The fact beats are popular shows people don't give a shit about audio quality.
The only thing idiotic is to not give the users choice.
Everyone seems to be going to follow airdiotic by ditching the wired earbuddies socket.
Theres a world outside of Yonkers
Way out there beyond this hick town
...though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"