• 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.

    18 of 23 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.

    8 of 9 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 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing!

    • Written by from Anywhere

    I purposely upgraded from the standard ear buds to the high-end model, fully expecting a dramatic improvement in sound and comfort.

    To be fair, these are noticeably more comfortable than the standard issue model, allowing extended usage without wearer fatigue, common with the lesser model.

    Unfortunately, the improvement in audio is only marginally better, and specifically limited to high frequencies. The single greatest drawback of these ear buds is their shocking inabliity to reproduce low frequency sound faithfully. I thought I was listening to an old AM radio when using these!

    Switching between the different size silicon inserts offered no improvement in fidelity or even appreciably improved sound isolation from exterior noise.

    To convince myself I wasn't imagining all this, I did an A/B comparision with a pair of J-Labs J6 J-Buds. There was no contest. While both reproduced high frequencies admirably, the J-Labs were so vastly superior with low frequencies, there simply was no comparison at all.

    Do yourself a favor and save yourself $80 with these. J-Labs are just better and at a fraction of the cost (I got mine for $24.99 at Amazon).

    As a professional broadcaster for 37 years, take my word for it - these AREN"T worth it!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The Worst of all

    • Written by from LONG ISLAND CITY

    -it's more comfortable than the old ones
    - louder
    -I returned it twice to apple because of technical problems
    first time it keeps playing and changing songs by itself
    second time: the volume keeps breaking off and on by itself

    i have the old apple headphones they were not a disappointment like the new version and for 30$ not worth it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very unhappy

    • Written by from Carlisle

    The plug broke off in my iPad and could not be removed. Because it was deemed to be physical damage to the iPad (less than a year old), the warranty did not cover damage to the iPad.

    Earphones no longer useable, and iPad destroyed, no thanks to Apple.

    0 stars for this product.

    10 of 14 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

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound good but eartips bad

    • Written by from California

    Sound quality is damm good but eartip design is so bad.when unplugged earphone eartips stay inside.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $30 earbuds are better, big disappointment!!

    • Written by from Olomouc

    - they look cool
    - $15 earbuds soundquality, not better
    - when walk the cable constantly rattles in your ears
    - doesn't play equal, highs and bass changes dramaticall when a little moving speaker in ear
    - rubber pieces lose
    - remote has shar ends which often take hold on clothes
    As a big fan of Apple products i'm affraid this is big disappointment. i bought new $30 and it works much better for strolling the streets and enjoying the music.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bass is bad. Returned to Apple.

    • Written by from Austin

    I am very exacting about my music. To give you an idea of my taste; I have a custom music surround system at home, i.e., Denon Receiver, Paradigm speakers, monster cables, etc.. You get the idea right..

    These by far reproduce bad music. Bass is totally bad. If you compare this even with the old round earphones you can find the difference. The new Apple's ear pods are far superior compared to these. I bought them and I am totally satisfied with the product. I strongly recommend the EarPods with Remote and Mic (MD827LL/A).

    9 of 14 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.

    22 of 25 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

    Good set but Buds pop off

    • Written by from WESTON

    Good sound but ear buds get lost and there is nowhere to get replacements....the mike works great and SIRI is great.....Apple should make the ear buds available...

    9 of 13 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    sound is good, but ear piece keeps falling off

    • Written by from Edgewater

    and typical apple, you can't just buy a replacement of the ear piece, but you'll have to spend the whole $75 again for buying the whole headphone again ... would rather go for something that doesn't have an ear piece

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not worth it!!

    • Written by from Lincoln

    i thought these headphones were great and worth the money until 3 months after purchasing them-when one side stopped playing music all together!!!-waste!!!

    24 of 29 people found this useful