• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely do not fit ears of all sizes

    • Written by from Burlington

    Sound quality is great, mic is great, one problem: they are too big to fit in my ears.... which not only makes them extremely uncomfortable but makes them impossible to use because every time I move they fall out.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Earpods

    • Written by from Melbourne

    While these earpods sound better than the previous ones, the bass of the music protrudes into the inner ear causing my ears to ache. I mean the quality of the earpods are definitely of high quality, but my ears did not benefit from the new shape. I have been having earaches and had to stop listening to my ipod because my ears were screaming. Tried adjusting the volume but if it is turned down too low you cannot hear the music but only the bass instruments.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Carrollton

    I've never had an issue with any other type of earbuds before but these are so uncomfortable! After 10-15 minutes they hurt terribly. I feel like the insides of my ear are bruised from wearing them.

    The sound quality is also supposed to be improved with these but I've noticed no difference from my old earbuds.

    I guess they must work well for some people's ears but I will be switching to a different brand.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for smaller people

    • Written by from Washington

    Excruciating to wear. Earbuds were always uncomfortable for me, but these are actual agony. I never knew my ears were that much smaller than other people's. I'm a bit short, but not an outlier - 5'2" is a relatively common height for women. Maybe ear size is height-independent.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fall out all the time, broke after a year

    • Written by from San Diego

    These came with my iPhone 5. They seemed good at first, good quality sound. However they always fell out of my ears. After a year one of the buds started giving much quieter sound so they became useless and I threw them away. I bought some Shure 215s and *wow*, way better sound, thumpier bass, great sound isolation, and they stay in my ears. It was then that I realized the earpods are garbage. I doubt Apple will ever improve them because Apple doesn't listen to what it's customers want. Just try submitting a bug report of feature improvement of any kind if you want proof of that, all you get is zero response. That's why Apple is just a marketing company, not a tech company.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you serious!?

    • Written by from Cold stream

    I got an iPhone 5c for Christmas and these came with them! I was so happy to finally have headphones. I was listening to music on the way home and I fell asleep with them in my ears. I woke up 3 hours later and the inner part of my ear (where they go) was really hurting but I figured it wouldn't last long. 13 days later my inner ear still hurts. It's like the earphones molded my ear. NO IN-EAR EARPHONES FIT IN MY EAR ANYMORE!! Not even these ones!!

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never stay in

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    So, I was under the impression that these were designed to have a better fit than the earbuds. Not that case with me. I don't feel that my ear are awkwardly shaped, but for whatever reason these don't stay in. I don't even have to be doing anything. Merely talking will cause them to wiggle loose from my ears and cause them to fall out.

    Sound quality doesn't seem like too much of an improvement from the earbuds. Honestly, I was very disappointed with these. Got them with my iPhone 5c, which is fine since I didn't waste any money on them. I'd definitely go with the earbuds over these. Not worth the money.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst earphone ever!

    • Written by from singapore

    it came with my iPhone 5 and this is the worst earphone i've ever had! material is hard plastic and it hurts my ears after an hour and left side of my earphone works on and off. only good thing about it i guess the microphone.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound but don't last

    • Written by from Toronto

    Quality has dropped, my original pair lasted over a year, but now i'm on my 3rd pair in 5 months. The cord at the jack input went on every pair quickly, very disappointed. Sound quality is excellent while they last, but longevity is very poor.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Work as advertised, but don't fit all ears

    • Written by from Miami Shores

    My "ear-holes" are on the small side. I use the smaller adaptors on various devices, including aviation in-ear headsets. These one-size-fits-all EarPods just don't fit. They are too big, they don't seat well, they fall out, etc. Probably a great product for you big-ear people. I wish they came in different sizes.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New york

    The design is well done as usual... Apple. But the confort and practicality!...Zero. The EarPods comes out of your ears every single moves. Apple, it is time to step up! competition is present and even faster than ever...

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Harrison

    Product is overrated and overpriced. Quality is identical to the $5 earphones I was looking to replace. The $5 pair was also way more comfortable. Planning to return immediately for a refund.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not safe

    • Written by from Miri

    Bought it on August, and today it shocked me! There was some noise at first then the electricity shocked me while i'm listening to songs, immediately pull out. My right ear still feel pain now. Not going to use anymore.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They only fit "standard" ears

    • Written by from Carmichael

    These things might be OK for someone that has ears the same size as the engineer that designed them, but for me they will not stay in my ear and cannot seal enough to give any bass response. They fall out constantly and there is no way that I can make them stay in. They need to have an over-ear clip or some other way of securing them in your ear, otherwise they are useless.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save Your Money

    • Written by from Homer Glen

    Unless you jam these things into your ear canals really hard, they don't stay in place. Constantly having to push them back in. Sound quality is decent (as long as they stay in place.)

    Wish I could return these, complete waste of money IMO.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad.

    • Written by from Hyderabad

    These are the possibly the worst earphones i have ever used.
    They keep falling off all the time and they hurt my ears SO MUCH. I am extremely disappointed.
    The audio quality is great though.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Albany

    These actually hurt one of my ears like crazy, and they both fall out at the least movement. Sorry for the one star, these earbuds deserve a negative. Ok, the sound is good, but that hardly matters if you can't stand to use them. I hardly ever write reviews, but these really upset me. I don't think I have abnormal ears, seriously. I liked the simple little old ones, bring them back please!

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad for ears

    • Written by from Bangalore

    Ears start hurting as soon as u start using it. Not comfortable to wear even.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you can keep them on your ears

    • Written by from The Woodlands

    They sound good, but if you are going to stay literally on bed to hear music, because as soon as you move your face, they will fall off, TERRIBLE DESIGN! I am really surprised, they said they are made specially for the human ear, well, am I a dog? You can not keep them in your EARS!!!!! for more than 3 seconds.

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most uncomfortable earbuds I've ever experienced!

    • Written by from Vienna

    I just got a new iphone 5C and love it, but the ear-buds that came with it are the most uncomfortable ones I've ever used. The best ones I've ever used (and I still use them) are the Bose ear-buds. They have great sound, the same on wire controls, and provide 3 sizes of soft ear pieces! I can wear them all day with no discomfort. After 20 minutes on the phone with the apple ones, my ears hurt! Save your money and buy another brand.

    11 of 16 people found this useful