products; but every up has its down. The headphones are great and all, but who came up with the idea to change the plug. I am still a student and, sometimes in class, when the teacher asks us to research something, I have to pull out a whole other, different, pair of headphones. Other than the different plug, these headphones are some of the most durable pair I've ever had, and I've tried a lot of headphones, from Skullcandy, to Beats, to the Dollar Store headphones with the little jelly earbuds. The best part is that they come with the phone already, so if you have them and payed for them, why not use them, and fall in love with them.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm a believer in Lightning Audio

    • Written by joevis S from calgary

    Everyone was so mad that Apple got rid of the headphon jack, I say Good Bye to that old school plug, and Hello Lightning. I'm an audio nerd who bought SACD and DVD audio back in the day, just for that extra audio fidelity.Now that the Lightning cable feeds directly to a DAC, the music just opens up. Crisp highs sweet mids and tight bass. I hope Apple will lower the royalty price so more companys will make affordable Lightning headphones. Or you Apple, just make more Lightning headphone phone products.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Koen L from Dublin

    apple makes some nice headphones, and these are perfect for the type of music I listen to b/c they have a lot of bass.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I �� it

    • Written by Tousif I from Green acres

    Its comfortable!! Perfect Sound and base��
    And it stays long last

    10 of 10 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly Surprised

    • Written by Ronald T from San Diego

    Tried these out after I got my new iPhone 7 Plus, and I'm quite impressed. Way better than previous EarPods. I'm good with using these all of the time now, and I'm a long-time user of the Klipsch S4 headphones which I always liked. These are equally as good as the Klipsch.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love these!

    • Written by Lisbeth B from Irvine

    So interesting to see all the bad experiences that people have had. I've had mine almost a year and no issues at all. I'm guessing since we all have different shaped ears then some earbuds will work better for some than others. These fit me so well. The shape is perfect for my ears. Anyway - wanted to chime in with a positive review. :-)

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Bilge Selin Ş from Belfast

    I didn't understand why people hated them. They're cheap and they are still workin after 2 years. I am going to buy another pair just because I lost my old one.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Apple earphones are nondestructible

    • Written by Abbey E from Melbourne

    I am a swimmer and have brought my earphones to every swim meet I have ever had. They have been accidentally thrown in water so many times and they still have a very good quality sound. My earphones have also survived over half of hurricane Irma in my backyard by the pool as well as the washing machine.... they have been brought to the beach all the time and have been thrown in the sand and heat and even sunscreen.. my earphones have been through all of this and still work like they did when I bought them. They are by far the best earphones I have ever had.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Earbuds and great value

    • Written by Christie P from Jericho

    These work great with my iPhone 7 and previous iPhone models too!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Ears are in love with this

    • Written by Manuel Carlos E from TUCSON

    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.

    9 of 9 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