This is the thread where I bow down before the wisdom of the audiophiles. I'm about to get my first iPod in 8 years (as you can see from my sig, I try to milk my electronics for all they're worth), and I want to match it up with some better over-ear headphones or in-ear earphones. I'm going to be using my iPod almost exclusively on trains, since I'm on them (and packed like a sardine) about two hours a day. My #1 and #2 concerns are shutting out the train noise and shutting out the train noise. To be fair, my #3 concern is not to force any of the other sardines to listen to my music. The music itself has to be down around #4; I ripped most of my mp3s at 128kbps so they would fit in my original touch wheel iPod, so I won't get a wonderful sound experience anyway. I've read a lot of good things in old threads about Klipsch, Denon, Shure, etc., but most people are (understandably) looking at sound quality first when making recommendations. Has anyone had a really impressive sound isolation or noise canceling experience from a set under, say, $150? If it's at all useful, some people and bands I listen to a lot are Pavement, Wilco, My Bloody Valentine, Velvet Underground, Andrew Bird, Spoon, Happy End, T. Rex... Thanks for your help.