I care too much about earbuds I break.
April 27, 2010 8:58 AM Subscribe
Another earbud question with maddening specificity.
posted by OrangeDrink to Technology (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It seems trivial to put so much work into something that will likely die in a year anyway, but I'm hoping you all might have some good suggestions for me. I've read previous threads, and it seems that Shure and Etymotic will offer the closest to what I need. I use these things for running, sitting, and constantly.
I'm looking for comfortable, noise canceling and hardy ear buds:
1) I always seem to break the wires where they join the jack. It has to be held a certain way to get all the channels, or wires start to get exposed, or it just simply snaps. I've tried to alter my behavior, but it seems to be something I just DO. Has anyone found something with a durable jack?
2) Noise reduction. I was looking at Shure's earbuds for this especially. I use the subway a lot, and there's a lot of loud chatty people among the loud white noise, and I'm hoping to find something where I don't have to hear about the latest drama geek's loud retelling of the latest run in with a penis. Oh lord the drama geeks.
3) Comfort. For some reason I feel like a lot of these earbuds are gigantic and hurt my ears. I don't know who they're making these for. Possible audiophilic cats.
Anyone know of anything good? Because I break these all the damn time (see 1), I wouldn't want to spend much more than $100 because I am a poor, but entitled kid. Thanks!