For the past 6 months I've been using SONY MDR-EX36V daily as my sleep phones until left side stopped working. I tried to fix them myself but with those earbuds tinkering is almost impossible. On top of that my dog chewed off the cable couple of days ago. Here is a picture of my earbuds now:
I found earbuds great for the price I paid at that time around $15. However, I would like to have something that would last longer than 6 months. I'm willing to pay anything below $40. Earbuds should be very durable, quite to the people around and seal off most of the outside noise. I will use them only for sleeping.