I've been searching for the perfect set of earbuds, but without the Apple price tag. These are actually some of the best that I've tried. They are very well made and super comfortable to wear. The one major difference that really sets them aside is the fact that they actually have decent bass. Sound quality is important to me and out of a bunch of different earbuds that I recently ordered, these are the only ones that didn't sound flat. If you just looking for something to use with your phone then you won't care, but if you listen to music then these are soooo much better than the rest. All other aspects work well too and I haven't experienced any issues with these at all.