Headphones, Earphones, HELP!

A couple of months ago, I bought an mp3 player. It’s a Creative Zen Micro, and I love the machine itself, especially in combination with Napster-to-Go, but I detest the earbuds-on-sticks that Creative supplied with it. Oh, they’re light, and they sound good, and they match the machine (hey, I’m a girl, the matching part is important), but they’re not very comfortable.

I spent ten dollars on blue Sony over-the-ear headphones, and while those don’t hurt my ears the way the earbuds do (and this is true of ALL earbuds, not just Creative’s), I have this issue with only ONE ever fitting correctly, so I don’t get very good sound. Apparently, I have abnormal ears, except that it’s never the SAME ear that has an issue twice in a row.

So, this is a plea. Tell me what you use to listen to YOUR portable music. Suggest an alternative to earbuds, that will still give me decent sound. PLEASE.

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4 thoughts on “Headphones, Earphones, HELP!

  1. I don’t think you’re going to be happy with my suggestion, as I have these and love them. :)

    I know there are cheaper models that have a slightly different structure to the earpiece, so these might work for you, but if it’s the same ones, then yeah… sorry. :)

  2. I’ve been having the same problem with my Rio Karma… the earbuds really hurt after just a little while, but the regular headphones I picked up just don’t sit on my head correctly.

  3. You won’t like my answer, but for different reasons. The Bose Quiet Comfort 2 noise-cancelling headphones are worth every freakin’ penny. They are big, but they fit, and the sound is out of this world. No kidding.

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