Don't actually sound like total crap?
Complete suprise since its coming from apple. Maybe I need to get my ears checked.
not amazing, but excellent for being included or even for the $30 they ask. i personally have found i wouldn't want to listen to them very often but i'm really picky. They so much better than every other apple headphone. More bass, better frequency response. I just find them a little fatiguing over a while of listening. I would still recommend them as a cheap set any day though if they fit your ears well...
How can you go wrong for what you get with $30?
SQ wise its just fun oriented, bass and bass and muffled mostly, fit is comfortable but isolation is below par, I sold my earpods after getting my A161P which was equally comfortable, a lot better in SQ, overall, these are great for 30$ for normal unfatiguing listening, not for audiophiles at all though, a lot of options @ 30$..
Got a pair today with my new iIP5 and the bass is a bit much right now, but on balance, much better than the iBuds. And they stay in my ears decently enough. If the bass tames down with time, a pretty decent throw-in by Apple I say. No, not W4s or such, but not bad at all. FYI, there are some very expensive "buds" that can compare with IEMs. PK1 is one of them, and there are a few others.