Speaking of obscure...presently working on this one after @Wiljen already liked it (his recommendations are usually very good): the IKKO OH1 (photo). Ikko is Japanese and means "let's go!"...not sure that's what the company stands for. The OH1 sports a single Knowles dynamic driver and my first impression is really positive. I have an initial photo session ready to go but the blog is so crowded right now with four dedicated contributors... Oh, and the other really interesting one is the Simgot EM2 that features 1 + 1. We already feature a review [should also be here on Head-Fi] and a photo session but there is another review to come. Right now, there is quite some quality in the lower mid-price segment ($100-150), which hits my personal sweet spot. What sets them apart is a lack of that thick, bloated low end...and the demise of the unreliable MMCX connector (in some of them).