This article is the first one I read that tests in deep iPod/Phone head phones. I tested most of the above head phone myself as a consumer. The Sennhizers and Shures I found ok but not very comfortable in the ear. The Etymotics have a beautiful sound quality but the con shaped butts pressed the earwax into my inner ear so I had to go to the ear doctor to get the wax removed and as a consequence returned the head phones. The bose have nice sound quality but they are to bulky for me. Second highest in my ranking are the vModas vibe II The sound is nice and crisp missing some bass though but even those don't sit to comfortable in the ear, may be I have unusual ears. I have not found my perfect match but the V-MODA Bass Freq Earbuds are by far my favorites. They are light and sit very comfortable in the ear and don't hurt The sound is very balanced with a nice full bass. The best thing they sell at Amazon for $ 22 in different colors. The only negative on those that after 6-10 month of active use one or the other channel would give up on me but for $22 who cares right. One word about the new Apple ear buds with remote and mic. I am a usually an Apple junkie but... The mic is very nice but the remote is to close to the ear and difficult to operate. The sound however sucks, I think they sound worse that the head phone that come with the iPods/Phones, trebelish and tin canned. Apple has it together but with those head phones they produced total lemons in my opinion.