• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea; bad execution

    • Written by from Herriman

    I am a long-time fan of Apple products and innovation but I think that this change from the earbuds isn't quite complete. They sound great and fit into my ear great but they don't stay there. They need some element of rubber like the earbuds had so that they will stay in place in your ear. There is nothing more annoying to me than having to continue to adjust and re-adjust the position of the earpods so that they don't feel like they are going to fall out or so that I don't hear all of the noise around me.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic sound but very poor fitting

    • Written by from Burnaby

    I love apple products, but these ear pods are not very conducive to non-normal ears. They keep on falling out of my ears as I have marginally larger ear canal than average and have always needed those foam paddies to keep earbuds in my ears.

    The design of these don't allow foamies to be used and the glossy smooth surface makes it impossible for me to practically use them. I had to use some double-sided tape to hold some foamies in place to effectively use them before I could find out the audio quality is quite nice.

    Unfortunately, unless they make some spacer bands to help folks without the apple-ideal ear, I'm sticking with the in-ears.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Monies!

    • Written by from ARLINGTON

    UNFORTUNATELY, THESE NEW EARBUDS WERE ANOTHER WASTE OF MONEY BUYING AN APPLE PRODUCT. AT FIRST, THEY WERE GREAT WITH SOUND QUALITY. AFTER A DAY, THEY WERE COMING OUT OF EARS WHILE SITTING. I HAVE NOT USED THEM FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS NOW.

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality, if they fit

    • Written by from Alameda

    Sound quality is incredible, but they don't stay in my ears, and they kinda hurt :(

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 Earpods

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I got these earphones with my iPhone 5 so I thought I would give them a try. In the past I have been using the Belkin Mic attachment so I could use the headphones of my choice, but lots of extra wires that way. I have spent a month with the Apple headphones and they are very convenient and they stay in my ears when I use the little clip to cinch up the extra headphone wire. That little cinch clip thing is the only thing that keeps the earpods in my ears when I am out exercising. The sound quality is fine.

    My two complaints of these earpods are that they are not "ear plug" style so there is a lot of ambient noise, which is a personal preference, and the sticky rubber they used to produce these head phones has been the cause of multiple phone drops. Luckily, I was using these with my iPhone 4 so there wasn't much damage. The back of the iPhone 5 would have been a scratched up mess by now. I move, the rubber clings and catches on everything from clothes to my desk at work, and the phone goes flying.

    I'm going back to my other headphones.

    76 of 92 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Major issue with calls

    • Written by from Sudbury

    These earpods work fine for music playback but are terrible for phone calls. They keep cutting out as if the noise canceling is working too much. This happened on 2 sets so I just started using the older earbuds and they work fine. If you get these free with your phone that's fine but don't waste your money buying these separately.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, useless for active listening

    • Written by from Loveland

    I got these with my iPhone 5 and I was looking forward to trying them out. They are infinitely better than the earphones that came with all the other Apple mobile devices I've had in the past, but that is a pretty low bar. The old ones didn't fit, felt like sticking a large fava bean in your ear, and they fell out with the slightest twitch of your head. The new ones solved problems 1 & 2, but they still do NOT stay in your ears while you are walking, running... heck, they don't stay in if you are chewing! I bought a pair of cheap Sony plugs with soft rubber cups that have a remote mike and controls that I use when I'm hiking/running that work great and have adequate sound quality. Why can't Apple make something similar with better sound quality?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Still Disappointed

    • Written by from Phila

    Two guys at the apple store talked me into these earbuds. While I found the sound quality to be a vast improvement over the previous ones, they are still made of hard plastic that are both uncomfortable and do NOT stay in your ears. Even when they do they feel like they're about to fall out. Apple does everything else so well, why do they still struggle with earphones?

    50 of 105 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Loose

    • Written by from East Granby

    I got these with my iPhone 5 and they are just too Loose in my ears. I don't feel I have huge ear canals or anything but these just don't fit right. I with they came with some kind of adapter wraps for different ear sizes.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound -- but EarPods fall out when walking

    • Written by from THORNHILL

    I was pleasantly surprised by the sound of the EarPods, which are a big improvement over earlier versions of Apple's earphones. Highs, mids and lows are clear, and offer a balanced listening experience. The mic and controls work well with my iPhone 4 and are easy to use.

    Unfortunately, good sound is only half of what I need in a pair of earphones. The other half is, of course, good fit -- and these absolutely don't for me. While I'm walking, the EarPods dislodge and simply fall out my ears. No matter how I try to angle them or position them deeper, they still work their way out fast, making these useless for me.

    Despite Apple's testing to try and make EarPods a universal fit for everyone, this is obviously impossible. Overall, a very disappointing purchase, which I'm going to return as soon as possible. Not recommended.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound Poor Comfort

    • Written by from Holladay

    I love the sound of the Earpods but...and a HIGE but, they are so miserably uncomfortable I can not stand to use them. They are way to big for my ears. I know each person has unique ears, mine happen to be small and I therefore can not use these earpods which is a shame because they have great sound. The old earbuds fit perfectly in my ear but lacked sound...now it is the opposite. If you have large ears you will love these but if you have small ears like mine you will hate them. It would be awesome if Apple came out with different size options :(

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great but....

    • Written by from IRVINE

    Who was in charge of "fit"??? I've had several different type of ear bud style headphones from all the original Apple earbuds to Sennheisers & Bose & these fit THEE worst out of all tof them. They sound great but they "jiggle" out of the ear just by wallking around the office so i'd had to see how they are if you're trying to run.

    80 of 110 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    New earbuds review after three days

    • Written by from Shelton

    I want to like this product but it does not stay in my ears. Sound quality is nice!

    52 of 61 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not stay in ear

    • Written by from Phoenix

    Sound is good, but i cant keep them in my ear.

    64 of 78 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice sound, pain for my ears

    • Written by from Sofia

    The old earphones, with the round shape were like 10 times better for my ears compared to this ones. I can see with my eyes exactly which piece of the plastic shape is making my ears "bleed", but so what ...
    Probably will get use to them with the time ...

    37 of 73 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Better, but they still drop out of your ears too easily

    • Written by from Martinez

    Ok, they look good, sound good to me,but still fall out of the ears too easily. I was fortunate in that I had a small thin set of rubber ear addapters from another set of headphones. I slipped them over, cut a hole in the end and now they are comfortable and stay in my ears. Can't recommend these yet; wish I could.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good when i first got them NOW THERE HORRIBLE

    • Written by from Forked River

    When i first got them i love them, but now i have to hold down the mic button so i can actually here the music , i like the design, but apple please just fix this problem. Have a callback on these or something and just make a better model!!

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    had them for 3 weeks and right ear is dead

    • Written by from El Paso

    i have no idea what happen to the right ear but its gone. the thing to change the song/increase volume still works but no sound. i guess it's time to buy cheaper and more durable earphones

    they were never dropped nor got washed and it still happened

    29 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, horrible fit

    • Written by from Saint-Laurent

    I use these earpod when I'm at the gym running on the treadmill, and I can say that they fit horribly. I have to keep pushing them with my finger or else they fall after 1 minute.
    The sound and build quality is way better than the older version but I will continue using my Monter turbine copper pro.

    51 of 77 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound Great/Won't stay in ears while exercising

    • Written by from Vermillion

    These headphones are awesome if you don't plan to move while listening to your iPhone/iPod. I highly recommend Gummies over these if you plan to use them while working out.

    26 of 26 people found this useful