...and they actually weren't bad at all. In fact, I was surprised at how (relatively) nice and punchy the bass was. Definitely not as bass light as I remember them to be. Of course they were still a bit muddy and harsh, perhaps somewhat boomy relative to nicer IEMs (never tried high-end earbuds before), but they're definitely not as awful as they used to be. This was out of a current-gen iPod Nano too. I didn't listen to them for very long, but still, it was impressively good. Not sure how they compare to the older ones, since I don't really remember them...they broke pretty quickly and I graduated to better in-ears. But the ones right now definitely aren't worth of all the hate they seem to gather around here.
Just to clarify, I'm talking about the new style of iBuds - the ones with the hard plastic jack.