• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not very good

    • Written by from Bristol

    Very uncomfortable in my ears but good sound quality quite disappointed but sound quality is very good shame u get aching ears after using for a while

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound awful comfort

    • Written by from Bolton

    These actually sound really nice and have a good bass but they are just too uncomfortable for me to recommend. My ears hurt after just 5 mins. Plus they leak really bad too

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ipad air,ipod4th gen, ipod shuffle

    • Written by from walsall

    mine dont work on my ipad air ipod or ipod shuffle. they also started to fall apart after 2weeks ova than that they give good sound x

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT ! But...

    • Written by from Martofte

    I am not one of those who used to listen to music all the time before, so I don't know how other products do.

    But I was amazed about the sound quality in these (who came with my new iPhone 5S). I listen to music a lot more now than I did before. With the 2 speakers + a bas in each ear the sound quality is much better than any other ear pods I've ever had. There is also a little hole to let noise from your surroundings into your ear so you still have an idea about what is going on around you (I assume that is the purpose for these).

    The only thing is that it can be rely difficult detach them from the phone because it is so slippery. I think that is why some of them break relatively quick.

    People are expecting the best of the best from Apple, so only 3 stars from me. And YES! They are great, but Apple can do better.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    6 months excellent listening

    • Written by from Leicester

    And now nothing in my right ear.
    Seems other people have the same experience. Great for a while then one half just stops working. This may just be a loose connection issue but Apple should investigate as it is a clear design problem. (Like the too small feet on the PowerBook adapter which damage the wire).
    Nice pods otherwise - clear sound and very comfortable, even when lying down, and don't leave feeling that they're still in after removing. Anyone who says other people can hear your music has the volume too high for they're own hearing safety.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    broken

    • Written by from Leyland

    i got these with my ipod and like other reviews one of my speakers stopped working after 5 months, until then i was really pleased with them.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not value for money

    • Written by from London

    I have lose carry of how many iPhone ear pod that I have bought, it works for four to five months then one speaker stops working or both stop working. The only reason why I keep on buying the ear pod is because when it is working it is very good and that is why I have given it three stars.

    In the pass I have got for a more cheaper one and it last longer,please fix this £26 is not cheap.

    Unhappy customer.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    yay to nay

    • Written by from Stonesfield

    i recieved my new iphone 5 and earbods for christmas (2012) and in febuary the right speaker stopped working... i wasent happy...

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I must have abnormal ears

    • Written by from South Shields

    the earpods look brilliant and when I hold them in place the audio is fantastic. i have always had the issue that my ears simply do not accommodate any earphones, the earpods being no exception. gave them away unfortunately. :(

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for phone, but don't work with anything else!

    • Written by from Knaphill

    I got a set of these with my iPhone 5, and they sound wonderful with the iPhone 5, but if you try to use them with anything else then you don't get all the channels of sound. Typically the speech is muffled, and you onle hear the music, unless you hold the microphone button down. I swapped the first pair in an apple store to see if it was a fault, but the second pair are exactly the same. Waste of money to buy if you want multipurpose earphones. They only get three stars because the sound is good, and they are comfortable to wear, even with small ears. I find most headphones and in-ear buds too big and they always fall out, whereas these seem to stay put (even if they don't feel like they are very secure - they are).

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    New Apple ear-pods

    • Written by from Helensburgh

    The key merits are their reasonably good sound quality (I like classical music) and they are really good for phone conversations, when the phone is on the desk. They are light and reasonably comfortable to use. There is very little microphonic noise from the cables. However, this only applies in doors.
    Out of doors they do not stay in the ears, and external noise overwhelms the sound rendering them useless. Using them for phone calls, out side, is, in my experience practically impossible.
    The plastic case is useful for keeping them tidy, but not practical for frequent use, as it takes a little time to line up the mic and the ear-pods in the correct place, before winding the cable. So much quicker to wind them round the phone.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Slippiest earphones of all

    • Written by from Cloonlara

    This is less a review and more a caution.

    If you, like me, have issues with in-ear headphones, where you don't have the lobes to hold them in place, then give these a miss. The sound is excellent, far better than any other Apple have ever produced. But their new design, optimised to direct the sound deep in your earhole, is by far the easiest to fall out of my ears of any in-earphones I have ever owned. Sorry I bought them, but maybe with a lump of Sugru, I can do something with them. If your lobes will hold them in place, they are truly super headphones. If not, you'll spend your time holding them in place. All stars are for sound quality.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    better but still no good

    • Written by from skelmersdale

    The sound quality is still poor compared to a mid range headphone. They fit better than the last stock headphone but still feel unnatural in the ear. but i dont think they would get any better with out using rubber earbuds.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    More detail but where is the bass!

    • Written by from NORTHWICH

    There is definitely more detail in the music compared to old apple earphones. Especially at the high end but where is the bass everyone keeps talking about?
    If you cover your ears with your hands granted they sound great. Loads of bass!!
    But otherwise they still sound thin.
    I own numerous in ear and over ear phones that sound far better for not much more money!
    On the plus side they are comfortable to wear for long periods.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK for free but there are better...

    • Written by from Wolviston

    A LOT better than the previously bundled earbuds, which were an insult to musicians all over the world, these are not actually that bad. Reasonably balanced overall with better quality bass than most at this price (very present, rather than bass-heavy like Beats by Dre stuff), they also have pretty decent stereo separation for earbuds.

    Unfortunately they just don't have the clarity to match the other plus points, especially if they don't fit in your ear well, so you'll missing out on so much music detail.

    I've got some high-end Shure and Grado headphones and the difference in sound quality is staggering. Yes, they're a lot more expensive than £25 - but Apple are claiming the earPods compete and they just don't. I'm not saying you should go out and spend £200 on a set of headphones - but spending a little more opens up a whole new world of detail that you never knew existed.

    Really.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    • Written by from Rainham

    Beautiful to look at, reasonable sound only just over that of previous version. They felt very bulky in the ear and somewhat hard without the rubber surround. Glad they are free with iPhone 5, otherwise I would prefer to see what else is on the market.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit my ears

    • Written by from Bucharest

    Well, Jony Ive hasn't studied my ears :))
    They unfortunately don't fit my ears although the sound coming from them when I hold them in place is superior to the normal apple headphones.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Satisfactory

    • Written by from Manchester

    They are ok earphones and a good design but they seem like they were rushed. Maybe a last minuet idea from apple. Some rubber on the tunnel part would help a bunch. The sound quality is a big step up from the old ones and much better than ear phones of the same price. The bass is much better and the treble is really crisp. But a rubber air tight seal would improve the audio ten fold. In college I used to use bulky head phones and always had one ear on so I could hear music and my teacher. But when I use these with just 1 they fall out often.

    7 of 27 people found this useful