Hi guys. I am by no means an audiophile like the majority of you on here, but I do appreciate decent music that sounds good. I've only dabbled with cheap earphones in the past. Mainly £10 skullcandy's. The last pair was a set of £21 sony things that weren't anything spectacular and ended up getting lost. Recently though, I decided that I'd like a pair of solid, durable IEMs that I can actually take care of rather than spending a few quid on something underwhelming every few months. I'm not looking for anything that will break the bank, but I want the sound quality to be at least noticeably a step up from the piles of junk that I've used before . £50 is a good average I think. I'm happy to spend a bit more on something mindblowing but ideally I'd like to spend less. I actually work for a major film and audio chain (Guess which). I asked a guy in the technology section at my store what to go for, and he said that most of the skullcandy and similar makes that we sell are basically the same earphone repackaged with a different brand so you need to be careful. He also said that there's not really a discernable gap between low and high end, you could find really good earphones for £20 that only need a new tip to sound amazing, but they might be on the shelves next to some £20 piles of crap. So he recommended this site for me to come and have a look and ask around. I already looked at the Thermaltake Isurus, which I have found online for £15 to £35 and seem to be a gaming earphone (I actually don't mind that, I spilled a drink on my macbook a while ago and shorted the logic board. The mic was also ruined, but they didn't notice that when they fixed it at the time and I only noticed it recently when I tried to use Skype) so the mic would be welcome, but not essential. I also checked out the JVC FXC51 and the Klipsch Image S4s which are nicely priced, and were recommended elsewhere on here. Edit: Just noticed these in another thread on here: http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/Clearance.255/+/ATOMIC-HIDEF-DRUM-BGRADE/Atomic_Floyd_HiDef_Drum__B-GRADE_.13532.html So basically I'd like a good all round IEM that are basically a step up or two from the cheap earphones that I have had before. I mostly listen to rock and hip hop with a few other things thrown in but I'm not listening to house or metal enough to buy earphones that just cater to those. And I'm not one of those kids who has to have the bass on full constantly. I like a nice, punchy but not overwhelming bass. I don't want it to make the entire track sound muddy. Any help you could give would be great thanks guys.