I am looking for a good quality earbuds that can put out more sound (make it louder) for my laptop and CD player. I'm hard of hearing going deaf and some of the earbuds are not as loud like I wanted them or they are too "soft". If you can read audiologist chart, my sound levels are somewhere in the 70's and 80's and high pitches are lost. What brands out there that can produce loudness and clarity of sound without blowing the speakers? I am not worried about my hearing, it's been damaged since birth (nerve damage by premie birth and too much oxygen at the time..they didnt know the damage effect on premies at that time backin the 60's) so it would not affect anything more what I don't hear and wear hearing aids anyway. I know I would not expect to hear everything but those headphones are powerful for me but other people can hear it while earbuds probably won't either or muted someway.