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Will buying earbuds that cost more than $20 last longer?

#1BendoHendoPosted 7/10/2014 9:47:57 AM
I'm tired of buying earbuds from Walmart and having them die in 3 months. It's always the same thing, one ear stops working.

Do the more expensive ones not break?

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#2Kad-ManPosted 7/10/2014 9:55:04 AM
Get some earbuds from munitio I got a pair and they have lasted me years and still going strong not to mention sound way better then any other brand.
#3r0ge00Posted 7/10/2014 10:01:10 AM
Depends entirely on how you are treating them, what your intended use is, what brand/model/revision, etc. Generally, yes. Additionally, they'll probably sound better (YMMV).
#4SampsonMPosted 7/10/2014 10:02:54 AM
Strongly recommend the Sennheiser CX 300 II -- just $30.

Bought a pair about 1.5 years ago. Still going strong. Loved them so much, I bought a spare pair to keep in my gym bag.
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#5SinisterSlayPosted 7/10/2014 10:06:36 AM
No idea, I am still using my $1 headphones I got from the dollar store a decade ago.

The trick is to avoid the weak points, like the volume controls.
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#6kill2thisPosted 7/10/2014 10:07:24 AM
I've had my Klipsch S4's for 3 years, but I look after my stuff.
#7BigB0ss13Posted 7/10/2014 10:12:24 AM(edited)
Who the hell use ear buds for computers? That's like using a 20 yr old computer trying to max out the newest games. Use headphones and ones that cost $200-$700+. Once you get a good quality headphone get an amp/dac with it which will cost an extra hundreds of dollars. Music and everything else you hear on your computer will literally sound like heaven. No I am not being sarcastic or joking I am serious . I once used crappy iPhone ear buds but I switched to headphones, dac and amp that cost a total of $1,600 and it is worth every single penny. Plus they will last for decades. No need to upgrade with audio equipment. People still buy new, good headphones that first came out 10+ years ago
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#8WarShadowFHPosted 7/10/2014 10:07:44 AM
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=8320
I would recommend these, braided cheap, sound amazing, I have about 3 pairs. Just look up reviews for them, they're highly praised around the net.
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#9TheEntitledOnePosted 7/10/2014 10:08:23 AM
earbuds? eww.

Circumaural cans or GTFO
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#10GarquillPosted 7/10/2014 10:14:14 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
No idea, I am still using my $1 headphones I got from the dollar store a decade ago.

The trick is to avoid the weak points, like the volume controls.


people will fork out hundreds for graphics but not audio
audio can be made tons better too, guys
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