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mackro 1
I love my Grado SR-60s. They're the low-end model of a high-end headphone/audio company. They're not noise-cancelling, they're small enough to fit in a pocket, and they sound fucking great.

The only downside is that they bleed sound easily, but that's kinda what you want to do to society sometimes.
Posted by mackro on August 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM · Report this
Grant, I've tried a number of different earbuds from expensive to cheap and the hands down best price/value I've found are the Klipsch S4i. The produce very nice sound, comfortable, have phone/mic function, and are reasonably priced ($99). Of course these things are subjective but I would certainly recommend them.…
Posted by I'm OK, You're OK on August 9, 2012 at 3:31 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 3
Thank you both! Looking in to these.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus on August 9, 2012 at 3:48 PM · Report this
These things are the bizniss:


I have lost all of my iphone earbuds (which double as product placement because nobody in their right mind would buy WHITE earbuds) and all I use now are these Bose things which I value above my sunglasses, iPod, dog, and breakfast. I have the old ones that don't have the volume control on the cable.
Posted by Niloc Yessirb on August 9, 2012 at 4:19 PM · Report this
By the way... they don't fall out of your ears when you're running, riding your bike, hauling a carcass, etc.
Posted by Niloc Yessirb on August 9, 2012 at 4:20 PM · Report this
That link again.
Posted by Niloc Yessirb on August 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM · Report this
i like the AIAIAI's, but they might be a little too noise-cancelling for you. i have the sunset gradients, and they sound terrific and i don't have to turn them up very loud at all.
Posted by deepconcentration on August 9, 2012 at 4:38 PM · Report this
Thinksound TS-02. You can get them with or without a mic and with or without the over the ear hooks for running, they sound really good, and if you send them your old headphones to recycle, they will give you a 15% discount.
Posted by i don't know on August 9, 2012 at 4:39 PM · Report this
bunnypuncher 9
Thank you for posting this Grant, I've been ranting against those fucking iPod earbuds for as long as I can remember.
Posted by bunnypuncher on August 9, 2012 at 5:01 PM · Report this
I would never use expensive earphones/buds for running or exercising, so I would recommend two sets -- an expensive one for the coffee shop and a cheap one (or several cheap ones) for running. When running, the sound quality for anything other than midrange is pretty irrelevant.

I like these cheap ones. They don't fall out of my ears (thanks to the hooks), they are pretty comfortable, and the sound is OK for exercising. They're also really cheap, so you can buy 4 pairs for about $25. I'm on my second pair, and the first pair lasted about 2 years of pretty regular use until I stepped on the bud.…
Posted by uubuntu on August 9, 2012 at 5:52 PM · Report this
This is going to sound really bitchy, but why is music just a thing to make other people/things go away?
Posted by Foonken2 on August 9, 2012 at 11:55 PM · Report this
thinkchip 12
After being disappointed by the cheap faux apple earbuds, I'm really happy with the sound from these $6 Motorolas:…

If that link doesn't work, they're called "Motorola EH25 Blue Stereo Ear Bud Headset".

Good luck!
Posted by thinkchip on August 10, 2012 at 3:09 AM · Report this

Pros: lightweight, portable, comfortable, sound great, have a microphone, and AREN'T ear buds.
Posted by Chalupa on August 10, 2012 at 10:55 AM · Report this
the stranger should supply a pair of sony studio headphones upon any employment dealing with music. Sony MDR-7506 are the best for the price headphones you can get. earbuds are garbage. it's like listening to music through your macbook and reviewing it.
Posted by Real Fake on August 12, 2012 at 5:44 PM · Report this

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