I currently spend around £7 every 3-5 months buying new earbuds because the wire gets a loose in the connection for the plug. Are there any good earbuds to buy (preferably if possible for around £10-20 in the UK) which are very very reliable from a wear and tear perspective and deliver decent sound quality? I use them all the time for various things so that's why they wear out but I don't really like this especially since the earphones can go without warning and I wonder if it's better to buy good ones which last than cheap and short life. BTW, no in ear/IEM ones please, I find them uncomfortable. Most of my music is typically 128 to 192kbps in either CBR or VBR MP3 format except for a few songs I bought on iTunes store. Here's an example of the type I have used so far: apple supplied ones JVC gummy and others Sony MDRE818LP etc. thank you BTW I own an ipod touch 2G and an ipod classic 6g 80GB if that helps.