Okay, I know they suck and all, but I’ve been too cheap and lazy to buy a new pair of iPod earphones ever since my Sony in-ear buds broke early this year. So I’ve been spending months using the stock ‘buds that came with my 2nd gen nano. They actually sound better than the (broken) ones that came with my old (also broken) shuffle, but still sucky nonetheless.

But as of yesterday, my earphones finally gave up the ghost.

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So yeah, I have a two pairs of broken iPod ‘buds and I’m currently using the stock earbuds that came with my dad’s Sony mp3 player (yes he has one. My dad is cooler than your dad). And I seem to have a bad track record with my rather expensive consumer electronics. I suck like that.

So here’s the thing: I’m asking all you audiophiles and iPod users out there: what earphones are you using if you don’t use your stock ‘buds? What brands do you recommend? Remember, I spend copious amounts of money on comics and horse porn, so let’s not recommend a pair of Ultimate Ears or other similarly expensive ‘buds because you don’t want me to meet me without my weekly dose of horse porn. I think I’d set the bar at 2K pesos.

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So recommend me a pair of iPod earphones please! Comment away!

There’s also a related thread in The Man Blog Forum (registration required)

UPDATE: I’m seriously considering the Creative EP 630, which was recommended by Jeff and my cousin Lloyd. And most of the commenters are recommending me to get Creative earbuds. So I’ve searched everywhere and I couldn’t find them. Can you point me in the right direction?

Also, do Philips earphones sound good? It’s because I’ve seen a pair of in-ear lanyard ‘buds for the nano made by Philips.