This topic could probably go in several forums here, but since I just bought a Touch...here goes! Until I recently bought my Touch I was using a second generation Nano with the traditional style headphones that sit outside of the ear, they were Sony's and cost about $20-. Since getting my Touch I've been using the Apple provided earbuds. Last night I tried my old Sony headphones and I think the sound quality is better on the Sony's. Like I mentioned above, the Sony headphones are not high-end, but I think they sound better. I'm not too knowledgeable about specs when it comes to headphones, but I would be interested to hear what my fellow Touch users think of the quality of the provided earbuds, and what other headphones they might be using in lieu of the buds.