How do I put this? First of all hello. Now that I'm done sounding like a dork... it's time for me to sound like I don't know what I'm talking about (there's a very good reason for that). I like putting a pair of cans on my head. They're generally comfortable, and sound good. They are however not very portable.. Now that I have told you what I like. Here's what I want... Simply speaking. I want some earbuds. Hopefully that's the correct term here. Not IEMs, but the style (not how they look) of Apple buds. I can't wear IEMs... they're just too uncomfortable for me. I have unusually small ears.. and that includes the canals. Not only that, but by design, they just block out too much noise from the world around me. I need a little sound to leak into my ears. I don't know squat about this stuff. I don't want to spend an arm and leg for something. I just want something that I can pop into my ears and listen for an extended period of time. Keep in mind, I have small ears. I am an adult, and those ears aren't growing anymore. Some people are going to laugh at this, so take it however you want. I'm just hoping to get a little advice. I'd like: - To not have to deal with those silly foam pads. They're PITA to get on, and just make things more complicated. - Something that has halfway decent build-quality. I tend to abuse the stuff I put into my pockets. - Something that has good bass, treble... Lows, mids. (I don't know what I'm talking about) - Something that will actually likely be comfortable (I can't be the only one with this problem here) <- Most important - Something <$40 <- I just broke this post right here... Also, I'm not an audio engineer, but I CAN tell when something sounds bad. Any help would be appreciated. I really like the graphic here that shows basically how it feels. http://www.head-fi.org/t/308531/my-yuin-pk3-hurts#post_3970503 Thanks Edit: Also, I should note that I've seen the roundup threads... but they mean hardly anything to me. Since they more-so go into detail about sound, I'm looking for comfort.