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.
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.
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.
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 . Despite the better brand the AKGs are also seriously uncomfortable, for me at least.