Ok, so heres my situation. I listen to music regularly due to having a long commute to college, and i've been through a lot of earbuds. I've been through 2 pairs of radius atomic bass, vmoda bass freq's, they all broke in the same place, the connector shorted and only 1 side plays. I had to rma the radius after 3 weeks, then the second pair died in about a month. I'm looking for a pair with good bass. I listen to mostly metal and some hiphop. I have a budget of 30 bucks but will go higher if they are truly worth it. I am considering fixing the connectors myself with some tools at radioshack but the sound quality of those still haven't really satisfied me. The vmodas were pretty good but they had horrible fit. I need something with a reinforced connector that won't short out easily.