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Old 12-04-2010, 07:58 AM
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can anyone suggest earbud style headphones that are extremely sturdy but not a huge amount of money? or ideas on how to modify normal ones so the cord doesn't degrade near the jack? i live near LA and have gotten hooked on audiobooks and use my earbuds for 5 or so hours a day. no matter what kind i buy they all end up with one side not working unless i bend the cord a certain way and never move it again. that happens about every 3 weeks. I've tried insanely expensive ones, super cheap ones and everything in between and they ALL break(the cord area, right after the connection for the jack, specifically).

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Old 12-04-2010, 08:07 AM
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can anyone suggest earbud style headphones that are extremely sturdy but not a huge amount of money? or ideas on how to modify normal ones so the cord doesn't degrade near the jack? i live near LA and have gotten hooked on audiobooks and use my earbuds for 5 or so hours a day. no matter what kind i buy they all end up with one side not working unless i bend the cord a certain way and never move it again. that happens about every 3 weeks. I've tried insanely expensive ones, super cheap ones and everything in between and they ALL break(the cord area, right after the connection for the jack, specifically).

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propagandhi
How do you store your earbuds? Wrapped tightly around your player? If so, stop doing that.

Find a pair with plastic stress relief at that point, and don't bend the cord tightly at that point.

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Old 12-04-2010, 10:38 AM
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define insanely expensive. My wife thinks I am stupid for spending more than $20.
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:50 AM
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The Sennheiser CX300 are the best built (semi-)cheap IEMs I've had so far. Even my girlfriend didn't manage to destroy her pair in the last ~3 years - and she managed to break some Sony EX71 in 2 months. Just don't think of ever getting CX300 off eBay, they're all fake there. Only buy them from a reputable store.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:03 AM
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FreeZ5, thanks, i wrapped mine for the first couple pairs of headphones, but realized the error of my ways

IDvsEGO, for me insanely expensive is $75+

dfkt, thanks. i'll check those out
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