I have some normal skullcandy earbuds that go inside the ear. They aren't that great, but it's just meantime while I shop for a decent one. Anyway, one of the buds doesn't work so well unless the cord is in a specific way, which is annoying. Should I call it quits or is there a way to remedy this? In addition, I'm in the market to buy some decent IEM's. My budget is $35, at most. I'm not an audiophile, so i'm sure you see this question everyday. Still, I have some specific needs. I have an iPhone 3GS and iPod nano, so something capatable. I listen to hip-hop, some rock, and recently been getting into some trance/techno. Though bass is I portant, I don't need a copious, tremendous amount of vibrating bass in my ears. I would say an emphasis on clear sound. I'm also looking for something with a decent cord length, nothing too long or too short (spare me the sexual jokes). I'm 6 foot 0 inches (height, again spare me lol) so judge by that. Also, I know there's earbuds like the iPod ones, and IEM's that go in your ear very deep. I'm looking for something in between? I want to block out ambient, background noise, but i don't want my ear to be stabbed. I know the Bose in ear headphones aren't good, but they were comfortable in my opinion. In addition, any earphones that are comfortable, even when lying in bed with one ear on the pillow (sleeping on one side) is a plus. In ear is a plus. Lastly, if possible, I'm looking for something that's been recommended and is somewhat durable. Even better would be a manufacturer guarantee or something. I know it's a long post, but I'm trying to give you the most info so we can spare the questions to the OP to some good recommendations. Thanks!! Bonus: Please follow the parameters above first, BUT if an earphone that stays in your ear securely even during workouts (some running and cardio, mostly lifting and stuff), is possible, let me know!