My girlfriend got me a set of Bang & Olufsen earphones for my birthday. Go me When I am work, I have been using isolating in ear canal phones. They feel great, sound good for $30 and do a good job at keeping other sounds out. That would be great if I was on a flight, but not at work. I have been missing my phonecalls and intercom pages because I can't hear shit with the phones in. Also, the cord is really weird, too short on it's own, way too long with the extension and easy to snag. When anything brushes against it, my phones rip right out of my ears. Annoying to say the least. So I set out to find a really nice set of earphones that were small enough to be discrete and let sound in, but sound incredible, have a normal cord, durability from falling out, not distort, and have great bass. Well, in trying out different types, I found that getting good bass out of something that size is nearly impossible. So I decided that I would have to accept that if size was more important. In the end, I came upon these on accident. I saw them online and thought they were going to be out of my budget, so I passed by them. Then my GF and I were at the mall, and we went in. I saw them and found out they were half the price I thought they were. When I finally listened to them, I thought, these sound like shit. They were on the demo player there. So my girlfriend suggested I listen to them on my iPod in my pocket. Whoah... WAY better. Really impressed me. So my girl took me to the mall last night to pick them up as a few days early BDay gift. I love these things. And a bunch of my iPod listening devices together.