Be forewarned. I am PICKY. But I am really in need of some help here. I like to listen to music at my job--it's a busy job and something with a beat keeps me happy to be moving. But I also have to talk to others, so those rubber in-ear things that block noise are out. Cans are too clunky and also block noise so they're out. On the flip side the sound quality of the other style (typified by Apple's last two generations of earbuds) don't have great sound quality because they don't rest well in the ear, so basically they hang and project poorly. You can hear others but you're always re-adjusting them so that you can actually hear the music. I've been using the latest Apple earbuds for a while. Nice, but muffled sound. They sit in the ear better than the old ones but the overall sound quality kind of drops. I need something that fits the criteria that I can hear others while they're in (so not noise-canceling) while staying in place (maybe something that grips the ear as well but they seem to get bad reviews like the Skullcandy Chops). Other things like durable cables and good sound quality, and affordability, are alsl pluses too. HELP!!