The latest in earphones to replace the standard ones that came with your iPod or other MP3 player are the Vibe modaphones from V-MODA. The noise-isolating modaphone is metal with soft silicon fittings (in three sizes). They are hi-fideltity earphones that are designed to reduce outside noise and provide a rich base response. The Vibe headphones come in either black or chrome and sell for $101. They come in a gold leather pouch and purchasers also receive access to "V-MODA modcasts," music and other gear. They are attractive and cheaper than the Shure headphones I've been craving.