• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be great if they lasted

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I replaced my last set because left earphone died and now the exact same thing happened with new ones. Great sound, looks, comfort, carrying case etc. but durability is just disastrous.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    God Awful

    • Written by from york

    The sound is flat, no bass whatsoever, uncomfortable in your ear, and overpriced. Use EarPods. Seriously.

    1 of 2 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.

    0 of 1 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.

    10 of 13 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 14 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.

    8 of 10 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!!!

    7 of 8 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.

    4 of 5 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.

    10 of 15 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

    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

    3rd pair in as many months

    • Written by from Stockholm

    This is by far the best example of horrible engineering I've experienced since the hands-free hamburger holder. On the other hamd - that product probably lasts longer! Same issue for me and all collegues - left earpiece stops working shortly after usage begins. The sound is decent but in no way compares to Bose high end or similar- those who state that have not tried high end phones. But the sum - such bad quality that it renders the product useless.

    12 of 13 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

    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

    Save your money

    • Written by from Denton

    To bad the warranty is only for one year. On my second set in three months. The right speaker went out in two months, the left speaker is out in less than one month on second set. Have also experienced several shocks. Headed to the Apple Store this week for set number three. Apple needs to recall this product!!!

    12 of 15 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

    AWFFUL!!!

    • Written by from Rockford

    I had such high hopes for these headphones but when I finally received them I just couldn't believe how poorly they performed and for apple, shame on you! the cheaper headphones out perform these any day. There is absolutely no bottom or bass in these without shoving them in your skull and even then it's minimal. Apple shouldn't sell these for no more than 20.00. Come on apple are you really leaving this completely to after market companies...

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 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.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely dissapointed

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I expected the sound from these headphones to be great, with great bass, but that's not the case. They sound pretty bad! The earpods that come free with the iPhone 5 sound way better! Total waste of money! Too bad, I've never been dissapointed with an Apple product before.

    20 of 26 people found this useful