"I know it’s not that exciting, but one of our people caught a glimpse of the Zune 2 headphones this weekend and they’re pretty damn cool. It’s a mashup between the current premium headphones and the V Moda buds you see up top. What sets these apart from the current batch and even the Apple buds is that the Zune team has done away with the obnoxious plastic cables and brought in some nice black and brown striped cloth-wrapped cables. Not only that, they sound much better than the ones Apple includes with its iPods. The Zune 2 could win on quality then, perhaps."
I tend to replace the bundled earphones with something made by Ultimate Ears, but most people do not, so anything to improve the bundled headphones is a welcome change. The Zune v1 headphones were surprisingly decent, so let's hope the trend continues!