Apple's Earbuds were introduced with the original iPod in 2001. After 11 years, Apple has replaced the iconic white earpieces with the EarPods (US$29). I bought a pair right away, as they're only a few dollars more than the throw-away headphones I usually buy from the drug store. After three days of use, I can say that the EarPods won't attract serious audiophiles but they raise the bar for entry-level audio quite a bit. Here's my look at Apple's new EarPods.
OMG They Stay In My Ears
I've owned several iPods and iPhones over the years. It didn't take long for me to realize that I shouldn't even bother freeing the Earbuds from their shrink wrap. They just don't stay in my ears. In fact, my ears actively repel Apple Earbuds, as if they mean to do me harm. If the EarPods stay in my head, I'll be happy.
I'm glad to report that they do. I put them in my ears and they stayed put. I shook my head, jumped up and down, ran around the yard and took the dog for a walk. They never budged. Oh, glorious day! I can finally use the headphones I paid for.