I don't consider myself an audiophile, and I try to make purchase decisions based on getting the most for my money. I prefer earbuds and such because they take up less space when I am carrying them and not using them. Some tradeoffs are that they get beat up a little more (although I usually put them in their case when not in use) and they are more likely to get lost. Keeping that in mind, I tend to go for less expensive options. Generally speaking, cheap is cheap, and you probably won't get "OMFG AMAZING!!!1!" sound in my price range. I know what sounds good to me, and most cheap ones I have purchased, even from the big names (possibly big due to marketing and not sound quality), have not been good enough. I have found individual sets that sound good, but in my experience this hasn't been reflected across an entire brands products down here at the low end.
I had to replace some that I had been happy with for a while late last year. The old product had been "improved" after the version that I had. Since I didn't want to spend money trying to find a good match for if those were better, so I read some reviews. It seems that the improvements were made for the manufacturer not the customer, as is so often the case. I kept looking and that is when I found the guide I linked above. I am never content to stick to one source, so I narrowed it down based on my preferences and read as many other reviews as I could find and was extremely surprised that I like what I ended up with as much as I do. NarMoo R1M was in my list, and was what I went with for various reasons (including use as a headset with the Pyra, so low profile right angle connector was a minor point in my decision...and they are red, which I normally don't like "but they are for the Pyra"). NarMoo as a company considered a lot of things that I like, and has done even more to improve their line for customers imo. Their products are also pretty inexpensive, so keep them in mind if you decide to go with something like that. Make sure you read about the different sound profiles of their offerings before buying, and make sure to get something that suits your tastes and the music you listen to.
Sorry for the advertisement sounding post. As long as they don't change in ways I dislike I will probably buy from them again in the future.