• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerful Sound

    • Written by from JOLIET

    Plain and simple, these headphones are great, in sound quality. However, I still feel as if they are going to fall out of my ear even after Apple's ear research and that insecurity is hard to overlook. Also, I know earbuds in general perform rather low for running. Either case, I tried them out to put them through a complete test anyway. They did better than I anticipated, but still failed in the long run/higher speeds (9.2 mph or 6:01 mile/min). Then the test of time. Here they did well, I was watching "What Dreams May Come", and for those that haven't seen it, it's not a short movie, and they were comfortable for about 75% of the movie. Till I laid on my back. While on my back the 'not so fixed in the ear' feeling returned. Unfortunately, thanks to this I began to adjust and readjust the earbuds. Honestly I think it was more my finger tinkering more than the actual buds that caused my ears to become irritated, but the fact remained, they didn't feel secure. Aside from all of this, I think these are great buds for the price, and if you are a public transport commuter/traveler. The size+case and sitting up right comfort make it ideal for those times you want to forget where you are.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Loose

    • Written by from East Granby

    I got these with my iPhone 5 and they are just too Loose in my ears. I don't feel I have huge ear canals or anything but these just don't fit right. I with they came with some kind of adapter wraps for different ear sizes.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones but may be a little problem

    • Written by from Maitland

    These headphones are great! the sound quality is good, the bass is decent but there is one problem i found. On songs that have worst sound quality than Itunes standard make my headphones crackle. I'm not sure if this is just my pair. And also these aren't very comfortable (maybe because i didn't wear the old headphones). Overall not bad.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfort!!!!!

    • Written by from adelanto

    The best thing about these earpods is that they are very comfortable, they fit right I love how they feel so good in your ear . Unlike the beats these ear pods don't fall of these ear pods fit perfect . Also the sound quality is very good. Best earphones I have ever used.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best earphones ever

    • Written by from HONOLULU

    30$ if that is true which it is they are giving you a bargain deal.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Headphones Ever!!!

    • Written by from Millers Creek

    I just got mine yesterday and the second I started to listen to these things, I fell in love with them! They were so cool, and they sound better than this expensive pair I have! A+++++

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't stay in the ear

    • Written by from North Royalton

    When will Apple get the point that slippery smooth plastic earbuds will slide out of the ear just like that original. You need some rubber backing to help stay in place. I returned mine after one hour of trying these...Very disappointed in them.

    46 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too big

    • Written by from Chicago

    The ear buds are just too large, and the hard plastic is not fun. If I want to use them I have to force them into my ears, and naturally they hurt my ears after awhile. The hard plastic is brutal, and of course, has no give. Apple needs to make these in a smaller size or make them more moldable/softer.

    50 of 78 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Credit is DUE!

    • Written by from Newport Beach

    I never leave reviews unless I'm really impressed or really ticked off. These things are incredible and are extremely comfortable. This is coming from a guy who spends several hundred dollars on head phones, custom molded ear plugs and custom molded headphones because any I have ever worn actually hurt my ears. GREAT JOB!!! These are INCREDIBLE!!

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    • Written by from bakersfield

    Ordered mine on Sunday night and received them today. All I can say is wow!! Amazing quality! Apple has sure did their research & made some awesome earpods.

    31 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

    • Written by from Clermont

    Better quality and bass than my 100$ Bose Headphones

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not bad

    • Written by from London

    the sound is awesome, and they are the only ear buds that fit in my ears all others fall out and never fit right. The only thing is the plastic is hard and it really hurts after a few minutes.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Better, but they still drop out of your ears too easily

    • Written by from Martinez

    Ok, they look good, sound good to me,but still fall out of the ears too easily. I was fortunate in that I had a small thin set of rubber ear addapters from another set of headphones. I slipped them over, cut a hole in the end and now they are comfortable and stay in my ears. Can't recommend these yet; wish I could.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable and amazing sound

    • Written by from GRANGER

    These are simply the best Apple headphones ever. Super comfy and just great sound. Love 'em!

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Yet!

    • Written by from Plymouth

    I have always had a love/hate relationship with in-ear headphones. I loved the clarity of the music and the quality of the sound. I hated the fact that it would constantly fall out of my earphones and the fact that I couldnt hear anyone else talking.These however sound amazing, I can hear people around me, and they dont fall out! I always wanted a headphone to have quality sound like the in-ear headphones deliver but have the same comfort as the iPod headphones. These are perfect for me!

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound TERRIBLE Fit

    • Written by from Hoboken

    The fit is going to be a person by person basis, but the shape feels fine if you're sitting down not moving. I used them on my commute and each step I took, the pod wiggled and kept popping out of my ear. The plastic is too smooth and need to be more rubberized to actually stay in your ear, especially since they "looked at all these ears" for it to fit best.

    The sound is good, but if you need a new pair, look elsewhere...only use if you get them free with your iPhone/iPod, etc.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Stickers?

    • Written by from Winston Salem

    Love the headphones, quite comfy and sound great. However, this is the first Apple product I have ever received without getting a couple logo stickers. Disappointing, but the nifty headphone case they come in makes up for it.

    41 of 62 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Major issue with calls

    • Written by from Sudbury

    These earpods work fine for music playback but are terrible for phone calls. They keep cutting out as if the noise canceling is working too much. This happened on 2 sets so I just started using the older earbuds and they work fine. If you get these free with your phone that's fine but don't waste your money buying these separately.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 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

    Apple Wasted Three Years of Development

    • Written by from Carmel

    Fall out of my ears in about 10 seconds unless I'm sitting still. Hey it's cool I shouldn't walk or run and also try to listen to music.

    36 of 52 people found this useful