Which leads us back to a point we’ve made before: Please, if you care about music, spend a little extra on earphones. Provided that your source material is decent, even spending $100 can make a world of difference. Yes, sometimes it’s hard to resist a clever design, or sleek packaging . But the law of diminishing returns is in your favor. Make the jump from a $20 earphone to a $100 one from a reputable company and you’ll hear what you’ve been missing.