Say what you will about Apple’s new earpods. They may not be the best sound you can get, but they certainly aren’t the worst either. They have a nice range and unfortunately I found out another great feature. They will survive being washed and dried. When I pulled the crinkled curled headphone wire out of my short pockets I was certain they were done for. After all they are electronics. But to my surprise they sounded as good as new. Now, don’t go out and purposely wash your earpods. I may have just been lucky. I was happy when the bass still had lows and the speakers didn’t distort. I was expecting complete and utter failure or at least distortion from the mini speakers being drenched in water and soap. Way to go apple. The earpods survive in harsh environments.