Looks like we all started with Skullcandy Ink'd haha. I still have mine and they work fine. But like u, I also decided to move away from IEMs. U might wanna check out my review I recently wrote. http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/502546/jvc-ha-s650-review-pics#post_6785389 It's about the JVC HA-S650s, and I got em for 39 Euros. In the USA it should be cheaper. So far, pretty satisfied with them since they fit my needs exactly.