• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I've been disappointed with the quality of the earbuds that Apple has given with the iPhone since the beginning. They are extremely uncomfortable, won't stay in my ears, especially when moving around, and the sound quality is barely passable. Basically, they're junk. Not a very good pairing with an otherwise glorious piece of hardware technology. The buds that came with my 6+ were no exception. Surely Apple can do better than this? And don't get me started on the problems with frayed chords at the base of each end -- both the earbuds AND the power chords. It's laughably embarrassing for the company's image. Not to mention, just plain shoddy workmanship and design.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    uncomfortable headset ever seen

    • Written by from Pathankot

    The sound is great, but after about 15m the unforgiving hard plastic form begins to hurt. If you find yourself swapping out the default silicone earphone tips for the small size on other in-ear headphones, these EarPods might be too big for you.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    • Written by from Houston

    terrible quality, terrible everything

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unconfortable! Hurt my ears!

    • Written by from Hialeah Gardens

    I had iphone for several years but i never used the eapods. I started using the ones that my iphone 6 brought and these earpods literally made my ear hurt so bad!! They even made cuts inside my ear! I threw them away! I hated them! If could give them a 0 star i would!

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too fragile

    • Written by from Riga

    Although sound and fit is quite decent the whole assembly is really fragile. At first I noticed a crack on the middle of remote control, which you would push to pause music. Then after some time crack on both earpieces appeared. Considering that, these cracks appeared during normal everyday use I would say, that materials chosen aren't the best suiting ones. If I would have bought these separately, I would be quite disappointed.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would Not Buy

    • Written by from Beaver Dam

    I've gotten two pairs of these and both times the left headphone went silent after a couple months of moderate use.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BAD EARPHONE EVER!! DON'T BUY IT

    • Written by from Torrance

    This earphone came with my Iphone. Since the first time I used it I hated. It is too big for the ear, therefore it causes a lot of pain if you use for more than 5 minutes. Other fact about it is that the sound quality is horrible. Besides it is to big to fit into the ear the sound it emits is very low. I HATED IT. I prefer the old earphones apple had, they were way better than these ones. Don't be fool about the good reviews, this earphone is the WORSE one in the market.

    6 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too big for my ears

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    I can't wear these, they don't fit in my ears and constantly fall out. I loved the old version of this and wished that they carried it since it was smaller. My husband wears these and doesn't have a problem but he has much larger ears than me.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable

    • Written by from Bergenfield

    These headphone are the most uncomfortable headphones that have ever existed. EXtremmelllyyyyyyyyyy uncomfortable. DO NOT BUY. Yes the sound quality is very good, but what is the point of having headphones if you have to take them off after using them for 5 minutes. Dissatisfied.

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Seattle

    Worst head/earphones I have ever had. Extrememly painful in the ear after only a few minutes. Falls out due to the weird shape. Weird sound quality - the sound is much deeper with heavy bass. If I use non-apple head/earphones my voice control/siri goes off automatically when I am trying to listen to music.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Back to my generic earbuds

    • Written by from Dallas

    I bought my first IPhone last week, downloaded my music on to it and was eager to go for a run using the earbuds that came with the phone. I couldn't really concentrate on the run, though, as the earbuds wouldn't stay in my ears. When I came home, I searched the packaging, sure that somehow I missed some silicon attachments. Nope. What a shame, because when I get them properly placed and don't move, I thought they sounded excellent. They are definitely not "one size fits all."

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last 6 months....

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I've bought at least 3 of these and twice they didn't even last 6 months. Unfortunate, because they fit my ears perfectly! Each set began to speed up, slow down, skip, activate suri, pause and play on its own. I know some people mentioned something about moisture, but I've been super careful with my earphones after my first pair crapped out. I think these are fine if you use them once in a while, but I use my earphones 5 days a week (at the very minimum) usually while commuting to and from work. After 3 tries with this, I'm on the lookout for new earphones.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Somerset

    Recently purchased iPhone 6 & the earbuds that Apple provided with it are very poor fit for my average ears! Agree with those who say they don't stay in. Sitting perfectly still they stay in but turn my head twice & one or the other falls out. Come on Apple who did you test these out on ?

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the worst

    • Written by from glendale

    These are the worst fitting ear buds I have ever had - They constantly fall out - seconds after I put them in! Don't even try walking you wont make it 10 feet. I guess they are designed only to fit a specific ear shape. For the $30 cost that is a ridiculous concept. they should fit ALL ear types. very disappointed!

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone ear buds

    • Written by from Belmont

    I got these earphones with my I phone 5s. I haven't used them much, got the phone the 1st of December 2014. Went to use them the other day and they don't work. If I push around on the mic piece I can get it to work a little bit. I guess that is why you get them free with the phone. I also kept them in the case when not using them.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fall out of my ears all day long!

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    The old ones had a silcon ring that help keep them in my ears. I don't like these at all. Even chewing gum makes them fall out! I wish I could get the old ones - I loved them!

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not So Impressed

    • Written by from Haddonfield

    Uncomfortable and don't stay in. Very unforgiving position-wise as well. I prefer the earlier version.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Headphones ever!

    • Written by from Far Rockaway

    The quality of these headphones are very cheap. It's only March of 2013 and I've already gone through two headphones this year. After I bought this new one, I noticed that in the ear piece I am constantly being shocked. That's a little scary, especially with this being in my ear. This has happened several times and have switched to another brand of headphones. Overall I am dissatisfied with the overall quality of apple branded accessories.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocked!!!

    • Written by from Carleton Place

    i was listening too music when they literally shocked my ear! they were brand new from the apple store and had just been opened. they have not been exposed to water or pulled on. not worth it.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good at all

    • Written by from Stafford

    These headphones are without doubt the most uncomfortable headphones i have ever used. They don't fit properly, constantly falling out of my ears, and are very uncomfortable to wear. The sound quality is not bad, but not top notch either - ive had phillips sport headphones for cheaper that reproduce the sound better. The final point is sound leakage : ever sat on a train and heard someone else's music in full clarity ? Yep thats the apple headphones. Do yourself a favour and buy another brand : apple just cannot make decent headphones !

    4 of 7 people found this useful