Hi There Disaster !!! My Nuforce NE8 have dropped out on one side - I guess the wire has come adrift somewhere. I know these earphones weren't everybodies cup of tea and I had to stick them back together a few times with superglue, but I kinda like them. They're used with my moby phone (Samsung Google Nexus) and have Comply foam buds on. I listen to old UK Garage, Jungle (like Big Bud, Alex Reece), The Breeders, U2 Old Iron Maiden, Dr Alimantado, Dub Syndicate ... yada yada. Usually I listen on my way to work on the Tube, next when I work on my motobikes and then on flights if they don't have the Bose noise cancelling headpones. I would use them riding motorbikes which is why the Nuforce design could have been good but my helmet pulls the cables and drags them out my ears when I put it on so I'll just wear earplugs. From brosing the shop I looked at Beyerdynamic MMX 101 - I had some of there headphones once; Ultimate Ear ... they look comfortable and should have good isolation; and of course Sennhieser, I've used their stuff for years. So there you go, knock yourseves out. I guess I preffer a hifi sound, bass is less important and I could even get down to your showroom at the weekend.