• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not what i hoped!

    • Written by from SAN ANTONIO

    these are great except the volume/mic control is so close to head, that every time i reach over to use control, i pull earbud out! i am left-handed, but still.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Low to mid range headphone

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I've been using Apple earphones since iPhone 3GS and I have had a same experience with all of them. They start to be good when you have them out of box and use them for a few months. After that, they all start losing quality in noise and lower the sound they give out. Usually after 6months you find yourself buying a new one. The price for it is not cheap and it's overpriced for such quality, there are better earphones you can get with the same price range that work for you longer. I'm So disappointed by such wuality coming out of Apple production line especially after they aquired Beats. I was expectinn a better headphone quality for iPhone 6 series but it never happened.

    If you're planning to get one of these, just don't do it, it doesn't worth it unless you're one those who need to own everything Apple produces.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    They don't last

    • Written by from Montreal

    These EarPods sound great but they don't last. My 3rd pair in 18 months just died on me for absolutely zero reason. The remote stops working, the cord gets loose, an ear stops working. That just never ends. It just seems like a scam to get 40$ every 6 months. Really frustrating.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth Buying

    • Written by from Roseville

    In 2013 I got the Iphone 5 and was in LOVE with the headphones. A little over a year later the left headphone blew out and I was devasted because the sound quality was amazing besides the fact that they didn't fit my ears. Then this summer I got the 5s and was very excited to finally get a new pair of headphones, it's been about six months now that I've had it and the left headphone has blown out again, the side speaker on it still works but the main speaker is gone. I'm very disapointed in Apple's quality of them. Won't be buying another pair; why have great sounding music if you can't even hear it?

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Leap backwards.

    • Written by from Billund

    I just got the new iPhone 6, and with it came these new headphones. I was looking forward to a new pair since the microphone no longer works in my old set, due to lack of proper treatment. I don't really know how to feel about the new design of the EarPods. I need cover for them in order for them to sit in my ear, but that was the same case with the old ones. However I was surprised and honestly a bit sad to find out that the sound quality had dropped. The sound is metallic and does not provide the same feel of depth as my old set does. It feels as if I am using a 3 $ headset.
    Not the standard I was expecting from Apple with this product.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound BUT extremely uncomfortable

    • Written by from Cheboygan

    The earpods have great sound. They sound much better than the old ones. I got a pair to come with my iPod. However, after only 20 minutes of wearing them my ears hurt so bad and I started getting a headache. At first I thought it was because the sound was so good that maybe I had it too high. But after testing them with no sound at all, I found out it was the earpods themselves. The shape stays in my ear great, better than any other earbuds I've ever used. However, they are so uncomfortable, I only use them when I have absolutely no other pair of earbuds. I feel like the earpods are made for people with bigger ear canals. If you're like me and don't have gigantic ear canals, then be prepared, because it might hurt. Also, I've had mine for about a year and they have not broken like a lot of people are saying, but like I said, I rarely use them.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, terrible quality/value

    • Written by from Traverse City

    While the sound of these headphones is really good for earbuds, the actual product's durability/lifespan is TERRIBLE. I got my first pair when it came with my iPhone 5. They worked well for almost a year, when the left earbud stopped working. I went out and bought another pair, which lasted roughly 6 months until again: the left earbud stopped producing sound. After that I used a cheap pair of Sony earbuds (which still work after 2+ years). Then my dad got the iPhone 6, and gave me the headphones that came with it. I've been using them for a little over a month, and today the left earbud stopped working. I will NOT be buying these again, no matter how good the sound is for the few short months that they work. I've already gone through 3 pairs in less than 2 years.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't last long

    • Written by from Toronto

    Over 2 years I have bought two sets of these earpods. Each pod has 2 speakers one at the side and a main one. the main one went bad on both sets. This is the third time I am getting a replacement. They sound fantastic for the price BUT, they don't last long..

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So much for bedtime listening...

    • Written by from Hungry Horse

    It has a clear sound, sure, but the bass was so overwhelming that it hurt my ears and ruined my favorite bedtime music. I am seriously upset about this change. The earbuds that came with my iPod Touch 5 were perfect, but then they broke, thus I accidentally wasted money on this...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't last long

    • Written by from Kamrar

    I had these headphones for about a year. Used them almost daily, mainly with my phone and computer. After about 4 months they started to get staticky and shocked me on multiple occasions. I kept using them because they were so expensive, and eventually the stopped. Recently the left right headphone has died completely. Considering that I bought these when the price was closer to $40, I really don't appreciate them dieing after such a short time.

    I really like the built in remote, especially using my phone so I don't have to dig it out to change something, but they broke so fast that they weren't worth the price

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome earbuds??

    • Written by from Glenpool

    Awesome sound for like the first month of use then after that they seem to loose sound quality, I've had this problem with all of apples quote, unquote awesome headphones.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great while they work

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I bought these about 6 months ago. I don't do any heavy listening; nothing loud, and only during my 9-5 shift. Up until last week, they were great. The style and shape took a little getting used to, but the sound was amazing. Now, the left earbud has decided to stop working, not completely but the sound quality is so miniscule I can hardly hear it. I feel like I've wasted $30. I've had $10 headphones last years, but for something so (relatively) expensive to not last even a year is pretty shoddy. I can't say I'm happy with the purchase.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    These earpods are NOT great at ALL!!!

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    I got my iPhone like 30 days ago...just 30 days mind you...and I have had to get my third pair of earpods already...the very first time the left earpod stopped working completely....then in the second pair...the volume suddenly went terribly low...so even a full volume I couldn't hear loud music...it sucked!!! Now I have my fingers crossed that this third pair works properly.... Please APPLE this must be a genuine problem...

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound. Poor Fit.

    • Written by from Riverside

    I have owned these headphones a total of 24 hours and I've already got earaches in both ears and the beginnings of a blister in my right one.

    I am a big fan of Mac technology. And with the last many pairs of the old style Mac headphones I've never been disappointed. The quality with the actual headphones has improved if anything from the old ones. I'm really impressed by the sound (I'm an amateur and I can tell the difference) and the improved input mic that diminishes background noise (a HUGE bonus since I use headphones as my hands-free device). However they are very, VERY uncomfortable to wear.

    Even for all their improvements, I'm already averse to using them because they hurt. I've also noticed that they feel like they might pop out if I don't put them in exactly the right way.

    I know that Apple products have a history of having to use items "just the right way" (the original iphone mic problem anyone?), but this product isn't well suited for general audiences. It's not convenient to have to constantly readjust the buds to stop your eyes from tearing up from the pain.

    I've noticed that several of the reviewers who had issues with this product were women. Being also of the female gender and having smaller ears. I'm thinking that Mac didn't include women in their calculations when they made the bold claim that the new design made the EarPods "...more comfortable for more people than any other earbud-style headphone."

    It's just simply not true.

    For the quality, I think these headphones are great for $30. That being said, I'd trade them in a heartbeat for any leading competitor brand that offered gel pads or cushions.

    Mac, please make these headphones more comfortable. I know that you can do better with your designs.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good fit

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I have to keep pushing them into my ears to get a good sound. The sound is wonderful, but they dang buds keep falling out. This is very frustrating.

    I have to say that if they would go in just a bit farther, they would be just right. They don't hurt my ears the way some others I have tried do. Maybe duct tape them in?

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Got broken next day

    • Written by from Astana

    Just dropped them on my night table and the cover of the left bud crack opened. Closed it but the left bud doesn't work. Used to sound good though.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound great but always fall out

    • Written by from Redmond

    I will say they do sound really great. Not enough bass, but that's just me. Anyways, they have a hard time staying in. And by hard time, I mean they simply don't stay in. I move around quite a bit, and they constantly fall out. Sound quality doesn't count for much if they can't stay in.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, bad fit

    • Written by from Kingston Springs

    If Apple had spent as much effort with the fit as they did with the sound, these EarPods could potentially earn a five out of five. Unfortunately, the design of the EarPods is clumsy and does not stay in your ear except when you are perfectly still. Running especially presents a challenge when your EarPods are continually falling out every 30 seconds or so. I am disappointed with Apple and I hope they do better with their next product.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    They are good but the right earbud broke within a month

    • Written by from north hollywood

    I would use them to exercise and in a short period of time the right ear stopped working. I thought they would be too good of quality to break so fast but I don't know.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved Sound Quality, Fitting Issues

    • Written by from Irvine

    Sound quality is better than previous ear buds but what's the point of developing an improved sound when they're not going to fit the widest range of users. Controls and mic are on par with what to expect from Apple -- they work and they work well.

    3 of 5 people found this useful