Wired: One of my cats chewed through the wire of the left earbud.
Wireless: The left earbud fell in the toilet. Even if it would have been able to be saved I would have trashed them as an ear infection would be horrific.
i accidently sent my apple earbuds through the washing machine at least 5 times before they died. cleaned the wax out and restored the sound well. new pair purposefully washed in the machine once to clean them and they died. go figure. current pair still alive but frayed, have no wish for wireless earbuds, and the reviews on these are clearly bullshit
Me too. I refuse to spend money on them bc I can never get a good fit so I just go with whatever I get in my irks or bocs. I can only have them in for about an hour or two anyways then my ears start hurting really bad or it won’t stay in anymore. So it kinda limits wearing them. And I definitely can’t do the iPod kind, those really, really hurt my ears. They have to have the rubber tips.
I use Shokz Bone Conduction headphones because I have a hearing loss and only one ear “works.” The Shokz make it seem like the music comes from both ears again, which is miraculous to me. Plus I can sweat and no damage to the things. I haven’t washed them, but I probably could.
There was one (cheapo) brand of “wired wireless” that I really liked… but my cats also really liked it. Apparently the cord connecting the two buds together was really delicious. And apparently earbuds don’t work so well after their cord has been chewed through. Go figure.
My dog eats them. We have 2 trash panda dogs that will eat anything they can fit in their mouth. I’m dumb, I lose/leave my earbuds around without securing them and they find them.
You’d think I’d buy cheap ones but the galaxy buds are the only ones I know of that have the “find me” chirp. I buy the bright red ones and put white ear tips/wings on them. The combination of the chirp and the colors usually let me find them. Sometimes even after the dog has chewed on it a bit.
(Also if anyone knows of any other buds that have the find me chirp that is cheaper than the buds, I’m all ears…)