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Seeking ear buds that fit and sound good
Seeking ear buds that fit and sound good

When Mozart said, "Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music," could he have foreseen the age of the punishing ear bud? Within 24 hours of using the cushion-free ear buds Apple supplied with my iPod and my iPhone, my ears are screaming for comfier ear buds designed for listening pleasure. For travelers on the go, I sought out reasonably priced models with above-average sound, comfort, fit and ergonomics, preferably with a microphone/remote for phone calls. After testing more than 15 with my iPhone and iPod, I found eight great in-line earphones; three (Yurbuds, Phiaton...

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