• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Kamen L from Pernik

    Between pushing these in your ears to lock them in place and struggling to filter out any music out of the street noise the EarPods let in amplified, you'll never mistake this disfunctional Apple-designed money grabbing piece of junk with anything remotely related to earphones. Non standard shape that - legends say - fits selected few, thin and fragile cable, hard plastic that hurts the ear canals - these are all cherries on the cake. The cake itself is the ability of the EarPods to make specific world noises louder and the lack of any attempt to even block outside noises. Yes, you can crack the volume up, but this triggers sound leakage and in the same time shows how underpowered these are. The EarPods are the single product that shows Apple's absolute worst - hubris, greed, lack of consumer care and no understanding what they are even supposed to produce in terms of basic features.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5 pairs later

    • Written by Charles M from Camden

    Angry human internet post #37642-5885

    Sound great before the intentional shelf life expires. Each time one side has suddenly stopped working.

    I once owned a 3.5mm pair for three years before I had to replace.

    I’m now on my 5th pair of lightning connector earbuds within two years. (6 months of that I didn’t have headphones as I was exasperated)

    I don’t treat my headphones badly. In fact I became more cautious after each fail.

    This latest fail I was watching a video and heard the left side weaken then cut out completely. There was no rough use or stress on the connector...

    Reading the reviews here it’s clearly a common issue.
    Absolutely disgusted that a company (that once distinguished itself via its world leading design ethic) feel it’s ok to continue releasing this product with a design fault. It just doesn’t work. What a waste of time, resources and money. Yes they’re under warrantee but after the third time it’s become a joke, it’s depressing when the store employees are being told to act surprised when they probably deal with these several times each day.
    I can only conclude they're intentionally designed to fail. Sad.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low volume

    • Written by Jadyn F from Linstead

    The lightning connector earpods were good at first but after a month...they stopped working but they started working recently but the sound is super low and yes I turned it all way up and the sound is still low

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate these earpods.

    • Written by Sarah N from Clinton Township

    I never had this problem with my older iphones, but these earpods seem to really be lacking in quality. I am sick of having to buy them again and again because one of the earbuds randomly stops working.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Drain

    • Written by Wensen J from Raleigh

    Surprisingly a wired headphone drains more battery than bluetooth airpod. Probably that's the sales strategy for selling airpods?

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made

    • Written by Maddy P from Marshville

    These earbuds sound so good, the audio is amazing but I do not recommend them because they are cheaply made. I bought my third pair of these cause my other ones broke and I didn’t have them for maybe two weeks and they broke in one ear. I’m really disappointed cause I just lost 30 dollars. DO NOT BUY THESE!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy these.

    • Written by Magnus R from Edinburgh

    Do not buy these at all. Worse headphones I have ever owned. The sound isn’t bad it’s the durability. As there is no protection of the wires at the bottom I have had to return these 4 times in the past year as all the sound disappears from one side. Go save your £30 and got another pair of headphones, any pair as long as they are not these.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always Breaking

    • Written by Jasmine D from Otago

    These, while excellent with sound, are flimsy and always break. I’m on my third pair THIS YEAR alone. It’s always the same problem: they’ll start randomly playing a song, or randomly cut off a song. This has even happened during important phone calls! I’m a month and a half in and my current ones have just broken. I am fuming. DO NOT BUY! Get AirPods or some other Bluetooth headphone set. Apple makes good phones but terrible headphones.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Martin G from Sidcup

    Went to plug in old headphones in to XR and.... oh yeah, no 3.5mm socket. Have been using these while waiting for an adapter to arrive and although the bass is good the comfort is lacking and the noise isolation is very poor. Good stopgap but I wouldn't spend almost £30 on them.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be Better

    • Written by Shaniece P from Worcester

    I purchased a replacement set of earpods three weeks ago. Since then, I've had multiple instances where the music/audio would pause as if the EarPods fell out (even though they were still connected/plugged in). Most times I would press play (second instinct) and the music or video would blast from the speaker even though the EarPods were still connected!! This happens both with my iPhone XR & iPad. I haven't had these EarPods for a long time and now doubt the more expensive alternative would function better. I haven't had these for very long and worry this problem may get worse.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They'd be good if they were not trash

    • Written by Elena D from Lima

    Honestly, I'm good with the audio quality, the microphone and everything. The fact they keep breaking makes them trash tho. I've been trough 3 pairs of this and that's just because they come with the iPhone I bought in the first place. You initially lose audio in one earpod, then the random volume controls freak out and then it stops working all together. Trash. Don't bother actually spending money on this until they publicly state they've changed this clearly ongoing problem.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    low quality

    • Written by Isabella M from Garden Grove

    i started using these at the end of july, and less than a month later it starts randomly pausing and fast forwarding my music and only the left bud works. this has happened before with my previous pair.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short term life

    • Written by E H from Dundee

    Only lasted around 6 months despite being used with care. Would cause songs to pause randomly and open voice control. This was bearable but then the left ear stopped working with no damage and the next week the right ear suddenly did the same. Very pricy to replace and hard to get ahold of cause of the lightning style plug needed. Seems like Apple just wants their headphones to die so everyone can switch to AirPods already, which isn’t going to happen for me since they are a ridiculous price, ugly, and are easily lost. Really disappointed with the drop in Apple headphone quality.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Oliver F from Gwandalan

    They just break without notice. How can something just break without anything happening to them ��

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ducked up !

    • Written by Tracey L from Pontiac

    Every time I plug them in they take over my volume button , they also keep over heating.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very useful

    • Written by Devion W from Jackson

    I need some new one because mine broke and I can’t afford them rn but overall they are very useful and amazing. I give it 5 stars.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep Breaking

    • Written by Ryan V from Winchester

    I have gone through many pairs of these headphones and within 3 months of having them, they are broken. The right side always fails first with no audio coming out of the headphone. I wish I could get a pair that last, it is annoying having to keep going through headphones.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable garbage

    • Written by Miguel C from Washington

    I've been through three of these (replaced for free at the Apple Store). They last a month or two and then start going haywire, skipping through music, activating voice control, etc. I would never pay a penny for them, they are of phenomenally low quality. It's not like I'm abusing them - the earphones that came with my old Android phone in 2010 still work perfectly and in fact I am now using those through the Lightning adapter with no problems.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Over priced and poor quality

    • Written by Ken B from Sachse

    Lasted about 2 weeks, then nothing but static. Very disappointed.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Pods at ALL!

    • Written by Dilshan M from Mirigama

    This is very comfortable for my ears. Not like other in-ears and/or buds. Sound is decent. I like this much.

    8 of 10 people found this useful