Having recently traded away my e2c's, I'm now in the market for another pair of either ear or canalphones. I want something that will stay in my ear while running, is very basic and low profile (sound quality isn't a big factor for these), and is fairly comfortable. I had sealing issues in one of my ears with the e2c, which in many respects was more annoying than it would have been to have no isolation at all. So, here is what I'm looking for:
-Equal sided cable (I'm sorry but I just can't stand earphones which have the bloody unequal sides)
-Cable must be at least 4 feet, but not too excessive in length
-Very plain and low profile, preferably all black
-Cheap (below $30 unless there is good reason to be spending more)
-Stay in the ear for any brisk walking or jogging which may occur
-Not too much isolation, but this really isn't an issue either way and would put it below all of the other deciding factors
I would be willing to consider earphones, but I'm afraid they won't stay in my ear while running. I really don't know what to think of the plug, although it is definitely within the price range and could be something I'd want to try if I find a couple people who can give them a positive review. The MDR is also an option, but I already have access to a pair I can test. Any other options or comoments on what was previously mentioned would be greatly appreciated.
might want to take a look at the sony ex81. I am not sure about the cord though. Maybe you could think about some clip-ons like the Koss KCS75, they are pretty highly recommended around here for the price.
the Creative EP-630 seems to fit your needs perfectly. all black, under $30, equal side cords, 4 feet cable, canalphones, plain and low profile. if they are available at where you stay, the ep630 seems like a good fit for you.