• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible and Overpriced!

    • Written by from Needham

    Terrible replacement buds.
    The buds' shape won't fit in many people's ears due to the design. Better if some sort of form sleeve was used for proper fit.
    Because of the improper fit, you have to increase the volume of the iDevice to hear the sound and that there's hardly any bass.
    By increasing the volume, one can go deaf over time!

    Do yourself a favor and buy a competitor's brand. Better yet, spend More money to buy a Better qualify earphone set!
    NO! Dre's, Bose, Skull Candy and other "name brand" units do NOT count as "quality" items but crr@p!

    Returned the item to the store.
    Went and got a pair of Sony earphones, which isn't that much quality but good enough for basic use and it had better fit and bass.
    A decent pair of earphones would cost >$200! Pricey? Yes, but, isn't your ears worth yet? Heck yes!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad earphone!

    • Written by from KLN

    bought iPhone 6 and of course with earphone, and that earphone was not functioning well (buzzzzzz on the right hand side) so I went to change a new one. Well, the staff was ok to change a new one to me, and no more buzz. Seems everything ok, i can click play, vol down n up, but just for few days!!!!! and can't use anymore! so I have to touch my phone to click the music to play..........
    regarding the price of just the earphone, do we expect too much? even just a earphone, please quality... unless you gave us for free then I won't complain

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most inconvenient headphones I've ever had, especially for the price!!

    • Written by from CHAPEL HILL

    The earbuds fall off constantly even with basic movement. I am now conditioned to treat them like something that could fall apart at any moment. It's so terrible that I've considered superglueing them on, but at this point I've lost almost all the rubber buds so the ones I'm using are mismatched. I would never buy these again unless they figure out a better way to connect the tips to the headphones. Way too expensive to be this poorly built.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Irritating

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    I was very excited to get these headphones, as I had been needing a pair of quality earbuds due to the cheap ones constantly breaking on me. The first few months I was quite pleased with this set, but then the ear pieces (the cushion part) began constantly popping off and getting lost. I wasn't handling them rough at all, I'd merely grab them from my bag and they would fall off. I am very disappointed and frustrated because it has now been too long to return them, so I just have to shell out another hefty amount of cash for a new pair to replace them (they won't be from Apple). Apple, please fix these! Your products are usually so wonderful.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No bass sound

    • Written by from R

    Bought this earphone thinking it would work better than the regular one that costs half the price but, for my surprise, it is worse. No matter which earbud I choose, I can't get a bass response. Works like a defective piece. I wouldn't recommend for anybody.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad (One "bad' for every single pair I've had

    • Written by from Burbank

    I'm a runner and I've owned at least 5 of these cheap things. Each one broke within 3-4 months. And they sell for $30???? The $10 Sony's lasted 2 years!!! I'm down buying apple products. They are seriously annoying me now. Time to go back to good old PCs.

    2 of 10 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

  • 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.

    7 of 9 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.

    5 of 8 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

  • 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.

    13 of 16 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.

    9 of 18 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!!!

    8 of 9 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.

    13 of 15 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