• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SO PAINFUL! :( My ears hurt!

    • Written by from Moncton

    Can't even wear them for a few minutes, stretch out your ears and make them sore.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The bass is too loud

    • Written by from Nairobi

    Due to the positive reviews I read, I recently bought a pair of Apple EarPods to use with my Macbook Pro. As I was expecting, they are very comfortable headphones to wear. However I was quickly disenchanted because of the deep bass, which cannot be reduced. This probably means that my EarPods will spend most of their life in my drawer.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These EarPods HURT :(

    • Written by from VIC

    I'm not sure if I have weirdly shaped ears (I think they're pretty normal) but, these new EarPods HURT like crazy :( Very disappointing. In fact, I've tried them in the opposite ears to what is stated on them and that seems to be better, but not great. Will be looking for my old ones as these hurt far too much.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete fail.

    • Written by from Livermore

    The slightest movement causes these to fall out of my ears. What garbage.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    After the first time of use, my ears were so sore, the shape is just wrong. Very painful for the inside of my ears, had to switch to the old round apple earphones. Too bad i have two pairs of the earphones i can't use :( bad design!!!!

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HATE THEM!!!

    • Written by from MARYBOROUGH

    I got a new set of these god awful earpods with my new iPod. They will NOT stay in my ears, so makes them useless for the purpose they were designed for. Thank goodness my original pair of earpods from my second iPod are still working, though the plastic around the base of the buds is starting to perish. I even gave these new earpods to my nephew because he needed a new pair and he threw them away because they wouldn't stay in his ears either. Please Apple, listen to your consumers and offer both designs to your customers, if you offer both options, you'll increase your profits even more - however, charing $40 for a set of earpods, which are just earphones is a bit rich!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Hull

    Earphones came with my iPhone and within 2 weeks of hardly using them the left earphone cracked open leaving the earphone unusable. Will not be buying a new pair due to expense and because of what happened to my other pair

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from salt lake city

    I don't know if these things sound good or not. There is no way for me to get them to stay in my ears. Soon as I move my hands away they fall out. Completely useless. Would rate zero stars if I could.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    EarPods

    • Written by from Mylor

    I got my Apple EarPods with my iPhone 5s for christmas in 2013. I was extremely impressed with the quality of sound and they made my music sound 10 times better then it did with the old Apple earphones. I have been very pleased with the quality up until now. I have owned the EarPods for under a year and the left EarPod has stopped working. It started to go faulty a few days before it stopped working completely. I would have to keep pushing it into my iPhone to keep both EarPods working. I am torn because I love these EarPods and the sound is incredible, but If they had lasted longer I would have rated them 5 stars.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not long lasting

    • Written by from Chicago

    Apple is increasingly lowering the quality of their not flagship products. This broke a little over a year after purchase. Previous Apple headphones lasted me for several years. It did, however, sound better than than their previous model and was better fitting in my ear, but I'm giving it one star solely on the longevity. I mean, they broke my trust, I'm hesitant to buy an apple replacement now.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very uncomfortable to wear

    • Written by from Raleigh

    The sound quality is good however it is super uncomforable to wear, after a few minutes your ear lobe starts to hurt. Apple please redesign the shape of the plugs or use a softer material

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you love your ears, DON'T BUY THESE!!

    • Written by from Sainte-Catherine

    These are the worst things that I have ever had the misfortune to put in my ears. The crazy design makes it impossible to hear anything unless you are willing jam them down into your ear canals and run the risk of losing your hearing permanently.

    The person who designed these things may have ears the size of Saint-Bernard's, but the rest of us don't. I have to pull mine out after less than 30 minutes of use. And don't even get me started on how the speakers are placed in the pod ...

    I could have purchased something less expensive (paid $40) that not only provided great sound, but was also pain-free. Oh yeah ... let's not forget the carrying case, which is one of the reasons I purchased these particular earpods. Once you get the pods out, you can't keep them connected AND store them in the case; it's either one or the other - USELESS!

    I gave this a rating of one star, but it doesn't even deserve that!

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Pottstown

    I think most of these positive reviews are written by apple themselves. these headphones are amazing for the first month then after that they break. the cord is not durable and the headphones lose their sound. Especially, paying $29 for these is not reasonable at all. I wish apple would have let me know how quick their things break

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible EarPods!

    • Written by from Gainesville

    I received the EarPods with my iPhone 5S. I opened the package today to use them for the first time. I plugged them into my iPhone and the left side doesn't work at all, as in, there is zero sound. The right side works nice, but why would I only want to listen to music in one ear? I've had the iPhone 5S for less than a month and I also own a Macbook Pro, iPad mini, and Apple TV. I have also owned an iPhone 4S and iPod Touch. This is the first time I've had an issue with an Accessory and seriously? It doesn't work right out of the box? Apple, you can do better than that!

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New earpods - poor design

    • Written by from Baltimore

    Not sure what the rave is about these new earpods. They are the most uncomfortable and painful earpods I've ever worn. I couldn't enjoy the better sound long enough before yanking them out of my ears. The hard shell does not conform to the opening of the auditory canal.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    • Written by from South Bend

    they sound alright but after 5 minutes they give you a headache and it hurts for a couple of hours after you take them out

    5 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor headphones - they break every 5 months

    • Written by from London

    Why waste £25 on a new set of headphones when you can spend £150 on a pair of Bose which will last longer? The rubber may come away at the jack but at least the music still plays which is more than can be said for Apple products. Very disappointing Apple.

    3 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple earpods

    • Written by from Covina

    When I broght my iPad these EarPods are included but not working. I am very disappointed because iPad is a very expensive item but EarPods are in good quality althoght they look good. I should ask for a replacement.

    3 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Earpods

    • Written by from Miami

    i am really disappointed with this product . i have bought 3 pairs of this EarPods and all have stopped working within a month

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They hurt.

    • Written by from New York

    These earpods hurt my ears and scrape after an hour. Apple: Please continue making the old earbuds. They were not painful and fit better. Please provide them as an alternative.

    4 of 16 people found this useful