Just like you, I love my music but am not a fan of shoving items in my ear. I generally prefer over or on the ear headphones but there are times that I really need to to cut the cord so I dove head first into the world of wireless headphones. To my absolute surprise I was shocked to find that I am not the only one that feels better with over the ear or on the ear headphones as there are far more to choose. The earbud is still a great choice for most and definitely less expensive. Cool factor some companies such as Here One are exploring the use of the earbud as a hearing aid and most quality earbuds have noise cancelling.
Scouring and reading anything I could get my hands on, I found the run down from CNET to be the most comprenshsive. Two things did pop out, one be prepared to part with your wallet on a level of over $200.00 for the least expensive and two expensive is not always the best.
Whichever headphone or earbud you choose remember to keep the volume to a comfort level that will not hurt your ears. You can fix just about anything in the body but the ears are still delicate.
When trying earbuds, this is one area that although you want something that looks good fit is king. If you have to shove it in the ear to hard or its to big and painful it will not work. Earphones are not meant to break in like shoes.
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