Howdy. I'm new around here so let me give some background. I used to be a sound engineer. During that time I found that I really enjoyed a V-shaped sound for the most part. And high female vocals. I listen to a weird range of music mostly consisting of hard rock, alternative rock, metal, folk, new age, neo classical and every now and then rap, pop and dance music. My favorite tho is symphonic rock which is actually quite difficult to truly appreciate on cheap or unclear earphones. As for what I'm looking for: I ride a motorcycle pretty much every day so I need isolation (not loudness). The sound on a bike at highway speeds can and do exceed 100db, I want to be able to hear my music without killing my ears. Clarity. As I mentioned earlier, I enjoy symphonic rock and folk music which both tend to have a lot of intricacies. I'd like to be able to hear as much of it as possible. Bass. I like bass. Which I know goes against clarity but I'm not looking for a basshead earphone just something not flat. Treble. As mentioned earlier, I like a v shape but it doesn't have to be extreme just with the midst a little less pronounced than the rest. Not looking to spend more than $100 because these will get used for anything and everything and my wallet is thin enough. I don't have a problem buying off eBay or used. My music is usually played off a android connected via Bluetooth to a Sena SMH-10, my laptop or a Zune HD (yes I still have one ) Some of the earphones I'm considering Klipsch Image X10 Ultimate ears 700 (if they can be found) Etymotic HF5 (I've seen them on eBay for under a 100 from time to time) Vsonic GR07 Vsonic VSD3 JVC HA-FXT90 TTpod The only 2 pairs of earphones I've had worth mentioning are the Ultimate Ears 600 and Meelectronics A151 (the 1st generation I think). The UEs were great and had amazing isolatiin but lacked in bass quantity and the A151s had the same problem but also didn't isolate well. I liked both of those earphones clarity and detail tho. Also cable over the ear works much better in a helmet. Any suggestions?