I finally convinced my daughter to get her Apple earbuds replaced by something decent (she's on a shriek-metal listen all-of-a-sudden and it sounds horrible) for under $100. That dollar level is in case they are lost, stolen, or wrecked. Thankfully she listens at low volume levels but as we know the buds sound isn't very good. Since I have zero insight into the portable phones' all suggestions are welcome. Thanks!