• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    love them!

    • Written by from Raleigh

    Just got my new earpods, plugged them into my iPhone, and love them already!! finally earbuds that actually fit my ears. Thank you Apple!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    As a worker of samsung earpiece development division

    • Written by from Haworth

    i worked for samsung earpiece development division for nearly a decade, devoting my life IN creation of better earpiece for our people. I've seen many prototypical designs with exceptional quality, and most (99%) of those earphones were rubber budded or rubber coated for noise canceling / louder bass / and FITTING perfectly.

    i think the apple's earpieces problem is that it NEVER has given us a good earpiece that would sit tight on our ears that are not rubber coated.

    so why wouldnt have apple made their new EarPod rubber coated IF THEY ARE CAPABLE OF DOING IT? i dont know.

    maybe they had a covet deal with 3rd earphone companies not to monopoly the earpiece market, so apple only provide basic, inferior earphones to the consumers so the producers could make money.

    but if apple really wants to compete in earpiece market as a company not for iPhone but earpiece it makes, then Steve Job's substitude shall consider the numerous reviews about its latest earpiece not fitting well in many ears and weak bass ( probably leak from gap between ear and the earphone

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    New earbuds are a winner, but Apple Marketing should get it together!

    • Written by from MOBILE

    Was very surprised in the performance of these ear buds. Sound is very good for the price, even better than my $99 earbuds. I have small ear openings, so the fact that these buds stay in place is amazing. Have not tried any activities to test their staying power but am very pleased so far. Why they don't come in BLACK is a mystery - white iphone = white earbuds; black iPhone = black earbuds - come on Apple Marketing get it together, we've been here before.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So much better!

    • Written by from Negaunee

    These are a large step above the vastly outdated and inferior designs of old. They fit better, actually stay in, and the biggest improvement? They actually sound decent! I'd say they're well worth the $29. I've got other headphones and earbuds I'd rather wear, but since these came with my phone I had to give 'em a try. I approve!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good earbuds

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I have used the Apple In-Ear Headphones in the past and I was really pleased with them. I picked these up to do an ear-to-ear comparison. It seems that these have better frequency response than the In-Ear Headphones. The bass is deeper than on those. The only complaint I have is that they *feel* like they are going to fall out of my ears, but when I go to check them, they are solidly in place. Nice buds for the price.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Little big in size

    • Written by from MARDEN

    Earbuds are little bigger in size of both ends of earbuds ,and doesnt fit realy proper and sometimes fall down may be coz they are not in ear and the dont have rubber buds ,but sounds really great its sound quality is as good as i have bose ie1 for mobile.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than previous

    • Written by from Piaseczno

    Much better than previous model but still not perfect :)

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but not for everyone

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    While these are the best headphones I have ever used in terms of clarity and great bass, the fit is something to be desired. Apple advertised these as fitting a variety of ear types, but they do not fit my ears. As soon as I put them in, they fall out. I had some of my friends put them in and they had no issues. It appears as though certain people, including myself, do not have ears like those that Apple tested on. I wish Apple would develop in-ear versions of these, since those seem to be the only type that will stay in my ears.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from plymouth

    I have owned many iPods, and iPhones before, but was never even able to listen to the old headphones as they were very uncomfortable, and sounded TERRIBLE. After watching a few early reviews of these before i got my iPhone 5, i figured they'd be o.k. I own many headphones that sound A LOT better, and are literally ranging from 100-200$. (none of them are beats) haha. I figured i wasnt up for much until opening these up and putting in my ears... Wow. these are comfortable i said. I then put on music and said.... BASS... IN APPLE EARBUDS!?!? They sounded nice! Moral of the story is that i have actually been using these when in school in lieu of my more expensive headphones. I definitely would say if you like plain ol' earbuds and don't have much money, buy these. But honestly? I don't think most people should go out and spend money on them unless they're free with your iPhone or iPod.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great EarPods!!!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    These ear pods are so great. They are a lot better than those Apple ear pods in the past. Excellent!!!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Improvement

    • Written by from Sparks

    The new ear buds are a huge improvement over the old round ones (that always fell out). The sound is awesome and they do fit better. I would give 5 stars, but these still come loose and fall out under normal use (like walking and even loosen on their own). They do not fit as perfectly as in the ear buds with silicone covers

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound & Fit - two different attributes

    • Written by from Bedford

    These sound great to me and while they fit better than the previous earbuds, the fit is still not great. I believe that's because of the shape of my ears. David Pogue mentions this in one of his reviews - your ears need to have a particular shape for certain earbuds/pods to fit comfortably. One size just doesn't fit 'all' - presumably just 'most' ... I think that's why the more comfortable earphones on the market are invariably the more expensive ones, because they incorporate a soft material that can mold itself to your particular ear shape more readily.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    JUST bought these, very immersive sound and great bass

    • Written by from Maple

    I really like these headphones. I have been playing with them for 20 minutes now, and they have HUGELY improved bass, and I can really tell what direction in game sounds are coming from. Great job, hope they last a while.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, not so great fit

    • Written by from Roseville

    Ok, so the sound quality is a HUGE improvement but still these don't seem to stay in my ears all too well. They do stay in better than the previous model but they fall out upon a quick head turn and they'll gradually get closer to falling after about 45 or so minutes of play time. Maybe my ears are just strange. It would have been a great idea for apple to include a set of different sized ergonomic silicone tips to place over the ear pods to further the snugness of fit, but all well, I'll still use them.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    FINALLY!!! I can happily wear Apple headphones again!

    • Written by from daytona beach

    a good pair of apple headphones!! how long did that take? great bass, super lightweight fits in ear nicely and comfortably. Thank you.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    For free/cheap head-phones

    • Written by from Rooksbridge

    So I use a pair of Bose headphones most of the time (out of ear noise cancelling ones - can't remember the model...) The Bose are far superior but you would expect that.

    I also have a £30 Koss in ear set and though the base is better on the Koss, over all sound quality feels equal.

    You will struggle with back ground sound effecting your listening but I have to say, it was about time apple stepped up there headphones (been saying it for years) and this is a significant improvement putting them in the middle of the 'phones market and now they are something I use not just throw away. buying them for £30 ish is a very fair price for a well made headphone.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for the size

    • Written by from Wheeling

    These are excellent little headphones for the size. They have good full sound. However they're a little small for my ears. I wouldn't use these to work out as they'd fall out of my ears but for someone with a smaller ear they're great.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Nepean

    My old apple earbuds lasted me 3 years with daily workout, jogs etc. Pretty unheard of. They weren't terrible sounding except that it was near impossible to isolate the sound leaving much to be desired. These new earpods are superb. Traded in my 200$ earbuds for these and i'm thrilled about it. Rich sound, base and great fit. Will see how they hold up again sweat, fingers crossed but honestly for the money you'd be hard pressed to find such an awesome package (sound+mic+in line controls).

    One thing I wish apple would consider designing for these are some sort of rubber tips.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from oshawa

    these are soooo much better then the old apple earphones and defiantly worth the buy at they are very cheap at only $35

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not half bad!

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    I purchased the EarPods because I was curious and they were only $29. I thought "What the heck." Initially, the fit did not work as the "pods" fell out of my ears just like the older Apple earbuds. I was slightly disappointed, but thought if I used the small black sponge-like mesh cover on the buds and put them on the pods, it might just work. Hooray! The fit was better and they pods stayed in my ears. With the pods stuck in my ear now, I can hear the difference in sound as opposed to the original earbuds. They are on par with my Bose in earbuds that are priced several times higher than these.

    2 of 2 people found this useful