• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Haven't found anything better

    • Written by from Little Rock

    Sound quality & comfort of earbuds are very personal & subjective things. That said, I've tried Klipsch, Bose, & Harmon Kardon earbuds that cost $100-$150. I listen to rock, pop, blues, & some jazz. I am a hobbyist musician & consider myself to have a pretty discerning ear. In the under $200 price range, I have not found any ear buds with better overall sound quality or comfort. I have not tried custom fit earbuds (that usually cost over $400) so I can not comment any any comparison to that category of earbuds. EarPods produce deep, rich, balanced sound & stay in my ear without causing discomfort. Unless you're looking for over the ear, true noise canceling headphones, for $29 (or free with your new iPhone) these are pretty much all you need.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Good, the Bad and The Ugly

    • Written by from toronto

    I got two pair of this iPhone Earplug. One of them stop working just 12 months and one day after purchased, the other one still working perfect after a long swim in the Ocean on my pocket, after I Found them inside my short pants pocket getting out of the water I thought THIS IS IT , BYE EARPLUGS. But not
    They still working perfects. So I think all is about to get Lucky with this Earplugs .

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Practical, efficient, and forgiving. SURVIVED WASHING MACHINE AND DRYER.

    • Written by from Central Point

    Firstly, I'd like to say that I love the remote feature. I know it sounds like a first-world thing to say, but it truly is a wonderful convenience to have that, especially while I'm running.

    However, the reason I came to write this review is has nothing to do with the remote. Here's the story: so I'm studying in college in Hungary, and it's much more of an expense and hassle to buy these here than in the States. One fine morning I realized that it was laundry sign-up day and my clothes were way overdue. Naturally, I dumped everything in the basket labelled with name, paid, and forgot about it. That night, I retrieved my neatly folded clothes and left them next to my bed. When I grabbed my favorite sweatshirt at 3:30 the next morning, I noticed a crackle in my pocket. It was one of the papers I had so foolishly written in pencil on actual paper. Washed and dried. As I began searching through the rest of my clothes, I found that I had washed and dried THE REST OF THE SEMESTER'S WORTH OF HOMEWORK. All of it. No biggie, right? The semester was half over and I was ahead. It would be easy to redo. So I set that problem aside to go on my 4:00 am run.

    My earphones were not where I thought I left them.

    It was dark, though, and my roommates were sleeping so I couldn't perform a thorough search. So I settled for my backup pair of Sony earphones with only one working earbud. There was a lump in the small, upper-arm pocket of my running jacket. After my run, I investigated. IN WAS MY PAIR OF APPLE EARPODS. Washed and tumble dried low.

    For the next four weeks, I relied on my half-operational Sony earbud. At last, during a scheduled dorm cleaning, I decided it was high time to get closure and throw away my favorite pair of Apple earphones. But first, I plugged them into my iPhone and hit play to Coldplay's "Viva La Vida."

    They crackled once, then played the ringing notes with full sharpness and clarity of sound.

    These EarPods survived the trauma of Hungarian a washer machine, iron-rich water, and a (slightly inadequate) dryer machine.

    I still need to rewrite all my papers, but once I sat down, I felt that it would not be just to postpone writing this review any longer. So as I go back to my papers, I just want to say: these EarPods are awesome.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple earpods

    • Written by from cedar springs

    As a long time music consumer,who has spent more than he should on speakers headphones and most recently earbuds...I am so happy with the sound quality of my Apple EarPods! The sound equals or exceeds most products at five times the price. As for the dubious remarks on longevity and comfort....bull I've drifted off to sleep many pleasant evenings and awoke with EarPods still in place. 8 months of everyday use at least 4 hours a day. If they die I won't hesitate to buy another pair. Thanks apple!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't let you even think of other earplugs!

    • Written by from Rohini

    Undoubtably!
    It is impossible to find any such headphones, especially at this price.
    These earphones have the best sound quality, I have ever heard. This piece of unbelievable tech, enables you to focus high quality sound, right towards your eardrums, enabling you to hear the quality of sound, that makes having evolve ears, worthy. Can correctly be termed SASEW(Sound Amplification By Stimulated Emission Of Waves) after revolutionary LASERS.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Waterproof?

    • Written by from San marcos

    These are awesome! They have gone throughout the wash 3-4 times and they work perfect. Best headphones I have ever had and for 30 bucks.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great quality and longevity!

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I've had nothing but success with every pair I've tried! Well done on a quality, comfortable product!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very goooood

    • Written by from Tbilisi

    for that money you cant go wrong thats for sure....crisp sound, good bass, very comfortable and very durable...it is not isolating sound because its design but I love it.....

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great earbuds!

    • Written by from Bronx

    Sound quality is excellent and they fit my ears very comfortably. Well worth the money.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing , simply amazing -

    • Written by from Valsayn WI

    So I'm a headphone junkie, music is most of my life.

    I've owned a lot of headphones, klipsch s4 gen ii, bose oe2(most comfortable headphones ever, like soft plus pillows of heaven) bose AE1 & 2. Sony v6 studio monitors. Klipsch image one . Sennheiser hd238.
    Audio technica m50s(by far the best I've heard to date) etc. (Music/ instrument junkie) .

    I play all my instruments by ear, so. I would like to think I have a decent pair of ears.
    My dad owns a lot of bose stuff, including the ie2 headphones.
    For 30 dollars these easily sound better than the ie2 from Bose..

    My only gripe with them is if u have weird shaped ears like myself they can sometimes dislodge from the ears after using them for a while.

    The solution is to purchase earhoox,,, again that's earhoox, changed my life.
    Now they fit just like the bose and the sound is better.
    Sound wise these headphones are very well balanced and for 30$ that's amazing.

    The ath m50 from audio tecnica and bose oe2 are my primary headphones, but for portability u cant beat these.
    Don't hesitate to get em.. And look up earhoox... Makes the fit a lot more secure.

    Cheers!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I had to buy a second pair becuase I lost the first

    • Written by from Pleasanton

    For everyone saying that they are cheap in quality I say shame on you for your lies about apple anyway I had a pair for over a year and they packed a punch in the bass and clarity was so good on these anywho I bought a second pair becuase I lost the first they DID NOT BREAK buy now!!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great so far

    • Written by from Dallas

    I had the old apple earbuds ever since I bought my first iPhone 3G years ago. They were the only earbuds I liked because of the form; they seemed to fit my ears better than anything else I tried, pretty much anything with those rubber ear buds that just fall out of my ears.

    I finally had to replace them today when that rubber circle on the outside started peeling (after about 8 years). I looked around and saw that apple released these a while back and saw they had a similar shape. After reading a million reviews for these and other earbuds, I ran to Microcenter and picked a pair up.

    The second I put them on, I was shocked. The difference in sound was amazing; I never knew what I had been missing. They fit even better than the earbuds and are so comfortable.

    I'm not even a huge Apple fan (mostly for programming, Windows for gaming and everything else, and have an Android phone) but their earbuds/pods haven't let me down yet, and a much better price point than Beats.

    The only thing is the default bass (although much better than the earbuds) was a bit too loud. A little bit of equalizing to my preferences and the sound is perfect.

    Let's hope they last as long as my last earbuds.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I made the switch!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    For several months I have been using some basic earphones from Sony. I use em at the gym and have gotten sweat and water in them, but still worked properly. I refused to use the new earphones that came with my iPhone 5c because I hate in-earphones and always fall off. Eventually, I caved and when I started my jog I was blown away by how great the sound quality of these earphones was and they did not fall off throughout my entire jog. I completely appreciate the great sound quality and the bass.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great durable Headphones

    • Written by from Sanford

    Ive read some of the reviews and noticed that a lot of the 1 star reviews mention that these headphones break easily. This is NOT true. I just washed my headphones in the washing machine on accident and they got stuck around the agitator. After untangling it from the washer I noticed that the headphones were pretty beat up. the rubber was cut in multiple places the wires were exposed and most of the cord is stretched out. I plugged them into my iPhone 6 and turned on some music and they still work. So yeah, I don't believe the 1 star reviews about how they break easily.

    Then sound on these are amazing. I have a pair of Sennheiser hd 280 pro monitoring headphones and I have to say that these $30 apple headphones are close to the quality of the monitors. These are a LOT better than Beats IMO. I love apple to death but I will never buy a pair of Beats.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good - a real bonus

    • Written by from ADDLESTONE

    Really surprised at the improvement over the "old" style Apple headphone that I got with the iPhone 4. These are top notch. I have a pair of AKG K490NCs and these are not too far behind in terms of sound and I think they probably beat the Logitech UE plugs that I had. I just hope that they stand the test of time.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Massive upgrade. Well worth $30

    • Written by from Highlands ranch

    I got the iPhone 6 recently and didn't think there would be any difference between the headphones I got with the 4s. I plugged them in right after I took out my old headphones and was continued playing the same song. Never have been I been more impressed in my life. I legitimately came to the apple store online to see how much these were worth because I was in disbelief of the quality of the product.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love them.

    • Written by from New York

    Wish there was higher rating. :)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is better than beats

    • Written by from Jasper

    the sound is actually better than my beats tour 2.0. the earpods are pretty much indestructible too, unless you are dumb and wash them in your clothes like me. but for 30$ they sound amazing. worth buying another pair! lol

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    super

    • Written by from Fort worth

    I have always had problems with other ear buds. They would either hurt or fall out and these earpods always stay in and the sOund is perfect. These are also strong I've dropped them afew times and nothing happened barley a scratch. And I'm clumsy so I do drop this here's and there. Also, To those who say they hate these earpods should not complain because not every person can get used to them. Everyone has different shaped ears with different needs. For example I personally don't like the in ear earpods because they hurt me but this earpods are shaped perfectly for my ears. But that is because I have smaller ears than others my age. With these every movie I watch all the details in music and gives are clear and sharp. Not everyone can enjoy the same things so be nice.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Any other earbuds just DO NOT compare

    • Written by from San Luis Obispo

    I let my friend borrow them a few days ago, and forgot to grab them before I left the coffee shop I was sitting at. Tonight, I just so happened to want to listen to music. After realizing that I didn't have them, I started going through my old earbuds, testing them to see if any were at a comfortable, desirable sound quality. NOPE. None whatsoever. The sound in my other earbuds was too sharp (for lack of a better term) and didn't have that deeper sound I was searching for.

    I literally use these headphones all the time. These are the only earbuds I use and the only earbuds I'll ever use. The sound quality is rich, deep, and sits at just the right level. My music couldn't sound any better using these. Thus, leading me to conclude that I need my earbuds back ASAP. Plus, these headphones have lasted me about a year and a half, maybe more. They are easy to clean, and are super portable to throw in a bag and go.

    6 of 8 people found this useful