I’ve been interested in finding some good headphones for use on my motorcycle for a while now, but have found there are just so many options out there that it’s often hard to determine what to purchase.  Furthermore, the fit of the earbud style headphones is so critical to good sound quality, that what might be awesome for one person will sound like crap to another person.  That’s why I’ve decided to do this earbud shootout, so that I can directly compare several sets of earbuds against each other and determine what would work best for my needs.  Those needs are specifically:  Sound Isolation, ability to retain sound quality at higher volumes, and a good fit and function inside a motorcycle helmet.  Finally, since these headphones are going to see lots of use and abuse going in and out of my ears, and in and out of pockets a lot, there is a high probability of wire damage over time.  Due to this likelihood I also evaluated projected durability, and kept all headphone prices around $50 purchase price so that they could be economically replaced in the future.