What's the best earbud shape
February 28, 2005 7:52 PM Subscribe
I've recently broken the cheapass earbuds I use at work to listen to internet radio and am trying to figure out what cheapass replacement I should go look for.
posted by Karmakaze to technology (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Maybe I'm just too picky. I'm never happy with my earphones. The primary function of the music at work is to keep me from hearing my cubicle neighbors, especially the guy who likes to whistle/drum/play loud religious music. I wear glasses, so the type of earphones with the hooks that go around the back of the ear tend to interfere with my glasses earpieces and become uncomfortable. I have long hair which I wear in upsweeps that can interfere with headbands, and also I do answer the phone and the band-attached style can be hard to quickly pull off of one ear. Earbuds work ok for the comfort/ease-of-removal aspect, but don't feel very secure and the ones I've used don't quite block enough outside noise. I'm not an audiophile - as long as the sound quality's not overwhelmingly bad, I'm fine. Primarily I'm trying to figure out the best combination of comfort/ease-of-removal/stability/sound-coverage. What sort of earphones should I be looking for?