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after graduating from in-ear Apple product headphones that were uncomfortable to say the least and poor quality (often breaking
on 25 November 2015
I've had this model for a couple months now; after graduating from in-ear Apple product headphones that were uncomfortable to say the least and poor quality (often breaking after a month), these were a godsend. Moderate pricing, comfortable fit, small enough to fit in a bag on the daily commute, and for those of us who don't check the bass on our headphones, perfectly fine for everyday use.
But the wires seem like they've been soldered on with aluminium or something. I've had them around four months now, and while in those four months they've seen near-daily use on a commute, I'm scrupulous about keeping the wires unbent; the connection point between the jack and the wire has been defended to within an inch of its life, because if Apple had taught me anything, it's that of anything, that piece goes first.
But, uh, at least Apple's product typically lasted above the four-month range.
Yesterday, in a rush, I left my headphones plugged in at home, with a kink in the wire (the wire was running underneath the iPod lying down, so had bent down underneath it, if that makes it clear). I was mad at myself (constant vigilance!) but figured that one work day of being a little bit bent at the connection point wouldn't ruin them.
-Well, they're cheap, so I'll probably be considering getting another, but I'm not sure I want a regular four-month subscription to constant vigilance protecting the wires from bending slightly. They're comfortable and sound fine for the price, so a good pick if you're not going to take them anywhere, but don't expect them to survive long if they're going on a daily commute.