• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Basically flawed

    • Written by from LONDON

    These ear phones come with different sized silicon ear buds, but they are very easy to lose and are then impossible to replace from Apple. I found the smallest the only size that fits me, and having lost one - and I store my IPod and ear phones in a ziplock bag as they easily pop off - they are pretty much useless. The next size up is both uncomfortable, and springs out of my ear. You can buy replacement ear buds from other companies, but had I known before how easy they were to lose, and that they cannot be replaced, I would have bought in-ear headphones from a company that sold replacements. Also the replacement ones I've found are black, which would look better if I'd already got black headphones.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

    • Written by from Stirling

    Received these as a gift and because they cost so much I felt obliged to try them out. For 65 pounds the sound quality is way below average. Very 'tinny' and as the other reviews say not much in the way of bass. I also find they are not a great fit where other cheaper earphones are. No matter what buds I use they do not stay in the ear and the slightest tug of the cord dislodges them so so easily and you are constantly adjusting them. I have persevered with these and although they are good for taking phone calls they are definitely not worth the money all round!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned the same day

    • Written by from Chalfont St Giles

    Very poor sound quality, bought on a whim to replace the 'phones that came with an iPhone 5. Turned right around and took them back to the shop. Apple fail.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy these headphones

    • Written by from København V

    The sound in the right headphones stopped working after a year and a half, so do not buy these headphones.

    13 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fall apart regularly

    • Written by from London

    The rubber on the ear phones where they connect to the cord falls apart with alarming regularity.

    On the first pair I bought the glue holding the rubber in place simply wore off. On the second pair which I've used far less and kept in its case mostly has the rubber melting.

    On the whole I can't recommend these overpriced and short lived headphones at all.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No bass

    • Written by from Sutton Coldfield

    I'm really disappointed with these headphones. Right now I have the volume turned up full and can't really even hear the bass. Apart from that the treble is tinny.. I wouldn't be surprised if these headphones are actually bad for your ears. They are overpriced if you ask me.

    92 of 110 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple In Ear Headphones

    • Written by from belfast

    Bought these for £65 yesterday and am returning them tomorrow,they are just too flat,not much bass etc,will just stick to my trusty Sound Magic E10s....

    87 of 106 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mic does not work when using with MacBooks!

    • Written by from Reading

    I used to have the previous generation Apple in ear headphones (MA850G/B) and they worked brilliantly including on my MacBook. On these new ones ME186ZM/A the microphone is not recognised by the MacBook... Went to Apple store and tried brand new sets with brand new Macs and the guys had to admit that for some reason they do not work... Very disappointed. Please fix this!

    33 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice package but very, very low sound quality

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I never intended to do a review, and at the time I bought them I presumed they were fine, since, well, they seemed to sound better than the default headphones, sound was clearer. The problem is that now I got hold of two pairs of more or less decent over the ear headphones and while comparing which pair is better, I decided to compare the subject of this review, as well. My findings are quite shocking: playing the same bit of a song, wearing Apple in-ear headphones I cannot hear parts that I now know are there, predominantly at low frequencies. This is really outrageous, I cannot believe I payed £66 pounds for such a piece of trash! I even compared the default iPhone 4S headphones. Even though they are less clear, using them I can actually physically distinguish all the parts and instruments of a song, which in a sense tells you that given the retail price of £66 one needs to try, and try hard, to make as rubbish headphones as Apple in-ear ones.

    150 of 185 people found this useful