Nocs NS600 Crush
While they're a little pricey, the Nocs NS600 Crush are comfortably lightweight earbuds that sound very good and offer strong bass performance.
Apple EarPods ( with Remote and Mic, White)
Apple's EarPods offer much-improved sound over the previous standard-issue earbuds, but they won't fit all ears equally well -- and that fit will determine whether you think they're great or just so-so.
Velodyne vPulse ( Black)
While some folks may encounter come comfort issues, the Velodyne vPulse in-ear headphones offer excellent sound for the money and will particularly appeal to bass lovers.
MEElectronics A151 ( Black)
At around $50 online, the MEElectronics A151s are among the most affordable balanced-armature earphones out there and deliver very good sound for the money.
Etymotic ER-4PT MicroPro
While the Etymotic ER-4PTs have less low-end oomph than some competing earphones in this price class, they deliver excellent sound with very accurate tonal balance.
Phonak Audeo Perfect Bass 022 Earphones ( with Microphone, Black)
The Audeo Perfect Fit Earphones PFE 022 + Mic are a solid choice for iPhone owners who desire balanced audio and a light, compact design.
Urbanears Medis ( Grape)
Ingenuity is evident in the design of Urbanears' Medis earphones, but their performance doesn't match up.
Nyko SpeakerCom 360 ( Black)
The Nyko SpeakerCom 360 is a great idea on paper, but is seriously flawed in its actual performance.
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AKG K 340 ( Liquorice)
Thanks to their uncharacteristically open sound, the AKG K 390s are a fine set of earphones for the price; however, there are better buys that provide improved audio and a more comfortable fit.
Kicker Full-Range ( Pink)
The Kicker EB51 earbuds are easy on the wallet and offer several color options, but we're not convinced they're enough of a step up from stock earbuds.