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View Poll Results: How long do your music player’s earphones last?
A month tops 0 0%
Up to six months 3 14.29%
Six to twelve months 2 9.52%
Over a year 1 4.76%
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How long do your music player’s earphones last?

I workout with mine and I usually destroy them in very little time. How about you?
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Until I take them into the shower or something.

I've gone down the road of having multiple ones so there's always a pair to hand:


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Sennheiser MM450X BT/NoiseCancellers for travel.
Sennheiser MM450-X Casque audio Bluetooth: Amazon.fr: High-tech

Oh and for VOIP I've found that ASUS earphones seem to offer the best mic quality for those long conf calls.
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I don't buy expensive ones because I manage to break them so often...

I am probably on my 6th pair of the ones I use now... I really like them but I do break them quite a lot, often not my fault.

One pair was chewed by a rabbit, another the hamster, I stood on one and broke the ear bud, the jack snapped on another.

Last time I bought some new ones I got 2 so I had a back up and I'm on the 2nd set now and the jack stopped working on the first ones

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That’s some serious kit Tata. My last ones cost me just over six euros
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I have quite an obsession with earphones/headphones.

All mind last for ages, but I do look after them and I only buy good quality.

I have a pair of Sennheiser MM500-x which are excellent bluetooth headphones are very well built. I use these for train/plane journeys.

I have a pair of Bose OE2i in-ears for bed and walking around. These are by far the most comfortable in-ears I have ever had.

I have a pair of Shure SE315 for monitoring on the move. They have great balanced audio.

I have a pair of Audio-Technica M50 cans for studio monitoring and radio presenting. This are pro monitor cans and very comfortable.

I have a pair of original Japanese Sony MDR-V700DJ cans, but they don't get used anymore, they are nowhere near as good as the Audio-technicas. However, they are at least 15-18 years old and working fine.

I have countless others but they aren't worth mentioning.
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I managed to have the same pair of Sony ones for 2 years. I had the in-ear ones that came with my Nokia for 1 year, lent them to my son for 1 day - gone. Never seen again.
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Had a pair of Bose Quietcomfort 3 since they came out, never had a problem
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I got my wife a pair of these two or three Christmases ago to go with mine Earphones & Earset 3i - ultra light Earphones by B&O PLAY
They are doing fine with regular use running and going to the gym. Beautiful tactile metal frame and leather pouch to keep them in.
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I just ordered a pair of these Sennheiser CX400-II Noise Isolating Headphones - Silver £20.99 - Free Delivery as an extra pair after having to resort to the iPod ones yesterday when using my phone media player
A bargain especially considering the exchange rate at the moment :IRISH:

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The left speaker died today after more than 3 years of daily use

Now to find some replacements, I think I'll go for the same again.


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I just ordered a replacement pair of Sennheiser CX400 II


More than twice the price I payed the last time though Just goes to show what a bargain the last pair were

The above are still going strong & are used most days for at least an hour sometimes two.
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Got a pair of Sennheiser's that I've had for yonks, also other pairs of cheapo ones that also never seem to stop working ! :rubchin:
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The train :(

The pair I received did not seem to last long, especially as I was using them when traveling and they go in and out of pockets etc. and then I misplaced a pair, so I bought a replacement set, which are bobbins and have started to fail, so I am in the market for possibly two pairs - a decent set of around ears for listening at home and then a cheap-ish set of in ears for traveling.
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I found the B&O earphones I got my wife years ago . She's been stuffing them in an outside pocket of her bag ever since and they still work. They come with a nice leather pouch....
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The train :(

B&O are probably quite well made though, right? I would opine that the items that come with mobile phones are likely as basic as possible.

Plus having a carry case / pouch is useful, as they do not get entangled with items such as keys and keyrings.
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Ages. My current Klipsch S4s are over 5 years old. Been abused on so many flights (slept on, sat on, caught in arm rests). Sound obscenely good for the price.
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B&O are probably quite well made though, right? I would opine that the items that come with mobile phones are likely as basic as possible.

Plus having a carry case / pouch is useful, as they do not get entangled with items such as keys and keyrings.
The Apple earthings would not stay in my wife's ears anyway!
She doesn't use the pouch thing but they still work as they are nicely made.
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For indoors listening pair of Sennheiser HD419's with removable, washable earpads.

For when I'm on the bike a pair of cheapos,(goldplated 3.5 connector) which was originally for the trial Hidden Hearing test sent free to me.
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Mine today, after three months on the dot, gave up its ghost
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Cheap Phillips earbuds. Issue is that I used them in the gym and not taken well care of :dunno:
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I purchased a not-very-cheap pair of on ear KEFs about ten days ago for home use. Having these saves me having to use the crappy in ear jobs, that I got for a tenner and which now need to replaced.
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Mine today, after three months on the dot, gave up its ghost
For exercise these are obscenely good value at £15 for a pair of BT headphones. I got some of these at the beginning of the year. They are the only in ear headphones that stay in place while I am running. I have had Senheiser, Sony and Philips in the past. Decent audio as well. Certainly more than good enough for exercising. At this price you don't mind so much if they have a shorter life. I expect they will last many many years though.

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My Sennheiser history quoted from elsewhere

October 2009
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I just ordered a pair of these Sennheiser CX400-II Noise Isolating Headphones - Silver £20.99 - Free Delivery as an extra pair after having to resort to the iPod ones yesterday when using my phone media player
A bargain especially considering the exchange rate at the moment :IRISH:

November 2012
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The left speaker died today after more than 3 years of daily use

Now to find some replacements, I think I'll go for the same again.


November 2012
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I just ordered a replacement pair of Sennheiser CX400 II


More than twice the price I payed the last time though Just goes to show what a bargain the last pair were

The above are still going strong & are used most days for at least an hour sometimes two.

The above are now mono after the right speaker died today (bad connection at the Y)

Still not bad, almost 3 1/2 years of daily use
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