Hey, even Jazzyfi, a much more credible HF'er than that awfully conceited sparrow dude, said the Earpods / TP combo was pretty good! But I guess I'll have to say this again: it's so much more fun bashing Apple products when we're playing the audiophile game.
On a semi-related note, In some fairly small pseudo-audiophile circles these days it seems to be fashionable to speak of dynamic range and the so-called "loudness wars" — Oh yes, but that will most definitely give you a bit of credibility amongst certain people because it sounds oh soooo impressive! The truth is there's more to dynamic range and 'loudness wars' than some people think, but it's fun seeing some people playing the 'I know what I'm talking about' game.
I never pretend because I really know too little and would be unmasked too quickly. Thanks SGS for the impressions