You may already have thought of it, and your already doing it, but if you reverse your ear-buds for your ipod headphones, the drums sound allot better. (put RT bud in Left ear, etc...) This gives you the prospective from being in front of the drums, to being behind the drums on the kit. You go from spectator, to sitting on the throne of Neil Peart (or whoever's) drum kit. I think it is really cool. If you havent tried it, give it a try. I've been listening to Permanent Waves this way. (which sells on itunes for only $5.95) Great album, great drum mix. I also like the drum set on Moving Pictures. (I think the high toms on his new set sound like bongo's. His old Tama's with the open end high toms sounded better to me.) Does anyone else agree?