For the past 2 to 3 years, I've been using Sony-MDREX36V as my primary earphone for the ipod. The right ear piece gave out without warning a few minutes ago. I've been really happy with these in ears and I probably will buy the same pair as a replacement, however I'd like a second opinion from someone more experience than I. All I really want to know is whether I should get these again or if there is a better earphone I should try for the $30 price range. I've heard that the Sony MDR-EX51 are better but I'm obviously open to any make or model.