I’m a total audio snob. I don’t use Bluetooth speakers because of the compression. I still buy new albums on vinyl when available. And I use $350 Klipsch earbuds just to listen to my iPhone on the way to work. It was a surprise, then, that I really dug Sol Republic’s Shadow Wireless Earphones ($99). They’re comfortable, lightweight, and they sound great even via Bluetooth wireless. Most importantly, battery life was the full eight hours and they worked great in the gym (even though Sol says they’re not really meant for that). Endorsed!