• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    volume control too sensitive

    • Written by from steep falls

    The control piece (remote) in the wire when it touches my shirt collar or even my skin turns the volume down to basically off constantly!!! Almost impossible to get volume turned back up, have to use the buttons on the side of the phone. It's got to be defective. No one else is complaining about such a problem so tomorrow going to Apple store to exchange for another pair. They fit my ears great even when sweating stacking wood and better sound Quality than my old pair. I got them with my iPhone 5.

    12 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ears are weird....

    • Written by from Plano

    ....but mine must be weirder than most! These are way too big for my ears and they hurt when you try to shove them in. I'm sure it is next to impossible to fit every size ear....nice try though!! I 'll stick to my old ones!

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too big

    • Written by from Chicago

    The ear buds are just too large, and the hard plastic is not fun. If I want to use them I have to force them into my ears, and naturally they hurt my ears after awhile. The hard plastic is brutal, and of course, has no give. Apple needs to make these in a smaller size or make them more moldable/softer.

    51 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful to Wear

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    Purchased these having read all the great reviews, and what a mistake.
    Won't stay in the ear if you're moving at all. If you really twist them hard into your ear, they'll stay put, but then they're extremely uncomfortable, and cause actual pain.
    Very disappointed, especially after all the glowing reviews.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    EarPods Too Big (Again)

    • Written by from Rochester

    Like other people, I could not use the prior Apple earbuds, because they simply didn't fit in my ears... they were just too big. After having this problem with each iPhone I've had (and I've had them all), I was really hoping the redesigned, more inner-ear type would finally work for me. Alas, no such luck; they repeat the one-size-does-not-fit-all design of the prior earbuds. The earpods stay in only if I don't move, and since they're barely in, I only get a portion of the sound with a lot of ambient noise. I guess it's back to strict inner ear type for me, where you get different size cushions to give the proper fit your ear needs. So, if you had this problem with the old Apple ear buds, look elsewhere for your ear phone needs.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really great but poor connection to iPhone 5

    • Written by from El Cerrito

    These fit great in my ears and I think they would actually stay in my ears but cannot use them because unless I hold the jack tightly in to make the connection they don't work...the sound still comes from the speakers unless I am pushing in on the jack...this is a problem... I will try a new pair...returning these to Apple Store and will review again. Disappointed.

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit all ears

    • Written by from Orlando

    These are the worst fitting earbuds, I have owned. Obviously, most users like them, but they definitely won't accommodate everyone. If I sit motionless, they are comfortable enough. However, they fall out when I simply walk - forget about jogging, jumping, or moving my head around in any direction.

    The sound quality is OK, but nothing that sounded better than other earbuds I have owned. This could be due to the bad fit for my ears. Seems like the design-fit actually aided the sound. With a bad fit, comes mediocre sound I guess.

    Try 'em before you buy 'em if at all possible.

    22 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1star rating for terrible headphones!!!!!

    • Written by from Prophetstown

    I have no clue how these headphones got such high ratings.. And I am went to purchase them based on the overall rating, which were high!! BUT DO NOT BE FOOLED!!!! I purchased $20 dollars headphones and they are much better!!! The APPLE EARPODS have one thing going for them- their name!!! But I am absolutely flabbergasted in how people think these EARPODS are great?? I have to assume they have never purchased great earbuds.. I have tried over 5 different brands and have spent over 150 dollars for earbuds and these 30 dollars are not worth 5 dollars to me because they do NOT FIT IN MY EAR. They DO NOT provide Noise Cancellation. Who ever engineered these should go back to the drawing board and figure out a way to provide a more UNIVERSAL fitting earpods!!! And to provide noise CANCELLATION!! Sound quality is good but not awesome! But for $30 dollars sound quality is good!

    6 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Earbuds slip out easily

    • Written by from Placentia

    I know these were re-designed to fit better in the ear, but maybe using a general shape for all wasn't a good idea. I have to constantly put them back in even when i'm standing still. Not a fan of these new earphones. Sorry. I will need to go back to my old ones.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just like the old pair...

    • Written by from San Diego

    These things still don't fit right (for me, at least). They just float around in my ear hole. Because of this, the sound is still tinny and boring.

    I've now noticed the inline remote works with my MacBook Pro, but that's about it. Just as weak as its predecessor. Save your money for something better...

    7 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple EarPod

    • Written by from Rolling Meadows

    Like the sound. Much better than the old pair. However, they does not fit. Think twice be you buy them.

    14 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful and do not stay in

    • Written by from Fresno

    I bought these to replace the original ones that came with my 4S after loosing them. This was all they had at the Apple store. The description states that they rest comfortably inside and stay inside a variety of ear types. They do not rest comfortably or stay inside my ear. They did not stay in my ear at all. I tried moving them around hoping that would make them stay in and found they pinch the inside of my ear and cause pain.

    12 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They hurt my ears

    • Written by from Miami

    I bought the EarPods last week and the sound quality is excellent, but they hurt my ears, and they go out very easily, not as comfortable as I was expecting, maybe in the next update.

    22 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Still Don't Work

    • Written by from Lockport

    The headphones still don't stay in your ear, even after the new design they still slip out when walking or moving your head. I would never recommend anybody buy these.

    7 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give 0 stars...

    • Written by from Selden

    ..if I could. Somehow Apple managed to design these to stay in my ear WORSE that any of their previous designs. When I put them in, bloop, they fall right back out. At least the ones that came with my iPhone 3gs would pretend to stay in place for about 5 minutes.

    I will continue using my Bose mie2i earphones. They sound good and fit AMAZING. I suggest purchasing a set from BestBuy with their accidental damage warranty...well worth it.

    5 of 22 people found this useful

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    falls out! not a good buy!

    • Written by from Auckland

    Sound is good. But since the body is made of solid plastic, it doesn't fit snug into the ear like other ear buds with soft silicon. I went for a run and wind noise that the ear phones created was terrible. It was a waste of money! Still looking for a better replacement with mic, compatible with apple products.

    4 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not any better fitting

    • Written by from Spokane Valley

    The sound quality is pretty good but these new EarPods fall out of my ears just like the Earbuds. I won't recommend them.

    19 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still falls out of my ears

    • Written by from Chatham

    Marginal sound improvement but these earpods still fall out of my ears especially while moving or exercising. They are also still terrible at blocking out background noise unlike Apple's own canal buds. I wish the $29 accessory that came with the iPhone5 was 30pin-lightning adapter instead of these earphones, which will go in my drawer of non-useful white headphones.

    8 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TRY AGAIN !!!!!!!

    • Written by from linden

    GET right back in the lab !!!!!!! earpods still not right !!!!!!! TEST a heck of lot more people until evey~one loves them !!!!!!! And im forced to give this poduct a star !!!!!!!

    4 of 18 people found this useful