how to increase life span/ruggedness
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).