So many people love their personal earphones and are willing to pay big bucks for great sound. I can't see paying so much for something that you can have for minimal $$$. We 'sheeople' think if it's expensive it must be better. What a crock to real life. Many times simple, easy, low cost w/top quality do go hand-in-hand. Well, I love great quality and great sound. I say my new, less than $8.00/pr., in ear headphones will rival great sound from Monster Beats, Klipsch, MME, Bose, Sennheiser, Sony, etc.. The new JVC Riptidz will make believers out of your ears too. They're sweat-proof, comfortable and only $7.98 @ Wal-Mart. Get off your high dollar high horse and realize top quality isn't always expensive. The truly wise will learn more than headphone advice here. Enjoy your new experience, grow, and God bless!!