The general public doesn't seem to be aware of the existance of superior headphones, earbuds, and IEMs (In-ear Monitors). Most people here just buy the "cooler" and more "expensive" pair they can find in a retail store with next to zero selection. That's why nearly everyone seems to enjoy listening to Bose products and Skullcandy products. Seeing how lazy this generation is, pretty much all of them just go to the stores, look around to find a colorful kind, and ask for recommendation from the staff, whom I doubt that knows every well. They'll just recommend you the most generic and the marketed brand, such as Shure, Skullcandy, Bose, and the like. Hell, I bet you that majority of the people here haven't heard of companies named Yuins, Westone, Ultrasone, and likes of this. What am I trying to say? I'm trying to tell you that you should stop using those 5 dollar earbuds or any skullcandy product and buy something good. Oh look at me, I'm telling people to buy things on a pirating community. You know what? there's so many good choices under 50 dollars, there's no excuse to buy any sort of garbage cans attached to a headband (Skullcandy). You want good earbuds? Go buy the Yuin PK3s for 40 dollars from head-direct. You want good In-Ear monitors? Go for Head-Direct RE2 or any soundmagic product. You want good open headphones? Go buy Koss KSC75, Koss Porta Pros, Sennheiser PX100 or increase the budget for the cheapest grado product. You want good headphones that blocks out noise? Go for an AKG product. There's just simply so many, the numbers are astounding. Go and buy a pair. Your ears will be thankful.