Shure is one of the oldest players in the earbud game — the company accidentally helped invent the category in the '90s whilst designing in-ear stage monitors for musicians. The company's stuff sounds fantastic, and now with it's new SE112, they'll cost just a couple bucks more than the unfortunate buds that ship with your phone.
Specs are thin on the Shure SE112 buds, but one number we know for sure is the price: $US50. Eminently affordable. And if they've got any of the DNA of Shure's more expensive products they'll sound great for that much money. One downside: Unlike other Shure stuff, the SE112's don't appear to have replaceable cables — but they're cheap enough that you're not out too much cash when they inevitably wear out and die. We'll let you know how they sound when we've had a chance to try them out. [Shure]