Earbuds. Can’t live with them inside, can’t live without them outside our ear holes. Too loose of a fit and your neighbors can enjoy your tunes with you, too tight and you won't hear the screeching tires before you get pancaked (but maybe that's for the best).
Slate offers up some contenders and alternatives to the oft wax coated music transporters, including one that transmits sounds by vibrating your entire head. Some places (airlines, hotels) now give away free cheapies, but if you're willing to spend a few bucks you have lots of options:
- ($37) Yurbuds - Guaranteed not to fall out (they screw into your ear)
- ($60) Decibullz - Silicone custom fits
- ($100) Aftershokz Bluez 2 - the head vibrator
- ($150) EarHero - Used by skiers and secret service agents
Or if you've got money to burn like the audiologist they spoke with, you could go with the recommended custom-fitted "in-ear monitors" for a measly $750.
Original Article on Slate...