• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

    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.

  • 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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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounded really good, but failed after only 2 months

    • Written by from Ottawa

    sounded really good out of the box. they seem to pick up and transfer to the ear a lot of noise (when the cable rubs agains your clothing for example). probably due to the fabric wrap on the cable. that makes these annoying unless sitting still. the fabric wore out at the base of the jack about a month after purchase. the left headphone failed after 2 months. for 50$ i expect to get more then 2 months of use.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product! Best value for money!

    • Written by from Leighton buzzard

    Firstly, these headphones look good the design makes them look very high brow and stylish.

    The remote and is very easy to use and at the perfect accessible place. It works perfectly with my iPhone for music control, as does the microphone for accepting calls.

    This product comes with 7 ear-bud fittings which is fantastic because the selection will include a set comfortable for all ears. It also means you have spares which is a bonus. I've struggled in the past to find earphones that feel comfortable but now I have found the right size to rest in my ears comfortably. Although they are not specifically designed for it, I took these running and I was amazed that they did not fall out once which is a problem I have had with other headphones.

    The carry bag is a nice add-on and the perfect size to fit in your pocket or bag.

    The fabric braided cable was something I was not used to, but now much prefer to the traditional cable you find on most headphones. I no longer find myself constantly de-tangling my headphones and it feels far more secure and less likely to break.

    Finally the sound quality is superb, it is clear and perfectly balanced for all types of music to be enjoyed to their full capacity.

    I would recommend these headphones to anyone and can’t see myself going back to my old brand. The design features are excellent but they do not lack in top sound quality which is just as good as headphones twice the price of these. Brilliant value for money!

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  • 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.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad build quality, good sound

    • Written by from Montreal

    These are great earphones but the right earphone just stopped working 2 weeks after I bought them. The mic controller connection just broke!

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  • 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.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ear Buds transmit too much noise

    • Written by from Pylesville

    On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate the sound quailty as a 9, but the big problem with them is the transmission of noise when the wires between the Ear Buds and the Iphone plug-in port rubs against any surface. If you don't move your head and the wires remain perfectly still, there is no noise. But if you move, the rubbing noise transmitted to your hearing is very disturbing and I will have to rate them as a 2 for this noise problem.

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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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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing...

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Distortions in the upper ranges and whenever anything touches the cord (your collar, your chin), it produces a muffled sound (like dragging your finger across a microphone). Would return them but I seem to be outside the 15-day return...

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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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  • 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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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good while they last

    • Written by from Dover

    I've had these headphones for two months and they've worked great until last week when the right earbud just ceased to work. They're good while they last, but "long lasting" is not accurate. i assume other reviews are after a few days use, so please take this into consideration and buy some really nice ones, like the ones around 200-300 dollars.

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