Post by Frank Berger
I had a pair of Etymotic (I think ER4) that I liked except
they were not really comfortable. Virtually totally noise
eliminating when worn properly. On an airplane you
literally could not hear the flight attendant speak to you.
When I retired and turned in my company computer, I think
they were in the bag. Maybe I just left them in my desk.
By the time I noticed I didn't have them it was too late.
In any case they they disappeared around that time. I miss
A number of years ago, I had a pair of fairly expensive wired earbuds - I think that they were Shures. I was at the gym on an elliptical machine and they came loose when I got tangled in the cord, and I crushed one of the earpieces under the pedal with my next stroke.
Since then, I've avoided expensive and wired earbuds. I rarely listen with headphones or earbuds except in less than ideal sonic situations (office gym, plane, train, etc.), so I've stuck with sub-$50 wireless bluetooth earbuds. The ones that have impressed me the most are the TOZO NC9's, which have active noise cancellation, and the MPOW M30's, which are great for the gym, thanks to good passive isolation and earfins that hold them in place.