• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING SO FAR!

    • Written by from Pride

    Apple's traditional earbuds have never fit my ears and always hurt. I think my ears are a little smaller too, so they would fall out. I actually spent $80 on apple's in-ear headphones (which i love, but don't carry around on a daily basis). I just got my iPhone 5, and after playing with my new phone for hours, I finally got around to checking out the new EarPods. First off, as of right now, stupid name...it just doesn't roll off the tongue like iPod, but maybe that's just because the iPod has been around for 10 years.
    Anyway, I'm going to do this on a scale...10=great
    Based on comfort: in-ear headphones are about an 8/10...old earbuds were about a 2/10. These ear pods are around a 6/10...HUGE improvement.
    Sound quality: in-ear 9/10, old earbuds 3/10, ear pods 7/10
    The in-ear headphones always feel like they are falling out, but they're usually not.
    The old earbuds feel like they're falling out and usually they ARE.
    The new ear pods feel great, like they're staying in, and yes, they ARE staying in my ears. Love these things!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing but Noisy

    • Written by from Addison

    I tried them today when my friend's iPhone 5 arrived. They do sound truly wonderful, but anyone around you will also hear what you are listening to and that is unacceptable in a public place like a bus, subway or train...shame.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What an improvement!

    • Written by from Fairport

    I have to say I've always hated the earphones Apple included but I decided to give these a try and much to my surprise there has been a HUGE improvement in the overall quality of Apple's earphones. I've been looking for a set of good earphones that are not sound-isolating to use for work as I regularly get interrupted by co-workers who have questions for me and I was getting tired of taking my sound-isolating earphones out constantly throughout the day.

    The EarPods sound great and still give me enough outside noise to be able to decipher what someone is saying when they're talking to me. It's also very handy to have the ability to pause my music by hitting the button on the cord.

    Thanks Apple for finally listening! These are a vast improvement!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay!

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    These new ear pods have good sound quality but they are not very comfortable. I was only able to have them in for about 40 min, they by ears started hurting.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    EarPods

    • Written by from Irvine

    Unlike certain other newly released products, Apple didn't mess this up. In fact, they're very good and I highly recommend them.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just got them and they are all they are promised to be!!

    • Written by from LOS ALTOS

    Have an iPhone 4s so I can't, for a bit, order the iPhone 5...but I wanted to join the party. The earpods are very comfortable in my ears. Music sound quality is the BEST I've ever heard in an ear bud. Phone quality was great.

    Lost a star because the tiny clip that is on the older headsets to cinch the ear wires closer is not part of EarPod?

    And I sure would like to be able to mute the microphone during a call from the remote. Will Apple >ever deliver this??

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound Quality

    • Written by from Louisville

    For the price and comfort, this is a good investment. The sound quality is good, but I wouldn't say it's similar to Bose or any other higher end brand. The comfort is amazing...feels like I am not wearing anything.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for $30

    • Written by from Billings

    I'm an audio junkie. I love music and when I find head phones that give me brilliant highs as well as crisp lows I'm dedicated. That being said, I found these headphones being good for $30 but their sound wasn't the greatest. I mean if you're coming from a ten dollar pair of headphones then these will blow your mind, but if you're coming from anything else and thinking about upgrading you're best going elsewhere for a clearer sound.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound. Lousy case.

    • Written by from Portsmouth

    The sound on these is simply amazing. So far beyond the old earbuds and on par with many of the aftermarket products. The fit is so good and the sound so clear that it actually blocks external sound just a fully sealed earplug. The only reason I don't give 5 starts is their plastic box. They had a chance to give us an easy to use, we'll designed carrying case and this isn't it. The wire fits so tight that the top of the box does not fit around it easily without poking wires in around the edges. Worse, yet, it doesn't snap closed, but is rather just a top that barely stays on and only if you have it tightly closed. How about a design that is easy to just wrap the cord up and get it into a pocket. This requires fumbling and it just doesn't work well.

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

    • Written by from Wichita

    This is by far the best earphones however they still hurt my ears after an hour of wearing them, I have the issue with most earphones that are built to stay in the ear tightly, the old type was comfortable but they fall out. The sound is great though.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly comfortable!

    • Written by from Washington Crossing

    I listen to audiobooks, and wear earphones for long periods of time. I can't even feel these in my ears.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A good value

    • Written by from San Francisco

    These sound pretty good for the money. They are on par with Beats By Dre & Skullcandy because those companies make overpriced consumer grade headphones that should be at least 1/2 the price they charge.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but there's a place for these.

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    Bought these yesterday. Here's the deal: Improvement over the last "stock" earbuds? Absolutely! Does "One size fit all? Nope." If you're jogging around, will these fall out of your ear? Probably not. BUT, there definitely is a sweet spot, from a placement standpoint where these earbuds sound the best. If you use these during exercise, you'll be adjusting the placement frequently. The good news is that, for making phone calls, the sound quality is a definite improvement over the last offering. If you're sitting relatively still, the sound quality to listen to music is very good, as well. At a $29.00 price point, definitely worth the price. I also own the $79 in-ear Apple earbuds with the silicon ear tips as well as, a $300+pair of Klipsch earbuds. I can't tell the difference. The sound is amazing. Full, in ear design is best for exercising. For phone calls and relatively stationary music listening, these new earbuds will accomplish one important feat -- for most, what usually is an automatic "buy-a-new-headset-because-Apple's-stock-earbuds-suck" scenario, is not longer the case. For most, these will be a good enough improvement as to stick with what comes with your Apple portable device.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect, a bit too much low end

    • Written by from Montevideo

    Just got these in the mail so this is my gut review on them without trying to get too detailed on what I do and don't like and why.

    Pros:
    - excellent fit, quite a bit more comfortable than the 'vintage' ones
    - great isolation considering the absence of rubber fittings
    - the remote and mic seem to be closer to the jaw so that should help with voice intelligibility on calls
    - they look pretty cool in person, the photos make them look a little goofy I think

    Cons:
    - the low end is a little too hyped for my liking, definitely right up the alley of fans of Beats (if you're one of THOSE people)
    It's not over powering at all and doesn't compromise their overall sound quality it's just a little excessive at certain frequencies. Definitely sound like a lot more than $30 though, total bang for your buck and like any Apple product should serve me well for years.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Earpods Review 9/17/12

    • Written by from Albertson

    Took a star off because I felt like the bass was just too rich for my taste. But yes, the remote is really something special. I love how I can feel the click better and it fits better in my hands.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Far superior

    • Written by from Winthrop

    These are way better than the previous apple earbuds, the bass really kicks! Which is surprising coming out of such tiny buds. Just wish they stayed in my ear better.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nicely done

    • Written by from Richfield

    First of all, for the money, these are a great deal. Way better than their $30 price point. They stand up very well to the $80 to $150 Sennheiser, Klipsch, and Grado earbuds in my drawer.

    These won't replace my other headphones, but they'll be nice when I DON'T want total isolation. These still won't fit everyone's ears perfectly—none but custom monitors would—but all I can say is that they fit mine better than the previous OEM buds. And because they're not jammed in your ear canal, they feel good over extended listening periods, too.

    IMHO there are lots of headphone manufacturers in a race to create a bass sound that overwhelms all of the other frequencies. Happily, with these new buds, Apple provides MORE bass than in their previous generation, but they don't cheat us out of the vocal and high frequency bands.

    Good cheap buds!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    YES & YES!!

    • Written by from cary

    These earphones are better than the other earphones made with a mic. and a remote by Apple. The earphones somewhat still fall out of my ear, but I can ride with the windows down, talk on the phone, and the other person on the line is not disturbed and does not hear the wind. The sound of the music and just talking to people with the new Apple earphones are MUCH better than the old Apple ear phones that come with a mic. and a remote. While they do still come out of my ears, you cannot beat the sound on the earphones with the price (29.00).

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Earbuds great.........case not so much

    • Written by from Staten Island

    You can really hear the difference from the earlier model, especially regarding base response.
    Good for non-critical or on the go music listening, much more so than previous model.
    Then there is the case. If you have an engineering degree from MIT, then the case may work for you. Getting them out the first time is easy, getting them back in properly and without stressing the connection points is near impossible.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Always liked the Apple ear buds

    • Written by from Bronx

    These are a big improvement and fit even better in my ear than the originals.

    0 of 1 people found this useful