I've never cared for ear buds, this last week I came across Skullcandy HESH 2 blue-tooth headphones. They are so sweet, the stereo separation is excellent, loud enough for me, acts as a headset for making phone calls, as well as tell the phone what to do.
I was told I couldn't be heard over the T.V., it was so low I could barely make it out, and they don't have a microphone.
It will connect to two devices, I fully expect it to connect to my son's PS4 and act as a headset with microphone for games (connects to my PS3 yet the receiver takes precedence).
They cost $80, but the store would meet or beat competitors prices, Walmart was selling them for $39
The down side is they are rather large (much like older receiver headphones) but people ignore them, and the fact they are blue-tooth they won't pull in a FM station (need the ear bud wire as an antenna).
I've never really listened to music, now I'm changing music out on my SD card every few days.
My phone is an unlocked Alcatel onetouch POP 3, While 5.1.1 android they have tweaked the ROM to where a it's much better version.
The two work perfectly together, and the range apart was rather surprising.
kheldan (above) mentioned sound problems, MX Player (phone) will speed up it it finds it needs to to keep the music even. One problem alone is every now and again if I shake my head fast (on purpose) the music can get confused where it's place is in line (at least the way it seems).