Pros: Tonally balanced sound with surprisingly good bass, iDevice remote very good in terms of ergonomics
Cons: No isolation, leading to lack of sub-bass frequencies
The Apple Earpods, whilst not being revolutionary, offer a good fit and surprisingly good sound for its price. The ergonomics of the iDevice remote included on the cable is excellent, with solid tactile feedback. Soundwise, while these Earpods may not offer any isolation whatsoever, is tastefully tuned for balanced sound. The bass is very good, and midrange frequencies are crisp and clear, whilst treble frequencies are rolled off.
The Earpods are made of hard, white, ceramic plastic, and while they may not offer a comfortable fit for everyone, fit my ears perfectly without any comfort issues (haha-perhaps my ears are just strange). The hard plastic makes the Earpods feel more durable and able to take a beating. They also come with a hard carrying case that loops the wire around to prevent any tangling issues (I doubt anyone uses the storage case anyway!) but it comes in handy when packing it into your bag.
In conclusion, for the price, the Apple Earpods offer solid sound with unique design. Though its competitors may offer better noise isolation, the Earpods are quite decent for their price and I would recommend anyone to try these.