• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Overrate the Bass!

    • Written by from Washington

    People who complain about the Bass level are clearly overrating it. Low-quality headphones trade crispness and clarity for loudness and it has nothing to do with "quality".
    Apple's headphones deliver a close-to-input sound. I had them for almost 3 years and I have recently lost the button functionality and sometimes the sound disappears (obviously the cord is broken). I haven't lost a single cap. The only concern was the quality of rubber around the junctions. Maybe they fixed it in 2013 update (like they did with all of the rubber on the standard headphones a couple of years ago).
    3 years is an amazing lifespan for any thin-cord headphones and I will continue to use Apple's headphones.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Strong bass is achieved with right earbuds

    • Written by from Kutztown

    I own a $1500 custom monitors from Ultimate Ears. Please read my review of Apple In-Ear Headphones in this perspective.

    You cannot possibly purchase better-sounding headphones at this price, period. Many reviews here have complained about a perceived lack of bass. These headphones come with middle-size earbuds installed. Upon purchase, I immediately tried these headphones on a treadmill and strong disappointed with lack of bass and insufficient noise isolation. At that time, the middle-size earbuds felt right to my ears.

    The next day, I decided to give the large-size earbuds. In a quiet listening, I listened to the same tunes that I had listened to on the treadmill. I could not believe a dramatic improvement in smooth and strong bass tones and overall tonal clarity, blessed with superb noise isolation.

    As some reviewers here have also pointed out, it is absolutely imperative to experiment with the three different sizes of earbuds that come with these Apple headphones. One tip is that, if you are comfortable with it, you may want to moisten the earbuds with your lips. This practice would increase noise isolation further.

    True, as good as these Apple headphones sound, they are no match for custom monitors with ear molds made only for your ear canals. But, it is absolutely true that you would never find a better price-performance with headphones for iDevices than these Apple headphones.

    Give them a try and be patient with earbuds. You'd be rewarded with the feeling that you had never spent $79 on anything better than these headphones.

    85 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

    • Written by from baltimore

    I have to agree with prior reviewers, you really need to make sure you've got the right size ear buds attached. I tried on all three (SM,MD & LG), and after finding the right fit (MD for me), these things stay in your ear. They're comfortable and the sound is really great.

    I've ended my quest for the perfect in-ear headphones!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best

    • Written by from WARRENVILLE

    I listen to high quality music and hours upon hours a day - everyday- and these are the most comfortable, best sounding I have ever worn in my life. I've owned Sony's, Bose's, Stein's, and Panasonic's, etc. I throw out the original headphones that come with the Iphone's in the box because their ya know :) Comfort is the most important, and then sound quality, sound immersion/isolation, and these deliver. Amazing... Just believe me and get them.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love 'em

    • Written by from San Diego

    I lost my old pair traveling so I went into the Apple store and decided to give these a try. I love them...super comfortable and sounds great. The bass could use some love but for the most part they're great.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Misleading Reviews

    • Written by from Maroussi

    I rarely write reviews for products. But while I was taking a look at the reviews that were written for Apple In-Ear Headphones, I felt that some stuff must be named the right way.
    The product has an exceptional value for money. For 89 EUR (Greek Price) NO other competitive headphones offers the volume, quality and precision of sound In-Ear Headphones does. Just for that product deserves five stars. Additionally the isolation level is high and a frequent air plain traveler with hundreds of flight hours with either turbine as well as propeller engines, say that.
    Complains about on ear stability cannot judge a piece of sound reproduction and can easily be settled using different ear tip size or by keep them clean.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement Sleeves/Tips

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    These headphones rival the best out of the box. However, if your looking for replacement sleeves/tips, Sure EA306 Triple Flange Sleeves will only make them better. They can be purchased for less than $10 and you get three sets. For those with complaints, I encourage you to give these a whirl. I did make a slight modification to fit my ears by cutting off the smallest flange, thereby leaving two flanges.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best I have found.

    • Written by from UNIVERSITY PLACE

    These are still my go-to in-ear headphones. I hear the music in very crisp, clear tones, not muffled like so many of the VERY EXPENSIVE in-ear and over-ear headphones I have purchased. I also do a lot of dictation, and the quality of these earphones is so far above, yes, the expensive ones.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I was surprised

    • Written by from Watauga

    I got these as a Christmas gift 2009, well they're still going strong. The mic doesn't work but I don't even use it anyways. These ear buds have been through A LOT, I've probably washed them in the washer like 5 times and have been through the dryer twice. Still sound as good as they day I unwrapped them, and the inline volume and music controls still work. But with their age they are beginning to fall apart a little, but for the 80$ we paid, I'd say they were well spent.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I cant hear anyone around me!!!

    • Written by from Mississauga

    these earphones are great i cant hear people when i dont want to. if you put one earphone in you can half hear everybody but with both i cant hear anything and the extra ear buds are cool to also the ear buds stay in with out falling and they are so comfortable!!!!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Fit

    • Written by from Edinboro

    I've had these headphones for over a year now and they still work great even after going through the wash. They fit in my ears better than the iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 standard headphones, and stay put very well while I'm running

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best earphones

    • Written by from Toa Alta

    These are the best earphones!

    12 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good with aftermarket foam tips

    • Written by from Boston

    I'm not a big fan of default silicone tips, but large aftermarket foam tips are just perfect. I'd rate these headphones on par with dynamic HiFiMan RE-262, and a remote/mic is a nice bonus. Used extensively with HM602/Cowon D2/Macbook Pro/iPad 2-3 etc. Sound is somewhat similar to Audio Technica EM-9r.

    Price/Performance ratio - well above average, especially compared to high-end IEM earphones.

    A big minus is a flimsy remote/mic part and cable not being rigid enough. That's compensated by insanely good Apple service in US/UK/Ireland and their replacement policies in those countries.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not impressive quality

    • Written by from Bucharest

    Most people complain about the seal that the eartips fail to deliver, for not being soft enough or not having the right size. For me, these are almost perfect; when I run, eat of sleep, the seal holds pretty good.

    The headphones alone compete with others, which can cost up to 150$, but with the right eartips, if these do not fit you, you should get the best sound out of these.
    I bought some foam eartips that improved the quality drastically. I recommend buying them.

    51 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent price for earphones with two drivers

    • Written by from NEW ORLEANS

    It is difficult to find earphones of this quality for the price especially with a microphone. The trick is to choose the correct ear tip to get a good seal in the ear. If the seal is poor, the bass will be reduced. With a good seal the sound and noise isolation is quite good.

    638 of 815 people found this useful