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More durable earbuds

by GreggN / September 21, 2006 9:30 PM PDT

My earbuds keep breaking. I've tried a few of the CNET recommended earbuds, but it's expensive to replace them every few months. The wires seem to break near the connection to my MP3 player (Samsung YP-MT6X). I'm going back to using speakers for now, but that means that I can't keep listening to my podcasts as I walk.

I generally prefer earbuds since the foam inserts can isolate me from some of my noisy environments. Any suggestions for decent earbuds that will stand my torture test?

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MX 55 V Street
by jackalsmith / September 21, 2006 11:47 PM PDT
In reply to: More durable earbuds

I had the same problem with the sony buds. The rubbery cable gets shredded and then falls off after a couple months of regular use. I think its like a expiration date for sony. ''Oh, its been 3 months now...time to buy new headphones.'' I suggest the Sennheiser MX55V. They are really good and under $40.00

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Sennheiser MX55V
by GreggN / September 22, 2006 1:52 AM PDT
In reply to: MX 55 V Street

Thanks for the suggestion. My latest set of earbuds, which recently broke, were the Etymotic ER-6i. I've been thinking about the MX55V. Unfortunately, I'll have to find it online and pay shipping.

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