buy something cheap enough that you wont be upset if you break them.
this is what i was going to post
last season i went through 4 sets of head phones, all of them were earbuds
i just picked up some skull candies that cover my whole ear....hopefully they are more durable
skullcandy icon. light, loud, quality sound, stay on your head, look good, inexpensive.
theres a reason most boarders choose them as their riding head phones.
i pump my music so loud with them when i ride, and put em around my neck on the lift.
never had a problem. get em.