• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Controls Broken

    • Written by from Pinellas Park

    Headphone work great however are useless now since the volume controls no longer work. Not exactly sure why they don't work even though the microphone does. Either way they stopped working after having them less than three months and my roommates stopped working after one month. Consider this.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great song, horrible reliability.

    • Written by from Brisbane

    I am currently on my 6th Pair of apple Headphones and even though they sound quality is great, i have found them to not last longer then 2 months before the left speaker either goes real quiet compared to the right or the left speaker dies completely. My Hope was that the upgrade to Earpods might of had fixed the problem, but alas the problem is still the same. I am not being rough with them and it seems to be the same issue with every pair. My old Sennheisers have lasted over a year and still work. Wont be buying apple headphones ever again. Rather spend $100 on something reliable then $30 every 2 months on these!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, But uncomfortable.

    • Written by from Winnetka

    These ear buds sound great, and I havnt had any problems with them falling out. But they are uncomfortable. The mini speaker on the flat side of the buds are terrible. The edges of them are sharp and they have actually scratched the inside of my ear and drew blood because of the sharp edge on the side. Apple should have made the edge of that side speaker beveled or something. Apple should invest in making ear buds with the soft interchangeable ear bud sizes that would be fantastic.

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fall out... every time I turn my head...

    • Written by from Groningen

    I love Apple... I love most of their products. But these earphones fall out every single time I twist my head. The 'form', once again came before the 'function', so they are all white, shiny... sleek looking and smooth. Which is why they fall out, every time... A huge letdown needless to say. The sound is brilliant but if they keep falling out that quality doesn't even count. Also the fact that forums are filled with people having the same issue as me, and 'do it yourself' guides to 'preventing the eapods to fall out' popping up here and there means this is a real issue.

    14 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Design

    • Written by from Winnetka

    I gave it 2 Star for Great sound they produce in their price rang. But what good is the sound if they don’t stay in your ear for a second. Apple claims that they researched on hundreds of ears to come up with this design, but I would say that it all went to waste. Maybe they should have scanned my ears too. Don’t get me wrong though I have perfectly normal ears it the earphone that looks weird.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't works with Shuffle 3th, sounds bad and doesn't fit in my ears

    • Written by from Feira de Santana

    I don't see that this earphone doesn't work with the 3th shuffle iPod, it's so bad for me because this iPod doesn't have buttons, i need a earphone that works!

    The bass hits my ears, it doesn't sound nice for me. But some persons could like. And don't fit very well in my ears.

    The older earphone are better in all these senses.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor fit and they hurt

    • Written by from New Orleans

    I am so disappointed I wasted my money on these headphones. I am using them but I know I won't be able to workout in them because they keep falling out when I sit still. After an hour of wear, my ears are so painful I can barely stand it.

    The sounds quality is better but the old ones were way better fit for me. Too bad they needed to be replaced every 6 months and I don't think I'll be able to stand these long enough to judge their durability.

    I imagine they fit in most men's ears perfectly! Must have been a man that designed them....

    19 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Earpods with remote and mic

    • Written by from Margate

    I purchased these in November 2012, suddenly the volume control isn't working.

    11 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wasn't happy

    • Written by from Stanley

    I like these headphones but every time I took something like my blanket the static electricity comes up and shocks me in the ear. That hurts!!!!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't fit

    • Written by from DUBLIN

    While allegedly giving inferior sound quality, the previous Apple earphones at least fitted my ears, admittedly with a little bit of twisting. These just fall out.

    23 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Amherst

    They have really great sound, but you have to be really careful when you use them, because they break really easily. I went through two pairs in two weeks. I want my money back.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stick with in ear, earbuds

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    I remember watching the clip where they talked about how many ears they tested before they settled on a shape and size for EarPods... I was really looking forward to these but disappointed they don't fit in my ears they constantly fall out, even walking down the street they will fall out of my ears. I ended up giving them to my girl friend and sticking to my old ear buds because they fit.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Still fall out

    • Written by from Troy

    These earpods are no better than the previous ones. In fact because they're a little heavier they fall out of my ears even easier! The sound may be better but if they won't stay in your ears what good is that? Another 30 bucks down the drain!

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what they seemed from video and reviews.

    • Written by from LeRoy

    From the video and most of the reviews I thought I was buying a good product. When sitting still they weren't bad, I guess. The sound quality is pretty solid, I didn't have them long enough to use the mic.

    If I moved at all, either walking or turning my head from side to side, I could feel them start to loosen their grip on my ears and then eventually fall out after just a few seconds.

    $30? No thank you.

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good at first

    • Written by from Westerville

    I got these headphones at first they fit really well and sounded pretty good but they they started making cracking noises in my ears after maybe 2 months and now the right ear doesn't work and I was extra careful with them because I know how cheap the wires for apple are and they still didn't last more than 3 months..

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Sound-Poor Fit

    • Written by from Middle Village

    The sound quality will blow you away, but, the fit for me was so bad, that I returned them the same day I bought them. They slipped out of my ears constantly, just by walking. I truly hated to return them, because the sound was so fabulous. I have gone back to the most comfortable earbuds for me, the Apple In Ear. Also,fabulous sound. Wish these had been a good fit for me though.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Diego

    I'm disappointed in the Earpods, I don't understand why there are so many 4 and 5 star reviews of these things. I got mine free with my iPhone 5 but still went out and replaced them almost immediately. They won't stay in because of the slippery plastic finish, just like the previous iteration. Not understanding if Apple just wants to let the aftermarket deal with headsets but I spent another $75 for a Sennheiser replacement with much better stay-in-ear design.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Degraded sound quality

    • Written by from San Jose

    This "new" version of earpods are way worse than the previous ones.
    Not only they are not comfortable to use, they fall off of your ears all the time. But WORSE of all .. the quality of the sound is unacceptable: poor.

    2 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DOESN'T LAST!!!!

    • Written by from San Mateo

    These earbuds are great in sound quality and yes they do stay in......maybe it's your ears, but no these are good. The reason why I gave these two stars because these do not last...I bought these about two months ago and now I can't even hear the sound from the right earpod. What happened???!!!
    Sound: great
    Durability: not so good
    Price: meh
    Overall: sound is good, but be prepared to get new ones within two-three months of usage

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    They hurt my ears

    • Written by from Thousand Oaks

    I agree with the other review about them being painful to wear, I love the features of the remote and the sound is great but they hurt, they are hard and irritate my inner ear. I am so sad that they are not what I expected. If they had a soft rubber coating they would fit more comfortable. Also, when I move my head they fall out very easily...very frustrating. Looking for something similar but have the soft rubber I ear tips.

    2 of 3 people found this useful