Couldn't find a recent thread, nor one that fell within my criteria.
I'm a relatively big fellow of 210 pounds. Not quite Godzilla US, King Kong of Ted Kennedy big, but big enough that I swear like... like a lot when I do anything. As a result over the past two years I power walk two miles a day at the park before work, where I sweat more that Roseanne Bar at an all-you-can-eat chicken buffet for fat the morbidly obese.
Historically for my walk, I would just use my ear-buds or ear-pods that have come with various apple products over the past few years, (original,ear buds, ear buds with ILC, and ear pods) of which most are now dead. Last week, I killed my ear pods, (my favorite of alt he included iPhone units) and now need to get off my ass and buy a pair.
I really do not want to spend a lot of money on a replacement. I would like better than stock Apple Crapple, but at the same time, know what ever I replace them with will likely meet with a similar fate.
Not 100% sure how I feel about IEMs and would hate to invest in a pair only to toss them due to weird fit/feeling. I don't mind ear buds, but they do tend to work their way out and need readjusting a bit too often. This leaves me with the clip on option.
So, getting to the point, what options, recommendations, suggestions and yaddy-yaddy-yadda are there? I'd like to keep under $30, as I blew my budget for the month on a pair of ATH-A500X headphones. Obviously, I prefer A-T but realize that's a tall order.
Again, I'd prefer higher durability than perfect sound for this particular application. Yes, I'd like good, really good sound, preferably bass out of my power walking cans, but I'm willing to eat the trade-off. I usually just think on my walks, and the music is background noise/noise isolation more than anything else. (Blasphemy to say on an audophle forum, I know!)