I was at the Grand Central Terminal Apple Store this evening and I picked up a pair of the new EarPods.
I know what you're thinking, "I hate Apple's ear buds!" Ok, that's fine, but I actually like them, so I'm OK spending the $29.99 for the redesigned EarPods. I find them even more comfortable to wear than the previous generations and the sound quality is better than the ear buds that came with my iPhone 4S last year. That said, if you are serious about your music, don't even bother with the stock earbuds and get yourself some quality earbuds or over the ear headphones. You'll be glad you did.