I paid around $40-50 for some nice skull candy ear buds 9 years ago on eBay. The retail was $80. On my 5th pair cuz they have lifetime warranty no receipt required. My cat even bit the cord on one and they sent me new ones. Their warranty is legit. Only have to pay shipping in. They give you a credit worth the cost of your headphones.
Had 2 pairs of FMJ (these rocked), then 2 pairs of the Fix, now on a pair that look like XTPlyo and have the in ear thing to keep them from ripping out when being active. The sound has been great in all of their upper tier earbuds. Not as good as over the ear headphones, but still really good. I also have a pair of Crusher headphones, and they have some serious bass.
If I were you, I'd spend some money and get a pair of decent Skullcandy earbuds on eBay or Amazon discounted. Just can't beat the warranty. Buy once and never again.