I wasn’t happy with my current headphones and earbuds.
One pair of headphones was bulky and only sounded good when I turned on the noise-canceling feature, but it was susceptible to interference from my iPhone.
The other pair was about as cheap as headphones come. The earbuds were uncomfortable to wear over extended periods and did not have impressive sound.
As a result I started shopping around for an inexpensive pair of headphones in the $15-$30 range. After searching and reading several reviews I came across a pair of JVC HA-S150-RX on Amazon.com. I had read positive reviews for similar models and good reviews for the same model at other sites so I decided to order two pairs. One for myself and one for my wife.
The new headphones arrived today. I’ve enjoyed using them. They’re very comfortable to wear, have a small profile, and sound good. Overall, they seem like an excellent bargain for the cost.
Updated 01/27/2012: This same pair of headphones still works just as good as when I bought it.