PC Magazine just posted a fairly in depth article entitled "How to Buy the Right Headphones". Being that the article is published by a computer technology. it's not all that bad. It falls way short many, many areas but at least it states right at the beginning just how important a good pair of headphones are and just how badly those white Apple earbuds suck. They also take a few swipes at Bose:
Bose's QuietComfort 3 headphones offer fantastic noise cancellation, but audio output is not what I would expect from a $350 product: Bass response is heavy, and the set lacks some high-frequency clarity.
Bose's In-Ear Headphones, formerly known as "TriPorts," are actually earphones with silicon tips. They provide an adequate listening experience, particularly a strong bass response