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Apple MD827LL/A EarPods with Remote and Mic - Standard Packaging - White From Apple Report Feedback

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Our algorithm has detected a large amount of suspicious negative reviews. Learn more about Review Brigades.
Warn Unnatural reviews possible*

Original:

11,270 Reviews

Adjusted:

7,438 Reviews

7%
3%

How is this calculated
Report Last Updated: Apr 18, 2018

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Report Card

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FAIL Deleted Reviews
FAIL Suspicious Reviewers
FAIL Overlapping Review History
FAIL Skewed Helpfulness
PASS Rating Trend
PASS Unverified Purchases
PASS Word Count Comparison
PASS Phrase Repetition
PASS Reviewer Ease
PASS Brand Repeats
PASS Incentivized Reviews
N/A Reviewer Participation
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Most Trusted Reviews

Works as well as the earpods provided with iphone ourchase. [Go to full review]
Apr 17, 2018      
100% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Critical Reviewer (avg. rating: 3.0)


Least Trusted Reviews

Fake and terrible sound quality. I own an authentic pair ... [Go to full review]
May 17, 2016      
0% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • One-Hit Wonder
  • Take-Back Reviewer (1 deleted review; avg. rating: 1.0)
  • Overrepresented Participation (posted 1 review)
  • Critical Reviewer (avg. rating: 1.0)


Analysis Details


Fail Deleted Reviews

We discovered a total of 262 deleted reviews for this product, with an average rating of 3.5. Even though deleted reviews don't affect the average rating, the fact that action was taken to delete reviews raises some red flags about the integrity of the reviews for the product as whole.

3.5 average rating of deleted reviews

3.5



Read more about our Deleted Reviews test.

Fail Suspicious Reviewers

One-Hit Wonders


Approximately 20% of reviewers have only reviewed this product. The One-Hit Wonders have rated this product an average of 1.6 while the reviewers who have posted more than one review have rated this product an average of 3.4. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

from one-hit wonders

from reviewers with more than one review


1.6
3.4


Take-Back Reviewers


Approximately 15% of reviewers have had at least one of their past reviews for another product deleted. The Take-Back Reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.5 while the reviewers who don't have any deleted reviews in their history have rated this product an average of 2.8. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

from take-back reviewers

from reviewers without previously deleted reviews


4.5
2.8


Single-Day Reviewers


Approximately 20% of reviewers have written multiple reviews but posted all of them on a single day. While this is more Single-Day Reviewers than we'd expect to see, it does not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

from single-day reviewers

from non-single-day reviewers


2.7
3.1


Read more about our Suspicious Reviewers test.

Fail Overlapping Review History

<10% also reviewed:
Below by Lucas Sussman

<10% also reviewed:
Canon 70D Bundle by Canon

Does not include products
from the same brand


Approximately 20% of reviewers have substantial overlapping product review history. These reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.2 while the reviewers who have a more unique product review history rated this product an average of 2.8. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

from reviewers with substantial overlapping history

from reviewers without a substantial overlapping history


4.2
2.8


Read more about our Overlapping Review History test.

Fail Skewed Helpfulness
We examined the average net helpfulness score of negative reviews against the average net helpfulness score of positive reviews. The net helpfulness score is the number of times a review has been marked as helpful minus the number of times a review has been marked as unhelpful. We found that the negative reviews had an average net helpfulness score of -0.5 while the positive reviews had an average net helpfulness score of 0.1. Based on our statistical modeling, this discrepancy is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, but possibly due to influence of unnatural voting patterns.

Example critical reviews

0.1 average net helpfulness for positive reviews

-0.5 average net helpfulness for negative reviews


Read more about our Skewed Helpfulness test.


Pass Rating Trend
  • <10%
  • Created on high-volume days
We didn't notice any signals that would indicate reviews were created unevenly over time.
Read more about our Rating Trend test.

Pass Unverified Purchases

823 of the 11,270 total reviews for this product are unverified purchases. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from unverified purchasers

from verified purchases


N/A
3.0


Unverified purchases may be the result of Kindle Unlimited readers, buyers who didn't pay full price, or reviewers who did not purchase the product at Amazon. Read more about our Unverified Purchases test.

Pass Word Count Comparison

  • <10%
  • Have an overrepresented word count
We didn't find any review word count groups that had a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see in this category.
Read more about our Word Count Comparison test.

Pass Phrase Repetition
Reviews that contain one of these phrases are NOT necessarily devalued; read more about how this test works here.

Common Phrases in Reviews:
~4% of reviews
~4% of reviews
~4% of reviews
~4% of reviews
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Less than approximately 10% of reviews use substantial repetitive phrases between them. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from reviews with substantial repetitive phrases

from reviews without substantial repetitive phrases


4.0
3.0


Read more about our Phrase Repetition test.

Pass Reviewer Ease
The ease score is the average rating for all reviews that a given reviewer submits. The average ease score for reviewers of this product is 3.4, while the average ease score for reviewers in this category is 4.1.

3.4 Product's Average Ease Score

4.1 Category's Average Ease Score


3.4
4.1


Read more about our Reviewer Ease test.


Pass Brand Repeats

Brand Repeaters


Approximately 15% of reviewers have reviewed other products for this brand. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from Brand Repeaters

from Non-Repeaters


4.1
2.9


Read more about our Brand Repeats test.

Pass Incentivized Reviews
On Oct 3, 2016, Amazon prohibited incentivized reviews, however we still test for them since there are still millions in our dataset.

  • <10%
  • Admitted to receiving an incentive
We didn't detect any reviews that used language indicating they were incentivized.
Read more about our Incentivized Reviews test, or check out our study showing that Incentivized Reviewers are much more likely to leave a positive review.

N/A Reviewer Participation
We haven't collected sufficient data to run this test yet. See more