Over the past six months I've cycled through at least six pairs of earphones; I lost one or two, most of them broke. Most were pretty inexpensive but I did spend about $80 on the Bose in ear headphones. The sound was awesome but they're very delicate and terrible for exercise.
I just picked up a pair of Apple's earphones that include volume control and a microphone that can be used with your cell phone. These earphones are by FAR the best out there:
Sound is awesome
- They feel sturdy and seem less likely to break
- The microphone is really convenient
- Very comfortable and they don't fall out of my ears no matter how fast I run
- They don't have rubber buds that are easy to lose and never seem to fit right
They're only $30 Once again, Apple wins with a great product.