• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Kudos to Jony Ive and his team!

    • Written by from Provo

    These are a huge leap forward in every way. It's like magic that such an intense, rich sound could come out these little headphones.

    In addition, the overall look and feel are unapproachable by anything else on the market. This is accomplished by fusing both spectacular ergonomics and a Saarinen-inspired form that is as beautiful as it is comfortable.

    I appreciate these things not only as a disciple of great music but also as a fellow product designer. Marvelous work by Jony Ive and the rest of the R&D team.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bravo Apple

    • Written by from Fresno

    Apple gave its fans a decent ear buds finally! This is a significant upgrade from the previous ones which I never even took it out of the box when they arrived with my 4S last year. New ear buds are close to being perfect match for my new iPhone 5 in terms of its response to adjustment for EQ under Setting-Music. I turned on "Treble Booster", and heard immediate boost in treble. Mid range which barely existed in the previous models is the biggest improvement. Just listened to Shontelle and Christina Perri, treble is clear and imaging is decent.

    In comparing to my Shure 215 and Sennheiser, bass is still weak, although it is great improvement from the past. However, at $29.99, this is the best ear buds at this price range under $100. Great work Apple!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These are the best of earphones!

    • Written by from Watertown

    I'm a fan of trance music, which requires high quality sound. So, I use koss porta pro headphones when I'm at home, but when I travel or go outside Apple EarPods are just the best!!!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple EarPods

    • Written by from Millville

    These headphones fit right in my ear, and they dont fall out. Plus, they sound like im in a movie theater listing to the best blueray surround sound sytem ever.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work great! Very tough.

    • Written by from Riverview

    These are great quality earphones. They fit nicely in the ear. Also. they've been in the washing machine twice and they still work great!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THANK YOU!!!

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I love the new earphones- the old round kind hurt my ears horribly, I could never use them and just gave them to my teens, I bought the kind that go into the ear and while they didn't hurt, they tended to fall out easily. Finally, a shape that fits comfortably, doesn't fall out AND sounds amazing!! I love that I can talk on the phone hands free, control volume, or stop a show, podcast, or song all with my earphones! LOVE THESE!!! They are the best earphones I have owned yet!! Thank you apple!!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't help buying this EarPods again.

    • Written by from Johor

    This is really a big deal!

    The best ear bud out in the market so far.

    I bought multiple these EarPods one for mine and others for my family...

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    High Definition Headphones.

    • Written by from Norman

    Deep basses, clear mids and highs. Does not get distorted when cranking up the volume. Very high benefit/cost ratio! Totally recommended!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    • Written by from Rochester

    I was pleased by the sound quality of these new EarPods and so far have had no problems.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate earbuds but LOVE EarPods!!!

    • Written by from Durham

    I heard these were good but had no idea how much. Wow! Great sound and super comfortable (they stay in!) Awesome features for music and phones, like volume, built-in mic, mute, and very convenient "skip to next song" feature. Definitely my go-to Christmas gift this year!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible sound

    • Written by from Varennes

    I purchased these because I heard the sound was much better. I was not disappointed one bit. The bass is especially incredibly clear, and I hear details in my songs I couldn't hear with any earphones or speakers. Also it fits perfectly in the ear. Only drawback, the low quality of my lower quality tracks now make a noticeable difference.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These earpods ROCK!

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I've been using the old style apple earpods, and these are better in every way. Much better sound quality. I heard some things in songs today that I have never heard before. Very comfortable, and I was even able to easily put my motorcycle helmet on over them. that was not an option with the old earpods. Well worth the bargain price of $29.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly good (with one little flaw)

    • Written by from Longmont

    Very impressive, especially for 29 bucks! A significant audible improvement over the previous earbuds, and the remote is large enough to be useful with big hands and thin gloves.

    However, the thingamajig (referred to hereafter as thingy), which is supposed to keep the cables together in order to help keep the EarPods in your ears, hasn't changed. One side is split so that the thingy can be placed on either side of the remote control / microphone module (hereafter referred to as the RCMM) -- ostensibly adjustable for either normal size-to-giant or tiny-to-miniscule heads. With the thingy placed above the RCMM (closer to the right EarPod), it seems a great fit for my slightly larger than average-size cat, but he really has no desire to listen to my music with EarPods. The "above the RCMM" position might also be a good fit for infants, but I have none for experimentation, and it's likely inadvisable to subject your young offspring or your pets to your music with EarPods.

    An easy fix for Apple's idiotic thingy design is 1/4" diameter heat shrink tubing. A heat gun, if you have one, or a cigarette lighter or a stove will suffice as a heat source. Cut off a piece of the shrink tubing slightly longer than the thingy, slide it over the plug end of the cable and then center it over the thingy. Carefully apply the heat so that the tubing shrinks around the thingy, thus closing the gap in the thingy which so exasperates those of us who really want to keep the EarPods in our ears without the thingy slipping off the cable.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rich tones and great fit!

    • Written by from Kingman

    These are the best ear buds that I've owned. I've never spent a ton of money on headphones, so can't speak for the higher end ones....but these are just great. The base is rich, the high notes clear. I can hear outside sounds just enough to know my surroundings (which I feel is important) but the audio is clear and precise. They sound great on all of my devices, not just the iPhone. The pods fit in the ear well, don't easily fall out, and the controls are responsive. I would definitely recommend!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    • Written by from waterloo

    all i can say is amazing. this is a big step up for apple.. the headphones are a great fit, especially for working out. My skull candy headphones and old apple headphones would constantly fall out of my ears when running but now they stay in perfect without every having to push them in. They are a great comfortable fit and the sound quality is awesome. i would recommend these headphones to anybody... especially for 30 dollars!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from Westfield

    The EarPods are a huge leap forward. The sound quality is excellent with almost any genre of music. They easily are on par with my $80 Klipsch S4s! At first they feel like they'll fall out of your ears, but they fit very comfortably, especially considering that Apple doesn't even make specialized inserts like other manufacturers.

    Call quality on the microphone is decent, better than what you'll get in most low to mid quality Bluetooth devices. So they're as great for phone conversations, Siri, etc as they are for music.

    If I had to make one complaint, they aren't very good at noise isolation. If you often travel on a subway, airport, etc, these are certainly not for you. During pauses of the music, you can clearly hear your surroundings as if you don't have headphones in at all. This isn't a problem for me because I will mainly use them in classrooms and at home (when I'm not using my studio monitors): which both are generally pretty silent.


    In conclusion, the EarPods are a steal for $30 and one of the few examples of Apple offering a decently priced product. I would recommend them for any iPod/iPhone/iPad user.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best so far...

    • Written by from Stafford

    Great design, great fit, and great sound. These are the best earbuds, or EarPods, that you will find. They fit comfortably in the ear, despite being made out of rigid plastic, and I don't have the same problem with them slipping out like I do with similar products. Their unique design also allows you to quickly insert them into your ear without having to look to see Left/Right which is alway difficult to see unless under a strong light. I've only had my set for a couple of weeks, but I plan on buying another pair to have on hand in the event these wear out, or get damaged or lost. The rich sound is comparable to my over-the-ear, wired noise reduction headphones, which cost significantly more. And they are comfortable to sleep in just in case you nod off whill listening to your favorite audiobook. Apple did this one right!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Chandigarh

    The best Ear phones ever by Apple.
    Awesome sound, Love it :-)

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The new ear pods are great!

    • Written by from Novato

    Much better design than old earphones. These fit in your ear perfectly and don't pop out like the old ones. The sound quality is much better also. Received a pair with my iPhone 5 and I am going to buy another pair, well worth $29!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound!

    • Written by from Rockwall

    I got my iPhone 5 on launch day and had to try these out, I own a pair of Bose headphones that are very similar in size to these. After trying them out I can't really tell a difference between these and my Bose pair, except the price.

    13 of 15 people found this useful