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Looking for durable in-ear headphones for phone/ work/ PC.

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I'm searching for a fairly sturdy pair of in-ear headphones mostly for work / phone and some PC use at night.
I will be using these mostly for work with my phone for music.
My job is currently doing prep work in a kitchen, naturally my work environment is fairly loud, I need a pair of headphones that can cancel out most of the noise, but not everything. I need to be able to hear people when they're talking to me or yelling from 30 feet away, which is proving to be a bit of a problem with most of the in-ear designs.

I'm simply looking for a pair that are durable and have good audio quality.
I listen to all genres of music, but mostly rock/metal, bass isn't much of a concern for me.

TL;DR requirements:

Budget: $50-75
-needs a microphone for phone use
-must be durable
-cancels sound, but not enough to the point where I can't hear somebody talking in front of me with the music low/off.

Any suggestions are welcome! smile.gif
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Well, I'm not exactly sure there is a good answer to this question. Durable headphones are pretty much non existent, If you pull the cord they will break without fail every single time. If they didn't you would have a massively thick cord going to some tiny ear buds. That being said, I think your best option would be to snap up a pair of Skullcandy ear buds. I work in an office space separated by a thin wall and an empty raised floor to all of the servers (that aren't remote) in the entire state. Needless to say there is plenty of white noise. I would say go for a pair of FMJ skullcandies and either use whichever fitting works best, or none at all. I actually prefer to use none at all in my work environment because I have to be able to hear the phone ring as well as my coworkers, the small cylinder shape fits nicely in the bottom of my ear. Sure it's not padded or anything, but it's so small it's far from "uncomfortable" like some ill-fitting buds.
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