• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad sound

    • Written by from C

    These are horrible with noise isolation. When I put it all the way loud, everyone can hear my music and I could hardly hear any. The only way they work we'll is when I put the right one on the left and the left one on the right, which is very uncomfortable. They are actually really comfortable the right way but with bad sound quality. My two choices with these are either comfortable with bad sound, or uncomfortable with good sound.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Antonio

    I admit the sound quality is great but they are too big for my ears. They start hurting after about 5 minutes. These are the most uncomfortable earbuds I have ever used. I wish Apple would still sell the older ones that came with iPhone 4S and earlier.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound good but they hurt my ears

    • Written by from Roun Lake beach

    I wore the ear buds for only about an hour and that was pushing it. They really hurt the inside of my ears.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    very comfortable, but....

    • Written by from Ponte Vedra beach

    very comfortable, but they work a maximum of 2 - 3 months and then break

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I find it very irritating that these headphones are uncomfortable and fall out frequently. I'm a skier and I really like to tune everything out when I'm on the slopes. I thought to try these out one day, but found that they couldn't even comfortably fit in my ears. I was also irritated because I could hear my surroundings as I was skiing. I am completely appalled by Apple's efforts and do not recommend buying their headphone products because they all have disappointed me.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Bad Build Quality

    • Written by from Rolling Meadows

    I love these headphones for listening to music except the build quality just absolutely awful. I am now going onto my 4th pair of earpods because of the cheap build quality. The fact though that i have gone through 3 pairs of these and i am going onto my 4th i think apple should pay for this next pair for me

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Big

    • Written by from Cross Lanes

    I must have really small ears. They won't stay in because they don't go in my ear far enough. Wish they came in a smaller size because the sound is really good.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound and Fit Great But...

    • Written by from Sun Prairie

    The sound quality of the Earpods is good. They fit well on me. But they almost never last more than 6 months. I have gone through 3 or 4 pairs and the same thing happened to all of them. One of the ear pods stopped giving sound. This last time however they started playing music when I would be watching a video or trying to listen to podcasts. It really seemed to favor playing Weird Al songs. Today it finally gave in and the left ear pod doesn't have sound anymore. The part of the Earpods where they split is broken and the left wires poke out if I don't push it back in. The rubber or whatever it is, by the jack also broke off. They should make both of these parts plastic so they can't tear. I would like to get another pair but I don't want to waste another 30 bucks. Maybe another time Apple.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is great, but they hurt!

    • Written by from Piandimeleto

    Basically these Earpods hurt a lot. I found out I'm not the only one to have had this same problem, but I think a special version of this product is required. Try to advertise less the fact that they fit for 90% of people and concentrate on that 10% that still has problems with them! In my opinion the hard plastic and the Mic shape and position hurt my very small ears. Improved version needed, in the meantime I'll go with my beautiful old ones.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great.

    • Written by from Socorro

    I have a set of old earbuds from an iPod nano that will literally make your ears vibrate. The rubber is gone and the plastic is starting to crack. On top of that they stay put. These earpods are nowhere near as good in any respect. They might be better than the later crops of earbuds, but they still aren't very good.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sacramento

    Don't get me wrong I enjoy the sound of these things, but not the sound of the things around me. These earpods just don't cancel any outside sounds... I have to be somewhere quiet to really listen to my tunes... I need earphones that blast my music and cancel the other sounds, and these just don't get the job done...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    hurts my ears!!!

    • Written by from HARRISBURG

    I don't know what kind of ears u ppl have that said these things are comfortable. really?? I hate the design! it hurts my ears so bad that I had to buy some foam covers. it's ok as long as they're on there. my bf said the same thing about his - painful! apple why don't u sell the old design anymore?? they were the most comfortable long wearing ear buds.
    the only saving grace for these new things is the volume is better. but that may also be due to upgrading to the 5c. before I had the 4 & volume levels were pretty low all around whether I was using my headset or not.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, bad design.

    • Written by from Boambee East

    These earphones provide an excellent sound experience however, due to the shape/design of the pods they are very uncomfortable and make my ears ache.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Houston

    The sound is good, I'm not going to lie. I bought these headphones for the quality I knew they would have, but I absolutely hate the design. It's uncomfortable. It freaking hurts my ears, I'm sorry. Can you please just go back to the old design, there was nothing wrong with it.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix Right headphone

    • Written by from Franklin

    Make them louder and equal quality on both headphone! Annoyed how I spent $30 on these and only left is loud .

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware: Apple recently changed the cable material

    • Written by from San Francisco

    A couple of weeks ago I needed to replace the EarPods I received with my iPhone 5 last year. Nothing wrong with them, they were lost during a trip. So I picked up a new pair of EarPods at an Apple Store in San Francisco. Unfortunately, the new ones have a different cable: the insulation isn't "rubbery" and flexible like the original matte gray cable found on the original EarPods. Instead, the new EarPods have a shiny white insulation that isn't as flexible and instead of coiling up nicely like the old ones, the stiffness of the new ones means they stay a mess as they retain their shape. In short: they feel cheap, like the kind of headphones you can pickup just about anywhere for $10. Very disappointed.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Upton noble

    I purchased the iPods to use with my iPad 2 sound is brilliant, however when I move I loose the sound from the pods and it reverts to the iPad tried taking it out and trying again a number of times but the problem remains will have to return them .

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Dana point

    I have had to replace these at least 4 times. The left bud always ends up feeling bigger then the right and hurts. The sound also becomes muzzley.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No different than the first ones

    • Written by from Garner

    As far as sound quality, it's decent no different than the first pair. If you leave them in your ear for a while they start hurting, I thought that was suppose to be what these earbuds were suppose to eliminate. Other than that these earbuds are like any other pair on the market

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't stay in ears

    • Written by from New Haven

    The sound quality is fine, but they will not stay in my ears. One slight shift of my head and out they come. Very frustrating!

    5 of 5 people found this useful