Summary: I bought these despite the mixed reviews. I've not used Apple earphones in 7 or so years so I can't compare but I do have KitSound Euphoria's and SoundMagic E10's and these are just as good, if not better overall. The sound isn't tinny at all, it's clear and loud. I compared the 3 with the same set of ear buds, iPhone 5 and PC.
Summary: There is nothing I can recommend about these headphones. The bespoke in ear bugs are v uncomfortable, but most of all the sound level is v low. At top volume background noise overpowers what I'm listening to. So bad I have went back to my iphone ear phones.
Summary: These look, feel and sound cheap. They ARE cheap so that shouldn't come as a surprise. But in the £35-65 price bracket there are much better products available, such as the Nocs NS400-101 . Despite the better brand the AKGs are also seriously uncomfortable, for me at least. The circular-shaped ear tip isn't a patch on more oval designs of competitor products, and if like me you have smaller than average lugholes they a) hurt and b) are prone to falling out.
Summary: I bought these AKG headphones for listening to music while I'm travelling. I have had headphones in the past that have good dynamic sound but then get too boomy after a while of constant use, consequently headaches and tiredness happens. With these headphones they are much clearer and the bass is good, also they are more comfortable to wear, and no more headaches.
Summary: Now, my hearing isn't up to catching the nuances of quality and timbre that purists prattle on about; but I'm hearing things in the music I've listened to for years that I hadn't realised were there. These phones are great, well worth the investment. I like a strong bass line and these certainly deliver. The phones are really comfortable to wear. The jack is straight and just fits the carry case so we'll see how the cable frays over time.
Summary: I really don't know much about headphones but more about headsets; however this thing here is just a beast! I would buy this any day over any headset. I've had TB's, Logitech, Ozone and ect. To be honest if your looking for something portable + good quality I would buy AKG any day. Although these are headphones they give such a good bass it's unreal. 11/10 easy. So simple aswell. 1 complaint thought it did come through late but worth the wait.