• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good - while they last!

    • Written by Tom G from Kaleen

    Don’t get me wrong, the sound quality of these earbuds are actually quite good for the price. However, their abysmal longevity means you will find yourself constantly re-purchasing them. My pair came with my iPhone 8, and they were fine for my daily walk to school, and wearing around the place. However (as I’ve experienced with other Apple earbuds in the past) the sound quality and volume gradually diminished. For a while, the volume was so low I had to have the volume cranked to full-blast to hear my music - much to the annoyance of those around me. Currently, both main speakers have cut out completely, forcing me to sit the earbuds in my ears sideways, because now the only sound comes out of the bass speaker.

    Ultimately, I wouldn’t waste your money buying a pair of these. There are plenty of other brands out there that don’t follow Apple’s ‘planned obsolescence’ ethos. Disappointed.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jaida S from Bronx

    Great headphone quality for the sound but it’s not long lasting. After 2-3 months in you’ll need a replacement. Either the mic stops working or one side of the headphone stops working.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gone through three pairs already

    • Written by Adam S from Singapore

    These are so poorly made its not even funny. I just had my third pair stop working. The only reason I’ve kept getting more is that they came with my iPhone so they were covered by the warranty.

    But now I’m going to shell out money for a third-party set because I’ve had it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Fitting earbuds are still worst fitting. Period.

    • Written by CHARLES E from Brooklyn

    These earbuds are awful. Whatever sonic advances in quality Apple makes with their earbuds, they seem to be content with a fixed hard plastic shell that only fits a small percentage of actual human ears.
    These earbuds fall out so easily I have to wonder why they never went with a more rubbery design. Earbuds that can fit all ear types would make the most sense but for Apple, they don't care about comfort or usefulness. They only care about design.
    These earbuds are bad. Don't buy them.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor earpods

    • Written by Patrick G from Los Angeles

    I got the iPhone 8plus when it was released and 2 months in, one headphone stopped working midway in a call. never worked since.

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning EarPods Review

    • Written by Amir Hamza A

    these are wicked and i love them and i recommend them to ANYONE GETTING IPHONE 7 AND ABOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    21 of 34 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Lajohnda B from Kennesaw


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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super inconvenient!

    • Written by Mark M from Katy

    OMG! How can I tell you how much I hate this design decision? With the items that Apple includes with your new iPhone, you cannot charge your phone and listen to the earbuds at the same time. You have to buy an aftermarket adapter. Apple is wrong for that! This isn’t keeping with Steve Jobs’s vision of keeping it “so simple my mother could use it”. Another problem of this design is, if you plug in a charger after you’ve connected to a Bluetooth device, you get instantly disconnected and have to reconn for your Bluetooth. A third problem is—similar to the last one—if you are listening to a song and open an app that has the ability to play audio (even if you aren’t using its audio at the time) the earbuds shut off and the sound comes through the phones speakers at high volume! VERY, VERY inconvenient when you are in an environment which requires you to stay quiet and listen through your earbuds (library, public transit, near a sleeping child, etc.). Yes, I’m VERY displeased with this hardware change. I have the iPhone 8 Plus and this is the one feature that I just simply HATE the most. As they say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. I hope they change it back in future iPhone iterations.

    51 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    qorst headphones

    • Written by Bryanna D from Philadelphia

    the sound isnt bad for headphones but ive gone through about 4 pairs of headphones & 2 adapters in 2 years. I am an active runner, work out, and always have headphones in my ears. This product either stops working by stopping my music involunterarily OR one earbud stops working. i dont recommend for a durable headphone use, only if youre looking for a quix fix appose to airpods

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ear pod review

    • Written by lauren M from Atlanta

    I really hate these earbuds. the sound quality is fine its just that if you turn up your music higher than one notch everyone can hear your music. Also the earbuds are extremely uncomfortable, uneven, and they fall out so easily. Will be purchasing other brands.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only use in case of Emergency

    • Written by Pedro L from Olhão

    Came with my iPhone 7 and I have got to say these headphones are terrible! Besides the fact that's they are cheaply built has an experienced owner of apple EarPods I can guarantee this won't last, the sound is garbage with almost no middle, poor bass (if ever defined), no treble, rather low volume range, almost no effect from EQ and crisp sound. If you find yourself in a situation where you have no headphones resort to a Seinheiser, a Sony Bluetooth (49€) or if you are like me and don't care about cables try an de find a Monster Clarity 100 (59,90€) they are great, never have been disappointed by Monster (have been using on eu of their guitar cables for more than 2 years and is pristine new).

    13 of 17 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!

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid earbuds

    • Written by Kyle J from Mishawaka

    I must be more careful than others with my Apple stuff because I've never had a pair of these break or stop working. They have great sound and an awesome backup to my AirPods.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Rasii T from Copenhagen

    really bad move by apple. had mine for nearly a month that i bought wiht my iphone x. right side stopped working.

    50 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought 3 and now I have to buy a new one

    • Written by Bolanle A from Toronto

    It's like apple purposely sets its earpods to fail. Now I have to buy a new one for my iPhone. My money keeps wasting and it's frustrating.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    • Written by Mark C from Chelsea

    The sound quality is terrific ... if you’re sitting still. I hadn’t used Apple’s EarPods before, but after buying a new iPhone X I thought I’d try them out of the box. This was a precursor to me perhaps buying a set of very expensive AirPods, or so I thought. If the wired EarPods weren’t up to scratch, the wireless AirPods wouldn’t be either, not because of sound quality but because of fit. As I said, the EarPod’s sound quality was terrific, much better than my very expensive Bluetooth headphones. But - and isn’t there always a but - the pods would not stay in my ears. And as I wanted to use them in the gym, there was no way they were going to stay put. The simple solution was buying some skins. The EarPods now stay put, the sound is just as good, and I’m happy. I won’t be buying a pair of AirPods simply because I don’t need to. The EarPods are just fine, with the skins of course.

    8 of 9 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just ok

    • Written by Brittany W from Canton

    I like the apple earbuds because they fit well in my ear and I like the built in mic. However, they don't last for more than a year and that's ridiculous. Sound quality started to get bad, then the mic stopped working, and now the right earbud doesn't work at all. So just like Apple wants, I know have to buy another pair.

    13 of 15 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