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Apple - EarPods™ with Remote and Mic - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 13806 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    They don't last . . .

    Posted
    sdouglas
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    Apple headphones are not made to last. I usually get about 3 to 6 months before one of the earpieces stops working or the inline controls no longer function. I think it's because Apple's strain relief mechanism at the jack plug is poorly engineered. It does little to nothing to protect the integrity of the wire connections into the tip. It also doesn't help that Apple's design is a straight headphone plug rather than 90 degrees. The straight design places undo stress on the connections when your iPhone or iPod is in your pocket. In fact, due to this poor design, I believe Best Buy no longer offers product protection for purchase on these headphones. On the plus side, as you long as you have your receipt, from wherever you purchased (Best Buy, Amazon, etc.), you can go into the Apple Store and they will honor the one year warranty. I mostly listen to audio podcasts so sound quality is not my top priority and one reason I don't want to invest in expensive headphones. I also want the mic/inline controls on my headphones and there aren't many choice in this price range that offer that. Therefore, I reluctantly recommend these headphones with the above reservations. Be sure to SAVE YOUR RECEIPT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, horrible durability

    Posted
    Breaux

    This is my second pair of earpods. I got my first with my iPod nano 7th generation. That pair worked for about six months, until the left earbud died completely. I bought a new pair off this site and this one lasted less than a month until it did the same thing. This is COMPLETELY without mistreatment of the headphones; I hadn't even so much as put the second pair in my pocket. The sound quality is great for an earbud, but if these things break every month I'm not going to make the mistake of buying another. On a related note, it's a shame almost all earbuds nowadays come with a silicone tip. I can't stand the feeling of those things and this is my only option with a decent sound quality that doesn't have a rubber nub.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ear Duds

    Posted
    steve
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    Nice, new, clean, white, futuristic...pricey :( But the long cord will NOT remain uncoiled (read: cheap), and the ear bud cords keep spinning around each other. The newer ear buds seem too light -- the old ones had some heft to them... And, most disappointingly, the ear buds keep sliding out of my smaller ear canals, and fall out during conversation if I move my head... I miss the old 'round' ear buds with rubber grommets... Sometimes the grommets came off, but at least the ear buds stayed in my ears :/

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work properly

    Posted
    Kema
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    I purchased these on a Sunday and didn't begin to use them until the following Friday. When I went to adjust the volume using the mic it didn't work! This was kind of a big deal for me as a runner, I need to adjust my volume without taking my phone out of my armband. Even if that wasn't the case paying $30 for headphones they should do what they're supposed to do. Needless to say being the busy mom I am I didn't have time to go back to best buy and stand in a long line to exchange them. I had actually thrown out the reciept too so it was no guarantee they would do anything so I didn't bother.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Deceiving

    Posted
    Keana

    Have bought these headphones twice because of the overall sound quality and affordable price. First time I bought them, the sound started to deteriorate after a couple months. After that, one headphone went out completely. I didn't think much of it, just thought I got a bad pair & went on to buy another. Same thing happened after a couple months. The sound is very good but it will not last, I've heard this happening to other people as well. I need headphones that will actually last, and these are not them. I will not be buying another pair of these headphones.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, but not comfy for the ears

    Posted
    mrsdepp78
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    I've had my iPhone for over a year now and use it a lot for music. I thought I'd treat myself with some Apple headphones and was pleased to see the price on these. I should have known that headphones without rubber pieces never provide good comfort for me. After 10 minutes I had to pull them out, because my ears were killing me. I just bought them today and my ears still hurt as I'm writing this review. These may work for others, but without the rubber pieces, they won't work for me. I will have to take them back. I really wanted to love them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Headphones are good, BB extended warranty is not

    Posted
    DaniloR
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    Headphones are good for about 6-8 months, and they are covered by Apples 1 year warranty. Best buy sales people sell you the Best Buy extended warranty and they assure you with emphasis that everything is covered. Well is not, as many other warranties they do not cover any physical damage. In the customer service they say that if they are physically broken warranty is not covered. You walk 20 feet to the salesmen or the registers and they say that all is covered in the headphones warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ehhh..

    Posted
    JLittejon
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    When I first saw the new version of these headphones, I didn't really have a good feeling about them, but after getting a new iPod Nano 7th Generation, I couldn't quite understand the hype of these. The only things that are better is the sound and a the look of them. Everything else is horrible in my opinion. I try using these for workouts since they are "sweat and water resistant" and they slip out easily (certainly a better fit than the older version). But I'd rather get the older version again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Decent Sound, Quite Uncomfortable

    Posted
    fghtngsquirrel
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    I bought these because other reviews said they were great for the price and stayed in your ears well. I wanted to use these for working in the yard, so I bought a pair. After a couple of days, I noticed that my ears were sore from wearing them and I got to where I could not stand the feel of them in my ears. I had a pair of Philips earbuds in the past that worked great, and I will probably just invest in a pair of Sennheisers. Overall, the Earpods sound decent but quite uncomfortable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    NOT Comfortable

    Posted
    AndrewF7

    I bought these and I was expecting them to be comfortable and actually stay in my ear. Well was I wrong! They DO NOT fit in your ear comfortably at all. The sound quality is ok but they do not slide into your ear like apple says. I would not recommend these to anyone. You can't move around at all with them because they just fall out. I will be returning these and I will not buy anymore apple earphones until they come out with a rubber tipped headphone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I like them, but they just didn't last

    Posted
    ktab
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    The one ear stopped working fairly quickly, within the first 3 months. Fortunately, at work I usually only use the one ear so I can hear the phones, but then the other ear finally went. I didn't even have them for a year and they're broken. Somewhat disappointed because I like this in ear style of ear buds, and had no problem syncing to any device. I just wished they had lasted longer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Lacks staying power

    Posted
    Momonthego
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    I love the sound richness from Apple head phones. The ability to lower and raise the volume without pulling out my phone is also a plus. I only have these two stars because they tend to short out of you sweat while working out ECT. I've replaced them many times but I keep coming back do to the design on the little remote pulling out my phone to pause or raise volume is so annoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    Posted
    SleepyDogSmith
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    I purchased these earbuds to listen to music on my iPad. The salesperson in the store claimed they were the best because they had designed them to fit in the ear and point the sound into the ear canal. The sound quality was good for the short time it would stay in my ear. I found myself having to hold it in place or it would fall right out. This made them utterly useless to me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    They were amazing...for 3 weeks...

    Posted
    Nathanael

    I was going on a big school trip and I did not want to bring my $200 Beats. So, my best friend recommended these, and I found a pair for about $10. They sounded AMAZING, I had no complaints (except for comfort, but I have weirdly shaped ears, so I bypassed that excuse). Then today, out of nowhere, they stopped working in one bud. Just don't take your chances, m'kay?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Apple Ear Pods with Remote and Mic

    Posted
    Scotty
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    This is my fifth pair in 18 months time. I've had to replace these due to the wiring at the jack always having some sort of a short over time and it's costly. I prefer this product over cheaper brands but really wish they were more durable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Good But Keeps Falling Out of Ears

    Posted
    HappyHog
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    EarPods have a nice sound to them but they keep falling out of my ears any time I move my head. They really need to redesign these to fit better. OK if you use them without moving your head around like looking left or right.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the originals

    Posted
    Cowboy79
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    I bought these to replace my millionth pair of apple earbuds that I've destroyed. I'm not impressed with this design. A bit uncomfortable in your ear canal and honestly it seems like the sound quality is worse than the originals. I hear they're re-designing them again, so my advice is to wait for the newer models.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    REMOTE

    Posted
    Markz
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    well when i first got them the remote did not work, but i sort just replugged it back and it worked fine so i thought maybe it just needed some breaking in and now the headphone remote does not work at all i cant stop, play, turn down, turn up, nothing it doesnt seem to work at all now

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    Posted
    CarlosR
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    This are not a real improvement to the regular round earphones. After a while the ear starts bodering. Than they get rid of the regular auxiliary and you cant listen while you charge.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    buds fall out of ears when running

    Posted
    belle
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I would not purchase these ear buds again; they're too expensive; they fall out of the ears when you are running and when you sweat you sometimes get little shocks in the ear. I would return them but I am concerned about them getting on the marking resold after I wore them for hygiene purposes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend