I think it's time to step it up and ditch the crappy Apple earbuds for a nicer pair of headphones. All my music is encoded at 256 kbps. I'm looking at Shure, Sennheiser, and I know Bose are overpriced for what you get but I can't deny their sexy form factor. Earbuds are preferred to in-ears, but I'll entertain both suggestions. Also I would *really* like an in-line remote compatible with ipods like on the Apple ones but I realize this is probably more of a wish. Also I'm not a massive audiophile, but I just want something better than stock, with a little more bass and just an overall improvement in sound clarity and fidelity. I listen to lots of different stuff, but little rock, jazz, or classical. Top 40 no-talent assclowns, or the Fray, or David Gray--stuff like that. Mid-tempo stuff with a bit of a beat, and sometimes with a piano in the background going with the beat--mellowish music, I guess. Recommendations and why?