• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Mason P from Lombard

    Personally I have always used Apples headphones. These used to not fit my ears, but after a while they fit perfectly! The EarPods that came with my iPhone are the ones I use. I didn't buy a separate pair. They have been dropped in water and had the cable almost snap. They deliver decent sound as well if you watch YouTube or listen to Spotify. They are a little pricey, but that's just because Apple is a premium brand that can do that. Otherwise their the best earphones I have ever had!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger isn't working after ONE use.

    • Written by Ayesha L from Westminster

    I opened these for the first time and the charger cable is not working after a one time use. Seriously. Absolutely ridic and not high quality at all. It's overpriced and I am not happy right now because I have to go to the Apple store and don't even know if they will replace that cable. What a waste of time and money.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of its kind

    • Written by Julian M from Santa Fe

    I hope they never stop making these regular jack corded headphones.

    Ergonomics: The cord helps me while I bike or am out in public. I run them under my shirt and so I can quickly pop them out of my ears and they dangle from the top of my shirt neck-hole. I can have one in and leave the other dangle so I can hear both the headphone and the sounds of my environment. Obviously this is also helpful for working out, shopping, or other places I don't want my earbuds to fall out or I need to have only one in and be able to hear everything around me. The mic on the cord is for volume and pausing and phone calls. It really is a basic and classic design. My voice sounds best with this mic and you don't need to hold it up to your mouth. It's hands-free. For these perks of the cord, I avoid wireless. Personally they never fall out of my ears. I can run with them in and they don't come out.

    Sound: They have balanced mids and as expected with earbuds have clear highs. Bass will surprise you. They are not over-ear headphones. I've tried other earbuds and I like this balance the most. Have you ever gotten that very unequal-feeling range from headphones--like they were trying to be bass-boosting? These don't have it. For on-the-go, these are great. I've always had these and a pair of deep-listening headphones I wear at home.

    Quality: For me, Apple phone chargers crack and fray way before these. I have never had a pair of these earbuds crack or fray. Longest I've had them was 7 years. No cracking or fraying. The shotty connection in the cord happened with this pair at 7 years. I found lint in my headphone jack on my phone. I'm not sure if that was the headphones or my jack input. All in all, $30 for 7 years just seems like good luck? They are solid. This was with heavy use and in and out my pockets. Keep the headphone jack facing up in your pocket and you'll be fine.

    Customer Service: In my experience, there was a period of time where they got a bad batch. Other reviews will say muffled or the jack/cord connection is bad. My connection started failing at 7 years. Again, it was partially that I had a dirty input connection with lint in it. (End of the day, it's $30 and probably the best $30 ear buds you will find.)
    I once bought a pair that seemed muffled. I noticed it right away and returned them. This was in around 2015/2016. They took the return because I noticed it right away rather than having the problem grow on me or appear suddenly after the return period, though. No problems with my 2017 pair. If anything is wrong with a product, report it right away and don't be mad, just be honest. Apple has always been happy to work with me. It's objective not subjective.

    Thanks all. Apple, please keep making these. Very good.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken earphones

    • Written by Merissa M from Conroe

    I have had these earphones for about half a year now with my iPhone 6s, and about two days ago I realized that one earphone wasn’t working. Apple is a company that I love and trust but this?? It’s not really ok because these are only 6 months old and now I have to spend another $30 on earbuds!! Other than that these are greatly portable, they fit very nicely, and I love the high quality sound.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful earphones

    • Written by Immanuel O from milton keynes

    This the third time my earphones has stop working after buying from the apple store after only 3 months.
    They were in near perfect condition, im tired of constantly having to spend £30 on earphones that have only lasted maximum three months.
    Fed up and very disappointed

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome headphones

    • Written by Bernadette I from East Elmhurst

    I've been using these headphones for years! I hope they never stop selling them. I don't understand why they have such a bad review. They sound great, feel comfortable, last a few years at a time and these never fall out of my ears unlike all other headphones! They rock!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire Shortage

    • Written by Tyler H

    These headphones are great when you first buy them. Great quality, great bass, great treble and they are so loud and the first experience is so intriguing. But at the wire that starts from the jack always has a shortage then they completely stop working. Great first time use but horrible outcome

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    they’re not that bad

    • Written by Sheyla A from North las vegas

    i actually really like them. the sound is so crisp and clear
    overall the bass of it is niceee

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OverPriced EarTrash

    • Written by Anibal L

    I bought these a week ago because i see people always wearing them so I think to myself why not buy them so i did and when i first put them in my ear they were comfortable. But when i started to put on music they sounded muddy and muffled so if you listen to any sort of heavy rock or hard rock then these are not the product for you. so i returned them in less then 48 hours. Also these headphones have the cheapest quality I have ever seen, even earbud makers such as Jlab or Sony headphones under 20 dollars that have better quality fit and finish than the earpods. So for the price would I recommend them, No because there are better options from Jlab or Sony for around the same price .

    11 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Stephanie O from Arequipa

    I just lost my EarPods and bought new, cheaper ones and this made me realize how good EarPods were :(

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always break

    • Written by Ilan A from Carbondale

    I was constantly buying the Apple EarPods and they are not worth the price. They may fit perfectly in your ear but the built quality is terrible. The earphones end up Aging and the sound isn’t clear or the device itself breaks. Invest in AirPods or anything much better.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best I’ve Tried

    • Written by Kate B from Harleysville

    I’ve tried many different styles and brands of earbuds because I have cats that tend to chew the cords. Out of all the kinds I’ve tried, Apple EarPods are the bes. They don’t eventually stop working the way most earbuds do. The sound quality is always good, and the shape of the EarPods are perfect for my ears. I only wish that these were more affordable!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for a while, but DO NOT LAST

    • Written by Oliver R from Marblehead

    I got these about 7 months ago (I've gone through 4 pairs in 2-3 years) and for the first few months, they worked fine. About 2 months in, I pulled them a little too hard and the covering above the plastic where the cord splits into two ripped, revealing the wires. I admit this was mostly my fault, but still, I'd expect them to be at least a bit more resistant, especially for $30 earbuds. I didn't notice a difference in performace for another few months when sound started bleeding out of both buds, even at lower volumes, and most recently, within a week, the right bud as well as the volume/mic controls went inactive, for no apparent reason. This seems to be a trend, because that exact issue occured with my previous two earpods. I'm extremely dissatisfied, especially coming from such a premium company like Apple.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome headphones

    • Written by Emily D from Port Washington

    I just ordered a new pair of these today after my last pair, which came with a phone I got in 2015, broke. Obviously I haven’t received the new ones yet, but based on my previous pair, these headphones are great. The sound quality of these headphones is much better than any others that I’ve tried, and they are incredibly durable since this is the first time I’ve had to buy a new pair, and I’m not very gentle with my headphones. I’d recommend these to anyone needing headphones for a 3.5mm jack.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Melissa C from Venice

    I have totally underestimated these EarPods , the sound quality provided is pretty good considering that they seem extremely basic. But what I love most about these is how durable they are, I have left my EarPods in pockets of my clothes and have washed them TWICE already and they’ve still continued to work for me flawlessly. They’re basic and do the job, but for me they’re by far the best, good enough to take time out of my busy schedule to write a good review on them, I would highly recommend these to anyone who is looking for simple but very good EarPods!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good audio quality, but short lifespan

    • Written by Michael M M from Bellingham

    I've always liked the audio quality of Apple EarPods, both the speakers and the mic, but they consistently don't last very long, I'd say a year plus/minus. I've gone through probably 4-5 sets over the last 5 years, and I will never buy another pair again. I had a pair of Sony earbuds that lasted over 10 years, and they were actually a bit cheaper than the Apple EarPods. I'd give them 4 stars for audio/mic sound quality, but 1/2 star for longevity.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in 2 hours

    • Written by Achol W from Ottawa


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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound But DON'T LAST!

    • Written by Greg C from San Jose

    I've bought about 6 pairs of these earbuds. I like the sound, and I like the fit. However, they DO NOT last. The connection point where the cord meets the jack always goes bad and shorts. Always. It's a design flaw. Even with the gentlest use and care. I've mentioned this to Apple store employees. They're used to it. And they will not replace them - they always point out the limited warranty. I truly believe Apple designed them this way to increase replacement revenue. At some point, the audio will cut out for one side of your earbuds. Then both. Along the way, it will short in such a way as to randomly trigger Siri, or hang up on callers. What a shame, because I like the fit and sound of these - but the short life is unacceptable. The fact that Apple has sold millions of these and should be well aware of this weakness makes me question Apple. One other thing - sure, I could switch to a lightning jack adapter - but you know what the problem with that is? You can't charge your phone and use it at the same time. If you're a business user, that is a big problem.

    62 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite possibly the WORST headphones I've had

    • Written by Emily K from Boston

    Not only are these at least $10 more than similar bad quality headphones, but these have 0 bass and make music sound tinny. Not to mention they fall out if you remotely touch the cord. Would not buy again.

    25 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality

    • Written by Mariah V from Bakersfield

    Have had these earphones since December came with my new iPhone 6plus, just recently started using them as I have my old pair away. I am extremely disappointed, I took the earphones out of my phone today and the jack just stayed in my phone and totally detached from the earbuds. It didn’t fall or get hit just broke off. I am extremely upset as I pay more for high quality Apple products but in this case was extremely disappointed, and now I have a jack stuck in my phone.

    26 of 35 people found this useful