Headphones that won't die AGAIN

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by albedo, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. albedo

    albedo metasperg

    Does anyone have advice on super durable over-ear headphones? My most recent ones just up and died on me, and I don't like the waste of throwing out a whole set of headphones every year or so when the cord gets an irreparable short.

    I hear there are wireless ones now, but no idea how well they work. :\
  2. Vacuum Energy

    Vacuum Energy waterwheel on the stream of entropy

  3. albedo

    albedo metasperg

    Oh, awesome. Thank you! I didn't even know that was a thing.
  4. Vacuum Energy

    Vacuum Energy waterwheel on the stream of entropy

    It's usually a thing at the extreme high end of audio; the DJ Style headphones are the cheapest ones I've seen with that feature.
  5. albedo

    albedo metasperg

    That makes sense; I've never been in the market for the super fancy kind of headphones. I usually buy fifteen dollar ones, because I'm constantly breaking them. =_=
  6. rigorist

    rigorist On the beach

    I buy the $5 kind. They're dreadful, but I break them all the time, too.
  7. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I've had some pretty cheap headphones have a replaceable cord, but it's sort of random and unpredictable, and often they have a recessed connector so most cords won't work anyway.
  8. Wiwaxia

    Wiwaxia problematic taxon

    Yeah, I had a different one of those replaceable-cord ones for a while, but the cords for it were relatively pricey and I was breaking them often enough that I got a pair of bluetooth ones (dunno the exact kind off the top of my head, I'd have to look it up). I've just had them for a few months, so I can't say anything to their long-term durability, but I like them pretty well. Also, you can walk around doing chores with them on, which is nice.

    n.b. I am the bane of all cords. You may not bust cords often enough for this to be as much of a problem for you.
  9. Morven

    Morven In darkness be the sound and light

    Those monoprice ones just take standard 3.5mm jack cords, though, which are cheap and everywhere.
  10. albedo

    albedo metasperg

    Awesome. Thanks, guys. I'm pretty clueless about this stuff, but the waste bugs me when I just buy cheap and throw things out.

    I am also the bane of all cords, sadly. :P It's gotten better now that I've got a more organized space; I used to trip on them constantly. But... still.
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