Why do head phones go bad so soon?

@dhawanbm (3706)
India
June 14, 2009 9:49pm CST
It is the head phones which I am concerned, as they dont last much longer. I am a constant user of headphones and I have seen that most of the times one of the speaker is not working or stops after sometime. The sterophonic effect also is missing in some after constant usage!
5 responses
• India
31 Jan 10
hahaha the same happened to me all the time whenever i buyed a earphone. after a month or so, the left side wouldn't work anymore. this happens because the wires in the left side gets de-attached from the mains all you have to do is open the left channel, take some tape and fix the wires to the points again. its easy ! and your headphone starts working again :)
@marrie1 (256)
• United States
18 Sep 09
You guys are not the only ones. I use headphones a lot for the work I do and they go bad every 6 months or so. I wish they would last longer as well.
@voldrox (7208)
• India
25 Jun 09
hi there, hey dude buy some nice better quality ones, they do definitely work longer... i have a option for you, this one is of good quality and comes at a very reasonable price: Philips SHP2500
@Pigglies (9346)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Knock on wood, but I've never had these break. Unless you count the foam ear buds I bought once, which hurt too bad to continue using when the foam fell off.
@Toxicon (165)
• United States
20 Jun 09
I have the same problem, and it's actualy not the speaker going bad, it's usualy the wires, they get moved around so much that the break inside the plastic so you cant see it, and then since they arent making a good connection, you lose sound in one or both speakers. I dont know what sort of strange wiring they are doing these days, but whatever it is, it is not easy to find the break and splice the wires back together, unlike how it was years ago. I would really like to get a good set of headphones and then hope they last longer than other pairs I've owned.