• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic sound from some tiny, subtle earbuds

    • Written by from Kent

    These headphones sound fantastic. You don't need to be a pretentious audiophile to notice the difference between listening to music with these headphones and Apple's EarPods, the older earphones, and a lot of non-Apple headphones. Everything sounds great and, just as advertised, you'll notice aspects of your music you hadn't before. I did, anyway! Ambient noise cancellation is great, on top of all that. I can easily get lost in my music on the bus, at work, or just outside.

    As pointed out by other reviewers, getting a good fit with the silicone tips is crucial to enjoying these headphones. The mediums that came attached are too big for me. I could barely get a seal, it was uncomfortable at best, and they fell out very easily. The large ones didn't work out either, but I found the small ones fit my ears great. The right earbud will sometimes slip out of my ear, though, if I'm messing with the control buttons built into the microphone or moving around. Still, mic and controls are just like the ones on the EarPods and it's definitely convenient.

    If you're on the fence, I'd say go for it! Try all the silicone tips out, in both ears separately, and I bet you'll find a good fit for your ears. I listen to a lot of different kinds of music and I've been impressed every time I use these, across a pretty diverse range of genres.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    In detail, but sound field is weird.

    • Written by from muncie

    This is a pair of good in-ear headphone. Light weight, well designed, comfortable. This is one of the cheapest two unit in-ear headphone that you can get now. The sound is good in detail and balanced. But the sound field is weird; it shapes like a triangle, listener is like near one of the corner. At the same time, the voice may sound thinner than studio-level monitor headphones. But in general, it is a pair of good in-ear headphone that goes with any mobile devices.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Steel mesh caps...

    • Written by from El Paso

    I lost two of my in-ear headphone steel mesh caps & another two steel mesh caps are crashed.
    Becuase of them I cant have clear sound :(
    But generally when It works correctly, It's sound was very nice...

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple In-Ear Headphones

    • Written by from Bethel

    I bought these headphones about a week ago as a treat to myself. I will admit these headphones do a horrible job at making a good first impression. My advice? Be patient. The first mistake I found myself making was using the incorrect size of earbuds. I recommend you sit sown make a playlist of your favorite tunes. Load your playlist into you iPod/Phone, and start experimenting/sizing the perfect ear bud cap size. At first, I thought that I was a small, after a few days later I was ready to just give up and return them. I decided to do a resize and tried the medium size caps. Best decision of my life. The sound quality improved so much. You might think you have the right cap size on and that these head phones are being stupid, but give it a second try after a bit of use and you'll see you were wrong the entire time. One thing to really keep in mind is, these headphones tend to be quite honest in delivering sound. What I mean is, forget about the fake boomy basses. You won't get that out of these headphones. As for Apple, you lost a start for quality. They feel flimsy and fragile. Other than that, GREAT product!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent price and quality

    • Written by from Flushing

    I wanted to get an in ear headpiece. Narrowed it down to the Sennheiser MM30i and this one. I usually use headphones (over the ear type) if I listen at home so this was basically when on the move outdoors. The Senn has much stronger bass, but I suppose the trade off is the clearer sound... but the apple in ear is much more clearer with the sound and just felt much better to listen to the type of music I usually listen to. Spoke to a friend who is a sound engineer and he explained that I ll mainly be using it in noisy environments (subway, bus, while walking on the streets etc) and that a strong bass the Senns offered may not be the most ideal for ear health and best music experience.....so I went with these.....one thing I must say about the bass if you find it lacking...using the EQ settings on the iPhone for "bass boost" does make a noticeable difference....just gotta play around with the preset modes and you get the best out of the headphones. That s just my experience. Hope that helps

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones, but are without replacement tips and good Isolation

    • Written by from Waterford

    These are great headphones, but they don't isolate as well as I'd like. My only reason for buying In-Ear headphones is for isolation. I eventually bought Etymotic MC5 headphones because they have much better isolation.

    My other problem is that Apple doesn't sell replacement eartips and mesh caps for them. Without replacements eartips and mesh caps, these headphones become useless as soon as you lose either the eartips or mesh caps.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very satisfied for the price I paid -- Better than $150 Bose, etc.

    • Written by from Cedar Park

    Just got my iPhone5s. Ear pod that comes with the phone is good but not for workout. I bought and returned 3 pairs of high-end ear buds (Bose, and others) but none of them worked for me.

    This pair did it for me. For the price I paid you can't go wrong. Yes it has lack of bass but it's not that bad. Excellent sound clarity and it stays in your ear. I highly recommend it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty good

    • Written by from Deux-montagnes

    Its been more than 2 year, and they still works great. The left one laggs when the volume is a the max (since last month), and the biggest thing is that they are loosing up after a year of use, so you have to be carefull not to loose them. In general, I think they are extremly good for earphones, in sound quality and quality in general, they take less space than any headphones, so thats good too. I'm buying an other pair for the next two years when they break, and I totally recommend them ;)

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, small package, fragile

    • Written by from Franklin

    These have great sound, if they fit your ears properly. When fitted in, they block most external sound and provide good bass, without needing to crank the volume, even on airplanes. However, the silicone buds do tend to come off easily and often, usually in my ear when removing the headphones. Also, the sound can get distorted after debris builds up in the tiny mesh.
    Overall, I'm very happy with them and used them regularly for at least two years.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty good but some flaws

    • Written by from newington

    I agree with previous respondents that the silicone buds fall off. Once that happens the silicon tips need to be completely replaced. Apple doesn't sell them interestingly enough. I had to order some off Amazon.

    Second, and more annoying is that, for $79 dollars a clip, the quality of the product is suspect. The conduit that covers the internal wire that leads to the buds separates. I have TWO pair that this has happened to. One of those pairs now only has one sided sound. Seems that for 79.00, quality should be better.

    They do provide noise cancellation.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best In-ear headphones... But...

    • Written by from Atwater

    I thought these were the best in-ear headphones and still do, but, the silicone tips fall out too easily and you end up losing em. Did I mention they don't sell replacement tips? I'd give 4 stars. They need tighter silicone tips but they have great sound.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple earbuds

    • Written by from Omaha

    Anyone who complains about these earphones either doesnt have the right size tips, they come in small med and large,and are given away for free when you lose them from Apple, or you dont know how to use the equalizer on your devices, or are just "I hate anything Apple"trolls". These are easily worth the extra money they cost over the default ones included with your device!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound & Comfortable

    • Written by from Longview

    I really like these earbuds, but I keep losing the rubber ear pieces. I cannot get replacements unless I buy a new set of headphones...

    These are great for flying on planes since they cut our external sounds.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing headphones... Minor problems

    • Written by from Parleys Islans

    These are the best in-ear style headphones I have ever owned. Sound quality and comfort are exceptional. Only problem Ive found after a year is the mesh screens becoming blocked/clogged. This is easily fixed with a can of dust off. Overall great headphones.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great fit and sound!

    • Written by from Sandpoint

    The headphones that come with the iPhone, both the old and new style, just don't fit my ears. I have small ear canals and the standard earphones press against the cartilage, making it really sore after a relatively short time. I bought these about three years ago and just love them. Yes, the tips can come off easily if you're not careful. I have almost lost them. But knowing that, I'm more careful when I take them out or put them in my pocket. The sound is great. Nobody ever realizes I'm talking on headphones when I take phone calls. The only time I have had a problem with them has been when I have handled them roughly or let them bang against something. The one time I did that, one side had no sound. I took the top off, and made sure the actual speaker part was not damaged. I tapped on it and it worked perfectly after that. I have had no problems besides that, and when these wear out, I will probably get another pair. I do wish they weren't so expensive, and I have heard that there are other brands that work as well and are half the price, but based on my experience with these, I'll probably buy them again. I wear these every day, twice a day, as I commute to and from work on my bike, and all summer long while mowing, so they get lots of use and have held up really well.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good detail, separation, bass clean but a bit lacking

    • Written by from Ottawa

    These are the most detailed in ears I have ever purchased.

    Treble: Very detailed, forward, airy sounding. Verges on harshness, but just barely passes for silkiness. Makes voices sound very emotional.

    Midrange: Not overly pronounced, but very well separated. Does not sound muddy at all and very comfortable to listen to. MUCH cleaner than that of the EarPods.

    Bass: Quite recessed, but extends much more deeply than say, the EarPods. Won't satisfy a basshead, but it's there. The bass is very tight, not boomy, which will disappoint some and sounds awful on public transportation. Lack of bass does make music sound slightly like it lacks soul.

    Soundstage: Being IEMs, soundstage is poor and narrow. Earpods have better soundstage.

    Comfort: These are fairly comfortable, although the included tips may not grip very well. Sony Hybrid tips fit well. The dual balanced armature design is very small, meaning the actual hard plastic part will not get in the way.

    Noise Isolation: Not the best, but it's there. Cable does transmit significant amounts of noise.

    Overall: Very impressed. If you're looking for detail, clarity, and separation at an affordable price, look no further. If you're looking for bone-rattling bass, look elsewhere. The EarPods do have better soundstage and mid-bass, but are lacking in clarity, midrange, treble, isolation, and sub-bass.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Earphone, But need some improvement.

    • Written by from New York

    This earphone has a good sound, stylish, comfortable. But I think Apple should improve bass, build quality, and, more durable.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good insulation and sound, nice looking package, and incredible support

    • Written by from Jersey City

    Im not a huge audiophile but these sound great to me and block out most of the noise of a crowded subway. I also find them really comfortable and they never fall out even when skateboarding. Some will smaller ears might have trouble though.

    The best part is Apple's amazing support. Many people complain about the silicone part coming lose and it's true - it happens. But just walk into any Apple store and nicely ask if they have spares and they'll give you a pack of new ones without question. Once I walked in with them all tattered looking and asked for just new caps and they just gave me a brand new pair!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad actually.

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    A lot of people seem to complain about the bass performance of these headphones saying its not even there. Bass is there, albeit being a tight, controlled bass sound. If you're a bass junkie, stay far away from these.
    On another note, the mids and Highs are pretty darn good. The remote and mic are also very convenient.

    At the end of the day, it depends on how you view spending $79 for in-ear headphones. I gave this 4 stars cause its simply overpriced for what you're getting.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    not so bad

    • Written by from San Jose

    after 1 month of usage, the sound is opened. the bass is enough and corret for music and the totally the sound is nice.

    11 of 14 people found this useful