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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – When trying to get the most out of your MP3 player without breaking the bank, you’ll want to consider how and where you’ll be listening to your music.

For those who are more active, the Bose IE2 ear buds offer a more snug fit than most headphones of its kind. It’s designed with a silicone mold that helps hold the ear bud in place.

“They’ll stay in (your ear) and deliver that nice sound that Bose has become famous for,” says Best Buy Blue Shirt Peter Vossler.

The Bose IE2 retails for $99.

When quality is all that matters when listening to music, but you don’t want to overspend, consider an over-the-ear model.

Headphones took a leap forward in recent years, largely because of the Beats By Dre models. The brand also took the price of the headphones to another level with a popular model retailing for $399. Beats By Dre’s new line, Solo HD, are a smaller over-the-ear version of its Beats Pro line which retails for $199.

The line also offers MP3 controls on the chord to the headphones, and allows for hands-free phone calls.

“You can control you iPod and iPhone right from (the headphones) and you don’t have to take them off to answer a call,” says Vossler. “The built in microphone will let you continue with your conversation.”

If you feel $200 is too much to pay for new headphones, there are other options out there. Check out this list from CNET of the Best Headphones Under $100.

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