• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    An Ok Headphone, Not worth the price

    • Written by from Mountain View

    The highs and mids are good. as expected with a two driver headphone, It really does allow you to hear more detail. However, the bass is non existent unless you create a perfect seal with the headphone in your ear. I was expecting more. They look like the regular headphones Apple offers, so don't expect anyone to notice your 80 dollar headphones. Now for the major downfalls. The earpieces are not comfortable! it comes with 3 sizes and none fit just right. and they begin to hurt after a while If you manage to get them in just right don't expect them to come off in one piece. The earpiece will pop off in your ear while the rest comes out and you have to fish it out of your ear. In fact they pop off so easily i have already lost almost all of them.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed again

    • Written by from Shell Lake

    2nd iphone I have bought. Love the 5s but the ear phones right out of the box do not work on my left side. Sound was good.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Remote is great; sound not so much

    • Written by from Los Gatos

    These are great if your audio is limited to mono conference calls with your boss. If you're interested in listening to much on these things, make sure it's not rap, as there is 0% bass. The remote is awesome, enabling you to shuffle through your music (sorry, conference calls) quickly.

    They sound tinny, shrill, and way too bright for anything other than Brian Eno or EDM. Into dubstep? Do NOT buy these headphones.

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Tirunelveli

    Bass lovers, please don't go for this. I bought this one and I really disappointed, no bass.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WORTH IT

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I've had my headphones for a while now, and I've decided to finally write a review because I can't return them and I'm fed up with losing the rubber tips. These are $80 headphones. I would expect for the rubber tips to stay on when I'm moving them from a pocket in my gym bag to my ears. The rubber tips even fall off when I'm trying to take the out of my ears!! I take care of them and protect them from damage as much as I possibly can, but today was the last straw, as I lost one of them while taking them out of my ears AT MY DESK. I've been a loyal Apple customer since the '90's, and I have to say I'm disappointed in the product quality.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple In-Ear Earbuds

    • Written by from Durham

    When first used, the earbuds worked perfectly. I didn't use them that often, especially not during workout, and I noticed that the right ear stopped working. I put it in the car and a couple of weeks later I took it to the local Apple Store to get them replaced. Wow! Big disappointment. I was switched to two salespersons and was told that the earbuds were not covered under warranty because the tip had come off. There was no evidence of damage, tampering, or bad use - I had the earbuds for less than 3 weeks. My recommendation is go bluetooth.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs improvement

    • Written by from Estero

    I have had tow pair of these and now use a very small motor winding wire to run around the silicon ear buds to keep the from coming off.

    If you loose the the apple store will give you a new set instead of replacement buds

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ho Hum

    • Written by from San Diego

    Not great earphones. As other reviewers have mentioned, poor bass.

    I have plenty of ear pieces as I'm on my fourth set of these. I stopped losing ear pieces when I stopped dragging the headset out of my pocket - otherwise, they do come off easily.

    Notice I said I'm on my fourth set. They are not a durable product. They have the iPhone controls and they work good for phone calls. They also stay in your ear more securely than the set that comes with the iPhone. I've just reconciled with the fact that I have to buy a pair every six months.

    They stink for music and when I sit at my desk, I use the new design buds that come with the 5s. Eons better for music.

    Like a lot of Apple faithful, I buy their junk because I'm a sheep and I need the iPhone controls.

    Join me if you're rich!

    3 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap plastic

    • Written by from Milano

    The sound is quite good but the material is so cheap that within the first year of usage you will loose the volume rocker/play/pause/mic functions, all cable junctions will expose, in-ear caps become yellow soon and it's easy to loose them!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing sound quaility

    • Written by from pinellas Park

    I expected better quality audio from these earbuds. For $20 more you can get the entry level Shure e-series and they sound soooo much better. Of course, you don't get the mic and remote... I guess you can't have it all. I will end up using these just for phone, cause the music sounds too thin for me. Stick with the single driver if you want these buds, they will sound just as good. and you will save $50. Not your best try, Apple!

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good - when they work

    • Written by from WINNIPEG

    Fitted snugly in your ears, these phones deliver very fine quality sound. But if, like me, your ears and the three ear bud sizes are less than a perfect fit, you can find these popping out all too easily unless you're listening while comatose. Probably this is a generic problem with in-ear headphones of any brand. What's prompted me to write this review is early failure of these expensive phones.

    First failure: about three years into my use of them, the remote stopped communicating with their device - my second generation iPod Touch. No more convenient remote-controlling of volume, pausing, fast-forwarding, skipping etc. I also began having random events where songs started skipping automatically, as often as every 5 or 10 seconds. Phooey.

    Second failure: Yesterday - hey, what happened to the left channel? Today - it's still not there, whether plugged into the iPod or (to troubleshoot) my Macbook.

    So, after just ~3.5 years of moderate use, these phones appear to be toast, which, come to think of it, is pretty much what my 2nd gen iPod Touch is becoming, thanks to its orphaned version of iOS.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connector (plug) awful...

    • Written by from San Nicolas de los Garza

    I found this pair of ear phones great in quality and sound, but the connector is rubbish! Most men have our iphones in our pants pockets and the bend that is caused when sitting ends up disconnecting the cable with no chance of repair. Apple should do an "L" like most other headphones and better quality, more sturdy in the plug.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The Worst of all

    • Written by from LONG ISLAND CITY

    pros:
    -it's more comfortable than the old ones
    - louder
    Cons:
    -I returned it twice to apple because of technical problems
    first time it keeps playing and changing songs by itself
    second time: the volume keeps breaking off and on by itself

    i have the old apple headphones they were not a disappointment like the new version and for 30$ not worth it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good set but Buds pop off

    • Written by from WESTON

    Good sound but ear buds get lost and there is nowhere to get replacements....the mike works great and SIRI is great.....Apple should make the ear buds available...

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    sound is good, but ear piece keeps falling off

    • Written by from Edgewater

    and typical apple, you can't just buy a replacement of the ear piece, but you'll have to spend the whole $75 again for buying the whole headphone again ... would rather go for something that doesn't have an ear piece

    12 of 17 people found this useful