When I cover up the holes on my iBuds they have much better bass so why do they have the holes? Also I need some 2-3(maybe 4 if it's that good) feet in-ear earphones to use with my iPod Shuffle. I want it to be short because I'll be wearing PE shorts(no pockets to stuff the extra wire) sometimes. It should have sound at least a little better than the Apple ones and good noise isolation. Symmetrical cables pls. i know you audiophiles will yell at me for this but I was looking at the Skullcandy Ink'd(inexpensive) and TiTan also the Sony ex75 and JVC marshmallows SCs are so damn good lookin' also does anyone know how to deal with long wires with no pockets?