In an April 2015 article with GQ, "The Eight Things Porter Robinson Can't Travel Without," Porter Robinson explains that: > "This might be weird coming from somebody who specializes in music production, but my favorite headphones on Earth are the Apple EarPods. I’ve bought no less than 30 pairs–I keep losing them! Since so many people use them, they’re like a gold standard for listening to music. If I don’t have one on the way to the airport, I’ll go out of my way to buy a pair." Article link [here](http://www.gq.com/story/porter-robinson-coachella-travel-essentials).more
Great for checking how a final mix sounds on bass-challeneged systems. Also a great mixing tool, since they're really accurate in the midrange frequencies.
For the size and price, they don't sound bad at all. Plus, they look great! I always have to put a mix through the EarPods test, because there's no doubt about it, whoever your fan group may be, the majority are going to be listening to your music on these (or MacBook speakers).
These small headphones are in first place, semi-open which is a really good feature. Just found out that are so good for mixing in my DAW. They translate really good on my M-Audio BX5a.
Now, by no means are these capable of the sound quality of most pro mixing/recording/mastering headphones but I use these for in ear monitoring on stage on occasion and I was using them just the other day and realized "wow, these have incredible bass response for being the size and make they are!" Also, they're relatively inconspicuous for not being made to be used as in-ears. One downside though though, is that you might need an adapter so that the microphone and remote don't interfere with the signal you're trying to listen to.