• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My ratings review.

    The best in ear sound & durability I' ever used.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounded great, durability seems to have taken a hit.

    I own several models of (5) Apple EarPods over the past 10 years. This (lightning) model is the first I've owned that has inexplicably fallen apart. I've used these sparingly for a few months and one of the in-ear pods has come apart and tore one of the connecting wires - rendering them useless. I hope this isn't a sign of a drop in quality as a whole. I hope this was an anomaly. Unfortunately I'll have to pay $30 to find out.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable and Borderline Useless

    Forget any drama about the lightning connector, this review is only about the EarPod design. This design incredibly useless. One side won't stay in that ear and the other side hurts that ear. It's very telling that Apple gives away these headphones with iPhones and charges $30 for a replacement while the Apple or Beats brand in-ear style with silicone rubber tips start at $70. The EarPod is a vastly inferior design to the silicone rubber tip.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm a believer in Lightning Audio

    Everyone was so mad that Apple got rid of the headphon jack, I say Good Bye to that old school plug, and Hello Lightning. I'm an audio nerd who bought SACD and DVD audio back in the day, just for that extra audio fidelity.Now that the Lightning cable feeds directly to a DAC, the music just opens up. Crisp highs sweet mids and tight bass. I hope Apple will lower the royalty price so more companys will make affordable Lightning headphones. Or you Apple, just make more Lightning headphone phone products.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    These headphones sound fantastic. They've got great bass, excellent clarity, and they do a good job drowning out background noise too. Not to mention they're robust, I've accidentally slammed my car door on the chord for mine multiple times and they still work perfectly and there's no fraying or kinks in the chord itself. Having a difficult time understanding why some people aren't rating them welll, since they leave nothing to be desired..

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad profuct

    This product is unreliable! My headphones work one second and the next they don't. It's funny how apple can make a wonderful phone and not be able to make a working set of headphones and adapter! I'm berry disappointed in apple now !

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product imaginable

    Usually use my wireless earbuds for the train and subway, but forced to use these for a day. These are the worst design in the world and the sound quality doesn't even matter because they don't fit properly. Can't charge your phone while using these, they don't stay in your ears, and when they are in your ear (however brief that may be) there is absolutely no sound proofing the outside world of noise. These could be the worst product Apple offers, and as of late, that's saying a lot. They ended up in a trash can in Philadelphia somewhere before my trip back home.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Based on 3 months of use...

    Initially i was annoyed about the new iPhone 7 only supporting direct connection (as in without any adaptor) via the Lightning Connector, "how dare Apple restrict my choice", etc. Now i can't understand what all the fuss was about. To be fair i'm not an audiophile that has invested £200+ in a pair of individually customized, hand-made diamond encrusted cans forged from baby dragon skin using alien technology, i'm just a guy that loves listening to music every day.

    Getting back to the review - I love them, to my ears the bass is deep and packs punch, the middle is full of life and the treble is as crisp as a freshly popped pack of Pringles (i don't mess with any EQ settings). In my humble opinion they sound superior to the standard 3.5mm Pods but to be fair they were used with my older iPhone 5s and I wouldn't be surprised if my new iPhone 7 has 'improved sound technology' built in.

    If these ever fail me I will have no complaints at shelling out £29 for a new pair.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Connector is the weak link

    My EarPods with Lightning connector (which came with my iPhone 7) stopped working after 4 months. The reason: Wear and tear at the cable right where it connects to the lightning connector. I am a runner and have previously trained and run two marathons with the standard connector EarPods with no problems over a period of two years. Now, with the new Lightning Connector EarPods, and very light training (I'm not training for an event right now), after 4 months the EarPods stopped working because of the wire splitting where it enters the Lightning Connector.

    My running hasn't gotten more demanding. It has only become much less frequent and for shorter duration periods.

    Needless to say, I'm very disappointed if the new paradigm is that I'll need to replace EarPods every 3-4 months. Hopefully Apple can resolve this reliability issue ASAP. I also hope they would honor replacements of my EarPods...

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing !!!

    These apple headphones are the holy grail of headphones!! I recommend them highly, I put them in the washing machine and tumble dryer and they were completely fine after. Buzzingggg

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terribly short life expectancy.

    Recieved these EarPods when I purchased my iPhone 7 in early December and they were perfectly crisp and clear for just under the best part of a month. Unfortunately, after this time the right EarPod stopped functioning properly with the main speaker providing no output on that side. Not worth the £30 to repurchase.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Uncomfortable...

    I will start off with saying that they are great when it comes to Sound. I really like that I can hear my music/videos without any problem. My Only issue is that they claim to be more comfortable then all other headphones based on their "research" of the Geometry of the Ear. I can assure you they are the most painful headphones that I have ever worn. I love Apple's products, but the headphones cause me so much pain after just 5 mins of using. Plus they are constantly falling our my ears when I go running. Who knows, I might just have weird ears. :)

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super cheap cord

    I've used the headphones that came with my phone for three weeks now. The sound has been great but the cord already has a tear in it and wire is poking out. I've had other apple headphones that laster much longer in the past. Unhappy with the cheap material they used for the cord.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 3 months

    Bought my phone in november and one side stopped working in December and the other in January, I was out of country when these stopped working and couldn't listen to music since no other earphones fit in this phone

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Overall!

    The sound is very nice! Blocks out everything else,I wouldn't say the design is perfect but wayyyyy better than the cheap circle ones from convience stores. The bass is very clear and you can hear all the background instruments and sounds that u don't with other headphones or even the phone speakers. (I have an iPhone 7). The highest volume is VERY loud. I like my music loud but this loud is LOUD. The cord is very flexible do I think it's harder to catch a shortage in so that's good. I lost mine! Almost cried because when I have them in it zones the world out and I get T'd!!! But if I don't find them I'll definitely buy some more of these

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    kinda useless

    I got an iPhone 7+ and it took me a week to realized that this ear pods will not work on my MacBook. Seriously? I have to buy two different headphones. Does Apple even think carefully before changing their products? Please make it more convenient for your customer.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning connector needs improvement

    I go through about one headset every two weeks because the phone is in my pocket or the cat eats the cord. I can't blame Apple for the cat chewing the cord, yet. The metal connection for iPhone 7 is really weak. I am an average size person and it snaps like a toothpick at the least amount of pressure. The cord is protected by a case and it still breaks leaving the lightning connector inside the phone. I will admit that only Apple headsets work for any amount of time and sound great. I know the element needed to make the connector stronger, add it to your lightning adaptor if interested and voila no breakage for months or years not days.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond useless.

    There is no "half a star" option unfortunately. They sound good if you keep your head absolutely still. They won't stay in your ears. Period. That won't work.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound!!

    Very pleasantly surprised by these phones, they were sitting in the box unopened as I have great IEMs and headphones. I was looking for a solution for skiing with a helmet, (tried the Outdoor Tech Chips 2 - rough, tiny sound, no bass at all). Then I remembered the EarPods. Wow! Un-fatiguing clean sound. No honkyness and bass is solid. Best low profile phones out there, probably at any price, I am very pleased!

    I notice that a number of folks complain that they don't stay in the ear and I have that problem too. You can't expect a generic to fit everyone perfectly. My fix is to use a strip of 1/4" medical paper tape to hold them in. 2" long with one end folded over for easy removal, Place it diagonally from the tragus across the ear. Works great! This would be a good solution for running and the gym. NB - if you work the phones in as deep as possible can it improves bass response dramatically.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I only have been using 10 times and the cable broke.

    16 of 21 people found this useful