guys I really appreciate the information. I will be checking in on the sansa clip + and rockbox. I do wish that my phones had just a tad more on the high end and little punchier bass volume wise. but I cannot ask anymore from a 40 dollar set of IEM's. These things are absoulutely amazing for the money. I bet there isn't much better under a hundred dollars.
I truly just wish there was a place I could try out phones to see what they sound like. the only phones I have heard for a short while on a demo unit at best buy is the bose qe215, ue6000 wich I really liked, um the aviators (sounded terrible, but it could have been the source from the display...distortion galore), of course the beats, and a few others that I didn't particularly care for. they had some better iem's but I could not listen to them. they were Logitech m somethings
again I appreciate all the help. I also feel more welcome here now. I finally almost have my music library re-ripped, and I will soon be able to listen to my wonderful tunes.
I will continue to read here and expand my knowledge of music.