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    I have a little sony mp3 player that I like but I use it a lot when I'm gardening and doing stuff around the yard and the earphones keep falling out. Are ear buds any good for this situation? Something else? I think they have to be fairly easy to drive as the ones that came with it don't go very loud (the do sound decent though).

    Suggestions?

  • #2
    I got a pair of these for free:

    www.zagg.com/audio/zaggbuds.php

    This is the best earbud I've ever used while running, meaning they stay in my ears and I'm not fidgeting with them, and I rarely notice any whistle. The sliders and cord are definitely nice. I can't compare audio quality, not sure if its $60 good or $20 or ??

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    • #3
      These are amazing earphones. I got them (ER-4) when I couldn't get the ex to turn off the TV and I wanted to read in peace. The ER-6i are much more reasonably priced.
      http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/default.aspx

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      • #4
        i have a pair of inexpensive sony headphones the type with the thin plastic head band that goes from ear to ear from Wall Mrt,they stay in and if they get buggard-up while working not a great financial hit.
        other then that out comes the old beatup boom box.

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        • #5
          I use these while riding my bicycle. I swear, I could wreck my bike and these things would still be gripping my head. They are adjustable for comfort and don't let the Koss name scare you off. They do sound pretty nice for a $50 set of 'phones. Lifetime "no questions asked" guarantee.

          http://www.koss.com/koss/kossweb.nsf/p?openform&pc^pt^PORTAPRO

          http://www.headphone.com/headphones/koss-porta-pro.php

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          • #6
            Thanks for the replies guys! Two questions though. 1- I feel there is some volume lacking on my little mp3 player, would the in ear type give me better volume than the more classic headphones? 2- Here is a quote I got from a user while looking at some Skullcandy buds on Amazon "These earbuds like most other sound isolating earbuds I have tried can be annoying to wear if you are moving around a lot. Since the earbuds make a tight seal inside your ear, any movement in the cable will be conducted through to your ears. Therefore, I would not recommend these for wearing during a workout. " Is this the case for all earbuds or only the sound isolating ones?

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            • #7
              http://www.amazon.com/AO-Safety-9901...5232002&sr=8-1

              I use these when doing stuff like mowing the lawn, because they are cheap, are great at sound isolation and I find them comfortable to wear. They don't go super loud, but plenty loud for me - since I'm trying to avoid adding additional hearing damage. The clip for the cable pretty much eliminates mechanical noise transmitting to the ears, but I'm not doing tons of motion like a workout.

              I got them on Woot for around $15. In a quiet environment the sound quality isn't on par with something like the $200 Shure's I used to have, but in really noisy environments they are the best I have heard due to the superior sound isolation.

              I wouldn't use them anywhere where you need to hear external sound for safety reasons.

              Jim C

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              • #8
                That is total BS. I have used my ER4s while doing yard work and haven't had any problems with them.
                Originally posted by django1
                Thanks for the replies guys! Two questions though. 1- I feel there is some volume lacking on my little mp3 player, would the in ear type give me better volume than the more classic headphones? 2- Here is a quote I got from a user while looking at some Skullcandy buds on Amazon "These earbuds like most other sound isolating earbuds I have tried can be annoying to wear if you are moving around a lot. Since the earbuds make a tight seal inside your ear, any movement in the cable will be conducted through to your ears. Therefore, I would not recommend these for wearing during a workout. " Is this the case for all earbuds or only the sound isolating ones?

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                • #9
                  Coolio. I ordered some inexpensive earbuds to see how I like them...

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