• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking experience

    I am not sure if others have had a similar experience but when I use these for conference calls sitting at my desk whenever I move I actually get a shock inside my ear from the ear piece. Is it not very pleasant to get shocked in your ear! I would not recommend these for the money. If the normal Apple ear buds actually stayed in my ear I wouldn't have spent the money on these. You can get the same quality sound without the shock in your ear from Skull Candy and other ear buds.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The people giving these low reviews aren't using them correctly

    While it's obvious that it's much easier to get good sound out of the stock earbuds, I think that the sound from these is ultimately better. Here's the trick: while the earbuds have their own built in resonance chamber, these use your ear canal as the resonance chamber. In order to get the high fidelity sound and full, crisp bass response, you practically have to have them inside your ear. It's why I give them 4 instead of 5 stars. They just aren't very good "walking around" earphones because it's too hard to keep them well positioned if you're moving. While sitting at a desk, with the earphones properly positioned, the sound is glorious. Also these won't make your ears hurt for days after an hour of use like the earbuds. In fact, I wear them for up to 8 hours a day while I work and don't experience any pain at all. Just make sure you keep your ears clean ;-)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    The day that I can finally put apple headphones and not have the outside world drown out my music is when you can say they're "revolutionary". I hear the persons conversation more then my own music. Definitely has no bass to it. From exprience $10 headphones sound better. Save your $30 and buy something better.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse sound than earbuds. Much worse.

    I love my iMac. I have enjoyed immensely my iPhones, from the very first one to my current 6s. But with the change to lightning connectors and airbuds the handwriting is on the wall for the 3.5mm connector.

    But look! Apple has earphones, not just earbuds for the 3.5.

    If you want to pay over twice as much as earbuds then to be rewarded with worse sound for phone calls (it is an iPhone after all) than late 60's office intercoms (they were a thing, a horrible sounding thing). This is the product that will make it happen. As to music, don't even try. No bass. None. Listen to all of your music, or something, was the promise. But not with apple's earphones. Because they are dramatically worse than earbuds.

    Unusable. Unbelievably so. For a company that is so committed to music and music appreciation to produce an audio product this bad is mind boggling.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    The headphone dont fit well at all. Tried all the cusions sizes. The gel cusions alwaysbfall off and you aslo need tonkeep scrwing in thenscreen. Dont buy these. I could have. Save yourself 90 dollars

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best in-ear I've used

    I have used Apples in ear for years! Love them

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst Apple experience ever

    These things are awful. Poor sound quality....and a really poorly conceived design....the ear bud things always come off, get lost, don't stay in....yes you get a few extras but seriously? avoid.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but wont last long

    These headphones are by far the best headphones I had, but unfortunately they dont last more than 4 months. If its not the rubber around the cable that breaks down, its the sound that becomes worst (lower frequency).
    Last year I bought 3 headphones and this year im on my second... Enjoy them while they last!

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  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally not Worth it

    Bought these ear phones online, was shocked after looking at these earphones as it's no where comparable for the price i paid, these were as similar as $5 earphones that i can buy in gas stations. Never excepted such a poor quality from APPLE. Finally I would say not worth your money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    More trouble than they are worth.

    Simply put, the silicone ear fittings do not stay on the earbud posts. You will get about 6 weeks of good use out of these and then you will battle the ear pieces to keep the silicone pieces on and the buds in your ears. For something that costs this much, they should be usable for more than 6 weeks.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Muffled, consistently inconsistent sound

    I have tried every possible ear tip size. These headphone just don't work. The sounds is always muffled in one ear or the other or both. If might work well for three minutes and then the sound becomes attenuated. Mess with it... mess with it... oh there it works. Two minutes later it doesn't work any more. Change earbud size, repeat. It just never works. Waste of money since these will sit in a box once I find more expensive earplugs that do work. I've even unscrewed the screens and swapped them all around and it just doesn't work reliably. The most that I can ever get is 30 seconds of less-muffled-than-normal sound in one ear. Never both. Never more than 30 seconds. Wish I could return these.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor bass

    U feel no vibrations from the bass, plus you lose the buds so easily.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed ( and I am a self confessed Apple fan boy)

    Brought a pair an hour ago at the Hornsby Westfield Apple Store.

    Always been quite happily with ear buds but thought surely for $129 they must be a step up.

    But honestly I can't believe how bad they sound.

    THE worst sounding earphones I've ever owned. Tinny no bass just truly horrible.

    I did a direct comparison with my ear buds and they sound a whole lot better.

    I tried changing the silicone cushion but that made no difference.

    I really expected more from Apple - I am going to take them back right now- means another trip to Westfield but I feel ripped off.

    If anyone from Apple would care to respond I'm all ears

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    The worst headphones ever. Either this pair is broken or they are pure garbage. I am extremely disappointed. The sound quality is horrible. They are flat and the bass sound is a sad joke. What is even more infuriating then the sound quality is the price. I will try to return these tomorrow. I cannot believe these are even manufactured.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone 6s In ear headphones - Worst product ever

    I have recently bought a iPhone 6s, phone is just awesome but when it comes to apple ear phones, they are the worst creation ever made.
    They just don't fit into your ear, no matter how large or small your ear is. They keep falling down all the time, i have tried to fit these headphones into three of many family member's ear's and all had the same problem.
    Audio quality is way worst. No bass and lot of noise when used outdoors, these two are at the top list, there many more issues.
    No soft case for the ear buds.
    I some how feel call quality gets reduced while answering calls using these ear phones.

    Now, what am i achieving at the end of this review, NOTHING. People like me would just go ahead and buy better ear phones, because after spending good amount on the phone, you just don't want some bad ear phones to ruin that experience.

    One last point, if you are a music lover and listen to at least 3 to 4 hours in a day using ear phones. Just throw these ear phones in the trash as soon as u unbox your Iphone6S.

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