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Request: EARBUDS THAT LAST!(r/BuyItForLife)
Over $50 tends to be a scam: actually, Shure buds like these are well worth the money.
I always buy these Sony earbuds. No earbuds will ever be buy-it-for-life, because you’re bound to get loss of sound in one ear sooner or later. These Sony buds are super cheap, provide decent audio (not audiophile quality but you will not get that for less than $50 anyway), and last for at least a year in my experience. I’ve been using them for 10+ years and they are still good.
P.S. If you ARE looking for audiophile-grade earbuds, go over to headroom and see what your options are.
P.P.S. If you’re okay with full-size headphones too, the Sennheiser HD595’s are hands down the best headphones I have heard.