from searching in older threads, it seems that you have a good idea about this kind of thing. I am looking for a new pair of headphones to be used with my ipod and portable DVD player. From what I've been reading on cnet.com and amazon.com (customer reviews) I have decided that if I spend in the $150-$200, I'll probably go with Shure E4Cs or UE superfi.5 Pros. if I spend just around $100 or so, I may look at Shure EC3s, some Etymotics, or a cheaper pair of Ultimate Ears. I'm looking for a pair of earbuds only right now...comfort is a main priority. I mostly listen to hiphop/R&B but heavy bass is not that important, or even really preferred. also listen to coldplay, norah jones, country etc. What do you think of the reviews they do at cnet.com? Have not spent much time looking at head-fi.org but I will do some reading there too tomorrow when I get back from work. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me and is there anything else you need to know about my preferences or whatever?