• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably the best sound you can get for $50

    • Written by from New York

    Great Sound, good fit, great cable.
    People who complain of "cable noise" should just choose a smaller ear tip so it's not that tight. It will happen in any in ears that are too tight.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but that's all

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    These are the most maddening headphones I've ever used. The cable rubs on your collar or other piece of clothing and it resonates directly to the earbuds causing extra noise that is amplified.
    Nice selection of replacement ear buds but none of them stay in my ear. Never had that problem before.
    Avoid these and stick with the regular Apple white earphones IMHO.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mic didnt work.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    great sound, nice fit. Mic didnt work, led to some frustrating calls, returned same day.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I'll be returning them.

    • Written by from Pound Ridge

    Plus:
    The sound quality was very good.

    Minuses:
    -Whenever the cord hit something, it seemed like that sound was transmitted quite loudly and was distracting while exercising.
    -Those orange inserts in the rubber ear cushions are long and you feel them when you put the buds in your ears--that said, I didn't seem to notice it with use.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective and unsafe

    • Written by from Bellingham

    The right earbud of these delivers little "static shocks" to my ear each time I use these and it is painful and annoying. The Apple Store wouldn't refund or help me out. I thought I was getting a quality product by shopping at the Apple Store, but I was clearly wrong.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best earbuds I have owned!

    • Written by from Poway

    My husband uses Bose earbuds and I had Sony - these earbuds are superior and cost less! When I went into our local Apple store they were more than helpful! The salesperson took me to the internet to read all the reviews of every earbud that I selected as of interest. He was not as familiar with RHA as the others from Bose, Bowers & Wilkins to Beats Tour etc...... After reading the reviews with him - RHA had a pretty good rating. Well I wanted to add to their rating and give this great earbud a 5 star! I love the fit in my ear and the sound quality is fantastic! So far so great!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your Money

    • Written by from Conover

    These are the WORST earbuds I have ever owned. I loved my Apple earbuds and gave them to my Dad, I thought since these were on their web page and cost more must be better. Total trash, you can hear your heart beat and every simple touch or even movement on your shirt of the wire is heard in you ears. I would rather have Audiobox (laughable ) than this.
    I just got them last night and all I want is my money back. By the way GOOD luck trying your patience to change the ear sizes.
    All in all. ZERO product, I'm disappointed in Apple to have it on their web page. That's the only reason I bought it. I have been thrilled with EVERYTHING I have bought from Apple. I have a Mac book pro and a mini iPad, bought all of my friends and family apple earbuds for Christmas because they rock. My dad wanted mine so I gave them to him then bought these thinking well on apple page cost more must be great. wRONG!
    Save your money ----- just trash. Really disappointed in Apple for even approving of this poor quality product. Yea I'm out 70 or so bucks, now I know just cause it's on apples page.
    Doesn't mean a thing. Just another product at your own risk.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, disappointed in the quality

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    Bought these in the spring, after using them for a bit I was happy with the sound quality. After about 3 months of use with them the right earbud stopped working. Thankfully there is the 3 year warranty so RHA sent me a new pair. About 2 months later both earbuds stopped working. Even though there is a 3 year warranty, getting them replaced every 3 months is a hassle.

    Just a warning for anyone considering buying these.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    RHA MA450i headphones

    • Written by from Ottawa

    These headphones we're actually pretty good at first. The price is exceptionally high for these, because there are a huge number of headphones better than these. They lasted about two months until the cord where the mic is died. I do not recommend buying these, just stick to cheaper headphones as these are probably worth 15-20$ rather than 50$. I hope you find this useful, because if i read this before i bought them, i could have saved so much money.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok sound, cord wore out in 4 months

    • Written by from Toronto

    The sound and remote function on these earbuds are acceptable for the price, but the cord wore out at the plug easily (killing audio in one ear). Trying to get a replacement from the manufacturer, but not holding my breath. Sick of spending $10/mo on headphones...

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fulfilled my expectations

    • Written by from Waseca

    RHA's MA450i noise isolating earphones generally meet my needs and expectations. These in-ear headphones block a good majority of the surrounding noise. I've used them on stage, in the office, and even mowing the lawn. They are highly portable and easy to have always with you. They lost one star from my rating as the pair I owned ended up with a loose connection in the right ear. However, much to RHA's customer service credit, I submitted my warranty request and was issued another pair within days. For $50, I haven't found a better pair of noise isolation earphones around.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible sound quality. Exchanging for Apple Earphones!

    • Written by from Singapore

    I just received my RHA MA450i and was shocked at the poor quality of the sound. I immediately compared it with my Apple EarPods and the difference was so great I had to wonder how the reviewers who raved about the RHA came about their positive rating!

    I listen to audiobooks daily and like a crisp sound to capture the various tones and timbre of the narrator. I'd assume a classical music lover would be even more demanding. The sound quality of the RHA is so "woolly" and muffled, I couldn't pick up the tonal nuances of the narrator. I am extremely surprised how bad it is compared to my Apple Earpods which are cheaper (Apple: $29 vs RHA: $49.95). Like most people who listen to music or audiobooks on the go, we have backup ear phones and while very happy with my EarPods, thought I'd try a different brand based on the reviews here. Boy, do I regret following them!

    I called my local Apple store to ask to exchange it for the Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic $118 but it's closed for the day. Hopefully I can get they will deliver the new ones and take back the RHA! Seriously, don't waste your money over this one. The Apple EarPod and almost half the price gives you three times the sound quality.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent sound, well built

    • Written by from Boulder

    Earbuds are one of those purchases that I usually assume I'll be back to do again within a year. Either they break, get lost or I just get "bud envy" and want something else. Not with these. I've had mine for almost two years and they're still in great shape despite daily use and I'm not enviously eyeing something else. Great sound, built to last, comfortable. And a very reasonable price, especially for the quality.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but chord is too long and gets tangled REALLY easily

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I like the sound quality and fit. But...
    I think the chord was designed for a basketball player. Why do you need such a long chord?
    And the cloth material around the chord makes it easier to tangle.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fundamentally Flawed

    • Written by from London

    They're nicely made, well presented, sound reasonably good, but are quite fundamentally flawed.
    The cables are wrapped in a quite hard woven material which transmits quite a lot of annoying sound directly to your ears when it rubs on your clothing. As a result they're fine when sat still, but almost useless when walking or on the move.
    Sound isolation okay but not amazing. I would honestly not choose them over the new Apple set.
    Very disappointing.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from Port Coquitlam

    I originally bought the Harman Kardon trusting the name. They were deeply inferior to the stock Apple ear buds; quite tinny, I took them back. These RHA offer good noise reduction with good sound.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    Good quality headphones for a good price. Very pleased with my purchase!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The best yet!

    • Written by from East haven

    At first I was a but concerned about the stethoscope type noise that was being delivered up the braded cable and into my ears. After reading a few reviews I decided to find the right size ear price for me. Once I did the noise was dramatically reduced, enough so that I can't hear it at 1/4 volume.

    As far as the quality of sound... These out did my expectations. These little drivers carry bass so well that sometimes I feel like I am in a room full of subwoofers. The highs are crisp and the mid's are clean. I believe the main reason for this quality of sound is the isolation of sound and how they fit in your ear.

    If you're looking to be alone with your thoughts and your music you should try these. If you're looking for great sound for a great price you should try these. I highly recommend these headphones.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best sound for $50 dollars

    • Written by from Miami

    By now you all have read these headphones sound incredible. They do!.
    They are really noise isolating. I have a pair of Bose noise canceling headphones and i prefer these ones .
    The cord is very long which i like since i ride my bike everyday and i can keep my iphone in my jacket with no problems.
    The cord does make a sound if it robs your clothes because of the fabric material.
    Wrap Earbuds Over Your Ear and that is solved. They dont get tangle so you can not have it all.
    Since i ride my bike i can hear some wind noise ( for those of you that exercise )
    They are VERY comfortable in my ear . I can use them for hours.
    The construction is very solid.
    The remote control works as expected but i would like a better design in the buttons .Like Apple flat design|
    3 Year warranty !!! And i have read they honored it promptly .(Keep your receipt in your records if not you can not claim your warranty )

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I had to replace my Apple EarPods and thought since the RHA MA450i earphones are a bit pricier than Apple's, they would be even better. Here is my experience with these:

    The first issue I have is the braided cable which is said to reduce tangles. It may just have been my set of earphones but they tangled a lot, more so than most other earphones. Not a big deal, though; I only use them to and from work. I can deal with tangling earphones but to promote a non-tangling cable is not right.

    The second issue has to do with the remote; it's supposed to control the volume, skip songs, answer calls, even use it with Siri. The functions of the remote are pretty much the same as the Apple EarPods (ex: click twice to skip song). The problem is the remote was not successful in doing any of them right; it's pretty buggy. It's hard to turn the volume up and down; when you get it to work, it makes a loud clicking sound for everyone around you to hear. When you try and pause the music, it doesn't always work and skipping songs doesn't work at all, no matter how long you wait between the clicks. In 25 tries of skipping a song, it paused 18 times instead, tried to use Siri 6 times, and was only successful in skipping a song 2 times.

    The last straw were the ear-buds. Sure, they have seven ear-buds of different sizes; I thought they would be perfect for my very small ears (always have an issue with earphones falling out even while standing still). They were perfect; the smallest ear-buds worked well for me until the left piece somehow fell off and was lost. No problem, I'll use the next smallest ones which seem to also fit in my ears. However, the tips do not fit on the headphones. I struggled for 10 minutes trying to replace the ear-buds without success. A bit hard to wear the headphones when you can't even replace the tips.

    Maybe I received a faulty set but I do not recommend these earphones. Had to return these for a refund. Thankfully I encountered all these issues within 2 days of purchase. I was happy that Apple was great to deal with and returning them via UPS was not a problem.

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