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(Not) breaking headphones

KlorgnumKlorgnum Registered User regular
edited November 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
My previous pair of cheap-ass earbuds broke this morning. The left channel kept cutting out as I was walking. Does anyone have any advice for making these things last more than three months? I tend to just crumple them up and shove them in a pocket when I'm not using them, so I guess that needs to change, but is there anything else I can do?


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    ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Don't wrap the cord around tightly your mp3 player or crumple the wires up.

    It's super easy to split the connection between the earbud and the wire or the input and the wire.

    You can buy cord winders that hold them in a nice little case about the size of half a Yo-Yo.

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    matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Internal wire breakage usually occurs where it meets the earbud or the plug, since that's where it tends to get bent most sharply. Not wrapping the wire around whatever device you're listening on can help. But, cheap is cheap, when it comes to headphones you get what you pay for really.

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    finalflight89finalflight89 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    If you want your earbuds to last ten times* the normal amount, coil the cord around your hand and slip them inside of an empty Altoids tin. Voila! It works for me, and I've got a nice pair of in-ear monitors.

    *not actually scientifically proven

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