• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely do not fit ears of all sizes

    • Written by from Burlington

    Sound quality is great, mic is great, one problem: they are too big to fit in my ears.... which not only makes them extremely uncomfortable but makes them impossible to use because every time I move they fall out.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Bad Build Quality

    • Written by from Rolling Meadows

    I love these headphones for listening to music except the build quality just absolutely awful. I am now going onto my 4th pair of earpods because of the cheap build quality. The fact though that i have gone through 3 pairs of these and i am going onto my 4th i think apple should pay for this next pair for me

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love These!

    • Written by from Newmarket

    I got these with my new iPhone and LOVE them! They were a nice surprise. They fit comfortably. I normally have a lot of problems with ear buds, these ones are great. The sound quality really impressed me as well, they sound excellent. Normally I never end up using the ear buds that come with apple products but these ones are excellent. So glad apple did this!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow--so much better than the old ones

    • Written by from Peshtigo

    The old earbuds did not fit my ear canals at all and were painful after a few minutes of wear. These EarPods are a 100% improvement. They are SO COMFORTABLE and stay put in my ears. The sound quality is also excellent. Thank-you!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Earpods

    • Written by from Melbourne

    While these earpods sound better than the previous ones, the bass of the music protrudes into the inner ear causing my ears to ache. I mean the quality of the earpods are definitely of high quality, but my ears did not benefit from the new shape. I have been having earaches and had to stop listening to my ipod because my ears were screaming. Tried adjusting the volume but if it is turned down too low you cannot hear the music but only the bass instruments.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Big

    • Written by from Cross Lanes

    I must have really small ears. They won't stay in because they don't go in my ear far enough. Wish they came in a smaller size because the sound is really good.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great....but the color

    • Written by from Glen Gardner

    I love these headphones. Really good quality and they fit nicely in my ears for the most part. The only problem I have with these headphones is the color. White is nice but it gets dirty really easily especially when you use the headphones often. It would be really great if Apple could make them available in multiple colors. Since Apple is all about color now they should bring it to their accessories.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound quality but....

    • Written by from Ofallon

    Apple should keep in mind that not all ears are equal. Though I love the sound quality I find it difficult to keep the earpods in for more than a few hours and I have to adjust them frequently. It would have been nice to have a choice between the earpods and earbuds with the same sound quality.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another amazing Apple product

    • Written by from Buffalo

    These are by far superior to the normal earphones shipped with iPods, amazing sound quality and clarity, rich bass and strong tones.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, but right earpod went out.

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I've had these earpods for a few months now. They sound great! In fact I ditched the big bulky Beats for these bad boys. Great for running, exercising, etc. However, the right side did go out on me, which was a disappointment. I was hoping to have these forever, now I will have to purchase new ones :( Apple please fix this issue!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic headphones but not fantastic quality

    • Written by from Peachtree City

    I love these headphones! I have smaller ears and these are the only headphones I have used that effectively block out sound and don't pop out of my ears like most in-ear headphones. I use them four to five times a week for often up to three hours at a time and they never cause discomfort. The sound is good too but after using them for three months I have noticed that the sound can cut out in one ear if you shift a certain way. It's never too much to ruin the experience, it's just annoying when you notice it and makes me wonder how durable these really are. I keep them in the case provided and can't imagine why the sound would do that.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Earbuds like these for $30... Wow.

    • Written by from summerville

    I had previously owned the original Apple Earbuds and they were alright. I heard these and I was introduced to a lower end of my music I've never heard! The overall balance is awesome and these things go LOW. Like they came pretty close to the frequencies my subs put out. Granted the subs are pretty cheap, it's still impressive what Apple was able to put into a pair of headphones this small, not to mention how comfortable they are! It would be very hard for me to go back to any other pair of earbuds

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch!

    • Written by from Carrollton

    I've never had an issue with any other type of earbuds before but these are so uncomfortable! After 10-15 minutes they hurt terribly. I feel like the insides of my ear are bruised from wearing them.

    The sound quality is also supposed to be improved with these but I've noticed no difference from my old earbuds.

    I guess they must work well for some people's ears but I will be switching to a different brand.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for smaller people

    • Written by from Washington

    Excruciating to wear. Earbuds were always uncomfortable for me, but these are actual agony. I never knew my ears were that much smaller than other people's. I'm a bit short, but not an outlier - 5'2" is a relatively common height for women. Maybe ear size is height-independent.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best earphones i've ever used.

    • Written by from Lidsdale

    I purchased these when my old ipod earphones wore out.
    At the time, i thought the old ones were high quality, because their sound clarity was unmatched by most other deeper, more muffled sounding earphones.
    But these are an immense improvement on something already great.
    The shape fits perfectly and comfortably, the sound quality is A-grade and these have as much bass as the in-ear earphones, without having the very unpleasant feeling of having something jammed right into your ear.
    In fact, i found that if i tilt the earphones up a bit, the bass actually increases yet again, giving very bass driven sound at the price of just $30!
    The downside is that it's hard to get the earphones to stay in this position, but if you can it's great!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Wheaton

    I just got these with my new iPod and they are mind blowing! The sound is awesome with great but not overwhelming bass. They are a huge step up from my old earphones. Also, they are very comfortable. I have seen a lot of reviews to the contrary and I think it varies person to person. Really, these are great. I would borrow some from a friend and see if you like the fit first, though. Great job Apple!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fall out all the time, broke after a year

    • Written by from San Diego

    These came with my iPhone 5. They seemed good at first, good quality sound. However they always fell out of my ears. After a year one of the buds started giving much quieter sound so they became useless and I threw them away. I bought some Shure 215s and *wow*, way better sound, thumpier bass, great sound isolation, and they stay in my ears. It was then that I realized the earpods are garbage. I doubt Apple will ever improve them because Apple doesn't listen to what it's customers want. Just try submitting a bug report of feature improvement of any kind if you want proof of that, all you get is zero response. That's why Apple is just a marketing company, not a tech company.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you serious!?

    • Written by from Cold stream

    I got an iPhone 5c for Christmas and these came with them! I was so happy to finally have headphones. I was listening to music on the way home and I fell asleep with them in my ears. I woke up 3 hours later and the inner part of my ear (where they go) was really hurting but I figured it wouldn't last long. 13 days later my inner ear still hurts. It's like the earphones molded my ear. NO IN-EAR EARPHONES FIT IN MY EAR ANYMORE!! Not even these ones!!

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound and Fit Great But...

    • Written by from Sun Prairie

    The sound quality of the Earpods is good. They fit well on me. But they almost never last more than 6 months. I have gone through 3 or 4 pairs and the same thing happened to all of them. One of the ear pods stopped giving sound. This last time however they started playing music when I would be watching a video or trying to listen to podcasts. It really seemed to favor playing Weird Al songs. Today it finally gave in and the left ear pod doesn't have sound anymore. The part of the Earpods where they split is broken and the left wires poke out if I don't push it back in. The rubber or whatever it is, by the jack also broke off. They should make both of these parts plastic so they can't tear. I would like to get another pair but I don't want to waste another 30 bucks. Maybe another time Apple.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never stay in

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    So, I was under the impression that these were designed to have a better fit than the earbuds. Not that case with me. I don't feel that my ear are awkwardly shaped, but for whatever reason these don't stay in. I don't even have to be doing anything. Merely talking will cause them to wiggle loose from my ears and cause them to fall out.

    Sound quality doesn't seem like too much of an improvement from the earbuds. Honestly, I was very disappointed with these. Got them with my iPhone 5c, which is fine since I didn't waste any money on them. I'd definitely go with the earbuds over these. Not worth the money.

    8 of 10 people found this useful