After much web searching for a best affordable headphone.
Here it is, the venerable headphone from the 80s.
The fold-able, the portable, the KOSS PORTAPRO!!!
Also it is the Gold medal awarded by T3 Singapore 2009.
The first impression was..."Wow...this little headphone really pump out lots of bass...deep bass."
The sound just sweet, real sweet to listen to hip-hop or pop song. Some say it would sound even tighter after 200hrs of burn-in. Should you need to burn-in your unit, here a web that has every other noise, frequency sweeping for burn-in.
This pair cost $79.00 which got it from Stereo Electronics today. Almost double the price if purchase from eBay. However, because of the "lifetime warranty-no *question* asked" worth every penny.
Next, maybe a leatherette earpad for better sound isolation and less leakage.
Update: When I re-listen the iPod buds after 2 weeks of listening to Portapro with about 30hrs of burn-in, iPods buds really sound like crap... I was never realised that until today.
Waiting for the Yuin PK3 to arrive, hopefully on par with this Koss legendary headphone.
Also ordered a HD414 yellow earpad to kramer mods this portapro...