• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Just "For the Price"

    • Written by from Patterson

    I listen mostly to orchestral classical music. For this, you need much more than "great bass." In fact, when 50 or more instruments are playing at once, bloated bass can get in the way. What you need is balance from top to bottom. I have a pair of IEMs that deliver it just right. But in search of 'outer' earbuds that provide similar balance, I've tried $10, $15, $40, $80, $100, and $140 buds. All respectable brands. And I find every one of them distracting in some way. One sounds tinny. Another, toylike. A few sound too murky at the bottom. One is refreshingly clean and open, but lean--too lean to faithfully reproduce the sound of a full size orchestra. I've tried each one with earpads, without earpads, and with donut-foams. And none of it is satisfactory. Sure, these higher priced buds might enable me to hear a flutist take a breath or a cellist turn his page, but there is always some aspect of the music that is annoyingly out of balance.

    And now I try Apple ear pods, and find them . . . the best. Deep, rich, clean, crisp. And balanced. I can listen to the music without being distracted by some recurring idiosyncrasy. AEPs just give me the music.

    Now, I find this disturbing. Why should so many more-expensive earbuds have such significant flaws or deficiencies when a pair of $30 ear pods can get it right? I don't know the answer. Of course, sound quality is a subjective thing, so maybe it's my ears that are flawed and deficient. But at the proverbial end of the day, I have to trust my ears over the reviews, experts, and critics. And the Apple ear pods sound, to me, just right. Balanced. And not just "for the price."

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound But Has A Poor Life Span

    • Written by from London

    I've loved the EarPods ever since it was released two years ago. It's not too expensive compared to other brands available in the market and it has simply sublime audio quality unlike the previous earphones. I was pleasantly surprised that the sounds it produced were incredibly much better than some German brands or even the Dr. Dre Beats earphones.My only pickle with it is that is not very durable and I've had to replace it several times already when the wires start to wear and become exposed which seems to be a prevalent problem with all the cables and wires produced by Apple.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than I thought they would be

    • Written by from Spring

    I got these with my iPhone 6. They are pretty comfortable for the first 30mins of wearing and then start to hurt the inside of my ears. I am usually using my Skull Candy 50/50 that have a deeper bass than these but are also $25 higher in price. For the money (if i would have paid for these separately) I would feel they are worth the $30. I think anyone that buys these will be surprised by how good they sound.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound

    • Written by from Saint Petersburg

    Fantastic sound. Unfortunately the round foam pads don't fit them. Without the foam pads, after some time, sweat gets in the speakers and ruins them. Anyone have a fix for this?

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, but don't be too rough

    • Written by from Lawrenceville

    I love using my EarPods. They sound amazing, they're comfortable, they don't fall out easily. But I use them every day, and constantly put them through a lot. Before long, wires begin bending, breaking, insulation strips off, and eventually one side may stop working (it's been the right side every time). It's not necessarily bad build quality, but I do wish they were more durable. However, I keep coming back to EarPods because they're still great. If you get these, just be sure to keep them in the case when you're not using them, or tape certain areas (I'd suggest around the headphone jack and where it splits into the left and right bud). I love 'em, you just can't be too rough!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The best ear phone for this price range

    • Written by from Bankhod

    I think apple ear pod is the best for this price range. The best bass.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Earphones, but noisy.

    • Written by

    A few years ago i owned a horrible pair of the old Apple earphones, bad sound quality and felt uncomfortable in the ear. However, I borrowed a pair of these EarPods from a friend, and soon sought out to buy one for myself from the Apple Store. The earphones have a perfect base and great sound and are really comfortable, they fit perfectly in my ear. There is one issue though, the earphones are noisy and other people can hear them slightly. This is bad when you are taking them out and about. The remote is great, and bigger than on the old ones. The controls are handy on the tube and when running. Overall, a great pair of earphones and reasonable price. Recommended!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    All around very good

    • Written by from Laguna Niguel

    These are one of the best pair of headphones I've ever used. Their unique design creates it's own category. They don't have the discomfort of the seal of real in-ear headphones but still have the same amazing sound quality, if not better. They are so COMFORTABLE. I can wear them for hours and forget they are there, whereas I would get headaches after about an hour with other headphones. They are very durable and well designed. I use them for music, video editing, movie watching, just about everything and now I have 4 pairs! One complaint: they do leak sound considerably so I can't use these in the library.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality but not as durable as I'd like

    • Written by from Brighouse

    As most of the earbuds on the market are those weird ones which stick right in your ear canal, I love the shape of these and find them really comfortable. I'm no music fanatic either but the sound quality is definitely good enough. The remote is also super helpful and I can't live without one anymore.

    My only issue is the durability. For a £25 pair of earphones I'd quite like a minimum of 6 months use. Mine are pretty much dead now after 5 months - I can get music to play if I wiggle the wire a bit but the remote is dead. I think if I'd been a bit more careful they could have lasted longer but still, I expect a bit more.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best earphones I have ever had.

    • Written by from Keswick

    I don't know how Apple did it but they feel great in the ears and the sound is really crisp and the quality and craftsmanship is impressive though the microphone could use an update. Works well with my MacBook Pro I love how it can change the volume on my Mac my iPhone and any iPods I have. Great buy, I would recommend this to anyone even if they don't use an Apple product to get a set and try them out. I guarantee you'll be satisfied with your purchase like I have. I tip my hat to you Apple. The only reason I'm giving it four stars is because the microphone needs to be updated.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing headphones

    • Written by from London

    These headphones are really good for listening to music regularly and have amazing sound quality however, they do not stand up to abuse very well. i recently fell asleep with them on and now the music flips from ear to ear. Still they lasted a whole year being just fine, just don't sleep with them on.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good, just not durable.

    • Written by from Fresno

    I run on the treadmill and do the elliptical bike with my iPhone 5 and Apple EarPods while listening to Spotify. These stay in my ears pretty well and the remote is really handy because I can change the volume, pause/play, skip, go back/forward, pick up/ignore calls, and use Siri with just the remote by clicking the button in a specific way. I guess for some people, these don't fit very well, but they fit me pretty well. Some complaints that I have is that I hate how dirty the cord can get and how the point where the cord and jack meet, the lining around it can rip easily if you bend it a lot. This also happens with apple chargers too. I wish they had an L shape-ended cord instead. Other than that, the sound quality is great. If you're not wearing them properly, I can see how they might sound bad like when I wear them in the wrong ears.

    Has anyone thought of having these in black? That'd be awesome!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but don't last as long

    • Written by from Yulee

    I so love these EarPods, they fit great, they sound great, and they're just all around awesome… except the reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. The left earPod broke or lost connection or whatever after less than 6 months. I've had cheaper earphones that lasted way longer than that, and for $30 they should be lasting a bit longer than some $10 pair. But other than that, I've had no problems, they're pretty sweet.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY DID THEY BREAK?!?!?!?

    • Written by from Epsom

    i loved my earpods. They would go wherever i went. but then, on a warm summers evening, the jack decided to self implode. first the actual metal bit fell out of the cable section, and then when i tried to pull them out my phone with tweezers, the bottom section decided to split from the rest of the jack. By this point i was terrified, thinking my phone would have to go to the shop to get out. I am a very heavy user, but 5 months is not good enough for apple :( hopefully they are covered by my warranty.

    Summary: Buy them, but get a warranty

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What I would have expected

    • Written by from broadway

    The sound quality is very good and the volume control setting is very useful. But unfortunately they do not fit in your ears very well and occasionally fall out hence the 4 star. For the money they are good value but don't expect anything brilliant from them.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Big improvements

    • Written by

    These EarPods are great! The improved bass and clarity of the sound makes music more enjoyable. But just needs a noise cancellation system and a reduced price

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    From a Beats Pro user

    • Written by from fort smith

    I am VERY satisfied with these earbuds. I went from the Beats Pro to these and they were actually better than I had expected. Worth the money.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent ones

    • Written by from Brisbane

    Its decent Earphones for 39 dollars. Wont bring the house down but pretty decent ones for the price.

    Still prefer seinheiser ones which got better sound than this one

    moral:-Dont Expect Awesome Earpods for 40 bucks

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from melbourne

    These are by far the best earphones I've ever had, they don't hurt your ears or fall out while running! Don't waste your money on cheaper ones (or more expensive ones) as I did just to throw them away.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Alright for the Price

    • Written by from Saint Michael

    These headphones don't sound nearly as great as the Audio Technica ath-m50 or other quality over-ear headphones. However, if you compare them to much more expensive ($100) in ear headphones, such as urbeats, they sound decent. Like beats headphones, the bass is somewhat distorted and flooded, and the treble is muffled. On the other hand, they aren't sealed, so the bass had to be exaggerated to be maintained. The mids do sound quite good so that is a plus. For the fit, they don't fall out of my average ears with casual use, but I wouldn't suggest them for exercise. Overall, a huge improvement over the last stock apple headphone.

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