Im slightly long winded but here it goes: So I've always thought it was ridiculous to spend large amounts of money on expensive in-ears. I figured I could just use my $15 earphones and it'd all be the same.. Right? I didn't need to buy a pair of $100+ headphones! That was until last night! My cheap-o headphones blew their poor little speakers during practice.. I couldn't get a happy mix on the Aviom and it just made practice terrible! I had to turn the bass way down and keep the volume low.. I couldn't hear anything! After rehearsal the head audio guy came in and asked me how things were going. I told him my problem and he said he had a pair of headphones I could use. I was expecting a pair of iPod headphones but he came back with a pair of Shure SE215s. I thought it would be fun to use some fancy in-ears so I went up and adjusting my mix to where I usually keep it. Once we started playing I was BLOWN AWAY! Everything was so clear and articulate; I could hear every note perfectly clear and each instrument sounded distinct. I was amazed! I honestly think they improved my playing. Not only did they sound good, they also felt great. Fit perfectly in my ears, didn't fall out, and were completely hidden! I had fallen in love.. So tonight I ordered myself a pair! I'm playing some places out of town next week so hopefully they'll be in in time for that! What do y'all think about the pricey in-ears?