I love earbuds. So small...they take up so little room in my bag that is always stuffed to the max with all the junk I carry around every day. They attract no attention, leak little noise, and sound good. But...so damn uncomfortable. Either have to be worn over ear or with a terribly annoying earhook or be jammed uncomfortably far into my ear canal, lest they fall out with each slight catch on the cord.
The only earbuds I've ever liked were the now unavailable Sennheiser MX-90. So comfortable, and didn't fall out of my ear. LOVED them. But now they've developed a short in the cord to the left bud. I would love to either find something comfortable, or maybe I should actually send them into Sennheiser and pay $20 to have the short fixed? In any case, I'd rather not spend more than ~$50 for new earbuds right now. Though I find earhooks uncomfortable, I find them preferable to the jam-them-all-the-way-up-your-freakin-ear-canal buds. I've been through ljokerl's multi-IEM review (that guy is amazing...incredible resource for research. Thanks ljokerl!) as well as several other threads and resources. But I still feel unsatisfied on information specifically pertaining to comfy IEM's with an earhook or other retention mechanism (like the MX90's) at a good value.
Right now, I'm leaning toward just having my old MX90's repaired, unless somebody presents me with an awesome alternative. Thanks, y'all!
EDIT: Pic of the MX90's: http://images.productwiki.com/upload/images/sennheiser_mx_90_vc_style-600-600.jpg