I live in Chicago so usually when I need to get somewhere I just hop on a train or bus, or occasionally just walk myself if it isn't *too* far. When I go out, I usually just wear my cheapo Sony workout earbuds rather than my actual good set of headphones (Q701, they're good enough for me). While I'd *rather* have good headphones on longer rides, I don't take them for two reasons: I don't want to risk them getting damaged, and I don't want to look like a douchbag with big headphones on.
So I thought I'd ask you all here (anyone, but especially those of you who take public transportation a lot), do you travel with your favorite set? Or do you just use cheap consumer grade buds/cans when on the go? Or maybe you have a 'beater' set of good cans? Or something else?
Just something I was thinking about.