• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but the fit is awkward

    • Written by from Arlington

    I really hated the original earbuds on the iPod since the fit was miserable and the plastic was very irritating. I love the original in-ear headphones with mic since they are comfortable and stay put.

    I was hoping that the new EarPods would have great sound without the annoying plastic feel. While they don't fall out at all, the plastic is so rigid it irritates the skin in my ears. Although the sound is great, I can't wear them for more than an hour without pulling them out. I'm very disappointed.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Still fall out when you walk

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I thought the new shape of these earbuds would stick in the ear better, but they still get loose and fall out too easily. Because they're loose, you don't get the full volume and the bass isn't very good. These are another example of form over function, style without substance, an unfortunate trend at Apple these days.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound...Won't fit

    • Written by from chicago

    These are huge improvements in the sound quality over the previous version, however it baffles me as to why Apple will not address why these things don't stay in people's ears. All they would've had to do is add a small silicon tip that could be used for a better fit. I'm not sure who's ears they are using to test these things out, but not everyone's ears are the same. I guess I'll have to wait for someone to make a product that will remedy this.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Tested in the wind

    • Written by from WOODLAND PARK

    I think these earbuds are useless if you live in an area with wind of more than 2 MPH. I have walked with them when there is a breeze and it seems to amplify the wind. I will use the old or my sony noise cancelling.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is excellent, fit is bad

    • Written by from Destrehan

    I run a lot and hoped these would be better than the original earbuds. The sound is FANTASTIC, but they fall out even before I start sweating.

    Sorry apple, close but no cigar.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved bass. Over positive comments.

    • Written by from Bangkok

    The earphones is overall improved. The bass is much better then the other Apple's earphones. The fit is great too. But people over-rated these EarPods.

    Bottom line -- If you are looking for good earphones for listening to music, save it and go for BOSE, SHURE, Ultimate Ears, or Westone. Apple EarPods are meant for smalltalk and listening to music ocassionally.

    15 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It fits in one ear, but not the other.

    • Written by from Reston

    Like the old headphones, one of my ears is a tough fit and earpod easily falls out. I wish these came with the silicon ear tips that fit in the bowl of your ear. Seems like that would be an easy attachment to produce and would really help. Since I'm active and always moving around, I can't use these.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cut out

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    Put these into my ears and sounded way better then my old schools earbuds until I put a little pressure onto the headphone jack with my phone in my pocket. The sound cuts out real bad every time. Now I ride a bike wwhile listening to music and there is a ton of leg movement creating pressure the entire time. It may be my phone but I need to test other headphones first

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely Much Better

    • Written by from Bronx

    The sound quality definitely improved dramatically from the previous ear-buds, but still falls out of the ear easily. Overall good for the price.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound!.. Poor fit.

    • Written by from Oxnard

    These headphones without a doubt are ten times better than the previous generation! The sound quality is amazing; however the issue is the fit. As others have pointed out, one size doesn't fit all. I constantly struggle with my right ear as it keeps falling out of it. Due to that annoyance, I was forced to go back to my old headphones. :(

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Well built ear buds but a little off on the fit.

    • Written by from LEXINGTON

    I gave this product 3 stars not because they're poor headphones but because they seem to have been built for people who have absolutely tiny ear canals.

    I don't have a large ear canal (I typically hover between a small and medium rubber cone on more inner ear headphones) but these things fall out of my ear with the smallest tug or quick movement. And working out? Forget that.

    Before you buy them, I would try to grab a friends and do a fit test. Again, they're very high quality construction, sound nice but they absolutely will NOT fit everyone's ear.

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good bass

    • Written by from los lunas

    The bass and the sound is really good I give it 3 stars because when u use them when u work out they do not stay in. They fall out the whole time.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    sound better than older version, but doesn't fit me

    • Written by from Belmont

    Got these with my new iPhone 5. These sound *considerably* better than the older standard Apple earphones. I'm not an audiophile, but these have a much better base and clarity. Unfortunately they don't fit my ears well and hurt, due to those tips kind of going deeper into your ear. 4 starts for sound, 3 overall due to design that doesn't fit me well.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    They're OK, not very comfortable

    • Written by from Watsonville

    These headphones sound great, just like the other reviews say they are up to par with some of the high end ones on the market. However, they hurt my ears after a while and because it's too loud, but they are uncomfortable after a while. That's my only downfall on this product, they need foam or something with a cushion.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great (no pun)

    • Written by from Pasadena

    Good sound quality, though the high's do not sound as pronounced as they should be, they come off a little tin like. Bass is slightly below-average, no real pronounced notes, even through high quality playback's from recordings. These aren't Beats By Dre or anything from O.B. but for low / mid-range head phones their worth the price. Comparable brands aren't as comfort fitting or stylish.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A little better.

    • Written by from Henderson

    It is definitely better than the old ear phones they gave before. However, I traveled with them on a plane and performed poorly. The noise on the plane simply and easily drowned the sound from the ear pods.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Call me crazy..

    • Written by from Reedley

    But I like the old ones better. I will probably be exchaning the EarPods. They don't seem to go loud enough for my liking. God bass, good sound... Not loud enough, aside from other minor details that I don't like.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    More bass but more discomfort

    • Written by from STEVENSON RANCH

    So I got a pair of these at a discount price because the person that got them with their iPhone 5 had sensitive ears (does not like "in-ear" ear buds).

    I had used the previous version of in-ear ear buds with no problem and enjoyed the fairly good sound that they provided (for $30 ear buds).

    First, these are very difficult to get into your ear and do not feel comfortable once you do have them situated. They are not "round" or "oval" like your ear canal but octangular. It feels as though they could fall out at any time. So it feels like I might have to constantly adjust them to keep them in. That's with just standing still or sitting. If I use them for exercising, that will probably be a completely different story and I'm sure that they will fall right out.

    As far as the sound, the bass frequency is much more prevalent. That is while there is "only" bass present in the mix. Once the rest of the ensemble joins in the bass response quickly drops back to where is usually is as with the previous version of ear buds. So if you're happy with your old ear buds, you probably won't be missing that much if you don't upgrade.

    Now, I did not do a side-by-side comparison, but I have pretty good ears and am a very discerning listener, but you will have to judge for yourself.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    does not stay in ear which is annoying and results in loss of bass

    • Written by from New York

    The sound is much better but only when they stay in your ears. They should have made some type of rubber tips to seal in the ear. When the in ear monitors do not seal in the ear you do not have bass. That is why I gave it 3 stars.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    New Apple EarPods

    • Written by from Longmont

    First off, let me start by saying the sound quality is much improved over the old headphones. They actually produce a full sound. However, they are one of the most uncomfortable pair of earbuds I have ever worn. I had to take them out after an hour of wearing them because they became unbearable. If I had to choose, I would take the old earbuds any day.

    3 of 8 people found this useful