• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Who thought this was a good idea?

    • Written by James K from Danvers

    Sure, the sound is good. But this limits your use to ONLY apple products. The fact that you are inable to use this with any device, it being a laptop or computer is horrible. It is incredibly inconvenient. The old design, the one with the regular headphone jack, was much better than the current design as it can actually be used with other devices without having to purchace a separate accessory or an entire new set of headphones just to enjoy sound on another device. For the price, I would expect more than just headphones that limit you to just other apple products.

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Brand New and Awful

    • Written by Elise B from Chandler

    I just got these this week, and if I want to listen to music they're fine, but if I ever want to use the cellular device as a way to communicate to the outside world, then they are absolute garbage. If I want any chance of being heard, I have to hold the phone in my hands the whole time, as close to the mic as possible (so not hands-free. May as well hold the phone to my face the entire time sans buds). And even with the mic as close to my face as possible, apparently, it's the outside world these headphones want to transmit to the receiver. Anyway, it makes it impossible to talk to people on the phone. The poor quality of these earbuds feels like an awful and greedy ploy from Apple to make us buy their blue tooth buds or continue to buy their terrible products. In either case, Apple, you can do better.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do these actually fit anyone?

    • Written by Merrick B from ALBUQUERQUE

    I have thrown most of these in the house away, as all 4 of us in the house hate the way they feel (and they fall out constantly). Every new device, I get a new set to throw away. I'd donate them somewhere, but I don't hate strangers enough to torture them with these things that seem designed to cause maximal pain wearing them.

    21 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks within MONTHS

    • Written by Zoe C from Elmont

    In less than 3 months of purchasing, the headphones are broken. The button to pause/play and change the volume broke with no cause. I can’t talk on the phone with the headphones because no one can hear me. The music will pause and play as it pleases on my headphones. The music will play super fast out of no where. It’s so frustrating having to spend money on these products for them just to break within months. These are not durable. Just save your money and get wireless headphones.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are basically made of butter

    • Written by Brian A from Wilmington

    I bought these headphones 3 months ago because my previous pair stopped working and guess what happened now same thing the quality of Therese headphones are ridiculous and I’m constantly having to buy a new pai Apple WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after less than a month

    • Written by Joe S from Weltons Corner

    I enjoy the comfortable fit and sounds of Apple EarPods overall, however the lightning connector is a serious issue. After less than a month, the headphones which I received with my phone have stopped working due to the wire shorting out near the connector. The interface between the wire and the lightning connector is far too sharp, causing damage to the wire during very normal use cases such as having your phone in your pocket while listening to music. Incredibly poor design, I expect more from Apple.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible sound quality

    • Written by Jose Angel M from Coto Laurel

    Lightning connector is not the right connection at all for sound, I got mine with the iPhone XS Max, which for the price should’ve brought the AirPods in there. These are horrible sounding earbuds, bad quality. The only option I have are Bluetooth headphones, which still isn’t the same quality as a good headphone jack. Funny how the first reviews that pop up are all 5 stars from way back when.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t Last Long at All

    • Written by Claudette L from Hinesville

    I bought my iPhone 8+ last year and the earphones lasted me all the way up until now(11-30-18), the first thing that as to go out was the lighting rod I could still hear my music and everything but every time I moved it, my music would cut out or have a shocking sound, and I know why this is the reason. The lighting rod has such a magnetic grip when in the base of the phone that when you pull it out, you’re slowly stretching the cord and making it have a shortage. That wasn’t the only problem though, my mic cut out and I doesn’t work either, I can’t turn my music up or down or pause it I have to get my phone out and do it from there. The last thing to go out was my right earphone. I don’t know why Apple makes their products break so easily, you’d think you’d wanna make them last longer so more people would wanna buy but I guess not.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two pairs down

    • Written by Suzanne C from Salem

    The pair that come with my phone stopped working after a month. Finally bought another pair and that stopped working during my second run. The phone no longer registered the headphones and it played out of the regular speaker. NEVER had any problems like that with other headphones or lightning connectors before. Now I had to break down and buy the wireless headphones.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Headphones Review

    • Written by Andy T from Kentwood

    I would say that these EarPods with Lightning Connector aren't long lasting because I brought an iPhone 7 Plus in December of 2017, and it came along with the EarPods. 6 months later, the mic and volume button on the EarPods wasn't working. I wasn't able to turn up or down the volume on my EarPods. I had to lower volume on my phone itself. Now it is nearly a year later, my EarPods is playing music on one side and the other side isn't playing music at all. I would suggest Apple find out why these EarPods break down easily less than a year. I'm still glad my iPhone 7 Plus is still functioning. I'm hoping the AirPods won't break that easily as these EarPods.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds worse than disposable earbuds on airliners

    • Written by Yun Yung C from Hong Kong

    Flimsy built, very uncomfortable to wear, and extremely poor sound quality. It made everything sound like they were recorded underwater. I can't believe they actually charge money for this garbage.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by Mehmet Ali Y from Houston

    They are not for using long time. They can be easily broken in couple months of buying. The bad thing is that because of that lightening connector, you don’t have much other choice, so you keep paying money to apple.

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke quickly.

    • Written by Freda W from West Vancouver

    Got these with my new iphone 8 in March. I treat them very well, so they've never gotten wet.

    About a month ago (less then a year later) they started randomly pausing and playing whenever I was listening. I know this is due to a faulty connection, because if I play my phone aloud it doesn't do this and it also seems to happen more often if I jostle the connection point.

    Now one of the headphones has stopped working entirely, and it still turns off and on repeatedly.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trashiest headphones ever.

    • Written by Randy S from Uvalde

    These headphones broke the first night I had them, same day I bought my new phone, thanks Apple.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    • Written by Yoana I from London

    I've had these about 4 months and reading other reviews it seems like a miracle they've lasted this long. The sound quality is terrible and very low. A few days ago they started messing with audio; pausing, stopping and skipping what I was listening to and today the right one just died. Not thrilled about having to use the lightning connector instead either, as I refuse to repurchase these, but who's got a choice?

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple EarPods

    • Written by Matthew S from Cumming

    Not worth it fall out your ears

    22 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by Sanja B from New York

    These headphones drop calls and skip/pause songs on Spotify. This is my third pair. Happens every time. WHY CAN'T I LEARN?!

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by Koby B from Cambridge

    I got the original ones with my iPhone X and after couple of months one ear stopped working and the cable connection was also bad. I started using the adapter with my old earphones, but then after few weeks the adapter stopped working. This is defiantly not worth your money!
    Since Apple changed the connector for the earphones you are ought to use their earphones or their adapter, which are both expensive and low quality. DON'T BUY!

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Rodneyqua A from Neptune

    These headphones are trash I brought a second pair of headphones and I’m still having the same problems with the ones I had before. Only one ear working the sound keeps coming on the side headphones and the other plays good. For the price they shouldn’t even cost this much they cheap any way only work good for a couple of months

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    • Written by Anton Z from Toronto

    I had 3 of these and all of them lasted about 3 to 5 months, before left earphone stopped working

    7 of 7 people found this useful