I heard them first at an Apple Store. I thought some bad customer had broken them they sounded so bad. So I tried another pair. That one sounded like it was broken. So did a third, fourth and fifth. They weren't broken, they just sounded horrible.
I regularly stop by the Apple Store - it's in the mall across from work and I drop about once a week. I've listened to them several dozen times now and they still sound awful.
In comparison, the iBuds are pretty decent. No, they don't compare to other headphones I've heard, but still, they're somewhat musical while the Triport is godawful. Nothing really against Bose, either. I actually kinda like their old 901 and 501 speakers.
A set from a company called Labtec. They sound worse than the worst early 80s ultra cheap Walkman-clone headphones. Utterly disastrous "sound quality." And uncomfortable after three minutes.
These are notable because my company issues these ten cent phones to all its processing reps. I might see fifty people listening to music each day (I'm a director, not a rep), and about thirty-five of them will be using the Labtecs. All day long. I don't get it. I want to send a site-wide memo telling people it's okay to use something besides the company-issued garbage; it's okay to spend $30 on something comfortable for your ears since you spend 8+ hours a day wearing something on them... Geez...