Not earbuds, but headphones. I always liked the look of headphones around somebody's neck and the noise canceling and higher sound quality can be awesome; but I heard a lot of people actually hate the look of headphones around somebody's neck. I'm going to buy a pair regardless for home, but whether or not I buy a nice looking pair and actually bring them to school will be based off of whether or not people think it looks good.
The problem I have is people wear them because they think they look cool. You can see them, with these massive shell head phones desperately posing about. It's up to you, personally I can't be bothered carrying them around everywhere compared to bud ones. Plus the bud ones are noise cancelling nowadays anyway so to me there's no extra benefit.