Alright, so basically I need an IEM for while I mow the lawn. I'm currently just using the apple earpods for this which is a HORRIBLE idea because they hardly block out any noise (being open-backed) so what I normally do is just turn the volume on my iPhone up to about 70%. I hate doing this because I know it is terrible for my ears. They don't need to completely block out the lawnmower noise, but cutting the noise in half would be great. Also, I will be using these while I am running, so they need to be able to withstand quite a lot of sweat as it get's to be about 85 - 95 degrees Fahrenheit here during the summer. They also need to feel like they won't fall out, so having a little ear clip thing would really help, something to make sure they don't fall off. I don't really care too much about sound quality as I don't think I am going to be doing any critical listening while running or mowing the lawn. But I do want them to at the very least sound alright and I definitely don't want them to have piercing treble, but neutral, mid-centered, or bass centered is fine. I would prefer to keep my budget within $80, but I will take any suggestions up to $120 into consideration. I really hate the little mini earbud things, the portion that goes in your ear and is rubbery, usually an IEM will come with several sizes of them (kinda forgot what they are called lol). I just find them really gross and the make my ears incredibly itchy, but I am willing to try them.
- ~$80 (suggestions up to $120 are welcome)
- Able to block out a fairly large amount of noise (Lawnmower)
- Able to withstand profuse sweating (running in 90 degree weather)
- Won't feel like they will fall out
- Wire able to with stand being tugged on (sometimes my arm catches the wire while running, or it gets caught on the lawnmower handle)