A few years back, Grado tweaked its $99 SR80 made-in-Brooklyn headphones, adding an "i" to the end of the name without actually adding it to the product itself. We still like the older SR80, which remains on the market, but recommend going for the slightly upgraded SR80i.
Klipsch Image S4 line has long been a CNET favorite in the in-ear category. The original S4 has dipped below the $50 mark, while the S4i, which has a microphone and in-line remote, can be had for about $10 more. In 2012, Klipsch released the newer and updated Image S4i II, which features a sturdier flat-cord design and costs $89. And you can also pick up the Image S4i Rugged ($99), an "all-weather" sports model. While the designs are each slightly different, they all sound the same.
They're pricey, but the natural, pure-sounding Sennheiser Momentum headphones will appeal to young audiophiles. There's also a less-expensive on-ear version this headphone that has just hit the market.
The Monster iSport Intensity shares some similarities with the Bose SEI2i sports headphones, but these cost about $50 less. You can also get a good deal on the yellow Livestrong version of Monster's true in-ear model, the iSport Immersion -- it costs around $50 -- but that model will eventually be discontinued.
We initially had the $75 Noontec Zoro on the list, calling it a "bargain audiophile headphone" thanks to its clear, balanced sound. The standard Zoro is still available, but Noontec has more recently released the Zoro HD, which looks identical but offers better sound. It lists for $149.95 but can be had online for $99.95.
The Remix remote was released back in 2010, but it's come down in price and is one of the better earphone deals out there (and it features an Apple-friendly inline remote with microphone). Like all V-Moda earphones, it delivers a lot of bass.
The design is a little funky, but the Harman-Kardon BT sounds great for a Bluetooth headphone. The headphone is also available in a noise-canceling version for more money -- but that model does not offer wireless streaming.