Best Durable Earbuds?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 5kylar, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors member


    Apr 11, 2013
    ON. Canada
    Yesterday the best pair of headphones I've ever had died. They last almost 3 years of daily use.

    Here's what I had

    So I'm looking for a pair of equal or greater quality. Now I realize I could just go buy the same pair, but after 3 years I want a bit of change. Price really isn't that much of an issue, I'm hoping for somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 give or take, as long as they last another 2-3 years. Also I'm only looking into unobtrusive in-ear headphones.

    Google was somewhat helpful, but I'd like to get some current first hand opinions.
    So any suggestions would be much appreciated :)
  2. macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2011
    Etymotic HF-3, love mine and they sound great. Not sure what you mean by durable-if you take care of them they should last. :cool:
  3. macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2013
    The District
    My Shure e535's have gotten the crap kicked out of them and still working like champs.
  4. tgi
    macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2012
  5. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2009
    I got a pair of these as a warranty replacement for the S4i, which had been fairly durable but eventually quit working. The right ear on the s4i II just quit working after about 2 months. I'm not sure any durable earbuds exist.

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