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Dec 29, 2012
What kind of headphones/earbuds do you use when climbing, skiing, hiking, trail running, etc? I usually buy cheap($20 and under) earbuds but go through them pretty fast. I'm looking for something with a sturdy-ish cord that won't wear out too quickly and something that will stay on/in my ears while doing the activities mentioned above. Any advice? Simon Thompson
From New Paltz, NY
Joined Apr 7, 2011
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Dec 29, 2012
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The new iPod ones (new shape) are pretty good. I go through a lot of them too. I find its like most gear, if you spend more money they last longer. The cheap bastard ones don't last and don't stay in my ears. Chris Horton
From Tucson AZ
Joined Jul 3, 2010
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Dec 29, 2012
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I snowboard with skullcandy hesh 2 and love the skullcandy titan for buds.
Skullcandy, in my eyes, is the best brand for sound and durability. Yurbuds fit really well though, definitely worth a look.
Josh Olson
From Durango, CO
Joined Mar 7, 2010
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Dec 29, 2012
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For climbing like to throw my iphone in a shoulder pocket and play theough the speaker but for running/ mtbikimg have yet to find something better that the Bose in ear headphones. Even good enough for the motorcycle and have lasted for about 2 years and going strong Medic741
From Red Hook, New York
Joined Apr 1, 2012
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Dec 29, 2012
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If someone tried to give me a pair of Skull Candy's I would say no. I have been enticed many times by the Skull Candy sales and have been disappointed every time. I have never had a pair of earbuds last more than six months. My brother bought a nice DJ pair and they lasted two months before they just stopped working one day. I called Skull Candy and told them I had a box of broken headphones for them and they said if I had that many then they had been abused and they would not warranty them.

Yes I have some Skull Candies, but Sam Jackson said it best

From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Sep 27, 2010
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Dec 29, 2012
I posted a similar question a while back on here and got some good advice, which was buy the cheapest ones you can possibly find, because they all seem to fall apart. Optimistic
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