• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I used the h-e-double-hockey sticks outta these (Apple won't let me curse)

    • Written by from Seattle

    ...and after three years, they're starting to fall apart. Still, a good value at $27 a year. For all you haters who can't hang onto the silicone tips (yeah, I lost one too), go to Amazon and order a three-pair set of Comply Whoomp Foam Tips for $15. They will absolutely block out outside noise and allow you to listen to music or carry on a phone conversation in a noisy area.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic in-ear buds.

    • Written by from Jarrell

    I was a little skeptical about purchasing these headphones because, to be honest, I have never really liked the traditional Apple earbuds that come with the new products. I actually received these as a gift from a friend. Now that I've had a chance to use them, I would definitely buy them for myself.

    Considering the fact that these are not studio monitors I can still hear a higher level of detail than with traditional earbuds. I keep seeing people talk about not getting the bass response that they want from these and it's really a simple matter of fact... The drivers are tiny. They fit in your ear. An effective bass speaker needs to push a lot of air very slowly to make a big bang and that's why car speakers are so large and in sealed boxes most of the time. Tiny little speakers just aren't very effective at reproducing the super low notes, but I digress.

    I would recommend these ear buds for those who like sound quality more than sound quantity.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them!

    • Written by from Tukwila

    I put off buying these for a long time because I wasn't really a fan of the in ear type. When I upgraded from iPhone 4s to iPhone 5s in January or this year with the newer type I started using them. And a few weeks ago I broke down and purchased these from a local store. I love them! I haven't had them very long but I have had no problems with them. I originally put the small covers on them then switched back to the mediums when I read another review about finding the best fit being important for the sound. And it was a huge difference! Now my bass is excellent! I love that you can skip and rewind songs right from the remote on them! I would definitely recommend them to a friend or family member!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by from JAMESTOWN

    These Headphone are just amazing!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple In Ear Earphones

    • Written by from st.Austell

    Sound is amazing, amazing bass and vocals. Good for all genres of music and block out other noises very well. They are also very comfortable and definitely worth £65. Found that bass is better if i push the earphones into my ears then they sound better and feel more comfortable as i can hardly feel them

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy it for apple gadgets!

    • Written by from Simferopol

    Unbelievable sound quality! Clear and detailed.Bass treb high all is perfect! The noise is gone. Don't believe to negative reviews!Just listen!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You're all wrong... These are good.

    • Written by from London

    I bought a pair of these about five years ago on recommendation from a friend after complaining about another pair of headphones that had perished after limited use.

    Since then I have had two more pairs (I lost a pair and bought a replacement, and HMV had reduced them to £30 once, so I couldn't resist)... None have experienced any build quality faults after extensive use (my in-line remote on a £130 pair of Bose is temperamental)... They dismantle easily for a deep clean...

    All Apple users will appreciate the simple understated look, the excellent compact carry case and the hardy in-line remote...

    Now to address the well-documented flaws:
    - replacement buds... I got some from the Regent Street Apple Store for free... I don't know if that was a lucky exception or something that other users have not done.
    - lack of bass... I agree with the other user - PUSH THEM IN - get the snuggest fit buds and push them to create a seal with the ear... And this helps block out the external noise...
    - clarity... for most users paying £60 I guess that these will be for your iPod/iPhone whilst on the bus/tube and not for studio-listening... I get plenty of clarity for in-ear headphones and they compare well to similarly priced Sennheiser and Sony sets that I have bought... I agree with another reviewer that the only time I notice extra 'parts' to a song is when using higher-end on-earphones in a quiet environment...

    [ I personally would recommend Bose earphones if you live near a store as they will give you unlimited replacement buds and will replace the headphones under a two-year warranty... When out of warranty they heavily discount a new pair to replace them... ]

    Make your mind up for yourselves but if you get a chance to try these then do...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love these in-ear headphones!

    • Written by from Flower Mound

    I have tried multiple brands of headphones including Bose and Beats but these are by far my most favorite. I have two pair of them and have recommended them to all of my friends and family. The quality of the sound is far better than the afore mentioned brands. In addition, they really make conference calls a breeze in an airport or other noisy environment because it cancels out all of the background noise. I highly recommend this product.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

    • Written by from Waldwick

    After a day of using these, I have to say that they impressed me right out of the gate! When the medium tips didn't quite fit my ears right, I switched them out for the included smaller tips and I was blown away. The clarity of the sound is unlike anything I've heard from previous sets of headphones. I frequently listen to a lot of movie soundtracks from Hans Zimmer, James Horner, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Nicholas Hooper, etc. With these, I was surprised by details of those soundtracks that I had never noticed. I have heard others complain that these lack prominent bass, but in the current market of bass-heavy headphones, these are a breath of fresh air. The balance is remarkable. I'm in love with these IEMs. I haven't so much as touched my Sennheisers because these are such a join to listen to.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the sound (and I'm a professional musician)

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    Love the fit and the sound. Most earbuds are too big for my ears, painful to wear. The sound is great. I have no idea why people say the silicon buds fall off, I've never had that experience and I wear them a LOT. Maybe they chose the wrong size out of the three that come with the earphones? Just a guess.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Earphones!

    • Written by from Ottawa

    These are truly worth the 90 Dollars I paid for them. First off, let me just say that the review that say the bass is weak are wrong. The sound is actually balanced without boosting a single frequency. The sound is wonderfully accurate and the tone is very accurate. I highly recommend these as they are truly worth the money.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seal the ear well enough - like ear plugs

    • Written by from Woodway

    I use mine to block out the loud noise of a roommate (&TV) or the snoring of a spouse. Besides, you cannot beat the comfort of wearing these throughout the night. I just love these, even more than the ones from my iPhone 5

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish these can be included with iPhones

    • Written by from Richmond

    I used to use a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which came with some really good in-ear headphones. However, I got an iPhone 4s to replace it because of a carrier switch. I still liked the in-ears but they wouldn't be able to control an iPhone so I decided to turn to Apple to find some. These are what I bought, and they're exactly the same sound quality and comfort as the Samsung ones, and they can control an iPhone because that's what they were designed for. The only con I have is that they're separately purchased items from the phone, but that's OK because they're well worth the $80.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    brilliant

    • Written by from anand

    good frequency & smooth ,cleared sound!!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great earphones!

    • Written by from Lacombe

    Good noise canceling, and true sound reproduction. No crapy overbass, just the pure sound!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These should come off with the iphone

    • Written by from Repentigny

    I've always been looking for great earphones but never was satisfied with anything... these are simply awesome. Even at low lever the sound quality is perfect and nice to hear.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Overrate the Bass!

    • Written by from Washington

    People who complain about the Bass level are clearly overrating it. Low-quality headphones trade crispness and clarity for loudness and it has nothing to do with "quality".
    Apple's headphones deliver a close-to-input sound. I had them for almost 3 years and I have recently lost the button functionality and sometimes the sound disappears (obviously the cord is broken). I haven't lost a single cap. The only concern was the quality of rubber around the junctions. Maybe they fixed it in 2013 update (like they did with all of the rubber on the standard headphones a couple of years ago).
    3 years is an amazing lifespan for any thin-cord headphones and I will continue to use Apple's headphones.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Strong bass is achieved with right earbuds

    • Written by from Kutztown

    I own a $1500 custom monitors from Ultimate Ears. Please read my review of Apple In-Ear Headphones in this perspective.

    You cannot possibly purchase better-sounding headphones at this price, period. Many reviews here have complained about a perceived lack of bass. These headphones come with middle-size earbuds installed. Upon purchase, I immediately tried these headphones on a treadmill and strong disappointed with lack of bass and insufficient noise isolation. At that time, the middle-size earbuds felt right to my ears.

    The next day, I decided to give the large-size earbuds. In a quiet listening, I listened to the same tunes that I had listened to on the treadmill. I could not believe a dramatic improvement in smooth and strong bass tones and overall tonal clarity, blessed with superb noise isolation.

    As some reviewers here have also pointed out, it is absolutely imperative to experiment with the three different sizes of earbuds that come with these Apple headphones. One tip is that, if you are comfortable with it, you may want to moisten the earbuds with your lips. This practice would increase noise isolation further.

    True, as good as these Apple headphones sound, they are no match for custom monitors with ear molds made only for your ear canals. But, it is absolutely true that you would never find a better price-performance with headphones for iDevices than these Apple headphones.

    Give them a try and be patient with earbuds. You'd be rewarded with the feeling that you had never spent $79 on anything better than these headphones.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

    • Written by from baltimore

    I have to agree with prior reviewers, you really need to make sure you've got the right size ear buds attached. I tried on all three (SM,MD & LG), and after finding the right fit (MD for me), these things stay in your ear. They're comfortable and the sound is really great.

    I've ended my quest for the perfect in-ear headphones!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best

    • Written by from WARRENVILLE

    I listen to high quality music and hours upon hours a day - everyday- and these are the most comfortable, best sounding I have ever worn in my life. I've owned Sony's, Bose's, Stein's, and Panasonic's, etc. I throw out the original headphones that come with the Iphone's in the box because their ya know :) Comfort is the most important, and then sound quality, sound immersion/isolation, and these deliver. Amazing... Just believe me and get them.

    2 of 2 people found this useful