• 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but poorly designed

    • Written by from Omaha

    I like the sound of the earbuds. The frequency is very balanced very close to the professional studio monitors I use. If you are like the majority of people who like a loud bass, these are not your choice. If you look for a balanced and accurate sound, these are perfect.
    While the sound is very good, the design is pretty bad. Most earbuds I've owned, they all have some sort of a lip/ring on the earbud tube that goes into the tip and there is also a ring on the tip to lock to the earbud tube. The Apple version is a smooth tube on the tip and earbud. As you use them, grease gets between the surfaces and tip slides off very easily. It's not difficult to solve the issue by offering a filter in a bigger diameter and retool the tip tooling to add a ring inside the tip tube so they interlock when tip is on the tube.

    2 of 2 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating&terrible!!

    • Written by from Apple Valley

    Rubber Ear buds fall off very easily and get lost right away. Design flaw and not worth it for the price.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Build Quality

    • Written by from Pottstown

    I got a pair of in-ear headphones when they were redesigned a few years ago. The sound quality is quite good, for the price and for in-ear headphones. However, after a few months, the left earbud would no longer produce any sound. I took good care of them, wrapping them and storing them safely whenever they were not in use, so I didn't think it was a problem on my end. I took them into my local (read: 45-minute away) Apple Store, and had them exchanged for another pair, as they were still under warranty. Again, good audio quality, but the same problem happened in about six months. To save some time, I'll just say that today, my sixth pair (all replaced under warranty) died in the left earbud. Apple told me last time that they will no longer give me any replacements, even though the warranty is technically renewed every time I brought in a broken pair, and I am still within a year of the last exchange.

    Thank you, Apple, for poor customer service on your poorly built headphones. I'll be getting my headphones from a trusted manufacturer, this time.

    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

    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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Descent

    • Written by from Tanjung Tokong

    It's a good headphone but Apple is not making headphones as their main thing so I suggest going with the Apple EarPods their are extremely great sounding headphones I have ever seen and it's just $30.But,if you like In-Ear Headphones go with the others or take this one.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most awful earphone i ever owned. not worth 30 cents. much less $80 dlrs.

    • Written by from East meadow

    RUN!! Keep your money!!!

    Only now i KNOW i had it VERY good with the original $30 pair that came with the iphone. i like base and i need to hear sounds around me while wearing earphones. i dont need to crank up the volume. So for the original earphone, i purchased black foam covers, at Radiio Shack, so the earphones didnt slide out of my ears constantly.

    Then i spent/threw away $80 dlrs. VERY VERY Disappointed with Apple. horrendous sound. i used the medium plugs and couldn't hear ppl talking to me and the base was VERY poor.

    Then i replaced for the small buds. Now there is no base at all - only treble. In addition I still can't hear ppl around me very well.

    They sounds like CHEAP AM radio. i mean horrendous!
    Save yourself $50.
    i WISH i could have had a Test Drive! would not pay 30 cents.

    Wil buy the $30 dlrs pair and the black foams.

    6 of 11 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.

    3 of 5 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap plastic

    • Written by from Milano

    The sound is quite good but the material is so cheap that within the first year of usage you will loose the volume rocker/play/pause/mic functions, all cable junctions will expose, in-ear caps become yellow soon and it's easy to loose them!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good - when they work

    • Written by from WINNIPEG

    Fitted snugly in your ears, these phones deliver very fine quality sound. But if, like me, your ears and the three ear bud sizes are less than a perfect fit, you can find these popping out all too easily unless you're listening while comatose. Probably this is a generic problem with in-ear headphones of any brand. What's prompted me to write this review is early failure of these expensive phones.

    First failure: about three years into my use of them, the remote stopped communicating with their device - my second generation iPod Touch. No more convenient remote-controlling of volume, pausing, fast-forwarding, skipping etc. I also began having random events where songs started skipping automatically, as often as every 5 or 10 seconds. Phooey.

    Second failure: Yesterday - hey, what happened to the left channel? Today - it's still not there, whether plugged into the iPod or (to troubleshoot) my Macbook.

    So, after just ~3.5 years of moderate use, these phones appear to be toast, which, come to think of it, is pretty much what my 2nd gen iPod Touch is becoming, thanks to its orphaned version of iOS.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic in-ear buds.

    • Written by from Jarrell

    I was a little skeptical about purchasing these headphones because, to be honest, I have never really liked the traditional Apple earbuds that come with the new products. I actually received these as a gift from a friend. Now that I've had a chance to use them, I would definitely buy them for myself.

    Considering the fact that these are not studio monitors I can still hear a higher level of detail than with traditional earbuds. I keep seeing people talk about not getting the bass response that they want from these and it's really a simple matter of fact... The drivers are tiny. They fit in your ear. An effective bass speaker needs to push a lot of air very slowly to make a big bang and that's why car speakers are so large and in sealed boxes most of the time. Tiny little speakers just aren't very effective at reproducing the super low notes, but I digress.

    I would recommend these ear buds for those who like sound quality more than sound quantity.