The iPhone 5, as well as the new iPod touch and iPod nano, will ship with redesigned earbuds called EarPods. Three years in the making, Earpods have controls on the wire that are bigger and easier to use, Apple says. The new earbuds are designed to sit snugly inside your ear--and hopefully stay there.
The iPhone 5 has other audio enhancements as well, including three microphones: front, back, and bottom. They provide noise cancellation and improved voice recognition. And a new technology called wideband audio fills up more of the frequency spectrum to make your voice sound natural during calls. However, only 20 wireless carriers currently support wideband audio, so the feature may not be available in your area just yet.