• 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The best earphones Apple ever made.

    • Written by from Toronto

    Yes, these are NOT perfect, but they are really really good. When i got my iPhone5, i was sceptical to try yet another Apple's attempt at earphones. I am glad i did. The bass sounds beefy, the mid-high range sounds good (not perfect).

    Overall, Apple finally made earphones that don't need to be replaced with a purchase of a new iPod. Even as a $30 earphones - they are a pretty good deal. Obviously there are better earphones... that cost twice as much, but for $30 - worth it.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT EarPods!!

    • Written by from Gilroy

    I know not every ear is equal, especially when you're 60 years old. But these EarPods are fantastic in my somewhat failing ears. The mid and high frequencies are crisp and clear, much better than my expensive Bose earphones. The only downside is the bass is not quite as good, but, only slightly. However, overall they're great!!! Highly recommend if your hearing is starting to wane like mine.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    descent earphones for price, better than predecessor

    • Written by from HAYWARD

    1st of all, reviews are supposed to be sharing personal experiences with a certain products and not about ridiculing other people if their experience isn't similar to yours. with that out of the way, these ear pods came with my iPhone 5 purchase. they pretty much held up well. doesn't fall off from my ear and they definitely sound way better than it's predecessor. I'm asian and maybe i have a smaller ear. But for me these earpods are worth it and definitely an upgrade.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really enjoy these EarPods...

    • Written by from Marietta

    I have been going through headphones (and ear pods) with my iPhone for the past year. I think these will be a pair that I will have for a long time.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good!

    • Written by from Corona

    First off, the fit is amazing and I love the way they sound as well. The lows are very pronounced and the acoustics are spot on! That being said, the highs are below par. I cannot really clearly hear frequencies above 9Hz. However, that's not really the type of thing I expect from earbuds such as these. Overall, I love these headphone.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound unfortunately not too comfortable

    • Written by from suwanee

    1st of all let me say that I am an audiophile and ive owned several in ear headphones. I must say these headphones are amazing. It has clean highs the mids are very precise and the bass is pretty impressive. i actually now use these headphones for my everyday.

    now the only reason im giving it 4 stars is because after i wear my headphones for about an hour and a half or so the headphones start to hurt my ears. dont get me wrong they fit great but after a an hour in a half they really start to make my ears sore.

    but for price point and quality these headphones are perfect!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great audio but difficult-to fit ears will be disappointed

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I have difficult to fit ears, and the only headsets I've found that don't fall out are the gel ones, specifically the Bose Mie2. The EarPods are disappointing in comparison: when on a treadmill or when using the in-line remote, the earpiece falls out.

    However, music listening quality is superior to old Apple earphones and only a bit short of the high-end Bose M-Series on the clarity of the bass (which are of course much more expensive but are a popular high-end choice that I also own).

    Voice (call) quality is excellent, on par with the Bose M-series, a little better than old earphones.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortability over all else

    • Written by from Centereach

    I am a video editor and while editing all day a lot of different headphones can become very uncomfortable. The benefit of the new EarPods is that I can wear them all day with little discomfort. However, while I do use them while editing, I switch to different headphones when editing sound. The quality of sound is decent, but a lot of outside noise gets in (I work on the ground floor next to a busy street in NYC). Definitely worth it for the comfort, although I got them with my iPhone, so Im not sure if I would've bought them separately.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Bass, but always fall off ears

    • Written by from Muar

    The new apple earpods comes with mic and with cheaper price, the sound is amazing compared to the old ones, but the shape still cannot hold it in my ear and can be easily fall off with little movement of your head. The sound is loud enough but still cannot block the environmental sound. This earpods is suitable only for non sport use

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Chicago

    The sound in my original Apple earbuds was always pretty good. But, these EarPods are just about perfect (for earbuds). The shape, wow, why did it take everyone so long to come up with one the same shape as the inside of the ear! The speaker portion facing directly into your ear canal, sure beats the speaker aiming right for the skin on the inside of my ear. I have bought every expensive earbud in the last year trying to find solid music quality, and now Apple has a GREAT set for 30 bucks! I love Apple!!!!! Genius!!!!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better sound, but still too large

    • Written by from INDIANAPOLIS

    These headphones have a MUCH better sound quality than the prior EarPods. They are a bit large and hard to keep in if you have small ears, but overall a better earphone!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sister

    just bought them... yes they are different but i am in the store trying them out, and i can still hear everyone and everything. i am only getting new ones bc mine got taken on a train. the ones i am replacing are cheap but really good. they canceled about 75% of the noise out, these do not!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than The Previous Version

    • Written by from washington


    Nice added bass as well.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    They sound amazing but...

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    they're no high end headphones. I have no idea why people keep saying they're better than their high ends. What high ends are you listening to? I have the Shure SE535 and they're are arguably the best inears ever created. Also very expensive. But Apple's headphones don't even come close. So whatever "highend" you were listening to before, go get some new, real ones.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great earbuds

    • Written by from Forest Hills

    Very comfortable.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones for $29

    • Written by from Somerville

    Not perfect, but close. For $29 dollars there isn't anything with such a universal fit and well balanced sound. They also took the time to improve the buttons.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple EarPods

    • Written by from Batislava

    Today I bought thr new Apple EarPods and I am totally happy. I putted them in my ears and Idont feel any hurt. Even after 3 hours of listening I dont feel as I have any headphones in my ears. And they are not falling out of the ear! The range of music frequency is from 20Hz to 2000Hz. Its the average of usuall street headphones. But sound from the new EarPods sounds more clearly and they are more comfortable, as I mentioned. I one of the greatest things is that when I am listening, walking on a street, I dont hear any backgrounds noises from my surrounding,... just listen the music. And they couldnt hear what Iam hearing :)

    (BTW sorry for grammar, Iam from Slovakia)

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    • Written by from Berlin

    Great sound ! one star down, they sit nice but not perfect.

    2 of 4 people found this useful