• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These should come off with the iphone

    • Written by from Repentigny

    I've always been looking for great earphones but never was satisfied with anything... these are simply awesome. Even at low lever the sound quality is perfect and nice to hear.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound - Badly Made

    • Written by from Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Amazing sound, however the plastic ear buds keep falling off and i lost my replacements within a few month... I got another pair thinking it might have been a fault, however same again. The metal screw-in, which also helps to keep the buds on fell off as well. Apple don't sell the replacement buds so I'd spend your money on another brand.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Burgeo

    Although, yes, these headphones do have decent sound, the covers constantly pop off and get lost, and mine stopped working completely after 5 months of use. Not worth the money.

    4 of 5 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product quality not good

    • Written by from Levittown

    The size of the ear buds and sound are good but after having it for jsut a month the part that connects to the phone snapped! Can no longer use and for this price, i would have expected much stronger material!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Darn Good!

    • Written by from Baltimore

    First the bad. I've gone through two sets of these over a couple years because when you do something stupid with them, the cable will break. The cables are relatively thin, and will not resist stupidity such as catching them as the center console door closed while I was pulling them out. Super-rugged, they are not.

    Also probably related to the thinness, they tend to tangle relatively easily.

    Now to the more important, the good.

    Obviously, since they're made (or at least branded by) Apple, they work perfectly with respect to the controls for playback, taking phone calls, etc., and I'm told the sound from them on the other end of a phone call is nice and clear.

    With respect to sound quality while listening through them, I like them a lot. I think the high end is very clear and distinct. It certainly starts to roll off in the extreme highs (cymbal sizzle, etc.), but it's more than satisfactory up there. The mid is nice and musical, and the bottom end is fine. It is not super-pumped down around 40-100 Hz, and I'm sure those who want ultra-thump are disappointed.

    Those who like an un-enhanced bottom will be more than satisfied. I am a bass player for 40 years now, and those who say bass is lacking are just wrong; they either don't like what real instruments sound like, or they're not getting a good seal when they insert the buds.

    Overall, I'm very pleased and think that to take a real step up in quality from this pair, you will probably need to spend over $200.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Higher Expectations...Especially for the Price!

    • Written by from Grand Prairie

    These headphones cost more than 2x as much as the regular 29.99 ones, but the sound quality is literally the same, but that's not the worst part: the little plastic earbuds fall off all the time! I've already lost the one in my size, so I can only have one earbud in my ear. For the price, you'd expect to have these for at least a year, but no can do. Apple, please fix this ear bud issue, I can't use mine anymore and I've only had them for a couple of months.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    • Written by from Glasgow

    I wish I'd seen these reviews before I bought these headphones a month ago. The site I purchased thru didn't have this much feedback. I'm very disappointed in the lack of bass...the earphones that came in the box with my iPhone 6 have better sound quality, but won't stay in place. I've tried all three tip sizes that came with this earphones and these still won't fit properly or give the sound quality I'd like. I don't know if I have really small ears or the tips don't give enough variety of sizes for a correct fit. Based on some of the reviews I've read here, I may have to try some kind of replacement tips to see if it will help. Read all the reviews herecarefully before you consider if these are for you.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Sound

    • Written by from Marriotts Cove

    It's astounding how much worse these sound than the stock ear buds that came with my iPhone 4s.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch ouch ouch

    • Written by from Warwick

    These hurt my ears a lot and are difficult to get in. Sound is good but I won't be using them.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't get these

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I've had two pairs. The main reason I went to this model was that the new standard earbuds were too large for my ears. These offer limited frequency response, the ear buds fall off, and the left side drops out. I would look at other manufacturers.

    3 of 4 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.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them!

    • Written by from Tukwila

    I put off buying these for a long time because I wasn't really a fan of the in ear type. When I upgraded from iPhone 4s to iPhone 5s in January or this year with the newer type I started using them. And a few weeks ago I broke down and purchased these from a local store. I love them! I haven't had them very long but I have had no problems with them. I originally put the small covers on them then switched back to the mediums when I read another review about finding the best fit being important for the sound. And it was a huge difference! Now my bass is excellent! I love that you can skip and rewind songs right from the remote on them! I would definitely recommend them to a friend or family member!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic, the best...... Almost!!!

    • Written by from Darlinghurst

    The best in ear headphones ever, but let down by the fact the rubber ear pieces constantly come off and are lost, which renders them useless....as stated by other customers.
    Apple. Please make the grip fit tighter, so you attain a perfect score!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, but significant issues with reliability

    • Written by from Toronto

    I've gone through three sets now. I've re-purchased because I'm pleased with the sound. I'll enumerate three issues:

    (1) ambient noise tends to get in around the buds
    (2) the remote mic and builtin controls tends to fail
    (3) the silicon in ear pieces tend to fall off easily and get lost

    Were these $40 I'd be delighted, at their current price point I'm looking for alternatives next purchase.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy it for apple gadgets!

    • Written by from Simferopol

    Unbelievable sound quality! Clear and detailed.Bass treb high all is perfect! The noise is gone. Don't believe to negative reviews!Just listen!

    4 of 6 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.

    4 of 6 people found this useful