Originally Posted by Chef
I guess I'm not really understanding what the difference between a normal earphone and a sports earphone is (besides being cheap plastic and colourful). The OP says his friend just uses cheap earphones and he wants ones that are slightly more durable. If he's getting wire shorts, the issue isn't going to be whether or not its marketed toward joggers, it's gonna be his habits with creating wire tension.
Maybe you can clear my confusion if there's a real difference between the cheap earphones AKG is selling and your typical 'sports' marketed earphone. Or why you couldn't use a normal earphone for jogging :S
"Sport" earphones are usually designed so that they don't fall out easily, usually by using some sort of hook or mechanism to ensure a snug fit. There's nothing wrong with using normal earphones for jogging, but given that earbuds rest on the ear canal I wouldn't expect them to be secure.
OP, what earphones does your friend have, and how does he take care of them?