For iPhone users with a penchant for improved sound quality and a willingness to stick things in their ears, the Etymotic hf2 earphones are a reasonable option.
Etymotic's brand-new sound-isolating earphones are in the house and kicking out a racket. They're taking the fight to Shure and Denon for the high end of the market
We're not going to pretend we weren't excited when Etymotic slipped us a pair of its new hf2 earphones. But we're more excited still to say they're really rather terrific.