How long does a pair of head phones last you?
I buy Sony stereo headphones that cost about $15. They last me about 6-12 months since I use them every day for about 5-8 hours. Am I break my headphones too fast?
- 6 months agoFavorite Answer
I don't use headphones often but I treat them very well and many pairs of my headphones have lasted me for years! I would recommend treating them gently and when they are not in use leaving them in some sort of storage bag. I would also recommend maybe buying a more expensive pair of headphones like Beats brand since you seem to go through them so quickly, you may just need a higher quality pair that can withstand that wear and tear.
- 6 months ago
normally 4-6... days... lol!
- AVDADDYLv 76 months ago
Mine last for decades, because I treat them gently and with respect.
- Tony BLv 76 months ago
The ones I use the most are a set of Sennheiser headphones that I've had for around 30 - 35 years and they work fine (although I replaced the ear cushions because they were cracked).
I think I have another four sets of headphones including a very cheap, flimsy pair I bought around thirty years ago to listen to cassettes when I was travelling on the bus. They are all working fine.
Of course, things go wrong and accidents happen but using a set of headphones shouldn't really wear them out or damage them any more than using a pair of sunglasses wears them out.
I've been using headphones for around fifty years and I can't recall a pair ever failing.
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- Robert JLv 76 months ago
I have been using headphones for over 40 years and I've never broken a pair.
I've worn out the earcup covering/padding or earbud ends on a few pairs, but they were still perfect otherwise when I stopped using them.
It's a combination of really good quality items and taking proper care of them.
- Memelord PrimeLv 76 months ago
My $200 Sennheiser headphones are about 7 years old now and work fine. I've only replaced the cable and the padding to keep them in good condition.
Obviously spending more money usually gets you a better made product but it's more about how you treat them, although sometimes a cheap headphone is a cheap headphone and it just won't last no matter what you do, like the earbuds you get with iPhones.
- deboerdn2000Lv 76 months ago
ive had headphones for 7+ years and they still arent broken. they were a bit more money though.
- spacemissingLv 76 months ago
I have $20 headphones I bought at least 20 years ago that are still good.
The way you treat things makes a difference.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Around 20 years, but my headphones were around $100. I probably only used them 1/5 of what you do.
- Anonymous6 months ago
You must be very clumsy.