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Do earphones/headphones last long? [message #85215] Thu, 18 May 2017 13:45 Go to next message
drake  is currently offline drake
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My thinking is that despite the cost, these listening devices aren't meant to last for long. If not, then how can we best take care of them?
Re: Do earphones/headphones last long? [message #85216 is a reply to message #85215 ] Thu, 18 May 2017 14:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99  is currently offline gofar99
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I guess that relates to how good the quality is and what you do with them. I have several closed ear and ear buds and both last me a long time (over 5 years). Some brands offer replacement ear pads (like Koss) and I have one pair of their phones that is at least 10 years old.


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Re: Do earphones/headphones last long? [message #85225 is a reply to message #85215 ] Fri, 19 May 2017 19:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lark  is currently offline Lark
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I tend to fall asleep with mine on a lot and I guess they get more wear and tear that way because they never tend to last more than a month or two before they start falling apart.
Re: Do earphones/headphones last long? [message #85227 is a reply to message #85215 ] Sun, 21 May 2017 12:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
PianoGrrl  is currently offline PianoGrrl
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Mine never seem to last very long. I thought it was just me, but there are so many other people here saying the same thing. I guess they're just not made to last.
Re: Do earphones/headphones last long? [message #85230 is a reply to message #85216 ] Mon, 22 May 2017 02:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mamoss  is currently offline mamoss
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gofar99 wrote on Thu, 18 May 2017 14:49
I guess that relates to how good the quality is and what you do with them. I have several closed ear and ear buds and both last me a long time (over 5 years). Some brands offer replacement ear pads (like Koss) and I have one pair of their phones that is at least 10 years old.

Wow, I need those tips gofar. I guess mine are always malfunctioning because of the way I handle them. Owning a pair of these for more than 3 years would be a milestone for me.
Re: Do earphones/headphones last long? [message #85233 is a reply to message #85230 ] Mon, 22 May 2017 15:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Singlow  is currently offline Singlow
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I hear you. I've never owned a pair that lasted over a year and I thought that was the normal span for them. I guess I could look after my earphones better to make them last longer.
Re: Do earphones/headphones last long? [message #85252 is a reply to message #85215 ] Thu, 25 May 2017 23:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Keven  is currently offline Keven
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Hey Singlow, it really depends on the quality of the headphones. All brands and models of headphones are different, so some last longer than others.
Re: Do earphones/headphones last long? [message #85305 is a reply to message #85215 ] Fri, 02 June 2017 20:51 Go to previous message
PlayerNM  is currently offline PlayerNM
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My headphones never last me very long. The last few pairs I had were either eaten by the dogs or my granddaughter! I try to never buy ones that are too expensive for that reason! Laughing Laughing
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