Apple EarPods 3.5mm Headphone Unlike traditional, circular earbuds, the design of the EarPods is defined by the geometry of the ear. Which makes them more comfortable for more people than any other earbud-style headphones. The speakers inside the EarPods have been engineered to maximize sound output and minimize sound loss. Which means you get high-quality audio. The EarPods also include a built-in remote that lets you adjust the volume. Control the playback of music and video, and answer or end calls with a pinch of the cord.