For some reason, earphones and I have suffered a fractious relationship over the years.
I've been through numerous pairs and am often left frustrated at the lack of longevity and robustness you'd expect from modern-day technology.
As a runner, I regularly pound the streets 'plugged in', desperately trying to musically motivate myself while braving the elements.
Which is why I've never spent big bucks on earphones as the constant battering they get from adverse weather and sweat quickly puts pay to the pairs I've owned.
But now I feel our relationship has turned a corner thanks to this great offering from RevoNext.
With double balanced armatures, double dynamic drivers and a detachable cable, the Swedish-designed QT3 quad driver earphones are unbelievable value for money.
Available for just £59.99, they are ergonomically designed with a streamlined aluminium sound chamber and come complete with three sets of silicon ear tips.
The difference in quality was clearly evident as I immediately noticed the booming 'bass-like' sound, which quickly brushed aside the 'tinny noise' memories of previous purchases.
Available in matte black, grey space and red, the QT3s offer a changeable line design which further enhances the sound quality and personalisation options.
Inside, the technology allows listeners to enjoy a new kind of auditory sense as the QT3s deliver a better balance of three frequencies with crisp high notes and deep low notes.
Enjoying this kind of mobile sound quality is new musical territory for me and they are comfortable to wear too, a far cry from another previous bugbear of mine in that I could never seem to find a pair that fitted my ears properly.
Ensuring the QT3s are futureproof, RevoNext also sells a special Bluetooth cable which simply slots in where the two-pin detachable audio cable fits.
Ironically, I don't run with earphones any more and my split times have really improved, throwing any motivation theories out the window.
Now I only use them for what they should be for and that's to sit back and appreciate good music with the best quality sound available. And that's all down to RevoNext, so in my book, everyone's a winner.
The RevoNext QT3 quad driver in-ear earphones are available from £59.99 from Amazon UK and RevoNext (www.revonext.com)