• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Improvement

    • Written by from Sparks

    The new ear buds are a huge improvement over the old round ones (that always fell out). The sound is awesome and they do fit better. I would give 5 stars, but these still come loose and fall out under normal use (like walking and even loosen on their own). They do not fit as perfectly as in the ear buds with silicone covers

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound & Fit - two different attributes

    • Written by from Bedford

    These sound great to me and while they fit better than the previous earbuds, the fit is still not great. I believe that's because of the shape of my ears. David Pogue mentions this in one of his reviews - your ears need to have a particular shape for certain earbuds/pods to fit comfortably. One size just doesn't fit 'all' - presumably just 'most' ... I think that's why the more comfortable earphones on the market are invariably the more expensive ones, because they incorporate a soft material that can mold itself to your particular ear shape more readily.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    JUST bought these, very immersive sound and great bass

    • Written by from Maple

    I really like these headphones. I have been playing with them for 20 minutes now, and they have HUGELY improved bass, and I can really tell what direction in game sounds are coming from. Great job, hope they last a while.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, not so great fit

    • Written by from Roseville

    Ok, so the sound quality is a HUGE improvement but still these don't seem to stay in my ears all too well. They do stay in better than the previous model but they fall out upon a quick head turn and they'll gradually get closer to falling after about 45 or so minutes of play time. Maybe my ears are just strange. It would have been a great idea for apple to include a set of different sized ergonomic silicone tips to place over the ear pods to further the snugness of fit, but all well, I'll still use them.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    FINALLY!!! I can happily wear Apple headphones again!

    • Written by from daytona beach

    a good pair of apple headphones!! how long did that take? great bass, super lightweight fits in ear nicely and comfortably. Thank you.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    For free/cheap head-phones

    • Written by from Rooksbridge

    So I use a pair of Bose headphones most of the time (out of ear noise cancelling ones - can't remember the model...) The Bose are far superior but you would expect that.

    I also have a £30 Koss in ear set and though the base is better on the Koss, over all sound quality feels equal.

    You will struggle with back ground sound effecting your listening but I have to say, it was about time apple stepped up there headphones (been saying it for years) and this is a significant improvement putting them in the middle of the 'phones market and now they are something I use not just throw away. buying them for £30 ish is a very fair price for a well made headphone.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for the size

    • Written by from Wheeling

    These are excellent little headphones for the size. They have good full sound. However they're a little small for my ears. I wouldn't use these to work out as they'd fall out of my ears but for someone with a smaller ear they're great.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    • Written by from Nepean

    My old apple earbuds lasted me 3 years with daily workout, jogs etc. Pretty unheard of. They weren't terrible sounding except that it was near impossible to isolate the sound leaving much to be desired. These new earpods are superb. Traded in my 200$ earbuds for these and i'm thrilled about it. Rich sound, base and great fit. Will see how they hold up again sweat, fingers crossed but honestly for the money you'd be hard pressed to find such an awesome package (sound+mic+in line controls).

    One thing I wish apple would consider designing for these are some sort of rubber tips.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    amazing

    • Written by from oshawa

    these are soooo much better then the old apple earphones and defiantly worth the buy at they are very cheap at only $35

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not half bad!

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    I purchased the EarPods because I was curious and they were only $29. I thought "What the heck." Initially, the fit did not work as the "pods" fell out of my ears just like the older Apple earbuds. I was slightly disappointed, but thought if I used the small black sponge-like mesh cover on the buds and put them on the pods, it might just work. Hooray! The fit was better and they pods stayed in my ears. With the pods stuck in my ear now, I can hear the difference in sound as opposed to the original earbuds. They are on par with my Bose in earbuds that are priced several times higher than these.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT BUT DOESNT STAY IN EAR FOR LONG

    • Written by from Bronx

    I GUESS MY EAR PODS WERENT MADE FOR MY EAR BUT IT DOES STAY FOR A WHILE

    THEY ARE A GREAT BUY FOR 30 DOLLARS AND THE SOUND QUALITY IS GREAT BUT NOT AT FULL VOLUME

    A LITTLE LOUSY FOR PHONE CALLS BUT OTHER THAN THAT ITS A GREAT PAIR OF HEAD PHONES

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    They Hurt!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I bought the iPhone 5 and received the EarPods with my phone. The sound quality is excellent however I don't enjoy the feel of the headphones. They hurt my ears :(

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb sound quality!

    • Written by from Issaquah

    The sound quality for these earpods is incredible. I've been a diehard fan of the Bose in ear headphones for use with iPod/iPhone. If you like the Bose you will like these. Only downside is that they tend to easily fall out of my ear when moving a lot because the buds are plastic and not ruberrized. But that's just a minor annoyance for me since I'm usually just sitting at my desk mostly immobile.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    30$ well spent.

    • Written by from milan

    I drove over an hr and entered a super crowded Apple store to get my hand on a pair of these and let me tell you for 30$ i couldn't be more happy. I am all out fan of rock music and the base come out in all the music i listen to beautifully. Some people say the treble is lacking and i agree some but after EQ its beautiful and 30$ is just so affordable. A very good buy.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A step in the right direction

    • Written by from Macomb Township

    PRO:
    The new Apple EarPods are absolutely better than their predecessor. It has been a long time coming for Apple to redesign their earphones and they have done a superb job. The fit is snug and does not feel that they will fall out. The range of sound (high, mid, low) is smooth and they even produce bass. The remote buttons are larger now, including the middle pause button, which makes volume control/song control a lot more manageable. Now, these are not to be compared to high end headphones or in ear phones. These are definitely a great pair for the $29.99 price, a nice upgrade if you still use the original Apple earphones.

    CON:
    They are not noise cancelling. For many this may not be an issue but ambient outside noise does require a user to ensure the volume is cranked.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great but hands free intermittently cuts out

    • Written by from Dulwich Hill

    Don't get me wrong - these are a great sounding pair of headphones for the price and I'm thankful they came with my iPhone 5. The only problems I had were:
    1) The person on the other end would cut out while I was on handsfree. They would intermittently fade out and come back in. It felt like the mic on my end thought I was speaking and was cutting the audio from the other person out prematurely.
    2) There is a fair bit of wind noise when wearing these headphones while riding. It doesn't form a seal like other headphones so it might be expected.

    Otherwise, great in-ear headphones.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice

    • Written by from Pleasanton

    These are really nice headphones, way better than the old ones. They're louder and they fit into my ears way better. But coming from from in-ear buds, it was odd for a few days, but I eventually got used to it. So if you're coming from buds, not headphones like these, give them a few days.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones but don't fit in your ears well.

    • Written by from Annandale

    Amazing headphones. Great bass. Great acoustics, but for people with slightly bigger ears, they don't fit too well.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Four and Three Quarter Stars

    • Written by from PORTLAND

    I bought a set of these EarPods a week ago. They are by far the best earbuds I've used to date! The sound quality is superior to every other earphone I've owned - including some rather expensive in-ear canal ones. The only criticism I have, and the reason for the 4 3/4 star rating instead of 5 stars, is the location of the control buttons on the right earphone cord, which I find very awkward and usually results in the right earphone falling out of my ear. Otherwise, they're an absolutely brilliantly designed and engineered product!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Earphones 2.0

    • Written by from Drongen

    I was amazed from the first beat. Much better sound than the original Apple earphones, amazing bass. They are a bit hard to get them into your ear, but once they are in, they fit nicely.

    2 of 2 people found this useful