• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for Motocycle back seatg riding

    • Written by from Contrecoeur

    My husband and I often do motocycle. I like listening to music. As my husband has an Harley, you can imagine that on the back seat, I cannot hear necessarily the music.

    I bought these earplug and beleive it or not - I can very well hear the music. Yes I find them quite expensive but I have had them for years.

    I now have to buy new plugs as the cord is broken - so for me its the only flau I find so this is why I am putting 4 instead of 5 stars.

    Will I buy a new pair - Absoluetly as I did try other ear plugs do not reduce the outside sound as much as there ear plugs

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible and Overpriced!

    • Written by from Needham

    Terrible replacement buds.
    The buds' shape won't fit in many people's ears due to the design. Better if some sort of form sleeve was used for proper fit.
    Because of the improper fit, you have to increase the volume of the iDevice to hear the sound and that there's hardly any bass.
    By increasing the volume, one can go deaf over time!

    Do yourself a favor and buy a competitor's brand. Better yet, spend More money to buy a Better qualify earphone set!
    NO! Dre's, Bose, Skull Candy and other "name brand" units do NOT count as "quality" items but crr@p!

    Returned the item to the store.
    Went and got a pair of Sony earphones, which isn't that much quality but good enough for basic use and it had better fit and bass.
    A decent pair of earphones would cost >$200! Pricey? Yes, but, isn't your ears worth yet? Heck yes!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    After trying many others, I keep coming back to these.

    • Written by from Austin

    Over the last couple years, I've been on a hunt to find some headphones that I can wear for extended periods of time (3 hours or longer for international flights) without discomfort or listeners fatigue. Every month or two, I buy a pair of headphones to try out. I've tried many brands from $15 to $150 which include Beats Tour, Bose AE2, Sony MDR-EX210B, Sennheiser CX 880, Audio Technica ATH-CKS55USBK, Klipsch Reference S4, Apple In-Ear headphones, Etymotic Research MC5, and others. Unexpectedly, I find myself coming back to the Apple Headphones after every new brand I try. They are clear, balanced, and reasonably priced.

    These headphones do not exaggerate bass and the reverb is minimal. If you're looking for a set with punchy bass that creates a concert-like ambiance, you will be disappointed.

    Note: The white rubber/silicone ear tips that originally came with these headphones kept slipping out of my ears. I replaced them with set of rubber tips from a different pair of headphones. Also, make sure to try different sized tips for each ear. For some unexplainable reason I had a hard time accepting that my right ear was a small and my left ear a medium.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad earphone!

    • Written by from KLN

    bought iPhone 6 and of course with earphone, and that earphone was not functioning well (buzzzzzz on the right hand side) so I went to change a new one. Well, the staff was ok to change a new one to me, and no more buzz. Seems everything ok, i can click play, vol down n up, but just for few days!!!!! and can't use anymore! so I have to touch my phone to click the music to play..........
    regarding the price of just the earphone, do we expect too much? even just a earphone, please quality... unless you gave us for free then I won't complain

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most inconvenient headphones I've ever had, especially for the price!!

    • Written by from CHAPEL HILL

    The earbuds fall off constantly even with basic movement. I am now conditioned to treat them like something that could fall apart at any moment. It's so terrible that I've considered superglueing them on, but at this point I've lost almost all the rubber buds so the ones I'm using are mismatched. I would never buy these again unless they figure out a better way to connect the tips to the headphones. Way too expensive to be this poorly built.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Irritating

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    I was very excited to get these headphones, as I had been needing a pair of quality earbuds due to the cheap ones constantly breaking on me. The first few months I was quite pleased with this set, but then the ear pieces (the cushion part) began constantly popping off and getting lost. I wasn't handling them rough at all, I'd merely grab them from my bag and they would fall off. I am very disappointed and frustrated because it has now been too long to return them, so I just have to shell out another hefty amount of cash for a new pair to replace them (they won't be from Apple). Apple, please fix these! Your products are usually so wonderful.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No bass sound

    • Written by from R

    Bought this earphone thinking it would work better than the regular one that costs half the price but, for my surprise, it is worse. No matter which earbud I choose, I can't get a bass response. Works like a defective piece. I wouldn't recommend for anybody.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad (One "bad' for every single pair I've had

    • Written by from Burbank

    I'm a runner and I've owned at least 5 of these cheap things. Each one broke within 3-4 months. And they sell for $30???? The $10 Sony's lasted 2 years!!! I'm down buying apple products. They are seriously annoying me now. Time to go back to good old PCs.

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Good . . . Better then beats

    • Written by from Lehi

    I bought these about two years ago and I really like them. They give me a little shock, I clean out my ears and they are fine. The silicone ear piece did come off in my ear once and I got a little panicked but it can out. I just make sure that I keep the silicone pressed on all the time. That may annoy some people but I like them way more then the beats inner ear ones that I bought.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from Northampton

    As soon as i got these as a Christmas present, i made sure i fitted the correct silicone buds for my ears, which is where i guess a few of the negative reviewers went wrong. They were miles better than the free ones i got with my iPhone and i've just doubled the experience by fitting them with some Comply Whoomp! memory foam earbuds. I'm now unable to listen to them at full volume because the bass is head numbing!
    After having them for nearly 2 years the rubber has started to split where the leads go into the headphones on both sides, which I've cured with some white electrical tape Blue Peter style!
    When it's time to replace them i'd definitely consider another pair.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Sound

    • Written by from Marriotts Cove

    It's astounding how much worse these sound than the stock ear buds that came with my iPhone 4s.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Looking to buy 3rd pair

    • Written by from Wheaton

    I'm on the verge of buying my 3rd pair of these over a 5 year period (I think). These have been the best sounding and most comfortable earbuds I have ever purchased.

    I an only say again, you MUST experiment with the different size silicone caps that come with them to find the right fit. Once you do, you can buy a bag of 10 replacement (offbrand) caps on Amazon for super cheap. I do lose an occasional cap, but I have a bag full of replacements.

    Other more expensive buds do sound good but have TOO much noise canceling and a super annoying swish swish sound when the cable rubs against your jacket. I like to be able to have a good happy medium between passive noise cancellation while still being aware of my surroundings.

    For the price, I can't find a more comfortable and better sounding pair.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Ma 850

    • Written by from birmingham

    These head phones are pretty good bit overpriced. Had three pairs of these waiting for my fourth set. If your not getting the bass maybe change the size of the buds it's napped to me before the sound is totally different without the right size buds on

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bassophiles, this bud's not for you

    • Written by from Wilton

    These entry level dual-driver buds provide a clean, transparent, balanced, compressed mix, with the individually driven two-way speakers providing some air and dimension. The bass is there but in balance, like a professionally mixed and mastered recording.

    I wonder what the market is for these buds. I figure you've got your typical iMasses who dont even care and just use whatever stock buds came w/their device, you've got your bassophiles/Beats crowd who won't like these, and you've got your audiophiles paying $280 and up for upmarket stuff. What's the selling point here besides being the most affordable dual-drivers ... and do people even know what that is? and if they do, Apple doesn't even tout that anywhere on or in the packaging.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch ouch ouch

    • Written by from Warwick

    These hurt my ears a lot and are difficult to get in. Sound is good but I won't be using them.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be great if they lasted

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I replaced my last set because left earphone died and now the exact same thing happened with new ones. Great sound, looks, comfort, carrying case etc. but durability is just disastrous.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    God Awful

    • Written by from york

    The sound is flat, no bass whatsoever, uncomfortable in your ear, and overpriced. Use EarPods. Seriously.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Ljubljana

    Been using them for a year.

    cons.:
    -The gray plastic at the end of connector and ear-piece literally rot away, after 6 months of NON frequent use.
    -No Bass.
    -The silicon tips keep falling off.
    -The volume control stopped working as well.
    -Overpriced.

    pros.:
    -They look nice.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't get these

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I've had two pairs. The main reason I went to this model was that the new standard earbuds were too large for my ears. These offer limited frequency response, the ear buds fall off, and the left side drops out. I would look at other manufacturers.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful