• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Most 5 star ratings Exaggerate

    • Written by from Halifax

    Okay, I've had the original earbuds from apple since 2006 and although they weren't Bose quality they did the trick. I got these new ear pods with my iPhone 5 and agree that they are better. But NOT significantly better. Before I got them I was pretty excited because I was looking into purchasing Bose or Beats by Dre headphones. After reading the ratings I reconsidered because several people proclaimed the apple earpods were better. FALSE!
    These things are an upgrade from the old version, but no where near the sound quality of premium earphones. I gave these a thorough test comparison with the old version and found them to be about a decibel louder and a tad bit clearer. This makes sense, because they are designed to channel sound down the ear canal.
    If your previous earbuds are busted, I'd recommend these. If you're looking for good sound on a budget below $50, I'd definitely recommend these. If you like apple's products and want these to go with your iPod or iPhone as a style thing, I'd also recommend these. HOWEVER, if you're looking for premium sound quality, DON'T let other reviews or ratings fool you. I would never recommend these over Bose or Beats by Dre products.

    38 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really People?

    • Written by from Salem

    I dont know why these are getting such good reviews. They came with my iPhone 5. I couldn't find my Sony's one day so i figured i would give them a shot. I didn't know Apple had managed to make plain plastic earbuds MORE uncomfortable. They have zero weight so they don't hang properly in your ear and the sound is thin and hollow. These have zero redeeming value, not even as a backup pair. I would give 0 stars but that isn't an option.

    42 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple Headphones Yet!!

    • Written by from Queens

    When I first placed the headphones in my ear, I didnt know what to expect. The sound coming from the headphones is amazing, I was honestly shocked. Finally Apple has made headphones to compliment the bass of the music on my iPod. The older headphones always fell out of my ears and it was pretty annoying. Thanks to the new shape of the earbud, the headphones have no problem staying in place. I would recommend these headphones to anyone. I also hope it isn't as fragile as the older ones too. If these headphones turn out to be sturdy, these headphones will be my ultimate favorite.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best ear phones for small ear!

    • Written by from Kearny

    I just purchased one, I love them. It will not fall off my ear. I have a small ear and hate to keep putting them back on every two seconds! Thanks apple

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW!

    • Written by from TURLOCK

    AMAZING!!!!!!!

    37 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE these new EarPods!

    • Written by from Maitland

    Definitely a new sound and feel, but gosh, is it amazing! Thanks Apple!

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Durability, Right Volume Dies - Decent Price & Signature

    • Written by from Tampa

    Like many, I too was pleasantly surprised at the sound quality of this recent addition to the Apple product line. But within roughly two months of use, the right ear lost volume on THREE different new pairs. Seems another design flaw, but, of course, as with all Apple design defects, it takes an act of god or a class action lawsuit for the company to own up to, and deal with, it. After replacing the pair thrice with the same problem, I'm done with them. If you can afford to buy a new pair every month or two, these will do fine. Otherwise, look elsewhere.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing short of amazing

    • Written by from Wheatfield

    I have never been a fan of stock apple headphones. These on the other hand are a completely different story! They have a great design that literally fits directly in your ear without moving around and falling out. Awesome sound quality is something you usually don't get with stock headphones, nor inexpensive headphones, but again these have it! Basically what I'm saying is, if you try these out there really is no turning back. They just make your music sound better.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    EarPods

    • Written by from Gap Mills

    I am a retired baby-boomer and may not know a lot about high tech listening, but got the EarPods today and after supper plugged them into my iPad to listen to "oldies music." WOW! I don't want to take them out to go to bed. Now I know why the younger generation seems to always be absorbed in their music and electronic devices. The 50's and 60's never sounded so good.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply put, WOW...

    • Written by from Washington

    These head phones are a world of difference from the original iPhone earbuds.

    With the old ear buds, I used to turn them sideways so I can hear the bass better which also made them louder and less comfortable.

    These ear buds fit comfortably in my ears and I can hear a very deep resounding bass while still enjoying clear highs and vibrant mids. Because of the geometry of this unit I don't have to turn them sideways to improve sound and it is powerful so I don't need to turn the volume up to hear every element of the music. These earpods are like listening to your music in a BMW. Clear sound with balanced bass. Great job Apple!

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unexpectedly great !

    • Written by from Carlton

    So so much better than the old earphone. And with just only $30 thats awesome !

    Highly recommend it <3

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!

    • Written by from ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

    The sound produced by these headphones is incredible! The overall quality is so much better than i could have hoped for - i actually prefer my new headphones to my mac's speakers! The bass is enormous for a pair of in ear headphones and the tone is very rich. So happy with this purchase! The remote and mic are a very handy extra as well.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best option for the money.

    • Written by from Grayson

    Just recently I lost my Bose headphones. I didn't feel like paying over 100$ again for another pair so I decided to go the cheaper route and buy the new apple stock earpods. As soon as I put them in I could feel a difference in quality. They're no Bose but I would compare the sound quality close to headphones costing between 50 to 80 dollars. Apple finally did its job in creating a quality stock headphone.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is awesome!!!!!

    • Written by from New York

    This earpods made my day :) it's sounds good than the previous apple earphone :) and for a cheap price? It's worth it to buy this product :) has a great bass sound and it has a clearer sound :)

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    They nailed it

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I've been doing earbud comparisons all day and I'm seriously impressed with these new earpods. They brought out the lower mids and bass much more than I was expecting, but in a tasteful balance. Personally, I can't stand having something shoved down my ear canal but that was usually the only way to get deep bass in an earbud. These are the best bass response I've heard yet in a sit-in-the-ear design. Good job apple.

    ps: If they sound tinny as I've read happened for at least one guy, just send them back. Those are definitely broken. There's no way you'd call these tinny.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like these a lot.

    • Written by from Mount Joy

    These seem to fit better than any other in-ear headphones. I am able to wear them for long periods of time (1-2 hrs.)... sometimes even longer, without discomfort. I would recommend these to anyone. The case is really cool and functional as well... Apple could have made the case a tiny bit bigger on the inside... so that the cable can wrap around inside nicer and with little more room for the cable. Other than that, these ear pods are pretty nice.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THESE ROCK!!

    • Written by from Scarborough

    Apple you got it bang on with these. They are so comfortable and the sound is wicked. My ears say thank you!! I wish there were more stars to rate these :)

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    descent earphones for price, better than predecessor

    • Written by from HAYWARD

    1st of all, reviews are supposed to be sharing personal experiences with a certain products and not about ridiculing other people if their experience isn't similar to yours. with that out of the way, these ear pods came with my iPhone 5 purchase. they pretty much held up well. doesn't fall off from my ear and they definitely sound way better than it's predecessor. I'm asian and maybe i have a smaller ear. But for me these earpods are worth it and definitely an upgrade.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Ear Pods

    • Written by from Chicago

    I bought these new Ear Pods they are amazing and totally compete against the Dr.Dre headphones but like two days ago the speaker simply busted and now i am wondering if i can exchange it.Overall its a good product and you must take care it by not pulling on the cords much. BUY IT!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FINALLY!!!

    • Written by from Winchester

    These easily fit perfectly inside my ears which happen to be ridiculously small. I have now run with them three times and they are snug, but not uncomfortable and they are not sliding out at all as I start to sweat. Not only that, but the sound is phenomenal. Totally awesome. Thank you!!

    20 of 21 people found this useful