I used to use ear buds to listen to music in my shop while I work. It gets REALLY loud down there, so music through speakers, even at a level that would annoy the neighbors, isn't hardly noticeable.
I found that after an hour or two my ears just plain hurt. I stopped using them, and have really missed having music in my shop.
This thread inspired me to order a nice set of Sennheiser headphones, I'm hoping this helps with sound quality, and doesn't hurt my ears!
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