• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly great!

    • Written by from Phoenix

    After shorting out my iPhone 4 headphones by getting them caught and yanked one too many times (they took a lot of abuse), I tried going back to Bluetooth for a while. I was quickly fed up with the lack of clarity and volume as always, so I ordered a new set of these.

    The design was new since my previous pair, and they looked well thought-out. I've not been the greatest fan of previous Apple mice or iPod/iPhone headphones, but they have really nailed both in their current versions.

    These headphones are very clear with great base, have an open design (not sound isolating) so I can use them while driving, and despite looking thin and fragile they are among the most robust earbuds I've owned from any source. The bud shape may not stick in the ear as efficiently as the rubber type, but they are very comfortable and I can still have normal face-to-face conversations without having to take them out.

    Many naysayers like to joke about the "Apple tax" as an unnecessary premium for the caché of the brand. Those people have rarely owned or appreciated Apple products. Their criticism is true on occasion, but not most of the time -- and definitely not in this case. Subtle design features, like the wonderful rubbery coating on the wires that makes them untangle so easily, are worth the extra cost. These are surprisingly great earbuds that suited my needs perfectly.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for iPhones4 to newer better that ear pods

    • Written by from Oglethorpe

    I just bought these for my iPhone4 to replace my apple earbuds and the ear pods have great sound quality and comes with travel case

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WHOA…These pack a punch!

    • Written by from Tampa

    I bought these for my 3rd Gen iPod Touch after the Apple earplugs that came with it stopped working (after much abuse in my backpack and such for quite some time) and I must say these are a huge leap in the right direction! If you're thinking about buying these, I wholeheartedly recommend them!! These are on par with my more expensive, over-the-ear headphones and they have a nice bass. I use these when commuting around town and on the bus and I've yet to find a fault. I prefer the feel of these in your ears (they're more comfortable) and I like the improved feel of the control buttons and mic. For $29 these pack quite a punch and they're a steal! a must-have if you're looking for comfort, quality, and affordable. I have a varied taste in music and these work great all across the range of Classical/Orchestral to EDM :) hope this helps :P

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Improvement

    • Written by from Fresno

    Not everyone will think that these are great earbuds, but it's pretty clear that these are better than their previous earbuds. Not bad for $30, and definitely not bad for coming with all iPhones for free.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New port richey

    Unlike any head phones Ive used before these have bass. It allows me to block out all voices and really hear my music. They are comfortable and fit to most ears perfectly. I enjoy these in school. I would use these any day over my beats. This is a must buy product!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding value!

    • Written by from Norman

    These earpods are a giant step up in performance over the previous versions. They perform on a par with my $300 Bose Headset. The bass is amazing. Overall performance beats my Klipsch $100 in ear earbuds. Yes, they don't block out ambient noise like the Klipsch but I only need that when I'm on an airplane. Around the house and outside activities these Apple earpods can't be beat. Excellent value. Thanks Apple for engineering these.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't stay in ears

    • Written by from New Haven

    The sound quality is fine, but they will not stay in my ears. One slight shift of my head and out they come. Very frustrating!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best supplied headphones by far!!

    • Written by from Maricopa

    Apple is on top when it comes to these headphones!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST Headphones I have owned! EVER!

    • Written by from Hamburg

    These EarPods are the best constructed and sound I have ever owned, I even ran them through the wash by accident and they are still working! I was SHOCKED when I put them into my ear and the SOUNDED THE SAME! I love you Apple! A+ with these EarPods! I like them more the my $200 BEATS and my BEATS I also ran through the wash, and the died. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO ANYONE!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best earbuds ever!

    • Written by from Montreal

    If stuff is good its good who ever made it. These are the best ear/headphones I have ever owned (bought a second set for my Scotevest because don't want put them back in all the time and if I break one I have a spare. I can sleep in these, my right ear ear pods falls out sometimes, but these are just absolutely awesome. I've got tons of headphones, Gaming headphones (350$ seinhesizer)... They are good, but not comfortable for long gaming sessions, you sweat, they start to feel heavy etc.
    ... These are by far the most comfortable , may not be the best sounding. But buy a set of SURE ear buds for a 100$ and then you touch the wire and it just pops in your ear, you feel your ears are plugged with something and it's just a real bad sensation. I'd rather hear what's going on outside and have this sweet sweet sound. I sleep in them all the time. To me, they are the most comfortable and I don't care much anymore for over the ear or headphones that are heavy and you get tired after 5 minutes of wearing them

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very painful!

    • Written by from Crossville

    The sound is great but after wearing them for a while they are too painful to wear. They are too big and hard lol. I am still searching for some silicone covers for them that will hopefully help.

    16 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best earbuds I've ever tried

    • Written by from Montpelier

    I normally don't use ear buds because they tend to hurt my ears (the shape not the sound) even the ones made for smaller ears bother me. I also have the problem of the earbuds falling out, even when I'm sitting still.
    Not so with these!! I absolutely love them. They don't hurt my ears, they stay put and they have incredible sound! The music sounds so rich and full. It's amazing. I don't think I'll ever use a different pair again!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible! Do not buy!

    • Written by from Toronto

    Aside from terrible sound quality, these ear buds are poorly manufactured! I would not recommend anybody buy these ear buds! I've had four pairs replaced in the last three months! I've taken immaculate care of each pair I've had replaced yet they've still caused me trouble! They'll work fine for three or four weeks before the sound dies in one ear and eventually the other.

    9 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, super uncomfortable

    • Written by from Centennial

    Good sound, as good as anything in the price range. But they are so uncomfortable. I was expecting a bit more comfort than the old earbuds, but if anything there's less. I'll definitely be going back to Skullcandy or some other budget brand with more comfort.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ear pod dissatisfaction

    • Written by from Orlando

    I am on my second ear pod set in less than a year. My first pair started crackling in less than three months. I would not recommend them to anyone. I was told at the Apple store that they do not have a warranty if bought in the store. I don't blame them. They are almost worthless.
    I have a second set that i bought as a back up. I will probably get 3 months out of them as well.
    I will not be buying anything from the Apple Store again...

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Review coming from Someone that never cared about headphones

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    First of all, I want to state that I'm an ordinary user that never cared about the quality of headphone products until now. I always though to myself that as long as there is sound coming out of it, I'm good to go!

    However, when I bought iPhone 5, I got these headphones with it. When I tried them on I was blown away by the quality of music! I couldn't believe what I was missing. As I stated before, I'm just an ordinary user and I'm not expert on headphones, but these little guys blown me away with the quality of music.

    The biggest different I noticed between these headphones and normal ones is the beat! there is a beat on almost every music that enhance it and makes it way more ejoyable. With these headphones, even terrible music sound amazing.

    I totally recommend it to anyone.

    In closing, I would like to re-state few things. I know that my review might sound a sell-out, but keep in mind that this review is coming from an ordinary user that only know headphones transfer sounds. I don't know how they are bulit or how they function. I only know that such non-expert person were able to recognize the difference between Apple Earpods and normal headphones.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelent Sound Clarity

    • Written by from Kolkata

    Try the app iPlayer - MusicPlayer For Exceptional Sound Clarity.
    And then experience the sound.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Queens

    I've had these ear buds for a month they are great, but controls don't work on androids. However, the bass is great. The ear buds are so comfortable and don't fall out of your ears.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Culpeper

    I love these Earpods. They are fantastic - the best headphones Apple has made yet.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable Worst Fitting Earbuds Ever Made

    • Written by from Edmonds

    These are by far the worst fitting earbuds I've ever owned. They do no stay in your ear, unless you are remaining completely still, for more than a few seconds. You can't even turn your head without them falling out. The right one falls out more than the left because it's weighted down with the mic and volume control.

    Riding a bike? If the movement doesn't knock them out, the wind will. Walking or Jogging? Forget it, will never stay in.

    I can not comment on the sound quality because they do not stay in my ear long enough to listen to anything for any amount of time.

    Unless you are paralyzed from the eyebrows down, do not buy these.

    18 of 26 people found this useful