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    Default Robust earbuds/headphones for a 2020 NOBO

    Hi All,

    Anyone got a recommendation for wired earbuds? Ideally, Id like something that would:
    1. Be robust enough to last awhile with reasonable care given to it.
    2. Sound decent
    3. Not be too expensive
    4. Have a microphone built in to the cord.

    I do not plan on using earbuds while hiking but rather, at night while in the hammock.

    thanks.

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    I am leaving 2/11. Are you excited yet!? I plan to use the ones I have (picked up at Walgreens) and if they break or get lost, get a new set at a drugstore or grocery. I have not had any trouble hiking hundreds of miles with mine so I don't think you have to worry too much. I would be more worried if I had very good ones.

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    I plan to step off on 1 March 2020.

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    The only trouble I've had with earbuds is occasionally loosing them. I do hike with music, so I keep a spare set.

    It's hard to find a set of earbuds without a mic these days. Only the 99 cent versions lack a mic and those are hardly worth 99 cents.

    You do get what you pay for. While a $5 set will be serviceable, a more expensive set will likely be sturdier built and have better base response. That is certainly the case with a pair of AKG buds vs a pair of Generic $5 buds.

    There are some insanely expensive earbuds available. After a point, I doubt you get much more then a name. $20 is about the most I'll swing for a pair of earbuds.
    The AT - It has it's ups and downs...

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    Both of these are indestructible.
    I have had the Stanleys for a year. These should be available locally in other hardware stores, not just Lowe's or Home Depot.

    The $10 cheap generic ear buds available every where only lasted a couple of months.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/DEWALT-Earb...nes/1000976140
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    https://www.landmsupply.com/stanley-memory-foam-rugged-earphones-190-9515-st2
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    Trex titanium. Bone induction headphones. Music without blocking ambient sound. M
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