Although these little headphones, at $10-$30, aren’t likely to push any boundaries audio-wise, they might just get a few kids to move away from the included iPod headphones or other even cheaper earbuds than these. That can only be a good thing.
The company that makes these already has its stuff in a lot of stores, and I have no doubt that these headphones are already available with different color schemes and trim. Ah well. Some kid buying $30 in-ears is doing himself a favor — that’s how I started caring about how my music really sounded, instead of just blasting it really loud through a pair of $9 buds.