• 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good buds...

    • Written by from Calgary

    I must admit the sound quality is really good. However, living in a dry climate (Calgary) like I do, I have noticed, after time, static electricity build up on the metallic speakers to which the rubber buds attach to. Sometimes the discharge of static electricity is quite painful, so I remedied the situation by taking clear tape and adhering to the speakers on both the left and right side. It definitely solved the problem, but I hoped I wouldn't have resorted to such measures. Out of really good ear buds that I've used, these are good except that.

    Thanks for your attention.

    M.

    3 of 4 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

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor durability, good sound quality

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Pros:
    - Good sound quality (for price)
    - Much more comfortable than "earpods"

    Cons:
    - Very fragile. I'm on my 6th pair (seriously!)

    Fortunately Apple has replaced my for free every time they've broken, but it's annoying to go into the store so frequently to have them replaced.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    brilliant

    • Written by from anand

    good frequency & smooth ,cleared sound!!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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.

    3 of 5 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