• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by joanne S from Bath

    Music randomly stops/pauses when carrying phone in pocket. Now a month in and only 1 ear working. Might as well buy cheap ones elswhere!

    19 of 22 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

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    • 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 57 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't Last a Year, Poor Quality. Don't waste your money.

    • Written by Jodie M from Edmonton

    I bought mine 8 months ago and for the past two months the earpods would pause and then play and then pause, etc. my music and continue to do this at random yet frequent moments when i did not touch my phone or the button on the earpods.

    It was EXTREMELY irritating that my music would be interrupted at any given moment. Now, since the button on the right earphone broke, the right earphone eventually broke as well and now music only plays through my left earphone. At such a price, is it too much to ask for these earphones to last even a YEAR?

    I am a loyal apple customer with using apple for my laptop and phone. But now, I cannot look to apple for providing me with earphones because the quality is too poor and disappointing. I have wasted my money.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never last!

    • Written by Sam C from Reedley

    I like apple products but since the headphone jack was removed from the phones and these new earbuds came out the sound is beautiful but they have been pure garbage. Please just bring the headphone jack back or at least have them work longer than a couple months

    37 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Is Getting Very Sneaky and Low Quality

    • Written by Jessica L from FPO

    I like the design of these earpods (great for small ears), yet they are of terrible quality and one ear always stops working (if the rubber around them doesn't peel first). Unfortunately, the rest of the electronics market seems to have completely ignored Apple's unnecessary attempt at "innovation" with these lightning inputs so I am forced buy another pr. of these overpriced earpods or buy an adapter JUST TO USE OTHER EARPHONES.

    I don't understand why Apple decided to change to the lightning input other than to force people to buy extra adapters and stuff on top of the $$$ they've already paid for the original item. It would have been more impressive if they would just figure out how to prevent them from breaking/unravelling/ twice a yr but of course they won't.

    31 of 36 people found this useful

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    • Written by Matty O from New York

    Bought these and after 2 months, they started losing sound, the cord started to fray and the sound in one ear was completely gone. Volume had to be fully up to even bareley hear it in the one ear. WILL NEVER BUY AGAIN! AND YOU SHOULDN'T EITHER!

    43 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it����

    • Written by Karina D from Channelview

    I got the iPhone 8 Plus about a month ago and they did not even last me that long the mic stopped working and the sound keeps cutting off. I maybe would have considered getting them again but they are not worth it at all����

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, breaks within a few weeks

    • Written by Ang B from Easton

    Got these with my new phone months ago, thought they were pretty cool, they have a great sound but within a few weeks they broke and this isn’t my first pair.. i has a few of these and they just don’t work out. One day I have sound and the next I don’t, it’s sorta like you have to giggle the cord to make the sound come through.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Worst Headphones Apple has Made

    • Written by Mark M from Chicago

    While the sound coming from the earbuds is actually an improvement, it won't matter within a couple weeks because the earbuds will stop working. At first it was an occasional blip, when the content I listened to would advance or rewind by 15 seconds. Then it turned into a real pain when, every time I moved, a short in the connector caused the content to pause, skip tracks, or shut down the app entirely. I'm a long-term Apple adherent and the earbuds I had on my old, bricky iPod lasted me five years. The only reason I replaced them was because I got an upgraded iPhone. Apple needs to reorient it's priorities back to providing their customers a quality product at a considered cadence instead of trying to push out a new phone every year or so.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    so not worth it...

    • Written by David H from Weston-super-mare

    a pair of these came with my new iPhone 8. I genuinely care for my things so well, at the end of every day I would pack them away but only 2 months on and the right ear stopped working... I left it and just used my right one and then only a short month later the whole lot packed up. every time I used these for phone calls from day one I would get constant complaints about how quite and rubbish the audio was. To say disappointed would be an understatement.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont last - As always!

    • Written by Finlay C from sheffield

    Same old Apple EarPods. Lasted 6 moths before the left side stopped working. Properly wrapped after every use but still broke. I've paid £60 in just over a year for these and wont ever buy any again.

    14 of 18 people found this useful