Hi, I have been using an iPod Nano 6G with Sennheiser MX 680 earphones. However, they have both started showing their signs of overuse. The iPod's volume up button doesn't work anymore, and I keep the volume on max and vary it with the MX's volume slider. The MX have also started making distortion because of the many hours that I ran with them, soaking them in sweat. The jack has slightly deteriorated, and using the volume slider sometimes causes one side to be quieter than the other.
Since none of the two are really broken, and I still find them acceptable, I have been thinking of getting a new pair of non-sport earphones. I would prefer ones with a remote control for the iPod, no more than maybe $80.
Also, is it worth looking for another mp3 player? Something like 70$-80$ that has better SQ than the iPod Nano 6G? I have read some reviews that say the Sansa Clip+ has better quality when using Rockbox.
I mainly listen to various metal genres, and sometimes podcasts.