Brought these from the apple store a few weeks and I have to admit the sound quality is awesome and the earphone are very comfortable to wear compare to the old models. All the negatives from the last versions has indeed been fixed. Now all that aside the current issue are the silly wires/cables, these are very thin compare to the old model and that makes these headphone tangle like anything and worse of all, you most of the time can't enjoy listen to your music with the music stoping or on your iPhone, going crazy activating Siri or voice control, stopping the music etc, seems like various faults or wires sensitive/ damaged. Am stuck with these rubbish that is not recommended, unless it's only my model with the issue. Waste of money but I didn't have such issue, I would highly recommend them, when it works.