• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Durable!

    • Written by from Daytona Beach

    Just like every Apple earphones since the beginning of time, the all new EarPods suffer from a durability issues.

    One ear stopped working a year into use.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate them!

    • Written by from New Orleans

    I cannot get these little things to stay in my ears! USELESS.

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stereo

    • Written by from Brussels

    It is like a stereo in your ear, fantastic

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Halfway Decent...Just

    • Written by from Rego Park

    I wanted to like these. I thought they would fit well, and the comparisons to "higher end" headphones was intriguing. Now I am glad they were free.

    First, they do not fit all that well. Larger ears means more wiggling and constant re-positioning. As they move the sound becomes tinny. Just plain annoying. On the street they are almost useless, not just because they shift after a mere ten steps, but more so because they are drowned out by minor street noise.

    As to the sound signature, I compared them to my cheap Philips SHE2000, and all I can say is KUDOS TO PHILIPS! The sound on the Apple Earpods has obviously been tuned to accent the bass, but that bass is muddy, with very little detail in the sub-bass. Mids are drowned out and sound like mere tin instruments. Highs, while sometimes mellow, often sound harsh and sibilant.There is a sense of sound separation at times, but it isn't natural sounding. Better than previous earbuds from Apple for sure, but still garbage.

    My cheap Philips (I mean $7.99 cheap) have a richer, fuller sound without over-emphasizing the bass. For classical, jazz, acoustic, singers etc. they are wonderful. They actually sound more like my Bose OE2 than the earpods. Sound is natural and clear, mids are distinguishable from highs, and bass is just right. There is very little harshness, and foam pads help if there is. Outside, these fit so well int he ear that they block out most noise, and the sound level can be kept much lower than the earpods. They also do not slip out, and are comfortable for hours.

    Don't be fooled by price or brand, the earpods are cheap throw ins and are not worth the price. Try something else, you will find better.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Earpods work for ears with BIG BIG canals

    • Written by from Plainsboro

    Most of the sound seems to come through the apertures on the side of the pods. however when I insert these into my ears the side apertures are blocked by ear canal walls. I have big ears & relatively big canals and never had any issues with any ear phones so far until this one.

    I need to turn up the volume completely and insert the ear pods with side rotated upwards to get audio to levels that are just audible. But then they keep falling off.

    Apple - i am quite disappointed.

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Grand Haven

    I would love to see the designer that came up with the new design try to wear these things without them falling out of his/ her ears. Not good at all. Original earbuds are way better.

    5 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but

    • Written by from Newark

    The sound on these "Earpods" are excellent, especially for the price. However, that is only when they actually stay in your ear. Any slight movement I find these moving around and not staying in proper position. They just don't feel secure, I constantly feel as if they are going to fall out, and they do. Great sound for the price, but they aren't comfortable. Spend a few more dollars and get a pair that you don't have to worry about readjusting all the time.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    These headphone are standard issue w/ all apple products. If you are lucky it will last a couple of months. If you are extremely lucky maybe even a year. If I purchase a $300 phone or better yet a $2000 computer I would hope the headphone provided would last a decent amount of time. But then the shelf life of an apple isn't long so I shouldn't expect that much from your products.

    3 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    From a Beats Pro user

    • Written by from fort smith

    I am VERY satisfied with these earbuds. I went from the Beats Pro to these and they were actually better than I had expected. Worth the money.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    GET ALL THE WAY REAL!!

    • Written by from Tampa

    Seriously these are the worst! Stop playing around and put some freaking padding on these things! Claps to the genius that finally realized ear holes are not round but COME ON! My ears ALWAYS hurt after wearing these for more than 5 minutes. People are just so far up Apples a++ that they say these are amazing when they really aren't. And my goodness can they come in another color or do we have to keep suffering with these "only white for two uses" ones?!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ear pods will not stay in my ears

    • Written by from Minneola

    I love the music and the sound that comes out of these ear pods but the reason I am writing this review is they will not stay in my ears. If i turn my heard they fall out, when I run they fall out (I run every day) even when I walk they fall out. If they would stay in my ears, they would be the best ear pods I have ever owned. I ended up buying a set of yur buds and they are great also (not as good of quality as apple) but the microphone broke after a month. Apple, come up with some type of ear phones that will stay in your ears.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    :(

    • Written by from ABILENE

    i use for one day with my ipod nano 6g but after that, earpods don't work :( i can not cotrol the volume of make pause as you said... what's the problem :(

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Painful

    • Written by from Sewickley

    My EarPods lately have given me nothing but pain in my ears. I wear my headphones a lot and these have actually given me scabs in my ears. I love most Apple products, but I'm really hoping they reconsider these. The sound is amazing, when I can get them to stay in my ear without a sharp pain.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh...nothing new.

    • Written by from OREM

    Sound: 3.5 stars
    Comfort: 1 star
    Cable: 4 stars
    Case: 2 stars
    Microphone: 3 stars
    Controls: 2 stars

    Here's the deal: they sound (finally) up to par with other earbuds. Compared to apple's previous earbuds-the super uncomfortable, hard plastic white ones-yeah they sound and feel better. I think the lower mid range has been improved, yes. Ultimately though, these are still terribly uncomfortable to wear for more than 20 minutes. Why any Apple engineer would think that rigid plastic stuffed in your ear (regardless of its shape) would be comfortable, is beyond me.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them!!!!!

    • Written by from Brashear

    Way better sound. Love love them. Only needs a little padding. After being active they slide out.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality, bad grip.

    • Written by from Avondale

    I personally give a 5 stars in quality sound, but I don't use this earphones as much as I want
    I've been having difficult problems keeping them on my ears they are constantly falling off and I think
    One of the reasons it's because there is no grip at the tip of it, I would like to see
    A solution about this issue thank you for ear me out!!.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed.

    • Written by from Busselton

    I got these earphones and i absolutely hated them that i had to get a pair of the old ones of a friend. They were uncomfortable in my ears and they didn't actually fit nicely as i have kind of small ears, i tried just putting up with them but they gave me a blister on my ear because they didn't fit well. Please bring back the old earphones.

    3 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Not Worth The Money

    • Written by from Norman

    I bought these things back in mid-February. It's been two months and the right EarPod is dead.

    Two. Months. At $15 a month, that's not even as good as some of the cheap third-party in-ear buds.

    Don't waste your money; just go to your local big box store and get some cheap ones there and you'll already have saved money.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the Best headphones ever made!

    • Written by from El Segundo

    I don't understand how people can drop $200+ on earbuds. I've tried them, Shure is ok, Bose is ok, but I honestly don't see the justification of such a high markup. I have a pair of awesome over ear Bowers & Wilkins P3, but that's a whole different level. The Apple EarPods sound great, look great, priced great, and are durable too. I use them daily when I'm out and about. I use the P3's at home, and occasionally take them out. I've traveled w/ the P3's in flight too- sometimes I have a hard time deciding which pair to bring w/ me. If I have a lot of stuff I just bring the buds, but the P3's also fold up nicely for travel. Would be cool if these EarPods came in different colors!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Comparable to my Bose In-Ear Headphones

    • Written by from Valenzuela

    I'm very satisfied and impressed when I hear this sound to my liking... I use bose headphones all my life, but when I tried this EarPods from Apple was really impressed on how my music is heard differently. And yes, one can compare this to Bose earphones. Rich Bass and Highs even at low volume the clarity and richness of sound is amazing for it's price. Good job Apple.

    4 of 5 people found this useful