• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Much improved from the previous model

    • Written by from Richlands

    Overall these headphones provide a very clear and crisp sound with bass that's clean and not overpowering. Comparing these to the previous model would be like apples and oranges as its in a higher class.. I rate it 4/5 due to the fitment being one size fits all but is assumed that the design has to do with it. The inline controls are its short comings as it has you to do a series of multi taps and/or holds to exicute a function. Just one more thing to try to remember and fumble around with. All in all if you like clear, precise sound, these are for you. I would compare the earpods to higher dollar headphones due to the sound quality.

    Price 5/5
    Fitment 3/5
    Sound Quality 5/5
    Controls 2/5
    Design 3/5

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound if they fit your ears

    • Written by from Jersey City

    These earphones have a quirky design. I typically use bud style earphones and they fit me the best. But if I wear the left earpod into the right ear and right into the left ear, they fit me quite well (not for hours use, as they start hurting a little). The previous Apple earphones were a disgrace to sound but they felt more comfortable. Not sure why they didn't keep the rubberized edges on the earpods. Alright, enough about the fit. If they fit you, then read ahead...

    The sound is phenomenal. And by phenomenal, I mean faithful and crisp. The bass isn't overpowering but punchy, mids are present and the highs are not shrieking in your ears. For someone looking for a great earphones pair (non bud style), Apple earpods should be tried!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works for me

    • Written by from Temecula

    The work great for me! Super good quality and i can barely feel them in my ear! They dont keep the sound plugged that well though, so if ur sitting next to some with the volume up they will hear what your listening to.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!!

    • Written by from Peachtree City

    First of all, they feel GREAT in your ear. I had them in for about 3 hours and they didn't hurt at all. The sound is AMAZING too. The bass sounds like a beast. They're great for $30, but I would like to see them for $20 or $25. Great Product!!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    nice sound

    • Written by from MILFORD

    good sound with clear voice

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Fall Out of Ears, But Hurt

    • Written by from Woodinville

    These headphones are way better than the older ones, but after wearing them for 20 minutes or so they start to hurt, but if you take them out for about 5 seconds and put them back it won't hurt your ears anymore.
    Other than that these headphones are great, and they don't fall out of your ears.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    • Written by from FREDERICK

    I am an outdoor runner and my iPod/iPhone has been my companion for years. The new earbuds design fits comfortably in the ears. The sound is much improved. I get deep base sound even without a headband over my ears. The remote switch is more robust and easier to feel on cold days when I am wearing a glove. I consider this new earbud a much improved product and would recommend this to my friends.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from williamsville

    The only reason I gave these 4 stars was because the remote does not work with my iPod touch 4th generation

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better sound but they don't stay in the ears as well

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I'm comparing them to the previous model. The current version has much better bass, a remote which seems more durable, and has beautiful phones. I just wish I didn't have to keep putting them back in my ears, and that wind noise was less of an issue. I'm also concerned that the left ear/right ear fork in the wiring looks a bit fragile (although no worse than with the earlier edition).

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Review from an Audiophile

    • Written by from orcutt

    The only reason I have these is because they came with my iPhone 5. That being said, If you are looking for cheap ear-buds your search stops here.

    If you don't care what type of headphone it is (in-ear/on-ear/over-ear) you just want the best sound for $30, then I say go for an on-ear or over-ear headphone instead.

    Companies like Sennheiser and AKG produce on-ear and over-ear headphones that sound significantly better for the same price.

    But if you specifically want ear-buds for $30 you should definitely buy these. If you are willing to pay more for ear-buds with higher quality then look elsewhere such as the brands I previously referred to.

    And remember if you are going to spend a lot of money for quality and not a fashion statement, do not buy Beats by Dre/Bose/Skullcandy, those are jokes in audiophile communities.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Love it! Best Money has to buy! Great Sound!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    BOY THEY ARE GREAT

    • Written by from Brampton

    They sound great. I have used a few headphone but these sound super. Only gave 4 stars because they should be Inear. They make it with sound quality

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Pangburn

    These things sound great, especially for $30.00, but they are a little big.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    New Earpods

    • Written by from Mumabi

    Dear Team,

    I purchased the new ear pods worth Rs.2090/- from RSG premium reseller India (Bombay), only thing which i want to say is the ear-pod doesn't fix properly in my right ear as it fits well in Left. I think more ergonomic design similar to BOSE is needed. But still I would recomment to buy the same as it gives excellent acoustic.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

    • Written by from Calgary

    Value: overall, for the cost, in my opinion their the best in their class, great deal for comfy earbuds with a mic and remote, and no question a huge improvement over the old ones.

    Build quality: pretty good, just for average use you won't have any problems, I wouldn't whip them around or be rough, but again, much better then the old ones,

    Sound: 100% better then the old ones, for their cost, there are for sure not many earbuds for 30$ that sound like this. Bass is good, mids and highs average. A downside, is that it has the same problem with the old ones where they don't direct sound very well, and Anyone close to you can hear to your music. They are great for anyone who doesn't mind not hearing crisp, clear sound that would come with higher quality earbuds.

    Overall: great value, they look extremely... Odd but whatever. If all you have to spend is 30$, then get these, if you want earbuds with better sound and higher build quality, then there is no doubt you should spend a bit more money and buy some different, higher quality earbuds.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fit MY ears great

    • Written by from Anchorage

    The new ear buds fit in my ears better than the old ones. But not everyone's ears are the same. So I would understand that for some people, they don't fit or are uncomfortable. I'd imagin the new buds fit most ears. If its possible, see if they fit well before u buy. Sound quality is pretty good too and makes phone conversations easy to hear.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Earbuds

    • Written by from Burlington

    As far as earbuds go, you get a pretty good sound out of these EarPods. I have average sized ears, so I haven't had any problems with the fit. The only thing I would recommend watching out for is if you leave them out of your ears for even a little while during a Canadian winter, they get alarmingly cold, extremely fast. It's quite a shock every time.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love 'Em.

    • Written by from Tuba City

    These earphones have very excellent sound quality. They're the best bang for your buck basically. Only downside- they hurt after about 1-2 hours while in your ear.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Do they come in BLACK!?!?

    • Written by from Seattle

    Great headphones for under $30. Improved sound compared to previous Apple earbuds, comfortable for my ears....But common Apple don't discriminate, give us a black option!!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best $30 in ears money can buy.

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I bought these to replace the $70 in ear Sol's that I lost. These are in no way the best sounding headphones I've ever owned but they are surprisingly good across all ranges considering the cost. Also while they are not the best sounding cans I've ever purchased I will say these are by far the best fitting in ears I've ever owned. Did I mention they were the best fitting in ears I've ever owned? That in itself makes the sound and listening quality go up because I'm not having to finick with them and can just be about the business of listening.

    Even though though I liked the sound of the Sol's because of the fit I'm sort of glad I lost them and get the EarPods. Best $30 in ears your money can buy.

    7 of 9 people found this useful