• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy into this hype...

    • Written by from Chicopee

    I do alot of physical work at my job and I keep going through the regular 30 dollar earbuds. I thought that becasue these were more expensive that that they would be better but they are not. They actually sound terrible and the bass is not even there. Trust me look for some better head phones these are not worth it.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DONT BUY !

    • Written by from Mannheim

    Useless purchase - pops out of my ear every few minutes because of the rubber padding. Try it for your ear before you get it... so disappointed. :(

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware!!

    • Written by from Staten Island

    I bought 4 pairs of these headphones in November, and now in March, none of them work; barely any sound is audible through the headphones. For $29 + tax, I would never buy Apple headphones again!

    30 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor sounds quality, poor construction

    • Written by from Miami

    I bought these because I didn't like the EarPods that came with my iPhone 5. The EarPods would not stay in my ears. The In-Ear headphones stayed in ok, but the sound quality was poor - weak to none existent bass. Then about 3 weeks after receiving them, the left earphone stopped working.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    • Written by from singapore

    Your earpieces are seriously rubbish. No noise isolation, flat bass. Bad high notes. To put it simply ALL your earpieces sark. Don't bother selling anymore of this trash ever. Thank you for your time.

    19 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the old ones

    • Written by from Hobart

    Honestly, the best ear buds I ever owned came with my 2007 iPod (classic). The "redesigned" ones that came with my iPhone 4S did not fit my ears as well as the original ones and these again redesigned ear buds are not as good (fit wise) as the other two. The more they tried to improve them, the worse the fit got.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 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.

    9 of 13 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 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Last 6 months, Apple will not replace them

    • Written by from Reston

    Despite the excellent sound quality and great price point for dual-driver headphones, I do not recommend this product. They are extremely fragile, made for aesthetics rather than durability. At six months old I had no audio in the right earphone, and Apple refuses to replace them even though they are in warranty and appear as new condition-they attribute the failure to wear and tear, which is not covered by the warranty. My experience with this one product has tarnished my opinion of Apple, especially their service procedures.To add to the frustration, you cannot obtain extra silicone ear tips for these headphones. They tend to come off easily and do get dirty over time.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful!!!

    • Written by from Pittsfield

    Shame on you apple!!! these are by far the worst headphones that I had bought in my life. The gel adapters fall off at each wear, lost all of my replacements and the little tiny wire screen from where the sound comes out of, these were obsolete for me, wasted my $79 plus tax because I couldn't even return them, Apple would not take them back!! Very sad about the last one!!!

    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

  • 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).

    10 of 16 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buds pop off, no replacements

    • Written by from Davis

    If the screen comes off (mine did), the silicone buds will not stay on with regular use. Even if the screen stays on, as with all in-ear headphones, the silicone buds eventually get lost. UNLIKE other in-ear headphones, Apple does not sell replacements. I have tried skull candy and other brands' soft buds as a substitute and they do not fit. Apple should either make the headphones compatible with other brands' buds or sell replacements. You are paying $79 for a product that will not last long.

    3 of 4 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

    Poor design and documentation

    • Written by from Butte

    No documentation on how to use them. They won't stay in my ears. I either have to push them in so far they hurt or they fall out onto the ground. By Bose instead.

    12 of 27 people found this useful