• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFFUL!!!

    • Written by from Rockford

    I had such high hopes for these headphones but when I finally received them I just couldn't believe how poorly they performed and for apple, shame on you! the cheaper headphones out perform these any day. There is absolutely no bottom or bass in these without shoving them in your skull and even then it's minimal. Apple shouldn't sell these for no more than 20.00. Come on apple are you really leaving this completely to after market companies...

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely dissapointed

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I expected the sound from these headphones to be great, with great bass, but that's not the case. They sound pretty bad! The earpods that come free with the iPhone 5 sound way better! Total waste of money! Too bad, I've never been dissapointed with an Apple product before.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Design. Ear bud stuck deep in ear

    • Written by from Xenia

    Do not buy these. Ear bud popped off and got stuck DEEP inside my ear. Required instrument to remove and was painful.
    Should not receive even 1 star.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WORTH THE MONEY

    • Written by from Centreville

    I have a cheap pair that sounds better than this $79.00 one.. Save your money...You will be very disappointed if you buy it..

    30 of 48 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!!!!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could use some improvement

    • Written by from Hinton

    The sound i get out of the headphones are great for phone calls which I use them for, however one of the ear buds stopped outputting sound soon after I purchased , which was saddening for the price I payed. I suggest that apple spends some money in researching how to make their products more durable.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy these headphones

    • Written by from North York

    I purchased these when I lost my bose ear buds. I was travelling and happened to be near an apple store, saw these and figured they'd be decent. They were not. Considering the cost of them, the sound quality is terrible. No mid-range on them at all, and the base was flat.

    27 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd pair in as many months

    • Written by from Stockholm

    This is by far the best example of horrible engineering I've experienced since the hands-free hamburger holder. On the other hamd - that product probably lasts longer! Same issue for me and all collegues - left earpiece stops working shortly after usage begins. The sound is decent but in no way compares to Bose high end or similar- those who state that have not tried high end phones. But the sum - such bad quality that it renders the product useless.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You'll be sorry you bought these

    • Written by from Cambridge

    The earbud tips pop off all the time (simply taking them out of your pocket will cause them to fall off). And once you lose the tips, these $80 earbuds are useless.

    For those that are already suffering this miserable design, I found that you can buy 12-pack replacements on Amazon for $10. If you are traveling, you'll want spares.

    Also worth noting, if you use these while exercising, they will short out causing your iDevice to skip songs or jump into fast forward mode.

    One of the rare examples of an Apple product that is truly awful.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No replacement rubber pieces

    • Written by from London

    I was disappointed to find out that there is no replacement available for the rubber pieces. If you loose one (and they detach very easily) you just lost $79. (It does come with two extra sets, but they are different sizes, so when you loose the one of the size that is right for you, the headphones become useless).

    Apart from that, they are not particularly comfortable or great quality. I don't recommend them.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PUT IT OUT OF SALE!!!!!!

    • Written by from 上海

    This product is really really bad comparing to new apple ear pods, I think this is not fair selling them for higher price then the new ear pods and cheating buyers with higher expectations, not letting buyers to listen and compare before !!!! Put them out of sale!!!! Ugh!

    23 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Owego

    I was very happy with these and they were quite comfortable but once the ear piece falls off it's off for good. I have no idea if they can be replaced. If they can't I have wasted my money

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    And the shoddiest earbuds of the year award goes to...

    • Written by from Modesto

    I bought these things and the remote stopped working after a month and then one of them blew out a few weeks later and I don't even listen to my music loud.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap

    • Written by from Arlington

    They sound great but that's about it. For the most part Apple makes great long lasting products but these are cheap. I'm on my second pair of these because the remote on the first set broke, the buttons no longer worked. So I thought I'd try another pair, and about a year later, the remote broke again. Same problem as before. The buttons just stop responding. Very upsetting to pay $80 on something that doesn't last. I'll never buy another set of these from Apple ever.

    11 of 13 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WORTH IT

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I've had my headphones for a while now, and I've decided to finally write a review because I can't return them and I'm fed up with losing the rubber tips. These are $80 headphones. I would expect for the rubber tips to stay on when I'm moving them from a pocket in my gym bag to my ears. The rubber tips even fall off when I'm trying to take the out of my ears!! I take care of them and protect them from damage as much as I possibly can, but today was the last straw, as I lost one of them while taking them out of my ears AT MY DESK. I've been a loyal Apple customer since the '90's, and I have to say I'm disappointed in the product quality.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    • Written by from Denton

    To bad the warranty is only for one year. On my second set in three months. The right speaker went out in two months, the left speaker is out in less than one month on second set. Have also experienced several shocks. Headed to the Apple Store this week for set number three. Apple needs to recall this product!!!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy into this hype...

    • Written by from Chicopee

    I do alot of physical work at my job and I keep going through the regular 30 dollar earbuds. I thought that becasue these were more expensive that that they would be better but they are not. They actually sound terrible and the bass is not even there. Trust me look for some better head phones these are not worth it.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Houston

    These might be the cheapest sounding headphones I have ever owned. I don't know where people got the idea that they sound good, there are a lot better options out there for this price.

    Would not recommend.

    13 of 18 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.

    9 of 10 people found this useful