• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No replacement tips

    • Written by from Cambridge

    These headphones are great except for one issue: The silicon ear tips come off very easily and Apple will not sell you a replacement set. Unfortunately once you lose one of the set that fits you this product is utterly useless unless you buy a whole new set for another $80. The lack of replacement parts is a glaring oversight.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love these in-ear headphones!

    • Written by from Flower Mound

    I have tried multiple brands of headphones including Bose and Beats but these are by far my most favorite. I have two pair of them and have recommended them to all of my friends and family. The quality of the sound is far better than the afore mentioned brands. In addition, they really make conference calls a breeze in an airport or other noisy environment because it cancels out all of the background noise. I highly recommend this product.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Tirunelveli

    Bass lovers, please don't go for this. I bought this one and I really disappointed, no bass.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only effective for up to 20 seconds before becoming easily Dislodged

    • Written by from San Juan

    These headphones are effective for reducing external noise. However, the effect only lasts literally 15-20 seconds before the in ear headphones come dislodged and external noise creeps in.

    I think the design is really lacking on these things b/c the slightest movement will pull these things out of your ears. They really don't fit in an ear well at all.

    Sitting on an airplane: I could not chew gum b/c jaw movement will knock these out of place; couldn't pop my ears either as we ascended/descended. Walking somewhere: the weight of the cord gently bouncing against your chest as you walk pulls these out of place; if you're walking and don't adjust the headphones, they will likely fall out of your ear completely within a couple of minutes.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

    • Written by from Waldwick

    After a day of using these, I have to say that they impressed me right out of the gate! When the medium tips didn't quite fit my ears right, I switched them out for the included smaller tips and I was blown away. The clarity of the sound is unlike anything I've heard from previous sets of headphones. I frequently listen to a lot of movie soundtracks from Hans Zimmer, James Horner, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Nicholas Hooper, etc. With these, I was surprised by details of those soundtracks that I had never noticed. I have heard others complain that these lack prominent bass, but in the current market of bass-heavy headphones, these are a breath of fresh air. The balance is remarkable. I'm in love with these IEMs. I haven't so much as touched my Sennheisers because these are such a join to listen to.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    really disappointed

    • Written by from Vidin

    I expected a lot from Apple's In-Ear headphones...however, i was really surprised when i'd found out that the bass on these is non existent. Nada.

    8 of 16 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.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple In-Ear Earbuds

    • Written by from Durham

    When first used, the earbuds worked perfectly. I didn't use them that often, especially not during workout, and I noticed that the right ear stopped working. I put it in the car and a couple of weeks later I took it to the local Apple Store to get them replaced. Wow! Big disappointment. I was switched to two salespersons and was told that the earbuds were not covered under warranty because the tip had come off. There was no evidence of damage, tampering, or bad use - I had the earbuds for less than 3 weeks. My recommendation is go bluetooth.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nonsense Ear Phones.

    • Written by from Pune

    Really I don't know why Apple making this kind of nonsense ear phones. Always left ear bud is sticking inside ear. When I pulled ear phone out of my ear, ear bud is staying inside ear only.

    Please go for Bose ear phones.

    P.S: Please DO NOT purchase. Go for BOSE.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    can't replace plastic tips!

    • Written by from Minnetrista

    I love love love these headphones. They sound great and the small plastic tips fit perfectly in my ear.

    I hate hate hate these headphones because you can't replace the plastic tips. My son keeps taking them off and losing them and I can't replace them. $79 bucks down the drain.

    8 of 18 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!!!

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the sound (and I'm a professional musician)

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    Love the fit and the sound. Most earbuds are too big for my ears, painful to wear. The sound is great. I have no idea why people say the silicon buds fall off, I've never had that experience and I wear them a LOT. Maybe they chose the wrong size out of the three that come with the earphones? Just a guess.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Earphones!

    • Written by from Ottawa

    These are truly worth the 90 Dollars I paid for them. First off, let me just say that the review that say the bass is weak are wrong. The sound is actually balanced without boosting a single frequency. The sound is wonderfully accurate and the tone is very accurate. I highly recommend these as they are truly worth the money.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no bass, not worth the price

    • Written by from Mérignac

    It's all in the title, this headphone delivers almost no bass sounds. I am very disapointed with this purchase, especially considering the relatively high price. I wasn't expecting Apple to ship this kind of poor quality product,

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON"T BUY!!!

    • Written by from LA CROSSE

    As much as I love Apple. I don't like these in-ear headphones with remote and mic. They are built very poorly. I got these for free because the original Apple in-ear remote/mic stop working after 2 years, so Apple was kindly enough to send these for free. But I kept on having to buy replacement buds on Amazon every 3 weeks because they kept on falling off and I couldn't find them.

    So I advice you to purchase the new earbuds with mic or the ones without mic.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seal the ear well enough - like ear plugs

    • Written by from Woodway

    I use mine to block out the loud noise of a roommate (&TV) or the snoring of a spouse. Besides, you cannot beat the comfort of wearing these throughout the night. I just love these, even more than the ones from my iPhone 5

    3 of 3 people found this useful