So, back in January, I got m'self a new pair of headphones. Spent more than I usually do on headphones on them, too--around $50 for the one pair. They're wireless-capable, but also have an audio cable jack.
Which is why I bought them in the first place.
Previously, my headphones had failed right where the wire goes into the jack on the end that plugs into the computer, somewhere between the three and six month mark. The headphones themselves likely would have kept working, were it not for that one spot. Every time.
My headphones' audio cable broke day before yesterday. So I unplugged the audio cable, set it up to listen to music wirelessly, and put in an order for new cables from Amazon--5' cables, rather than the dinky 3' one that came with the headphones.
These headphones are very good in sound quality: balance of treble and bass is very good, and everything is just crystal clear. They're incredibly comfortable, too--I have, in the past, worn them all day without winding up with my ears sore from pressure. And, if the kids are watching something utterly obnoxious (a frequent occurance), I can unplug and just wander around doing housework with the headphones blocking out the crap they like watching.
The replacements arrived today, and the 5' length means it's easier to work at my desk. An extra two feet of audio cable means I don't have to sit hunched forward to listen to music. I can lean back and stretch without either taking off the headphones voluntarily or getting them yanked off when I forget how short three feet is. Best yet? Four cables from Amazon (at about $8) was less than a decent set of cheap headphones (at least $15, going sharply up from there) that won't last but maybe six months.
And then, when all four of the cables have broken, I can get another set. Because I really doubt the headphones themselves will have worn out by then.
And when you consider that the headphones themselves are vital writing equipment? Massively good deal, here.
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