So far so good with these earbuds! I have purchased standard mobile Bose earbuds in the past and right around the time they are a year old, they start wearing out and I have to replace them. It's worth the money for a good quality pair of headphones. Bose has very good customer service. When I have purchased a pair that crapped out just after the 1 year warranty was up, they replaced them for just the cost of shipping. When that pair started acting up around a year as well, and because I use them every day, I decided to try a pair that is for more active users. I purchased the Bose Freestyle earbuds in Blue. Bose earbuds are the most comfortable ones I have ever owned. They come with 3 different size in-ear pads, so it's easy to find a size that is comfortable for you. I have small ears and all of the ios headphones I have used hurt my ears. I can wear these all day and I sometimes forget I even have them in.
In addition, it's hard to beat the sound quality of Bose.
The IOS pair has volume control buttons on the microphone. The android ones do not. I own an android phone and purchased the ios headphones so that I can use them on my iPod as well. It works on both devices, you just can't use the volume control on the android phone.