Well, I went out and bought my first set of high-quality earphones yesterday--the Klipsch S4s (but I'm sure you already guessed that). I opened the box and looked at what I had purchased, and immediately there was a problem. The ear wax cleaning tool had mysteriously not been included in the package. After I stopped crying and my lawyer convinced me that I shouldn't bother suing Klipsch, I decided to simply use a paper clip instead. When I first plugged them in I noticed that the bass was a little lax--but after just a few hours of burning in I noticed that the bass became a lot better, in fact it became awesome. These things can really displace some air, and for a small set of earbuds like these the bass is pretty impressive. The mids and highs are crystal clear as well. I started noticing small nuances in my music that I had never noticed before (this is coming from a long history of repeatedly buying and consequently replacing cheap Skullcandies and the like, so obviously these were going to be better). They're also really comfortable; they fit in your ear very well. However, the small pointy eartips they give you as an option aren't very comfortable--in fact they feel like your being stabbed in the eardrums--so unless you think otherwise I would just stick to the standard round ones they give you. Overall these earphones are pretty awesome. I don't know how they're going to do in the long run, but right now I doubt they're going to disappoint. The fact that they were less than $100 is pretty cool as well, because I've listened to some much more expensive headsets and these sound just as good. Add to that a 2-year warranty and it's one sweet deal. I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a nice new set of earphones. P.S.--One small problem I noticed is that if you like laying on your side while you listen to your iPod--like I do--the holes in the eartips tend to pinch shut and block out some of the sound. It's not a major problem, in fact it's pretty manageable, it's just a small caveat you might want to consider.