• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Fit

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    Much worse than the original ear buds. Does no one at Apple move around while using ear buds? They are fine if you're sitting very still. If you walk, run, or move, they will fall out. The plastic is too smooth for normal day to day life usage.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ear Duds

    • Written by from alpharetta

    Sorry, must have bad ears - keep falling out.
    The rubber band around my head to hold them in kept leaving an ugly red line on my forehead.
    Apple, you can do better.

    15 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painfully uncomfortable

    • Written by from Ashburn

    Not just uncomfortable but painful! Not a hint of softness. Seems to be designed for people with large ear canals. Even when I try to settle them in very gently, barely nudging them in there, they hurt badly. Sound quality is nice if you find them bearable. Pretty looking.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not stay in ears

    • Written by from San Francisco

    These are worse than the original earphones -- at least I could jam those sideways into my ears. It's very misleading for Apple to say: "The Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic are designed to rest comfortably inside — and stay inside — a variety of ear types." They don't stay inside my ears.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from SILKEBORG

    Absolutely worthless! One size does not fit all! If your ear doesn't fit the "universal" size then you're screwed if you want to use these headphones. Do yourself a favor a and replace them at the first chance you get.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still don't fit...

    • Written by from New York

    For those hoping these buds would fit better than those darn ones they used to give out with their devices, don't hold your breath. Still keeps falling out.

    Maybe it's my ears, but I dont see why apple can't just make their in-ear buds THE standard. I don't mind getting charged more, but at least I have a product that I can actually use. It's not like I can return them without returning my iPhone. What am I supposed to do with these now?

    Major bummer...

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep falling out

    • Written by from Owatonna

    Maybe my ears are not standard but the darn things just will not stay in!

    63 of 108 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such high hopes.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I really, really wanted to like the new and improved standard-issue Apple headphones. Sadly, they are still horribly uncomfortable in my ear. The hard plastic seems to find every sensitive area and dig in. Even if I barely place the headphone in my ear, they are not comfortable - and then the amount of background noise from the loose fit makes it hard to hear the music if I keep it at a reasonable level.

    22 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad fit

    • Written by from Lima

    Falls out from my ear all the time, to hard plastic to it don't grip inside my ear.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad ear fit

    • Written by from Manchester

    Dont do anything active as these will not stay in. i already wish i had bought something else.

    22 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still not right

    • Written by from Honolulu

    It baffles me that a company with so much panache and flair can't figure out the headset design...again....
    WHY OH WHY!! are they made with slippery plastic material...I can't think of ANY headset/earbud out there that's made with slick plastic, that has no other option but to slip out of your ear, with the slightest tug...and does.....!
    I just tried "the new design" officially for the first time walking my dogs, wind blowing, cursing them the whole way, wishing I had my awesome Bose RUBBERIZED BUDS.....that actually STAY PUT IN YOUR EAR cause the RUBBER(optimum word here) allows them to actually stick...duhhhhhh...listen up! all you Design Experts in Ol'Cupertino....

    44 of 103 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable and poor quality

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    These came with my iPhone 5. I've never liked the EarPods Apple produces and thought these might be better. They are still as uncomfortable as the older version and on top of that the sound quality is very poor. Sometimes music comes in clear and I can deal with how uncomfortable they are and big for my ears, but the quality is poor so often it is not worth it. The sound is scratchy and hollow at times. You really have to play with the plug to make it work and no one wants to do that every time they plug them in or every few songs.

    9 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sacramento

    The EarPods do not fit well. They are unbelievably uncomfortable compared to older versions. They do sound better, but what good is that when you can't keep them in your ears for more than 10 minutes before your ears feel terribly bruised. Older versions I could keep in ear for hours, even overnight, but these left my ears sore beyond belief in a matter of minutes. I've tried to move them around and wear them differently to no avail. If you are looking to purchase headphones, ignore these.

    16 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    • Written by from Eugene

    The New EarPods have structural problems that can only be described as product failure. Granted I may have purchased (3 pair now and counting) from a bad batch but it looks to me like this is a product that should not have come to market. First pair has and intermittent right channel. Another pair required a constant pressure on the plug (MacBook Pro) to stop loud humming noise. On Monday I will be returning this set of EarPods and NOT exchanging them. I am done with this product.

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in a month right ear bud

    • Written by from consul

    Bought iphone 5 use earpods up till November 2012, and right ear piece started to scratch. Now the right piece does not work. I support apple 90% but these ear pods are not durable. I support Bose and have used my ear buds for 2 years. You pay for quality. These are not quality.

    32 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Fit

    • Written by from Anchorage

    I can't keep these in my ears more than a second or two. If I look down or move at all they fall out. I don't think I have particularly small ears, but these pods seem HUGE. I can't comment about the sound, since they won't stay in long enough for me to hear anything.

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    who are these made for? Giants???

    • Written by from springer

    I received a pair of these with my iPhone 5. They are so big that they don't even fit in my ear, much less stay there (without the silicone). After talking on the phone for less than 5 minutes, I had to remove them. Very inconvenient and extremely uncomfortable! I am very disappointed with Apple on this one.

    8 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Fault! Design over functionality!

    • Written by

    Ok they look great and the sound is good, but they just fall out of my ears. They fit well into my ear but when I turn my head to look into a shop window or make sure a bus isn’t going to run me over before crossing the road, the buds just fall out!

    This issues is down to design being more important over functionality! Round buds don’t fit into the ear perfectly, but that helps them stay in your ear, as the ear actually holds them in. These are ear shaped which causes them to have no resistance over gravity.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Better sound but will not stay in

    • Written by from NEWPORT BEACH

    These do actually sound much better but they will not stay iin. They fall out with the slightest movement and so far I have not found any add on tips. Until the come up with a foam or silicone tip these will sit in my desk drawer. Apple needs to look at the the way these are meant to be used, for people on the move not sitting motionless in one spot.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ear Buds aren't good at all

    • Written by from Westborough

    This is my personal opinion about these ear buds:
    I didn't like these these ear buds even a single bit. Your ear pains after a while & also it pops out if you shake your head quickly and its even worse during running. I would better prefer the old ear phones rather than this one.
    I wish atleast next gen apple ear buds would be good.

    8 of 12 people found this useful