• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Tinny sound and an overall disappointment

    Wow - I have to say that I am deeply disappointed with the quality of the sound from these headphones. I really expected something better given that I find the standard headphones to be ok. Tinny, lacking bass and clarity and in fact, just lacking on every critical dimension. And for 3x the price for the standard headphones (welcome to prices in Europe!) I wanted something superior. Instead, I got something inferior.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expected so much better!

    To start on a positive note, the in-ear plugs fit very well. That's pretty much where it ends. Listening to music isn't enjoyable because there is hardly any bass present. This causes all sounds to sound very tinny. For the price I paid for these headphones, I expected a lot better than what I got. Hopefully this gets improved upon in future iterations.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    The sound quality is great and they are comfortable to wear. Too bad that the cable close to the jack head rips off just like the charging cable. This model headphones are too old and too be expensive. Apple should've at least drop the price by now. Good quality but not durable.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Had high hopes

    Bought these headphones with high hopes but was slightly let down. The headphones have a good build and never slipped out of my ear unlike some other reviews I have read. The sound quality is pretty poor however, especially if you listen to bass heavy genres of music. The headphone lack any real bass to make listening to that type of music enjoyable.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful sound in one earbud

    I was so happy with my purchase, and when I plugged them into ipad for a movie on the airplane, they felt and sounded great,....but only on one side. If I wiggled the cord around, sometimes I'd get both sides for about 10 min. Then, the left side would get static and go dead. I returned them to the selling store.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pasy more than $40 for these & you'll be mad. Did the research, read below:

    +6/10 - SOUND QUALITY (Only slightly better than standard apple headphones)
    +10/10 - LOOKS: (Looks like standard apple headphones, only nicer)
    +8/10 - PACKAGING: (looks good but the ear bud holder not holding the earbuds knocked off 2 points)
    +2/10 - PRICE: (if standard apple headphones cost $30 - at most - these should be priced at $40 tops. Samsung earbuds w/ same concept/specs/design sell for no more than $5)

    No wonder the item is being discontinued. I bought my mine at an apple store for $99, The sound quality over the complimentary iPhone headphones are better, however, not $99 worth better. Not surprised they're being discontinued. I lost the silicon buds (L, M, S, sized) that came in a convenient carrying capsule, unfortunately the capsule doesn't click-to-shut -or as my friend commented "doesn't stay shut). You just have to hope the earbud carrying capsule stays idle while in your purse or the bugs will fall, rendering your expensive new headphones useless. I would recommend buying a little baggy to keep silicon ear buds in bc apple offers no options for replacements (go to amazon for replacement though).

    My first negative review, I hate doing it but what a waste of money.

    5 of 12 people found this useful