A couple days ago, my best friend approached me asking for advice on a decent, Android-compatible earphone with a microphone. She said that couldn't find anything else, she would go ahead with either the Apple Earpods or the older Apple buds. My first thought was the Sony MH1C - less expensive than the Apple buds and with great reviews all over this site, and immediately suggested them.
But here's the catch: it turns out that she refuses to use IEMs on account of them being "uncomfortable" and because they "fall out easily". As a long time IEM user, I told her that properly fitted IEMs are in no way uncomfortable and stay put perfectly, that she should perhaps try some new tips, and even offered to give my extra foamies, but all to no avail. At this point, I am ready to concede defeat and find her some bud style headsets, but this proved more difficult than I'd anticipated - other than OEMs, the only ones I could find were the ATH-505is, which have little to no reviews online.
Should I give up and let get the Apple earbuds or are there better alternatives for a similar price or less? Alternatively, how do I convince her to give IEMs a chance? Thanks :)