I picked up a pair of new headphones yesterday. I decided on the Sony MDR-EX71SL headphones as all the reviews I have read have been very positive, and after listening to a few of my favourite albums with them, I am also very impressed with their performance. Due to their earbud design nearly all background noise is eliminated meaning you can hear your music very clearly at lower volumes, this good for preserving your hearing and also prevents you from annoying people nearby with noise bleed from the headphones. Bass performance is especially good and you get three different sizes silicon ear bud so everyone should be able to get a comfotable fit, the smallest size is best for me. I chose to get a black pair but the are also available in white for iPod owners.