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Initial post: 19 Sep 2011 20:47:19 BDT
A. Morgan says:
Hi all, I've been having a problem with my headphones (that is to say the small ones that go inside your ear, not up to date with this kind of thing really :P ) in the respect that 2-3 months down the line they all seem to break in one ear (typically the right ear), looking online I've found out it's a small cable near the base of the headphones most likely that is responsible for the fault. aparently caused by the way I wrap the cable around the Ipod when not in use, however as I'm at work most of the time when using them I don't often have time to put them away in a case. I've not been spending a huge amount (£20 at most) each time and I'm looking to spend around the same again, But I was wondering if anyone could possibly suggest a somewhat more durable pair that are able to stand up to this treatment. 4/5 of the last pairs I've owned were sennheiser so I don't know if it's mostly this brand that seem to break under relatively little stress but all suggestions are welcome :)

Thanks in advance, David.

Posted on 21 Sep 2011 11:10:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Sep 2011 11:12:39 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
Sennheiser are a good brand David but they are headphones not wrapping paper! The connecting junction will always be the weak spot, treat them kindly.
Loop the phones in a figure of eight and then attach them to the player with an elastic band or use a cable-clip like this (press blue writing) Belkin iPOD EARBUD CLIP * CBL MNGMNT; BLACK this is an easy one to use. The best option would be to purchase this: KitSound KSDJ DJ Headphones as they will give you a thousand times better sound for under £20 they fold up and the have a coil tensioner to stop the cable breaking when bent.

Hope this all helps
MC

Posted on 11 Oct 2011 21:55:30 BDT
A. Morgan says:
Brilliant suggestion, thanks very much! You were right the sound quality is far better than what I was used to for that price (although typicaly I did go for the in-ear types) not quite as discreet for while working, but does what I want them to very nicely. I didnt actualy think too much of the earbud clip as to put the headphones away in that actualy required me wrapping them tighter than I had previously done! I can definatley recomend these to anyone who has had the same problem as me due to the much more robust jack end of the cable, who knows, maybe 3-4 moths down the line I'll actualy still be using these! *Fingers crossed*

Posted on 19 Nov 2012 23:49:48 GMT
Ian says:
Can anybody recommend a couple of pairs of headphones, limited budget (ideally under a tenner, up to £20 max)...

1. My daughter needs a reasonably robust pair of the ear-bud types - any recommendations?

2. I prefer the older in ear style without the rubber grommets - I used to have a nice pair of Sennheisers with one cable longer than the other (so one can wrap around the back of your neck) that I really liked. Can't remember the exact model, MX something or other...?
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