appleposts.com – Unlike traditional, circular earbuds, the design of the EarPods is defined by the geometry of the ear. Which makes them more comfortable for more people than any other earbud-style headphones.
The speakers inside the EarPods have been engineered to maximize sound output and minimize sound loss, which means you get high-quality audio.
The EarPods also include a built-in remote that lets you adjust the volume, control the playback of music and video, and answer or end calls with a pinch of the cord.
These little suckers are on par with my Bose $130 headphones (MIE2i). They are a HUGE leap forward from the prior Apple Ear Buds. There are immensely comfortable, and even the buttons on the chord have a better feel (more satisfying click) than the prior Ear Buds. As for sound, they produce a great, rich, range; with much improved bass. I seriously couldn’t recommend these more.
These are a huge improvement over the old version in every way: 1. The sound is a huge improvement. There is a lot more bass and clarity. They almost sound as good as my Philips O’Neil Stretch Over-ear Headphones. There is more isolation from outside noise. 2. The fit in the ear is better. They feel bigger in your ear. 3. The cord is a bit thicker and more smooth. The old version was more rubbery. 4. The microphone/control buttons are bigger and feel better made and more clicky. The microphone does not seem any better than the old version.
(Reviews from apple.com)