• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What

    • Written by from Manhattan Beach

    The sound quality of these headphones are amazing...I just have no idea how to how them in

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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!

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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??

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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