Well I've finally done it and spent $300 on earphones, lol. These earphones cost more than my $260 iPod Touch 8gb 2G. The Shure SE530's are top of the line IEM's or In ear monitors. These earphones reveal so much detail in your music that you will throw away the pair of earphones you have now if you hear them. I got a deal though, the Shure SE530 earphones retail for $449 and I got them for $300 shipped on Amazon. When I get these earphones I'll type a review on them. I have to wait now......I hate online shopping!!