There are seven fundamental types of catastrophes. Beauty is not one of them.
I lost count of the number of earbuds I’ve gone through since my first iPod purchase back in ’05. Admittedly, I can be a bit on the klutzy side, but I don’t think that has much to do with the fact that I’m on my third iPod & 300th pair of earbuds. Okay, 300 could be a bit of a stretch, probably closer to 250ish.
Because I’m constantly replacing them, I don’t spend much money on my earbuds at all. Once, I was thrilled when a pair was included with my beloved Clean & Clear Oil Sheets (the blue ones), so I made sure to stock up, buying three packs just to get the earbuds. Yes, that cheap.
Normally, I buy whatever earbuds are on sale at Target. My requirements are fairly reasonable: they must fit comfortably in my ears, not fall out constantly & sound good. Easy right? Well, about a month or two ago, my ears decided no more earbuds! Suddenly, they felt irritating and annoying, so I had to switch to my old school Walkman style over-the-ear headphones. The type I associate with a music producer or voice-over actor, not casually cleaning my house or typing up a blog post. But my options were limited, earbuds had turned on me, so what’s a girl to do…but lemme tell you… best. thing. ever!Might not be the coolest visual, but who cares, they’re comfortable & I happen to have a few pairs lying around the house. I also notice I accidentally pull the cord a lot less now, so, another perk. The one downside is they don’t keep the sound in as well as the earbuds, if that makes any sense. When I’m wearing them with the volume cranked, others in the room can hear my music, but they’re old & not exactly state of the art. One day I’ll cave & splurge on Noise Cancelling Headphones at guitar center, but for now, old-fashioned Walkman over-the-ear headphones it is…