Headphones to take a licking and keep on ticking
August 26, 2009 11:47 PM Subscribe
What are the sturdiest headphones you've ever owned?
posted by Rinku to shopping (20 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My younger brother has asked for headphones for his upcoming birthday. He tears through headphones at an alarming rate - about four pairs a year. He's a high school student, and he keeps his newest pair at the bottom of his backpack, sleeps with them on, and abuses them in a variety of other ways. I'm not sure which brands and models he's torn through so far.
I'd like to buy him a pair of headphones that will keep working for more than a month or two. Hopefully they'll sound OK and won't cost more than 50$. He'd probably prefer on or over the ear headphones to earbuds.
I've seen this
thread, but the discussion mostly focused on making sure the headphones wouldn't damage the kids' hearing.