Go ahead and keep defending them. I'll be back to see you eat your words in a few weeks, but somehow, I suspect you won't admit to being wrong.
To all those people saying they will suck:
For crying out loud, they're earbuds that are INCLUDED with your purchase.
They're not $300 headphones, or even $50 headphones for that matter.
If they're better than the previous version, that's a good thing, right? Stop complaining.
Exactly - a $29 set of earphones will, by definition, suck. There's no other possibility. They still may be noticeably better than the old ones. Apple's $79 earphones are pretty good sound-wise (do they still make them?), but they still don't seal in the ear (by design).