- May 5, 2012
Is there even such a thing? I'm looking for a headphone that will last a good 5 years; I've had so many things go wrong with headphones, and I'm getting tired of having to keep shelling out money every few months. I've had the Klipsch S4's and those broke because the plug at the end is straight instead of L-shaped and the tip bent when I bumped my phone against something. The Vsonic GR04's I had, I dropped the headphone down onto kitchen tiles one time by accident (have done this with the Klipsch's a couple times with no problems resulting) and the left earphone casing cracked and ended up breaking about a month later after using them consistently. And then there's countless other cheap ones that have fallen apart simply because they're cheap. I just want an earphone that will not break on me! Or at least have a warranty that will cover it if I do. I'm looking at used UM2's so probably around the $180-200 price-range is ideal. As for sound preferences, I listen to Rock, Alternative, Indie, punk, heavy metal. I also loved the sound of the S4 so anything that improves upon that will be great.