I like that the iPhone comes with a pair of headphones. It is a step up from the original iPhone, with a new style for earbuds that focusedly point the music towards the eardrums, while reaching a sense of balance the treble and bass. Plus the built-in button to answer calls, play/pause/skip songs and a multitude of other things, give these headphones added capabilities. However, the reason why I mention they're great as "basic" is because it has the difficult job of attempting to placate all iPhone customers. This is hard because people have different ear shapes, with different preferences, so it will never be perfect. There's nothing wrong with the headphones. In fact, like mentioned before, they do what is required to help enjoy the iPhone experience. But with more and more companies creating headphones, with more choices and options, it may be better to spend some money to find the right fit for each customer. If these headphones work for you, by all means, continue using them. But while the Apple headphones are excellent, there are other options to fulfill each customer's desires.