Although not a well known brand, SoundMagic do various in ears with various size buds. I really like the sound and fit of my PL30's (Think they cost about £30 but are probably cheaper now)
They get good reviews on various hifi type sites. Definitely worth a google!
Yup, I've got the Sennheiser/Adidas ones as well - they've done a great job. Sheathed in kevlar too, just in case someone shoots at you while you're running...
Highly recommended, they're a bit more expensive, but they totally do the job.
I've got the tiniest earholes ever and found the Sennheiser CX 680i with the earfins were a perfect fit but the lead was a little short and they don't last too long. I think my last set only lasted a few months before the wire failed.
I now use Soundmagic E30 which hook over the ear. They stay in place, sound ok, have a plenty long enough wire and are only £40.
Top headphones for ickle ears
I have cheap Karrimor ones from Sports Direct which work fine. The cable's a little long and they come in either bright yellow or bright pink. The sound quality's not the best (as you'd expect for under £10) but they stay in.
The only issue I've found with them is that I need to wear my hair in a lower ponytail than I would usually or it makes the headphones sit at an odd angle.
My brother in law bought me some of the Sennheiser neck band type as above - they are fabulous and you can still hear road noise around you which I think is a good safety thing. I'd rather ave an idea/hear if I'm about to be hit than be oblivious. The inner ear ones can be good but sweat/heat usually means you spend more time fiddling with them to get a good fit during your run and they block most/all exterior sound.
But this is of course only someone else's opinion.
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