Just wanted to give a big thumbs up to Future Sonics for creating a great set of earphones/earbuds. I orderd these from Future Sonics for right under $100 as they are currently on sale. I dont have all that much experience with portable music devices or headphones. But i had tested 3 others before settling with these. The factory earphones which came with my iPod Shuffle sound pretty good, although you have to press them in to hear any bass and they arent very comfortable. I first purchased the Yahba Opus earbuds and loved the look but they were actually a DOWNGRADE from the factory Ipod earbuds. I then ordered the Sony MDR-EX71's and HATED the look, sounded pretty good too but was a bit muddy and not very crisp. Finally i broke down and bought the Future Sonics. Im like WOW! Beautiful, full bass. And the dynamics, voices, and highs sound really nice. You really can hear parts of your favorits songs that you never really noticed before. I wonder how much better the $250+ earbuds sound, haha. THese things rock! Good isolation from other noises/sounds in the room too. Much more comfortable than the factory earbuds thats for sure. Im rediscovering my mp3's and really enjoying my little 1 gig Shuffle. Highly Recommended! Theyre ugly, but theyre suppose to be skin tone and not really meant to be seen.