I recall - as do many who read this forum - the sound quality of the original earbuds for first three or four generations of iPods; pretty shabby. The sound was so bad that, after purchasing an iPod, I'd immediately replace the stock earbuds with any decent replacement.
At around the time when Apple came out with the iPod Touch, with its integrated mic, things seemed to change - at least for me. Comfort was (and remains) problematic, like and felt like pebbles being shoved into your ears. But the sound as a notable improvement over earlier designs. Not much bass, but fair definition, and easily replaced if damaged.
Now, I realize that for many, the term "ibud" is supposed to suggest a weak-sounding, cheap ear bud - a piece of gear to be regarded with the same disdain as other products that are ubiquitous, and possibly overpriced. Also called the MB770G, I looked at short reactions to this device, and was surprised that most were quite positive. At the very least, some users feel they're garbage, while others find they're surprisingly good.
What's your reaction to the MB770G? Are there other earbuds/mics that compete?