So I've been through a couple pairs of ear buds the past year, my first being etymotic mc5's and then nuforce ne 700x. I loved the etymotics but I failed to take care of them and the wire ended up falling apart. I liked the nuforce's a lot too, but they seemed extremely frail, and eventually one the the wires ended up disconnecting from the ear bud, not completely but enough so that they no longer work.
I dont know much about headphones and sound, but I like to enjoy my music (mostly hip-hop, but a little bit of everything). I need an every day pair that produced good quality, but is good for gym use and can take somewhat of a beating. Looking for something in the $50-80 range. Was thinking about another pair of etymotics but I'm open to other suggestions. Really just need a place to start for durable in ears with good sound quality.