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I've always liked music but wouldn't quite say I'm an audiophile. I've went through countless numbers of earphones as they always seem to break. I want to get a good pair of earphones with good quality sound and importantly that are very robust and not easily broken. My budget would be £35 however if there were a pair of earphones that are more expensive but are guaranteed not to break and/or come with a good warranty then I could persuade myself to spend more as there's never a time where I won't need earphones. 

 

I'd much appreciate any advice, I did have the MM 50 Sennheiser earphones which were fine for sound quality but they always broke after a week.

 

PS. I listen to all kinds of music so there's no specific genre, It will be anything from frank Sinatra to Eminem or Metal, So I'm just looking for a pair of well rounded earphones.


Edited by AndrewMont - 1/26/14 at 4:59am
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If you're breaking all your ear buds I think it's about time to examine your treatment.
Headphones break because the tiny wires inside the wire break. It's like plastic, if you bend it enough it will turn white and snap. If ear buds are breaking in a week then it is most likely a problem on your end. Even 20$ Sony ear buds should last about a year under daily use. Are you wrapping your cord tightly? Are you subjecting it to abuse like throwing it in a bag or on tables etc?

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If you're breaking all your ear buds I think it's about time to examine your treatment.
Headphones break because the tiny wires inside the wire break. It's like plastic, if you bend it enough it will turn white and snap. If ear buds are breaking in a week then it is most likely a problem on your end. Even 20$ Sony ear buds should last about a year under daily use. Are you wrapping your cord tightly? Are you subjecting it to abuse like throwing it in a bag or on tables etc?

Also how do you take it out of your ear? Do you grab the body of the bud or the cord? Do you let the connector bend while it's in your pocket?

From my experience, ear bud makers for the most part don't reinforce their buds with steel and Kevlar. In fact even higher end ear buds will break in a week if you don't treat them right. It's not the manufactures fault, audio equipment has to be treated with care.

Maybe it's time to invest in a case, examine your habits of the treatment of the phones and be wary of your environment.

For headphone suggesting, sound magic m30 or brainwavz m5 ear buds provide nice sound and exceptional quality.

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Originally Posted by Mach Supremacy View Post

If you're breaking all your ear buds I think it's about time to examine your treatment.
Headphones break because the tiny wires inside the wire break. It's like plastic, if you bend it enough it will turn white and snap. If ear buds are breaking in a week then it is most likely a problem on your end. Even 20$ Sony ear buds should last about a year under daily use. Are you wrapping your cord tightly? Are you subjecting it to abuse like throwing it in a bag or on tables etc?

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No I treated them fine, obviously if I'm sitting bending my earphones they'll break. It's just eventually after time the sound will start to go in one ear. Keep in mind they were all cheap earphones hence why I'm asking for help finding a pair of decent ones that are quite sturdy. 

 

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http://www.head-fi.org/f/7840/introductions-help-and-recommendations/

*nothing* can be guaranteed not to break.

Well obviously not but I'm sure some earphones are meant to be more easily breakable than others? I'd already posted this before I had a chance to read the message.

 

Does anyone have any actual recommendations?


Edited by AndrewMont - 1/26/14 at 5:01am
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