• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound poor durability

    • Written by jack N from minnetonka

    I just got a pair from my grandparents and after about a month they broke but they sound the best and if apple is reading this you should improve the durability

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    lasts long(ish) for low-midrange earphones

    • Written by Reina T from Singapore

    I don't know why, but I have the worst luck with earphones. I've spent $10 - $200 on a variety of earphone brands and types, and they never last more than 4 months. I don't abuse them, and I try my best to treat them kindly but no matter what I do, they end up beyond repair by their 4th month.

    These earpods made it to the 6th month mark before they died.

    6 months is better than 4 months for me, so I'm rating them as above average.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy unless you want to spend lots of money

    • Written by Sofia M from Santa ana

    I can’t believe how these are considering it is an apple product. I got these for 30 dollars and they only last about 6 months. I’ve have at least 4 EarPods that have broken or stop working in a small amount of time.And I’m sure it’s not me that breaks them I take good care of them I don’t really tangle them or do anything that would cause them to stop working. The ones I’m currently using the box on the right earbud were you could pause, turn up and down volume has stopped working and I only bought them in March also I’m starting to hear bits of static and Siri starts turning on and my music keeps pausing. I remember once buying cheap $5 earbuds and they lasted long and good(my mom vacuumed them by accident )and they were much better. I do not recommend these unless you want to constantly buy them. I wish I could get refunds. 100% DO NOT RECOMMEND .

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most uncomfortable and least noise-canceling

    • Written by Isabella S from Fairfax

    The old design with silicon buds was way more comfortable and noise-canceling. This design doesn’t fit well in ANYONES ear, the shape is odd and painful. Whoever decided to change the design is a moron. I never use these, and I recommend buying a more comfortable earbud and use a dongle, if necessary. I rather use no earbuds than use these pieces of .Bring back the other design, at least as an option because I swear it will do better than this design.

    2 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I alway buy two of these

    • Written by DAVID B from Campbell

    It's always the same failure: one of the earpods stops working. I'm 69, so it's not like they're getting the treatment in the gorilla luggage commercial.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Built to break

    • Written by Trey D from Provo

    I go through these earbuds like toilet paper, I don’t fling them around, I don’t step on them, they just decide to stop working after six months. I’m righting this review literally ten minutes after the left earbud stopped working. The only reason I keep getting them is because they’re the only cheaper earbuds you can look good using. I’m pretty sure they just don’t care about the manufacturing of their earbuds anymore because they just want you to get AirPods that don’t break like these ones because they don’t have the flimsy wire. But I’m not gonna spend $200 on some plastic overpriced garbage that I’m probably just gonna lose at a party.

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Review

    • Written by Sophie D from Sheffield

    The first time I bought these they packed up after 3 months. And then when I swapped them for a new pair they broke again after a few months. The sound quality is brilliant at first but then after a while it gets quieter, and quieter. And now mine have just broke again the sound quality is terrible and you have to twist the bit that goes into your phone just to get decent sound, and because it’s just a few months past my 1 year garuente I can’t change them for a new pair. They are deffinatly not worth the money.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two failed sets on one year. Absolutly dissapointed. Zero stars!

    • Written by Cristian M from Coquitlam

    For one set the shell split in two from the weld. No sign of abuse.
    For the second pair, the jack failed. Pulled the jack from the plastic (not from the cable) the metal part of the jack remained in the phone, The plastic still strongly attached to the cable. How is that possible. Apple won't replace either one. I guess I'm done with Apple accessories.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent headphones for the price

    • Written by Layton A from SANTA CLARA

    I've gone through my fair share of headphones, and for the cost I think these put out some great sound. I'm a cyclist, and so I absolutely need to hear what's going on around me, and since these don't block out sound like the gel buds do I'm able to still listen to music and phone calls easily while simultaneously hearing my surroundings. The little buttons on the cord are also really easy to use while on the bike. I'm ordering a new pair today after over 3 years of abuse. They've been with me while I've done gardening, cycling (in all the elements), relaxing in the backyard, etc. I've tried to keep them clean and water free this whole time, but dirt, sweat, and rain sometimes got to them. The headphones still put out great sound today, but after the 3 years the little buttons are starting to go, and I can no longer change volume, answer calls, skip songs, etc. I highly recommend these headphones.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy Apple!!!!

    • Written by Nadia H from Sydney

    I stupidly bought these latest apple headphones with cord and as I was walking back to my office after purchase, changed them over from the old ones I had for 7 years ago. As soon as I touched the volume button the sound was up down, slamming my eardrums, crackly. The worst thing is I thought despite all the bad reviews about these headphones, the ones I bought years ago have been so wonderful, just looking dirty and I can't clean them properly, was the only reason I bought the new headphones. Apple, surely with all the bad reviews, there is quite obviously a technical problem, and you should have recalled theses ages ago. It's criminal to keep selling a product that you must know is constantly having issues. Take them off the market. Yesterday I bought a new pair with my new IPOD which came with some as well and neither work. Not Happy Apple

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They work after you wash them

    • Written by Allison D from Salinas

    I accidentally threw my headphones and adaptor in the washing machine with my laundry and the drier as well. I did not notice u til I took my clothes out and they came along with it. Tried them on and once again they worked perfectly fine. I’ve probably accidentally thrown them into the washer like 3 times now.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    OMG 30 euros and you have a music studio in your ears.

    • Written by Lidia H from MIRANDA DE EBRO

    OMG 30 euros and you have a music studio in your ears.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke (Again) For No Reason

    • Written by Alexandra O from Milldale

    I bought my most recent pair after the sound in the previous became distorted and I could only hear the background vocals and intrumentals over the main vocals of any songs - this was in January. Now, at the end of April, the same thing has happened to my newer pair. There was no physical trauma to the earbuds besides the general wear and tear any earbuds get from use - they weren't stepped on or anything similar to my knowledge. I merely pulled them out of my book bag and they were no longer working. I did discover that if I hold down the remote, that the music will play normally - but the idea of holding down the button and losing the use of my hand is tiring and troublesome. For a company that prides itself on their latest and coolest technology, their earbuds quite literally are some of the worst I've ever used - especially for such a high price.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good but its not worth it

    • Written by Mohammed I from Birmingham

    I got an iphone 6 plus this year brand new sealed and they came with these they have good quality sound in almost 4 weeks the case broke then a month the left side does not work.You might as well buy fake earpods because they are the same but the only difference is the price.In the uk u could go to some phone shop or any other shop that is not apple stores and they are £2 and they are the same quality speakers

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily Break

    • Written by Sasha M from Mendocino

    I really like the overall fit and sound of these, but the jack's on the ones I receive are always flimsy and tend to bend, which in my experience kills the sound. You have to be careful with these earbuds.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    • Written by Jurgen H from f

    It's a good product until one year one side didn't work

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Terrible Quality

    • Written by Jordan G from Portsmouth

    I'm currently on my third pair of earbuds and after owning them for no more than three months either one earbud no longer produces sound, the sound quality greatly diminishes, or no sound comes out of them all together. For the amount you pay for these they don't last very long at all.

    30 of 42 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound quality, durability issues

    • Written by jetpakturtle ​ from Cupertino

    I really like the sound quality of Apple's EarPods, and they fit comfortably in my ears, but I have found that these break easily with normal use, without a case to protect and store them. I have two pairs of EarPods, one of which had the plastic ring on the plug broken, which sometimes leads to the right earphone having no audio. The second pair's cord broke, with the wire fraying, completely breaking the EarPods.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Karlton W from Modesto

    I had a pair of these last years and they finally gave out. I bought a new pair a couple of weeks ago (despite the reviews), as well as a a case to keep them in, and they already broke!!! DO NOT BUY!!!

    24 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever

    • Written by Rebecka H from Uppsala

    I buy them and instantly regret it every time. Not only are they overpriced, but they break within the first few months of using them. I bought mine at the end of January and they are already broken even though I've been extra careful with them. Don't waste your money on these.

    14 of 26 people found this useful