How long does a pair of headphones last you?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by venomgt95, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. venomgt95 macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2014
    Me being me, I listen to music nearly every day. On average i get 3-5 months out of a pair of headphones. Mid level volume, loosely wrapped up after each use, depending on if im feeling lazy or not.
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604


    Nov 23, 2011
    iPhone headphones? Not long at all.

    My Sony MDR-7506s, on the other hand, have lasted me for years. And they've been properly beaten up; sat on, dropped, liquid damaged, pushed, pulled, tugged, and tripped.

    Great sturdy headphones by the way, couldn't recommend them enough; really amazing dynamic range & sound quality as well.
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Hartford, CT
    I've had ones that last a year, others that last a week. The only difference is how long I take to lose them or for them to go through the wash.
  4. Techexp2 macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2016

    It depends according to your usage (hours) and my headphone lasted for one year.
  5. DevinNj macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2016
    New Jersey
    I got to the point where I buy my gym headphones at the dollar store. If they only last a week or two, so be it, I'm out a whole buck. Oh plus sales tax, lol.
  6. johnnytothek macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2016
    I've been using Gummy earbuds for over 5 months every day commuting to work. Not a sign of wear and tear what so ever. I highly recommend them, considering they're under $20 and have a microphone.
  7. kathrine82 macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2017
    You can get a mid-range, quality pair of headphones for under a hundred dollars that will last a little over a year with good care, and high quality ones for a few hundred dollars that could last much longer. Most manufacturers of quality headphones offer a one-year replacement warranty if they stop working. Another advantage to buying high-quality headphones is that they can be repaired for less money than it would cost to replace them with a new, inferior-quality set.
    My recommendation:
  8. BlueAquarian macrumors member


    Sep 9, 2015
    I was using my 5s headphones up until last week and finally opened my headphones from the iphone 6. I listen to mine everyday at work but just ordered the wireless headphones that goes around the neck and wondering why did I take so long. Heaven
  9. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA

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