There's nothing more frustrating than when you are going around on your business and your earphones just pop out. All ears are different, but there are a few earphones that work really well, no matter what your ears look like. The Apple earphones might look nice, but they just kept popping out of my ears when I was running. It was a pet peeve of mine, which is why I upgraded to a decent pair of in-ear headphones from Shure. I've had mine for almost two years and they work really well. At the time, I didn't really want to spend $300-500 on a noise-canceling pair. Instead, I got the which have served me well.
1. Shure SE115 Sound Isolating Earphones
I have the older version of these earphones
and they suit my needs. They come with a variety of sleeves. The one that I prefer is the triple flange sleeves, which never pop out of my ears.
2. HiFiMAN RE-252 In-Ear Monitor
3. NuForce NE-8 Earbuds
These in-ear monitor earphones are neutral but will work well depending if you dislike hearing strong bass sounds. Check out our full review here.
Very comfortable, that will hold onto your ears, no matter what, but once again, these earphones lack a bit of bass. Read our full test here
4. Sleek BMW-Designed Earbuds For Sennheiser
These good-looking earphones from Sennheiser which were designed by BMW. They come in a few different models to suit all needs.
5. Shure SE530 Sound Isolating Earphones
These earphones come with a bunch of features yet still look the same as the lower-end models. They will cost you $500.
[SE530 photo by Parka81]