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?
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.
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
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