I love these earphones! They are the best ones that I have ever owned. They are very comfortable and don't fall out of your ears if you want to run with these earphones. I have used Beats by Dre and Skullcandy earphones, but these are just better. I don't claim to be an audio expert, but there were some things about these earphones I thought would be worth noting. The highs are great, and the mids are excellent. What really impresses me is the bass. It has quite a lot of bass for earphones, but it isn't overpowered like the Beats by Dre earphones. The result is good sounding earphones for most types of music. I do not have any Apple products, so the controls don't really matter to me. I was able to try the controls out on my brother's ipod and they worked great. The construction is solid and these still work months after purchase. It doesn't appear as if these will break anytime soon.