For this style of headphones, at this price, Apple’s EarPods are
impressive, and in my initial testing they appear to be a
fantastic upgrade over the previous model. In my experience
reviewing headphones, I’ve found that good headphones enhance the
listening experience, while bad ones get in the way of it. The
previous Apple earbuds got in the way; the EarPods instead fit
right in the center of that range — not enhancing the listening
experience, but not detracting from it, either.