Recently I needed new headphones for my iPod, but I wanted to get "ear buds" instead of traditional head phones. This is because I like to keep things simple. To me, ear buds just look cooler. They are sleek and small, discretely sliding right in the ear. I don't need the whole world looking at big silver headphones stretched across my skull.
I spent a ton of time researching ear buds because even though they're physically small, these things can still get pricey. I didn't want to spend $80-$100 on some lousy ear buds that hurt my ears or didn't have loud enough volume. That was actually one gripe I had about the white buds that came with my iPod. I couldn't always get them as loud as I needed. Even when blasting my music, I still felt like I could hear every car honk and conversation taking place around me. This was one of the main things didn't want to deal with any more. After all my research I decided to go with the Skull Candy brand.