Running with these things, I would need something that stays in place around the ears. The OEM cables stayed in place (probably the only redeeming quality of this damn cable) due to the memory wire, but everything else, from the material of the cable, to the permanent tangles due to the memory effect in other areas of the cable (more on this below), is shot to hell.
I say "memory wire" with caution because, although I find it extremely useful especially for the portion that hooks in your ear, the effect for the bottom-half of the cable tends to "memorize" the loops and hooks when I store it in my case and thus I have a permanent "squiggly-effect" on my cable. Not really sure what I'm looking for then; maybe memory wire for just the top half?
Also important is my budget. Looking for one well under $100.
I have looked at average_joe's review thread (found here), however, I couldn't really find the one that suited my needs. I was interested in chris_himself's cables, but I think the wooden inserts that he has might be a hazard during physical activity. My next choice would have been Jaben ES8s, but they are discontinued and sold out.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Edited by hiyobeats - 11/22/12 at 12:59am