• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THESE HEADPHONES

    • Written by from Diss

    These headphones cost £65 - but YOU CANNOT REPLACE THE RUBBER END BITS - apple does not sell them and the headphone is smaller than standard brands so other makes do not fit.

    THIS NOW MEANS THAT 16 WEEKS AFTER SPENDING £65 ON THESE HEADPHONES - I NEED TO THROW THEM AWAY...

    (I lost a small size rubber end bit in a taxI - when travelling. It cannot be replaced. Headphones now useless)


    So DO NOT BUY THESE HEADPHONES YOU ARE WASTING YOUR MONEY !!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple In Ear Earphones

    • Written by from st.Austell

    Sound is amazing, amazing bass and vocals. Good for all genres of music and block out other noises very well. They are also very comfortable and definitely worth £65. Found that bass is better if i push the earphones into my ears then they sound better and feel more comfortable as i can hardly feel them

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning!

    • Written by from London

    Do not be mislead by the £65 price tag. These headphone are very, VERY poor quality. Apple's own £25 earphones are vastly superior in terms of sound quality. Please don't waste your money (and it is a lot of money)... like I did.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from London

    These are not too bad.

    I found the bass to be a little weak for my liking and they're not as loud as my previous ones (Sennheisers). Price wise: they're a little expensive for what they are.

    I think these should come as the default headphones with iPods and iPhones.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You're all wrong... These are good.

    • Written by from London

    I bought a pair of these about five years ago on recommendation from a friend after complaining about another pair of headphones that had perished after limited use.

    Since then I have had two more pairs (I lost a pair and bought a replacement, and HMV had reduced them to £30 once, so I couldn't resist)... None have experienced any build quality faults after extensive use (my in-line remote on a £130 pair of Bose is temperamental)... They dismantle easily for a deep clean...

    All Apple users will appreciate the simple understated look, the excellent compact carry case and the hardy in-line remote...

    Now to address the well-documented flaws:
    - replacement buds... I got some from the Regent Street Apple Store for free... I don't know if that was a lucky exception or something that other users have not done.
    - lack of bass... I agree with the other user - PUSH THEM IN - get the snuggest fit buds and push them to create a seal with the ear... And this helps block out the external noise...
    - clarity... for most users paying £60 I guess that these will be for your iPod/iPhone whilst on the bus/tube and not for studio-listening... I get plenty of clarity for in-ear headphones and they compare well to similarly priced Sennheiser and Sony sets that I have bought... I agree with another reviewer that the only time I notice extra 'parts' to a song is when using higher-end on-earphones in a quiet environment...

    [ I personally would recommend Bose earphones if you live near a store as they will give you unlimited replacement buds and will replace the headphones under a two-year warranty... When out of warranty they heavily discount a new pair to replace them... ]

    Make your mind up for yourselves but if you get a chance to try these then do...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality materials

    • Written by from Bishop's Stortford

    I am dissapointed with the quality of the materials used - the rubber pieces protecting the cables where they enter the ear phones have perished.
    I paid a premium price - I expect adequate materials to be used in the product.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Push 'em in!

    • Written by from Ferndown

    I was also initially disappointed with these headphones and shocked at the lack of depth and bass. I then experimented with the different sized buds and pushed them in enough to form a complete seal. The difference was awesome. All of a sudden I got what I expected for £65.00! Push them in to get a full seal and then they work. I'm certain those who have complained about lack of bass and detail weren't using them right. Had mine nearly 4 years. No problems.

    11 of 13 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 6 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.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, shame not replacement tips

    • Written by from Acton

    I personally found sound acceptable, if you want natural sounding bass you'll always need to go for over-ear headphones. The only plug earphones I've listened to with strong bass tend to sound unnatural. Ultimately at this size, you'll never achieve deep bass.

    The carry case is great if you don't want to unfurl cables every time you use it, but can be a little awkward to wind back up as if you don't get it right the plug can end up wound on to a corner of the triangular case and you'll have to un-wind it, then re-wind it so you can get the cover on.

    My biggest issues, is that if you lose the gel tips (which ALWAYS happens eventually) apple want you to buy new earphones at £65! because they don't sell replacement gel tips. You can buy replacements from amazon, etc.. but they are just not as good quality. Really feel let down by this policy and will be being from someone else next time.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, built to last

    • Written by from Bordon

    These headphones have lasted me longer than any of Apple's previous offerings, and the sound quality is much nicer than the Ear Buds as well. I've had headphones with better bass, but these don't lack in any part of the spectrum.

    My only issue with them is the lack of ability to purchase replacement end pieces, but that's not too much of an issue if you use the included case to carry them in.

    13 of 16 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.

    14 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great quality!

    • Written by from London

    I bought these headphones nearly two years ago, and I think they're great quality, I can really hear the bass of songs and other instruments I've never even heard of in them, plus it blocks out background noise - which is a great for me if I want to block out the loud noise on the morning rush hour on the train and bus. I just got annoyed recently when the jack detached itself from the base of the former, leaving the jack stuck in my ipod. Yes, I got it out but now the headphones are non-functional.

    8 of 11 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.

    26 of 31 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.

    104 of 123 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Multi-purpose earphones but pricey

    • Written by from London

    I bought these earphones to enhance my listening experience on my iPhone and they are impressive. Not only do they work on my iPhone, but they also work on my 7th generation iPod Nano and MacBook Pro. They function in the same way as my old iPhone earphones yet these are more comfortable. The only downsides of this product are the price and its tendency to fall out of my ears sometimes otherwise the sound quality is really good.

    10 of 17 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....

    97 of 117 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!

    34 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    In ear headphones with remote and mic

    • Written by from stafford

    So pleased with my purchase. These are worth twice as much and the sound is brill.

    27 of 46 people found this useful