• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best piece of bare plastic I ever put in my ears.

    • Written by from Racine

    Pretty impressed actually. These earphones are a significant improvement over the older style, and more comfortable despite the lack of cushioning band (which I've had wear off anyway). Not perfect, it takes adjustment in order to sit with them for more than an hour. But like the title says, for a bare piece of plastic, pretty nice.

    Sound quality is pretty good. I think people need to understand, there is a -vast- difference between standard earphones (including Earpods) and noise-cancelling earphones. Noise-cancelling earphones rely heavily on creating a sealed chamber inside your own ear to produce that rich sound you get. Standard earphones have only their own casings for acoustic chambers, so with that in mind, the Earpods are actually quite remarkable, providing clarity and equal emphasis on all bands. The only thing I can complain about is that there's a certain 'tinny' sound that carries over from the old style.

    Overall, for being included with devices, they're enjoyable enough to actually use on a regular basis. Probably an industry first.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    very comfortable

    • Written by from Syracuse

    first time in my life I am using headphone for more than 30 minutes without feeling uncomfortable.

    Would be nice if that can come in two sizes large and small..

    78 of 88 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better

    • Written by from Moerbeke-Waas

    I have used the earpods for a week now and I have to say they are much better than the previous apple earphones. They fit perfectly, exellent sound quality. I surely recommend them to anyone who is thinking about buying earphones, for only 29euro they are perfect.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty good :)

    • Written by from Palisade

    So i really like these EarPods. Apple did a great job and the sound is amazing! It doesn't leak like in the original headphones. The acoustics are fantastic and i am really impressed with the bass sound on them. The only bad thing is that i just bought them less then a month ago and one of the ears has a crack in them :( so not very durable.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great earphones - TERRIBLE CASE

    • Written by from toronto

    don't get me wrong - i LOVE the headphones, for the price - the are great. but why provide a case if its completely irritating to put back in???

    i travel a lot and always put away my earphones in a case - i was actually excited that these new earpods came with their own - but unfortunately it takes a good couple minutes of finagling to squeeze them back in.

    not the best design. not trying to be picky - but hey, if you're gonna provide a nice little case - make it so i can put it back in easily and efficiently.

    45 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound but fit isnt good

    • Written by from MISSISSAUGA

    the sound is very good for headphones that come with an iphone or ipod but the fit isnt very secure for me atleast. I wish apple would've made these real in ear headphones

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from adelanto

    The best thing about these earpods is that they are very comfortable, they fit right I love how they feel so good in your ear . Unlike the beats these ear pods don't fall of these ear pods fit perfect . Also the sound quality is very good. Best earphones I have ever used.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny

    • Written by from Oconto

    Absolutely worth every penny. I really don't think you can do better for $30. The only complaint I have is that the pause/play button's feedback isn't always correct: you can easily push light enough that it will click but not register anything. It's bad enough that if I try, I can do it almost every time. So...click hard: problem mostly solved.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound quality, broke after 6 weeks!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I love these headphones, they're a great upgrade over the standard apple earbuds. Mine broke after 6 weeks. The remote started triggering play/pause by itself. Thankfully apple replaced them for me! I hope to enjoy this pair longer!

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What an improvement.

    • Written by from York

    I still can't get this style earphone to stay in my ear. I prefer Apple's dual armature in ear design. However, if you can get this style to stay put, you'll be very happy. The sound quality is much improved from the old style. I also have several high end head sets by Ultimate Ears and Shure. The sound quality from this head set is very competitive. If they would stay in my ear, I would certainly use them.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fits perfectly and delivers balanced sound quality

    • Written by from Esbjerg

    Good quality for the price. Fits perfectly in my ears and easy to take out if your are interrupted compared to in-ear headphone. Do not fall out while running and walking. You won't regret your buy.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than last version of apple headphones.

    • Written by from San Clemente

    I previously owned the old headphones that came with the other iPhones. The good of those where that I had a bunch of them but they broke easily. These new headphones do seem that they will be way more durable. I am runner and these stay in my ears a lot better than the old ones. They sound a lot better, control is a lot more responsive, and looker way better. However, one flaw that I am experiencing is that they tend to hurt my ears after wearing them for like 20 minutes or so. The headphones are meant for one size fits most. Unfortunately, since they hurt my ears, then they don't fit me well. They are slightly too big. In my opinion, the best headphones with the same functions are the iMonsters from ibeats. Super comfortable and best sound quality.

    53 of 60 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good BUT bad

    • Written by from kearneysville

    There are the best headphones I have except for 3 negative things.

    A-the sound isn't as loud when turned all the way up like on the earbuds with mic and remote.
    B-distorted sound when all the way up.
    C-needs louder sound!!!!!

    27 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    The new earpods are a great improvement over the previous one, especially the build quality and the new design.
    Not the greatest out there, but for $30 - its worth every penny.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really good headphones

    • Written by from Pasadena

    Great improvement compare to the old Apple headphone. Fit is MUCH more comfortable, does not hurt my ear anymore. I have not wear it for a super long time yet, but so far so good. Sound is also much better. Pretty good bass, sound clarity is pretty good. Overall much better in every way than the old one.

    I still don't think it is as good as my Bose MIE2 headphone in sound quality. I think the Bose has a better, stronger bass. More detail in the sound and even better clarity and natural sound. But that is about a 120 bucks headphone, about 4x more in price. Overall this new earPods are very good! I have tried other in ear headphones in the 100 dollar range from Klipsch, Sennheiser, and Beats, and imo, these EarPods are better. Much better in comfort and better sounding. Most in-ear headphone, despite what reviews or others say, do not have good bass.

    With these earPods, I don't feel like I am wearing a headphone when I wear it and that is a good thing. Only other one I feel as comfortable is my Bose MIE2 headphones.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Poor Fit

    • Written by from Seattle

    I love the sound quality, it really is great. The fit needs improvement. As with the other Apple earbuds these keep falling out. I use them for running and I constantly have to adjust them or they fall out. With the older earbuds I used to be able to use those foam sleeves to get a good fit, but those won't work with the new design. The best fitting earbuds I have found so far are the Nike+ Vapor which have an adjustable hook that goes over the top of the ears.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, sort of...

    • Written by from San Antonio

    Love the sound. There is an obvious improvement in the bass over the previous earphones. One ear fits perfectly, but the other ear keeps sliding out. Need to develop some silicone covers to hold them in place.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So Worth It

    • Written by from montreal

    I just bought these suckers last night and I'm thinking abut buying another pair. So amazing. Sound quality is way better then any headphones i've ver had. One problem is that when i go for a fast run, they can slip out A LITTLE. But still way worth it.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good price, comfortable

    • Written by from Ferndale

    I must have strange ears to fit. The round earbuds would NEVER stay in my ears, and hurt after less than an hour. I've tried them with various sized pads and cuffs. Meh! The in-ear earbuds cut out the outside sound, but then my own breathing is a distraction. And they fall out after a few minutes. I even have trouble getting those spongy earplugs for noise reduction to seat properly.

    These EarPods are comfortable to wear for hours. In fact, I haven't found them uncomfortable at all. They stay put in normal activity. I used them while picking blackberries for hours, but not while exercising. The sound is fine, but they're not headphones. I actually LIKE that I can hear what's going on around me.

    I now own three pairs of these.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very surprised

    • Written by from Palos Park

    I picked up a pair today at the Apple store. I didn't expect much, but I couldn't resist opening them and trying them before we even left the mall. These are head and shoulders better than anything in the price range. A 10X improvement over the originals and better than more expensive pairs as well.

    24 of 25 people found this useful