Apple headphones

I was wondering what is so good about Apple headphones bundled with iPods.

In the bus, I can see about 7 people using it, 3 are using for their phones or other MP3 players.
When I use it, I always put it to the max volume as Apple headphones have a powerful magnets.

And since I'm a Ipod owner, I feel silly that I don't use the supplied headphones and yet use a $8 cheapscape one which I get from 2003. 6 years of service and it's going well.