[–] xyzzy 2 points (+2|-0)

While I'm all against planned obsolecence, in-ear headphones are not built for two years of daily use. If they were they'd cost so much more, almost no one would buy them. Sure they might be the latest and gratest hipster-approved hardware when they release, but in the end it's electronics and plastic and they tend to fail after years of use.

[–] OeeThaGreat 0 points (+0|-0)

I had a pair of $5 headphones I bought in highschool last over 10 years. I beat the hell out of those babies and used them almost everyday.

The wire broke 4 years ago and I have now gone through 4 pairs of headphones ranging in price from $10-$80. The $10 are the only survivors and they are starting to fall a part.