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Posted 6/2/17 , edited 6/2/17
Does anyone here have a terrible habit of ruining headphones and earphones because they blast the music too high or just don't take care of them?

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I am terrible with headphones and earphones both. Mainly because I blast the music up high. I need to start learning how to listen to music at a lower volume.
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Not really, I take care of my headphones somewhat well and rarely use max volume. They tend to last until one of the earphones stops working 3-6 months later, but considering they're cheap <$10 headphones I think 3-6 months is a good lifespan.

Phone chargers on the other hand....



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Dogempire wrote:

Not really, I take care of my headphones somewhat well and rarely use max volume. They tend to last until one of the earphones stops working 3-6 months later, but considering they're cheap <$10 headphones I think 3-6 months is a good lifespan.

Phone chargers on the other hand....





I had one head phones that lasted for a good few years but they eventually died. My phone charger is old and taped up but still works.
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I am.I don't know why, but my earphones/headphones break almost every month, and I have to buy a new pair. The longest I can go without breaking them is maybe 2 months.I think I'm cursed.
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I'm using old Turtle Beach headphones, some tearing on the cloth, but still great. I honestly don't think I've ever ruined a pair of headphones.
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i had a headphone that was supposed to be "indestructible" (as in, able to survive in extreme weather conditions). it broke.
several earbuds died on me. the headband broke on 2 headphones. they still work though so i guess they don't count..?
my bt earbuds randomly decided to stop working, because reasons (it turns on but won't pair and there doesn't seem to be a firmware or something for it, so it's effectively broken)
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I don't take care of them at all all the headphones I've ever owned broke... or rather I broke them as for earbuds, I usually lose those before I have the chance to completely ruin them although I once accidentally dipped the ear piece (or whatever it is called) of one of them in tea, and it survived for another 3 months or so, surprisingly
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Does anyone here have a terrible habit of ruining headphones and earphones because they blast the music too high or just don't take care of them?

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I am terrible with headphones and earphones both. Mainly because I blast the music up high. I need to start learning how to listen to music at a lower volume.


Back when I used to use actual headphones, they'd only last me maybe a year or so because either the cord would break or come out of the ear piece or the plastic part that goes over your head would break. I have to admit that most of this was due to me being somewhat rough with them, since I have never had my license and don't drive, so I take the local city buses and was always catching them on something when I pulled them out of my bag or while walking around, or they'd fall off my head or something. But ever since I started using earbuds, they last me at least two years before I have to get a new pair. I have one pair of Phillips ones that I've used off and on for like seven years now, but have been my main earbuds for most of that time, and the only thing that's happened to them is the two cords have separated where they're normally attached together just for convenience.

You should be careful about listening to your music at high volumes for long periods of time though, especially with earbuds, because it can cause hearing loss over time. I have sensitive ears and will listen to music at high volumes sometimes, or for certain songs, but try to keep it at a lower level most of the rest of the time. And I don't usually use my earbuds when I'm at home so as to minimize my hearing exposure to them.
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I got a pair of V-Moda XS headphones for $165 on sale. They came with a 2 year full warranty and a lifetime limited warranty.

I broke them once 1.75 years in and got a new pair. These have lasted me 3 years. I have gotten nearly 5 years out of this single pair of headphones. When they break I get 50% off the same pair next time I buy them and can customize them again. I would only have to pay $75 now.

I would say I am not too hard on these (though they are built like tanks).
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Mine has lasted me like 7 years. You people don't treat your stuff right.
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I drop and break each of them within the first week of buying them
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BlackRose0607 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Does anyone here have a terrible habit of ruining headphones and earphones because they blast the music too high or just don't take care of them?

My Turn:

I am terrible with headphones and earphones both. Mainly because I blast the music up high. I need to start learning how to listen to music at a lower volume.


Back when I used to use actual headphones, they'd only last me maybe a year or so because either the cord would break or come out of the ear piece or the plastic part that goes over your head would break. I have to admit that most of this was due to me being somewhat rough with them, since I have never had my license and don't drive, so I take the local city buses and was always catching them on something when I pulled them out of my bag or while walking around, or they'd fall off my head or something. But ever since I started using earbuds, they last me at least two years before I have to get a new pair. I have one pair of Phillips ones that I've used off and on for like seven years now, but have been my main earbuds for most of that time, and the only thing that's happened to them is the two cords have separated where they're normally attached together just for convenience.

You should be careful about listening to your music at high volumes for long periods of time though, especially with earbuds, because it can cause hearing loss over time. I have sensitive ears and will listen to music at high volumes sometimes, or for certain songs, but try to keep it at a lower level most of the rest of the time. And I don't usually use my earbuds when I'm at home so as to minimize my hearing exposure to them.



Yeah, I know I should be listening to music at a lower volume but I can't help it. I love blasting my favorite songs and jamming to them. It's going to catch up to me later on in life.
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They usually never fit right and always break after a few days.
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I 'm terrible at that! I had a pair of samsung ear-phones I adored that lasted me 2 whole years... one day left them in my pocket as I washed and dried them and they melted and moulded together from the heat of the dryer, and a year before that I put my samsung galaxy s3, brand new through the wash, and it barely worked, I'm talking about holding a charge for a minute, plug it in, turn it on, it becomes 80 degrees and burns your hands in moments.
I love rice, don't get me wrong, it's a magical food that can do almost anything. From a side dish, to a sandwich stuffer, to a whole warm meal on it's own, but no amount of rice could save the phone. Washing machines have always been out to get me. I am currently using a pair of crummy apple ear-phones, they always get tangled, but I don't tear at them or listen loud because my phone has a volume control, and let me be honest, the ear-phones chaff my ears, complete trash that wouldn't even play well loudly anyhow.
My new phone recently survived 7 tumbles to the ground, while I jog I tend to carry my phone but end up tossing it by accident sometimes in a sprint. Perfectly fine, a small dent on the side, but it should be worse.
I recently bought a nice pair of head-phones from amazon, blasted the music and realised the headphones started to create an unnatural frequency whenever music stopped. I decided to listen to the volume at a more safe level, and the head-phones kinda repaired themself or something over time sorta.

TL:DR - Washing machines are evil, rice is a magical all-purpose food, I'm a clumsy goofball, electronic devices have a healing factor... apparently.
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My headphones usually last for quite some time but its shocking how long they go considering the care I give them is minimal.

I listen to music at high volumes and wear them sometimes while sleeping.

But for the most part they don't break and they usually last.
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