Quote: Do you mean the PAA-1 or the PAA-1 pro? I A/Bd the earpods with the PAA-1 Pro last week and thought they were similar. the PAA-1 pro have better bass and slightly larger soundstage. The earpods have less glare with vocals around 5 kHz (The PAA-1 Pro are a little like Grados with the glare at this frequency). since I happen to be more sensitive to glare and am OK with slightly less impressive bass, I'm not using the earpods for my on the go usage. they're quite good buds.