I posted about this in a different thread but I've decided to start a new one since I'm looking for something a little more specific: I'm looking for a in-ear headphones for use with my iPhone and my Macbook Pro (i.e., they need to have a mic and a 3-button remote). I've narrowed it to: Klipsch s4i Etymotic HF3 Bose mie2i I had almost decided on the Klipsch s4i's, but I'm worried about the cable. I'm not super rough with my gear, but these will be the headphones of choice when I'm walking around campus and the city, so they will have to be durable enough. Along came the Etymotic HF3s with its kevlar-reinforced cables... My other concern with the Klipsch and Etymotic is that the in-canal phones will be terribly uncomfortable. I can get bad earwax o) and naturally I don't want the headphones to either hurt or get ruined by the wax. I'm also concerned they could be dangerous when walking around busier areas. Finally, is the extra cost associated with the Bose and Etymotic sets worth the $30-50? This is getting difficult because I've heard rave reviews about all three! As I mentioned, I'll be using these when I walk around campus/the city, and when I'm not home and I want to listen to music or use FaceTime. I have a set of Bose QC2s for traveling, HK Soundsticks for my desk, and Sony workout headphones for the gym, so I don't need a set that fulfills those needs.