Hi, I busted my standard Apple iPod earphones and need to get a new pair. So I have been looking at third party in-ear earphones. But I dont know anything about them. Are they better than headphones? Why should u buy earphones over headphones besides the obvious that headphone are bulky to carry around? I don't know anything about headphones either? Can an iPod run earphones? Do headphones need batteries to run? Sorry Im a complete n00b to this area of technology. In terms of in-ear earphones I can't decide between buying the Shure E2c ($125AUD) or Etymotic ER-6i ($140AUD). I like how the ER-6i's are in white and will match the iPod but I don't know the different between the two in sound quality. Im not just going to buy earphones because they match my iPod. I don't really want to spend $199AUD on the E3c's or $270AUD on the E4c's (which look great). But then again if they are worth the money in terms of quality/usability then I may spend the extra money. Most people on macrumors seem to own the E2cs and rave about them. What are the others like? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Sorry again for being such a stupid n00b.