• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Free, but Why bother?

    It's a good thing Apple invested in Beats because their original earbuds (along with each iteration accompanying each successive release) are dreadful.
    I'll start with the positive: sound quality is pretty clear. However, they are incapable of minimizing external sounds, so avoid using in public places.
    Next, comfort: total miss. The plastic and rubber materials used combine to an ill-fitting round rock that leave my ears sore after each short use, ending with me questioning myself why I continue to re-use them. When will I learn?!
    Lastly, durability: laughable. These things fell apart from sitting in the plastic casing at my desk. The apple earpods serve as a backup for when when my wireless buds need charging, and fail at that. They are busting at the seams/connections, and there's an annoying rattle in one of the pods. I really don't understand how they could be in such poor shape with such minimal use..
    My only justification for owning them is that they came free with the purchase of the iPhone (I'm sure the cost of the phone had this "giveaway" baked in, but allow me this rationale for my sanity). Had I paid retail at $29, I'd be enraged for not buying the far superior Samsung buds for only $6.

    20 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most durable earbuds EVER!

    I have been using Apple Earbuds ever since middle school, and now I am a sophomore in uni. I have been using my current pair since the beginning of my freshman year and here I am still using the same ones well into the second semester of my sophomore year. I don't get why people are complaining about these, maybe it's time you reassess how you take care of these? I don't jam these into my pockets and abuse them like most people who've given them a one-star have done (they're just not admitting that). I don't mind having to untangle them a couple times a week. The rubber below the headphone plug has been wearing off since 6 months ago but they work absolutely fine. I take care of these pretty darn well. I dropped one side of the earbud into a cup of tea but it works fine, it just sounds a bit muffled. I'm planning on ordering another one just in case someone decides to steal mine or if anything bad happens to these. I use these for music production as well, bass response is precisely what I need, not too heavy and not too light. Mids and highs are perfect.

    And on a side note, do not purchase these from another source other than Apple! Sprint has scammed me by providing me with what I consider to be FAKE replicas of these when I purchased my iPhone 6S Plus from there. There is a reason why Apple does not sell these on Amazon anymore, so keep that in mind and buy directly from them!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    the only earphones i’ll use

    i’ve been using these for almost 2 years now? since i bought my 6s but anyway, i just recently lost my second pair but i will most definitely repurchase these again. my second pair survived when my mum was driving and it was stuck between the door and ended up scraping the road and to my surprise, they still worked perfectly. i thought they were done for bcos the jack was literally RUINED.

    these are the only earphones/pods that i’ve come to love ive tried so many and nothing can top this. 10/10 recommend.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not all they say they are

    The headphones I have have hands down the best audio quality. They fit your ears well too. But! Nevertheless, when I purchased a pair the audio controls unexpectedly ruined in about a month. I took great care of them, keeping them away from water and protecting the cord from bending badly. Aggravated I put up with it. A week before Christmas I got a new phone. The new headphones that came with them have already ruined and I’ve taken great care of them once again. It’s only been a month, AGAIN. I’m extremely disappointed. The controls are cheaply made.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing I've ever bought

    I hate these headphones. I hate them SO MUCH IT HURTS.
    Literally, they hurt.
    They don't fit well, they hurt, the sound isn't wonderful. I'm sitting next to people with them in BLASTING music (because I have to) and I can still hear everyone else's conversations.
    I have a headache from having the music turned up so high, but if I turn it down I can't hear the music at all because of the noise around me (which is normal conversation)

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good bass and comfortable to ear

    Don't go for other online stores offering "Genuine" Apple Earpods.
    Buy original from Apple and save yourself money and live peacefully.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Busted Ear Drum??

    These are the most uncomfortable things ever. I’ve forced these things in my ear bc hey this is how it is, Apple created these rock hard ROUND things assuming everyone will love them. Well I woke up one morning with blood on my pillow from a busted ear drum. I shouldn’t have used them. Can’t find the old ones anymore either. It’s just like the lightening cables, we go through those by the gross. Everyone knows they only last a little while. What’s wrong with Apple these days??

    3 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only lasts a month

    Been going through a pair of these a month. Just kept not playing music on one side and kept skipping and pausing with every headphone... Still looked brand new though. Never buying another pair, buyer be warned.

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, but Breakable

    These headphones are by far the most comfortable headphones I've owned. The sound quality is outstanding. But, all magic comes at a price. These headphones tend to break easily, the cords can get tangled up, wires rip. They frequently get caught on things, such as doorknobs, chairs, or the corner of a table if it's caught just right. And for the price of 30 dollars, I cannot afford to buy a new pair every month or so. Perhaps, if they were a smidge cheaper, I would consider buying more. But that simply isn't the case. Overall, I believe the sound quality and comfortability to be worth a solid five-star rating, but the poor quality of the wiring is simply unbearable and brings down the overall quality of the product.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You can’t beat the sound quality of the Apple Ear Pods!

    The Apple Ear Pod’s sound quality is not the only spec that makes the Ear Pods hard to beat. The look and style of the Apple Ear Pods have a modern and sleek look. They also give a comfortable feeling in your ears when in use. Using any other earbuds would be a huge downgrade from the amazing quality of the Apple Ear Pods.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My go-to headphones

    These headphones usually last me around a year and a half to two years. I use the a lot and they are great quality headphones for a decent price.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    The product is amazing, usually default headphone by any brand is always a waste but with apple this product is amazing. My impression while buying iPhone was I would be getting a cheap headphone but apple amazed me with the sound quality, the rich bass etc.
    Thanks for the wonderful headphone and always keep inventing.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them

    These are the best headphones I’ve ever had but sad because I recently lost them. Good job Apple!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality and have to buy it often

    I have to buy this Earpods very often because it will stop work appropriately in just one to two months after purchase.

    10 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    SUPER durable

    I accidentally ran them over with my car, and when I picked them up, one of the ear pieces was cracked into like 5 pieces, and the other one popped right out of the socket and was dangling on by a little wire, but to my surprise they still worked perfectly fine! 10/10 on durability!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just ok Earphones.

    The sound quality for 'music and calls' was good for the 1st year. Even though I take good care of it, the volume dropped drastically after 1st year and I am forced to hear at full volume always. And while talking, If there is some background noise I am not able to hear anything. To buy a new one, it is pretty costly too.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Completely uncomfortable, and they never stay in my ears, average sound quality and overpriced for what they are- avoid.

    10 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    1 year life span

    I like how they feel, they are indeed comfortable, the sound quality is decent and the mic ok. BUT. This will be my 4th pair in 4 years.... Seriously faulty wiring at the connection end. I suspect this is done on purpose to force customers to buy them more often. The nice thing is that they fall apart right after the warranty runs out time after time... Its always in the same place as well. These are NOT made for listening to music/calling with your phone in your pocket all day, this type of use will ruin the headset.

    What happens is that any force (sometimes no force, I swear it just goes crazy) applied to the wire makes the entire phone to go haywire. I can be sat completely still and suddenly the phone will start calling my contacts or hangs up when I don't want to. It will constantly change songs, edit volume etc... I expected more.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great cheap earbuds!

    If you're looking for earbuds with a TON of punchy bass, these are not for you. If you want ultra-clear earbuds, once again, look somewhere else. However, if you are looking for earbuds that work at least *ok* with all types of music, these are a great option. They come with your iPhone, and the sound quality is, in my opinion, great. It's not outstanding, but it doesn't have to be. They fit in my ears well, and they sound good.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for their money

    They are overall good headphones. I use them all the time as I am a high-schooler and listen to music a lot. I have had them since I bought my iPhone 5s and they are just now starting to break (sometimes they cut out). They are extremely comfortable in my ears and personally have amazing sound quality. They are also pretty durable. One thing that gets annoying but is avoidable is they get tangled a lot. Overall they are good for their money and I would recommend them if you are looking for an affordable pair of headphones.

    3 of 5 people found this useful