Summary: We purchased these for a YouTube video review (still in production). They were not good enough to keep and will be returned. If you are a slave to anything with an “i” in front of it or “pod” at the end, and don’t really care about how your music sounds, these headsets are for you. Don’t get us wrong – these are not terrible sounding, but do fall at the very bottom of the list of other headsets in the same price range.
Summary: I got these headphones at first they fit really well and sounded pretty good but they they started making cracking noises in my ears after maybe 2 months and now the right ear doesn't work and I was extra careful with them because I know how cheap the wires for apple are and they still didn't last more than 3 months..
Summary: So I read the reviews and it "looked" like Apple did research to optimize the fit of these new earphones. Well NO earbuds ever fit in my ear so when I got these I thought I would give Apple the benefit of their research. FYI - this is not a review of sound quality...that is great So first day I thought they were really good. But they just seemed to sit on my ear. Almost so loose that I could hear everything around me like I didn't have earphones in.
Summary: I tried them due to hype about the research strides in understanding the shape of the ear canal. Nope. Slight improvement, but the right ear pod still falls out easily. For me, a poor investment.
Excerpt: I have bought around four or five iPod’s in the past, and I am currently planning to get the new iTouch. In each case, it has become routine to get new earphones from a different manufacturer, if I need to. Apart from their good looks, I have never had any positive experience with the Apple earphones and would strongly discourage anyone from getting them. They are more of a fashion statement, but that is all they are considering their poor build quality and awful sound.
It is really not the great, I prefer the older ones
1 August 2012
Excerpt: I think it releases too much sound and that it is kind of uncomfortable. They are also way to expensive for what they are. They are in now way up to the standards of other headphones. The sound escapes so easily and if i want to turn my music high, then everyone else can hear it and they want me to lower my volume. It is certainly not very comfortable in my opinion The design is all right, but once again there is nothing special.
Better than old earbuds but still don't fit in my ears
1 August 2012
Excerpt: I must have odd shaped ears because none of the apple earphones fit in my ears. While I like the improved shape of the new earpods which direct the sound into your ear better, they are still a horrible fit for my ears. I also wish they offered the earpods in colors because white gets scuffed up so quickly.