• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would only give 1

    • Written by from dublin

    I had no earphones so I decided to buy the new earpods.

    The sound quality is increadible and very good but they hurt your ear soooo much.

    I would not recomend it as you cant wear them more then 5 mins continuously.
    My ear is so swollen from the arphones that i cant touch them.

    Dont buy them until they fix them.

    I love apple and have every product but hate these.
    Spent 30 euro and have gone to buy the old ones after a week but can only wear them in a week time cus my ears hurt

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, but hurt just like the last version

    • Written by from Boise

    I really wanted to love these, but I just don't. The old version really hurt my ears, within 5 minutes of wearing them. Had high hopes for these, considering the redesign. I mean, it's Apple so I assumed that extensive research went into the redesign. No such luck. Same with these, except I get a good 15 minutes before the pain sets in. You're APPLE. You can do better than this. Try again.

    They sound awesome, so you get 1 star for that.

    9 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE you Apple but I HATE these earpods!

    • Written by from PESHTIGO

    I am a diehard apple fan (MacBook, IPad, iPhone, and I talked all my family into getting them as well, and we all love them.) but I cannot stand these headphones.

    I was super excited to try these earpods after everything I heard about them on TV and in the reviews. When I bought my mom the new iPhone 5 for her birthday, I asked her to trade headphones with me, as the new ones are supposed to be amazing. I tried them the next day and they hurt my ears so bad. I didn't want to give up right away so I tried fitting them in different ways and nothing worked. Needless to say I traded them back to my mom, and ended up buying her a new pair of headphones eventually.

    I loved the old earbuds! So much so I wore out the speaker in one of the pairs I had.

    The ability to be able to pause by pressing the mic is essential to me, as I work as a receptionist, and need to be able to pause my music immediately. And using them to talk while driving was amazing. The capabilities are more than amazing, so I really don't want to buy headphones from anywhere else. However the earpods, were excruciatingly uncomfortable, my ears were red, and aching within 5 min. of wearing them.

    I really want the old ones back. They were perfect. Anyone know where I can buy another pair? I'd like to stock up for the future.

    Anyway, I'm getting a new iPhone 5 this month, and I will actually be throwing these headphones away, they are that terrible. And I am not the type of person to pass up free stuff. LOL

    5 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brookline

    Whoever says these "earpods" are great is either not so bright or intoxicated....these are completely worthless!!! I got them for free with my iPhone 5 and I still wouldn't keep them....

    After 10 minutes of trying to figure out how to actually put them in, the stvpid things wouldn't stay in my ears for more than 5 seconds, no matter how much I try to twist them or push them in. If these are supposed to fit anyone, then what's wrong with them???

    Do yourselves a favor...go to Amazon and get some nice JBuds for $8 and don't waste your money on these.

    20 of 122 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not stay in ears...

    • Written by from Sorel-Tracy

    The sound is good, but they not stay in place...!

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Whitby

    Possibly the most fragile earbuds made by man. Don't scoff I purchased 2 sets and I don't have kids or pets, and I'm now forced to use my old head set. On the upside while they lasted they were comfortable.

    11 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bronx



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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    After all your research, you still got it wrong.

    • Written by from Oak Harbor

    These 'earpods' sound like $2.00 headphones. They are painful to wear and they do not fit well.. You are wasting your money building them. These need to be a more traditional style earphone with a rubber or preferably foam tip. The drivers only push out vocals and treble. I may not be a sound engineer but I sure could design a better set of headphones than this. I guess to expect a quality headset to come with an $800 iPhone 5 is too much to ask isn't it?

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurt after only 1 hr use.

    • Written by from Harvest

    Thought they looked like they'd fit better than the old style. They appear to for most users. However, after a weeks use at about an hour per day, I'd have to say they are the most ill fitting and painful earbuds I have ever owned. After the first day I assumed perhaps I needed to get used to them. This gradual use has only made matters worse. Now I cannot even wear my old earbuds. I've given them to my daughter with a warning. Hopefully she can wear them.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from NEWPORT NEWS

    They hurt your ears and never stay in. The sounds isn't good either. I expect more from Apple. I have a lot of apple devices but I'm not happy with these at all.

    15 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good god please make better earphones.

    • Written by from Erie

    When I heard that Apple had put so much work into these, I couldn't believe it: an earphone that was designed to fit wonderfully into everyone's ear. It's a good thing that I didn't believe it, because these can't stay in my ears. The first time I tried them was in a plane, and the ambient shaking from the plane caused them to fall out constantly. My next experience was sitting on a floor, using them with my laptop. This worked much better, provided I didn't tilt or move my head at all; the sound quality was good for an earbud, and frankly what I'd expect from a higher-quality product like this. In that respect, they are not terrible. But the unibody, uncustomizable shape is abhorrent; this is like a store selling a single size of pants. I tried but Apple won't let me give their product zero stars.

    5 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Break down.

    • Written by from Toronto

    In the last year I have had 3 pairs where one of the ears does not work!!!

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it if they won't stay in your ears!

    • Written by from New York

    It's hard for me to fathom how anybody could possibly use these earbuds. I tried using these for about a week and could never get them to stay in my ears for any longer than a couple of seconds. What good is great sound if you can't get the earbuds to stay in?

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It work well with iPhone5, but not iPhone4

    • Written by from Pu Dong

    This EarPods works great with iPhone5. But when I tried it on my iPhone4, it doesn't work at all, and the music sounds very blur. I cannot figure out what is happening there.

    14 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sadly, a very very poor design

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    The problem is not the audio quality but the fit. The Apple video, and its shill, claim that Apple worked on the tough problem of designing pods that fit all ears. Sorry. They will not stay in my ears more than about 15 seconds, no matter the adjustment or pulling on the pinna to lodge them better. (I do think my ears are normal, and I'm certainly not a Vulcan.) Once loose in the outer ear it does not matter how good the sound quality.

    Considering that these are used far more often than the much-maligned iOS6 maps, which works fine for me by the way, the EarPods strike me as a much worse Apple disaster.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Left ear not working?

    • Written by from killeen

    These headphones were ok for $30 until about 2 weeks later, my left ear started to die down. I was able to fix it for a short amount of time and then it TOTALLY WENT DOWN. You guys MUST fix this because from Apple, this is NOT acceptable.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Donabate

    Very disappointed, these headphones do not fit well in ipad4.

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Dunedin

    Doesn't fit in the iPad and the volume/mic doesn't work! Very disappointed!

    14 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely dissappointed

    • Written by from Sparta

    These earpods fall out of my ears every 5 seconds. It is extremely frustrating as I am riding the train and walking down the street, as I have to push them back in constantly before they fall out completely. I feel like I look like a fool doing so. They sound great, but only when they are pushed all the way in and as soon as they begin to loosen they get quieter and quieter until I shove them back in to the correct spot. I am so angry and frustrated with these headphones and I wish my old apple headphones hadn't broken as I would have much rather stuck with them.

    18 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didin't like

    • Written by from Boston

    I hated these new earphones, they are too big and don`t fit as well as the other one did. Too bad Apple don't sell the old one anymore.

    12 of 25 people found this useful