Ugh, this always happens. I don't even treat my headphones like crap. I don't crumple them in my pocket, or yank them out the socket, or anything like that. My current set of earbuds are dying. The left bud occasionally fades in and out if I move around a little with it on. I already know from many deaths that this will eventually get worse until it gets to the point that it won't work anymore. If anyone is curious, the headphones are these guys. I got them after getting tired of the cheaper headphones always breaking 2 weeks or so after I purchase them, and reading some reviews to get a durable pair, but they're dying after about a month of purchase. I really tried to make sure this wouldn't happen again, and it still does regardless. I was hesitant about spending so much money on a pair, but just thought that it'd work out since it's better than spending $20 every 2 weeks for a new pair when they die out on me. But no, these still ended up dying. I expected them to at least last me a year, I would have been fine with that. Now I feel like in order to get real durability I have to go for those $60+ pairs, but I don't want to risk buying those and having the same exact problem with them as well.
I don't know, is it because I listen to music all the time? I always have my headphones on because I'm always listening to something. When I'm at home, I'm listening to radio streams, when I'm outside I'm listening to my MP3 player. When I'm reading or something, I usually put some piano music or something to keep my ears entertained as I read.
I think one of the more annoying things about all my headphones dying is the fact that I have a pair of free headphones that came with my cellphone. Y'know, the cheap headset they include just so they can promote safe driving or something? The ones that aren't meant to really be about sound quality? Those dudes. Yeah, I have one that I've had for about 3 years that I treat like absolute shit, but they still work just fine. I don't understand, I hate those headphones. They not only have horrible quality, but they also cut up the inside of my ear because the designers thought it'd be a smart idea to make the edges hard and the buds so huge that you have to force them in. Yet this is always the pair I have to resort to while in between the deaths of my headphones.
I've also read that if I want durability, I should stick with over the ear headphones, but I hate those because of how much sound they leak out. I'd rather not have my music blasting through the speakers for everyone to hear, feel that kinda defeats the whole purpose.
Not really frustrating, just annoying since it's burning through my cash all the time. It's either dish out cash for new headphones all the time, or stick with my shitty pair and enjoy my bloody ears (they do quite literally scrape the insides of my ears until they become so sore and tender that they draw blood). Fucking irony, how does that work?
~ Kirari ミ★