Self-proclaimed earphone addict Ken Taylor gives you three good reasons to dump the ear buds that came with your iPod and treat your hearing right with these in-ear isolating phones. Your rush-hour commuting soundtrack will never sound the same again.

As a commuter, I don’t go anywhere without my iPod, and naturally, earphones aren’t too far away either. But I just can’t seem to function without a solid pair of in-ear isolating earphones like the IE-10s from M-Audio.

Firstly, the IE-10s have got a nice thick cord, so I don’t have to worry about it getting caught in my zipper. Secondly, the moldable sections of the cord (nearest the ear) form a perfect fit around the ear so that you don’t have to poke your eardrums just to keep the buds in place. And thirdly, they sound amazing, which won’t come as much of a surprise to anyone who’s used M-Audio gear before.

I’ll make sure to rock the Vince Guaraldi Peanuts Christmas album on these babies come December. Nice!

M-Audio IE-10 Earphones are available for $99 at

Ken Taylor

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