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So I am looking for some in-ear headphones that are fairly durable, for some reason the cord always seems to break so maybe a headphone with a nylon braided cord would be good? They will be used everyday for a variety of things from school to going to the gym, comfort is not really in issue but I do not want them falling out. Sound quality is important to me, and I will be using these headphones with a Zune HD or Cowon J3 i haven't decided. I would also prefer these to have some type of noise isolation to block everyone out =]. I listen to a wide range of music (everything from dubstep to rock).
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Take this from me, after 6 years you don't want to be going to the gym with in ear headphones. I recommend active style headphones (the ones that clip around your ear). Any pair will do if you're working out or running on a treadmill. And they're cheap, usually under 10 bucks. You can supplement your in-ear headphones for everything else though- like looking pretty at school and what not.
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For gym, just go with something cheap like KSC75. I don't like using IEMs at gym due to the seal(gets irritating after a while and makes noise while running).
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Alright that's a good idea, I could care less about sound quality and stuff when im running on the treadmill lol ill just use some cheap headphones. Any recommendations though for everyday headphones for school and whatnot?
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I would never use $100 earphones at the gym. What I do is use a pair of these earphones for the gym: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-CX380-Sport-Isolating-Earbuds/dp/B001GSX7R8/ref=sr_1_8?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1307427480&sr=1-8"]Amazon.com: Sennheiser CX380 Sport Series II Noise Isolating Earbuds: Home Audio & Theater[/ame]

I use good quality sennheiser over-ear headphones at home. TBH, MP3 quality is usually crap even when you buy it from Amazon. Expensive headphones can only get you so far.
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Alright that's a good idea, I could care less about sound quality and stuff when im running on the treadmill lol ill just use some cheap headphones. Any recommendations though for everyday headphones for school and whatnot?

IMO, headphones are much better than earphones. In any case, I hear Shure earphones are among the best. I've never actually owned a pair, though.
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I like my me electronics m9 for school and such, they have nice bass (I listen to techno and dubstep) and they block noise VERY well. They cost like 15-20$

The only problems I have with them are 1. if you move the cord you "feel" the noise. 2 they some times fall out of your ear, but for ME this is with EVERY in ear plug type of headphone. (I think you need to buy custom buds for this not to happen)

For everything else, I like the Sony headphones that you get for 10$ at target, they look decent and they sound decent. Pretty dang durable to if you tend to randomly step on your headphones ect lol.

M9s [ame="http://www.amazon.com/MEElectronics-M9-BK-Hi-Fi-Sound-Isolating-Headphones/dp/B0038W0K1G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307427880&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: MEElectronics M9-BK Hi-Fi Sound-Isolating In-Ear Headphones (Black): Electronics[/ame]

Sonys [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Mdr-E10Lp-Blk-Headphones-Fashion/dp/B0015AFWD4/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_3"]Amazon.com: Sony Mdr-E10Lp/Blk Headphones - Fashion Earbuds (Black): Electronics[/ame]


I am sure there are better headphones out there, let us know what you find on your search though.
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How good are the Sony MDR-EX310 LP's?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/757770-REG/Sony_MDREX310LP_MDR_EX310LP_Premium_In_Ear_Stereo.html
They're MSRP $99,but I found them cheaper,are they genuine Sony earbuds?
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