I do IT work, a lot of tedious coding and so forth. The current pair of earbuds I’m using are some reall y cheap ones I grabbed just to help pass the time.
My course of testing is as follows
1) Ease of use (volume buttons, on/off functionality, length of cord around my neck)
2) Fit (does it create a good deal? Do the earbuds feel comfortable for long periods of use? How well do they stay in my ear with repeated motion?)
3) Battery Life (How long do they really last under a full load vs standby? How long does charging take? Do I have to recharge multiple times a day?
And just for kicks - Can I sleep with them in? Sometimes my dog snores a lot. It’d be nice to tone him out.