• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    • Written by Yoana I from London

    I've had these about 4 months and reading other reviews it seems like a miracle they've lasted this long. The sound quality is terrible and very low. A few days ago they started messing with audio; pausing, stopping and skipping what I was listening to and today the right one just died. Not thrilled about having to use the lightning connector instead either, as I refuse to repurchase these, but who's got a choice?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by Koby B from Cambridge

    I got the original ones with my iPhone X and after couple of months one ear stopped working and the cable connection was also bad. I started using the adapter with my old earphones, but then after few weeks the adapter stopped working. This is defiantly not worth your money!
    Since Apple changed the connector for the earphones you are ought to use their earphones or their adapter, which are both expensive and low quality. DON'T BUY!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by joanne S from Bath

    Music randomly stops/pauses when carrying phone in pocket. Now a month in and only 1 ear working. Might as well buy cheap ones elswhere!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only use in case of Emergency

    • Written by Pedro L from Olhão

    Came with my iPhone 7 and I have got to say these headphones are terrible! Besides the fact that's they are cheaply built has an experienced owner of apple EarPods I can guarantee this won't last, the sound is garbage with almost no middle, poor bass (if ever defined), no treble, rather low volume range, almost no effect from EQ and crisp sound. If you find yourself in a situation where you have no headphones resort to a Seinheiser, a Sony Bluetooth (49€) or if you are like me and don't care about cables try an de find a Monster Clarity 100 (59,90€) they are great, never have been disappointed by Monster (have been using on eu of their guitar cables for more than 2 years and is pristine new).

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Is Getting Very Sneaky and Low Quality

    • Written by Jessica L from FPO

    I like the design of these earpods (great for small ears), yet they are of terrible quality and one ear always stops working (if the rubber around them doesn't peel first). Unfortunately, the rest of the electronics market seems to have completely ignored Apple's unnecessary attempt at "innovation" with these lightning inputs so I am forced buy another pr. of these overpriced earpods or buy an adapter JUST TO USE OTHER EARPHONES.

    I don't understand why Apple decided to change to the lightning input other than to force people to buy extra adapters and stuff on top of the $$$ they've already paid for the original item. It would have been more impressive if they would just figure out how to prevent them from breaking/unravelling/ twice a yr but of course they won't.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    so not worth it...

    • Written by David H from Weston-super-mare

    a pair of these came with my new iPhone 8. I genuinely care for my things so well, at the end of every day I would pack them away but only 2 months on and the right ear stopped working... I left it and just used my right one and then only a short month later the whole lot packed up. every time I used these for phone calls from day one I would get constant complaints about how quite and rubbish the audio was. To say disappointed would be an understatement.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont last - As always!

    • Written by Finlay C from sheffield

    Same old Apple EarPods. Lasted 6 moths before the left side stopped working. Properly wrapped after every use but still broke. I've paid £60 in just over a year for these and wont ever buy any again.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced Failure

    • Written by Katelyn M from Otley

    I went to my local apple shop to buy my headphones straight from the store. I thought that buying them directly from the source would mean that they were in good condition. I used the for 1 month when the sound suddenly cut out! The remote was working, the phone recognised they were there and there was no apparent damage. I tried them in my friends phone and had the exact same problem. The headphones are overpriced anyways let alone for them to stop working! I have no sound in these headphones so don’t buy them.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They sound great!

    • Written by Colin C from London

    Apple’s definitely right about these sounding better than the old 3.5mm ones. They’re a lot clearer, and have a deeper and richer bass as well. Also, the fact that it works with virtually all Apple products makes it even more practical than the old ones. These are definitely one of the best earphones in the world.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So frustrating! Don’t buy these!

    • Written by Luisa W from london

    Do not buy these headphones! I’ve gone through two pairs in the past 6 months, and they broke in exactly the same way.
    The headphones would start randomly interfering with the pause, play and volume controls on music/podcasts and then the left ear would completely stop working. The headphones were only ever kept in a light bag and it can’t be a coincidence they broke in the same way twice. You’d be better off saving some money and buying a fake on eBay, it would probably last longer! Really disappointed, I got these with my new iPhone and when you pay a fortune for the phone you expect to get headphones with a shelf life longer than 3 months.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best earphones I have ever used !

    • Written by Rebecca W from West yourkshire

    These are amazing !! The quality of the sound is incredible, so crisp, so clear and the bass is insane. Beats listening to my music through my iPhone 8 speakers anyday, and that’s saying something because they are also so good. The earphones never fall out, really lightweight so you don’t even feel them in your ears. It just feels like your surrounded by really good quality loud music but your not! It’s all in your ears! And the fact it connects through the lightening port isn’t an issue, you get used to it. And I have tried other really expensive brands but you just can’t beat these

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best In-ear headphones you can get for the price

    • Written by Nathan S from Crewe

    These are by far the best in-ear headphones that you can get for this price range and probably well above it, they have so much clarity and they don't distort easily. They reproduce the low end much better than you would expect from the size of them and the low end is nice and tight, not at all muddy.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 7 headphones

    • Written by mariam K from Gloucester

    The headphones had come with my iPhone 7. In the whole year that I’ve had my phone I’ve had them replaced 4 times (with apple care) as they keep breaking. The sound isn’t as good as it is on the other Apple headphones. Now that the cable has split I can’t return them and ask for a new pair so I have to buy another pair!!! What a joke

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Came with the X

    • Written by Lev P from Forest Row

    What is there to even say about these earphones. They are Ok for something that comes with the phone. I rarely use them (as I have 2 other bluetooth pairs of earphones and 1 pair of headphones), but whenever I do, they do the job fine. I wouldn't but them tho. You can get some cheap Chinese wireless earphones for the same price or even less that do a way better job.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Alicia J from Blackheath

    Came with my iPhone 7 only lasted 4 months now only one ear works

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted a matter of months

    • Written by Ruby K from Cheshire

    I had the problem of my music randomly stopping, pausing, changing songs with about 3 sets of the old style headphones. I hoped Apple had fixed the problem with this new design - however I was wrong and they have lasted a matter of months! I can't use them at all now! Annoyingly, the change from the traditional AUX headphones means I can't just buy any headphones in the shop whilst I wait for a new pair. Really disappointed with Apple.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible quality

    • Written by yomna B from london

    every time i buy a new one it doesn't last!! something terribly wrong with it!! Apple should compensate us for such bad quality! and at first i thought it was my phone! really disappointed

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Natasha L from Altrincham

    I got a pair of these with my phone in September and it’s been like 4 months and they’re already broken.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off

    • Written by Amy P from Ballymena

    Lasted a matter of months. The play/ pause/ volume buttons stopped working and sound was lost in one earphone. The one earphone that was working crackled and went on and off. I would expect more after paying £30.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy

    • Written by Kaysey R from Warrington

    Had this product for about two months and already the left side isn’t working it’s ridiculous

    13 of 18 people found this useful