Summary: I tried using the earphones that came with my iPod and as long as I kept holding them to my ear, they weren't bad. Obviously, I couldn't keep them in my ear and I lost a lot of sound. Then I decided to try the Bose On-Ear Headphones and I'm glad I did. They sound great and fit very comfortably. The only thing I would say needs improving is the cord itself. It's very thin cable, but it doesn't affect the sound a bit.