I have a love/hate relationship with earbuds. I love that I can listen to my music as loud as I want while working out, but I hate how uncomfortable those little buds can be. I'm always futzing with them to get the speaker part to fit inside my ear just right, and if they don't have that piece that hooks around the back of my ear, they end up falling out when I move. I also feel like regular earbuds are unsafe because when they're inside my ears, I can't hear anything else but my music.
Well I just discovered AirDrives Earphones ($59.99) that work differently than regular earphones. Instead of the little round speakers going inside your ear, they sit right outside the opening of your ear. That means you can listen to your music, but also have full awareness of the sounds around you. Making them a safer option for your outside runs.