Currently I am in the market for a budget pair of earphones. I was shooting for sub-40$ but it seems like there is a lot more options in this range while still being decently priced.
As for musical tastes, I listen to pop, rock, and classical in that order. Sprinkle in a little bit of electronic, kpop, and rap.
So the budget came from my first possible set which is the etymotic mc5s for 67$. Huge plus here is the sound isolation. Not sure how well these work with my listed genres so maybe someone could enlighten me. I also want decent durability. I've broken several headphones without being too aggressive with them. My previous 10$ set randomly stopped working last night. I want to invest a little more money for a lasting product. Microphone or several accessories aren't necessary.
I don't know which brands are particularly reputable except from reading a few reviews. Thanks for any help you can give!