• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality!

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I expected that with such a high price the sound quality would be so much better, I prefer the regular earphones that come with the iPhone but the store I went to was out of stock so I bought these. I honestly should've just paid a bit more money and got a Bose!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not recommended

    • Written by from New York

    I cannot recommended this product. Sound is reasonable, though there are two big issues: The ear-tips keep coming off, which result in frequent loss. After about half a year they stopped working on one side (I bought two of this kind of headphones and this was true for both.)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product quality not good

    • Written by from Levittown

    The size of the ear buds and sound are good but after having it for jsut a month the part that connects to the phone snapped! Can no longer use and for this price, i would have expected much stronger material!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't stay in your ears

    • Written by from Kingston

    I received these headphones as a gift about 3 weeks ago and I was very excited to use them and thought that it would be better then a single ear headphone. I tried the 3 size of buds provided and they just don't stay in my ear. I want to say that I have pretty normal ears, but these buds just slide out as soon as you move you head. It is very frustrating and now I'm not even using them because I get frustrated that they fall out all the time.
    I want to change them, but not sure if they take them back

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ear agony.

    • Written by from Ceres

    I don't understand whose ears Apple used for the design of these new earbuds? Spock? Dumbo? Prince Charles?

    My ears are in so much pain after having no other choice than to use these while I wait for my new pair of earbuds to arrive in the mail.

    The only way that I could get these to fit comfortably, would be to pulverize them with a hammer and pour the dust into my ears.

    Apple makes a lot of money...the least they can do is provide the consumer (the reason you are rich) with a decent pair of buds that have interchangeable tips.

    Thank you and have a nice day.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Darn Good!

    • Written by from Baltimore

    First the bad. I've gone through two sets of these over a couple years because when you do something stupid with them, the cable will break. The cables are relatively thin, and will not resist stupidity such as catching them as the center console door closed while I was pulling them out. Super-rugged, they are not.

    Also probably related to the thinness, they tend to tangle relatively easily.

    Now to the more important, the good.

    Obviously, since they're made (or at least branded by) Apple, they work perfectly with respect to the controls for playback, taking phone calls, etc., and I'm told the sound from them on the other end of a phone call is nice and clear.

    With respect to sound quality while listening through them, I like them a lot. I think the high end is very clear and distinct. It certainly starts to roll off in the extreme highs (cymbal sizzle, etc.), but it's more than satisfactory up there. The mid is nice and musical, and the bottom end is fine. It is not super-pumped down around 40-100 Hz, and I'm sure those who want ultra-thump are disappointed.

    Those who like an un-enhanced bottom will be more than satisfied. I am a bass player for 40 years now, and those who say bass is lacking are just wrong; they either don't like what real instruments sound like, or they're not getting a good seal when they insert the buds.

    Overall, I'm very pleased and think that to take a real step up in quality from this pair, you will probably need to spend over $200.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best (in ear) headphones I've ever owned !

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I'm an audiophile and listen to hours of music every day. These are the best in-ear headphones I have used. They're a bargain compared to some of the other pairs out there that can set you back hundreds of dollars.

    I am a very, very happy customer!! Buy these headphones!!

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RETURNED 3 TIMES.. DISTORTION & DROPOUTS

    • Written by from Staten Island

    I love apple.. I love the Earpods, I love the iphone i love my Macbook Pro, but MY experience with the Apple In-Ear Headphones was TERRIBLE.. I literally exchanged them 3 TIMES and ALL THREE either the sound cut out, or there was distortion in one ear (at low and high volumes), or a high frequency drop off in the other ear to the point where it sounded like everything above 10kHz was rolled off... (I'm an audio engineer)
    I'm returning the Apple In-Ear Headphones AGAIN and replacing them with either the RHA or the Beats ear buds... and either of those BETTER not have the same problem, otherwise i'll never be purchasing earbuds through Apple ever again. For the record, BIG TIME APPLE FAN... but from my experiences, they really dropped the ball on these Headphones

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SOUNDPROOF!!!

    • Written by from Glasgow

    The sound is good its the soundproof, it is so loud when people are around you. I was listening to a guys tune on the metro and it was like listening to him holding a speaker and i could even to sing along to it. At least you can do well with beats because i have no problem with them.
    Worst earphones I HAVE EVER USED!!!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by from Waipahu

    I thought that at $80, these would sound better than the free set that came with my iPhone. Playing the same song on my iPhone, I tried all three sizes of silicone in-ear buds, pushed and held them in as far as I could comfortably handle, and they still didn't have the frequency response of the ear buds that came with my iPhone. They sounded like they were EQ'd for AM radio. Fully unimpressed. If I can't return these for full credit, I would trade them straight up for the cheaper ones.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good value

    • Written by from WILMINGTON

    I've had 3 pair of these earbuds, and I'm generally okay with them, but would prefer a better build quality. My issue is the remote functions stop working after about a year and a half. I haven't had the problem many here have experienced with the bud part staying in the ear when you remove it, but I appreciate that the cables are rubber, which will lay flat, and not twist up like plastic ones. Sound quality is true fidelity, not biased toward bass, which appears to be the other issue with those that gave this product a low rating.

    I guess I simply shouldn't expect more than a year and half out of them with normal use.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Higher Expectations...Especially for the Price!

    • Written by from Grand Prairie

    These headphones cost more than 2x as much as the regular 29.99 ones, but the sound quality is literally the same, but that's not the worst part: the little plastic earbuds fall off all the time! I've already lost the one in my size, so I can only have one earbud in my ear. For the price, you'd expect to have these for at least a year, but no can do. Apple, please fix this ear bud issue, I can't use mine anymore and I've only had them for a couple of months.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent heaphones!

    • Written by from Altamonte springs

    apple products rock! these are perfect for listening to music on my ipad air. when I bought them I wondered if there were any extra earbuds for fit and there are but I didn't need them because the buds already attached fit so well. sound quality is great. I know there are much more expensive earphones out there, but I like the sound on these. haven't answered a call yet, but i'm sure It will work great.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    some of the worst headphones i've ever owned

    • Written by from Atlanta

    These headphones are poorly constructed and designed. For the first few weeks, they did sound decent... when they were properly sealed and in my ears. That being said, these do NOT want to stay in your ears. The earpieces included are very limited in selection, and none of them make a proper seal for longer than a minute. After a few weeks, wear and tear on these headphones became evident, though I had been no more rough on them than my pair of standard apple earphones. About a month in, one of the connections to the headphones became damaged, and sound only played through one earpiece. Through them in the garbage where they belong. Buy a pair of Shure or Etymotic if you really want some good in-ear monitors.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating

    • Written by from Durham

    These are the only kind of earbuds I've found that will actually stay in my ears comfortably without me having to shove them in too deep or push them back in constantly. Now for the bad news - I've owned three pairs and all three have stopped working after about a year. First the rubber insulation around the wires starts to fray and fall off, then the sound starts to cut out intermittently. Eventually the sound will stop working completely on one side. They're not well made at all. I would not recommend these earbuds.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE BASS OR FALLING OFF THE EAR!

    • Written by from Praha

    I've read the reviews here before buying and was sceptical about the bass performance and "constant poping off the ears". But I gave it a try and I am truly surprised how terribly wrong were these reviewers! The trick is really to PUSH THE EARPHONES DEEPER IN YOUR EARCANALS! It's that simple! That's the only right way. Then you'll be rewarded with actually very rich bass performance (I MEAN REALLY GOOD!), total external noise removal and it holds in the ear like it was glued. Comparing to my already broken Sennheisers CX300II I had before, these Apple headphones are noticeably better in sound.
    Apart from that, the overall design is absolutely the best on the market. You got the cable that doesn't vilely curl itself and is elegantly symmetrical (god i hate these asymmetrical cables), you got the ultimate remote (which you can also use with your Mac all the way), you got a straight minimalistic connector (what is the point of the "L" shaped ones??) and you got a durable hard case for them, which looks like a piece of art. And again - they DOESN'T POP OFF THE EAR, nor the rubber pads are falling off the earphones (It's not easy to remove them actually). Only thing I can't say is the long time durability.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware

    • Written by from New York

    The sound quality is no better than the standard Apple earbuds. They fall out of my ears when I run / walk no matter which size ear tip I try. I'm returning them. Not a good value.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    • Written by from Glasgow

    I wish I'd seen these reviews before I bought these headphones a month ago. The site I purchased thru didn't have this much feedback. I'm very disappointed in the lack of bass...the earphones that came in the box with my iPhone 6 have better sound quality, but won't stay in place. I've tried all three tip sizes that came with this earphones and these still won't fit properly or give the sound quality I'd like. I don't know if I have really small ears or the tips don't give enough variety of sizes for a correct fit. Based on some of the reviews I've read here, I may have to try some kind of replacement tips to see if it will help. Read all the reviews herecarefully before you consider if these are for you.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still love them.

    • Written by from Calgary

    I've had these for 2 years now. With lossless content, great sound. However, the soft tips do only last several months. I've been able to get replacements from the Apple store, which works for me.
    Keeping them in the original case all the time has kept them well.
    The sound from these is fairly flat, but I like that because I can use the equalizer settings in iTunes to customize it for the genre I'm listening to.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but terrible.

    • Written by from RENO

    Beautiful headphones, but terrible sound quality, as well mine didn't come with the extra mesh protectors. Great highs terrible lows. Doesn't matter which cushions you use. The headphones that come with the iPhones and iPods have way better sound qualities. Too bad they don't fit as well as these though. Not worth $80 due to sound qualities. Also why wouldn't these earbuds come with Apple products?

    1 of 2 people found this useful