In a previous post, I talked about the most comfortable earbuds available right now, but what about durability? It won’t matter if you purchase a fancy earbud only to see it break a couple of weeks later. So in this article, we’ll take a look at the most durable earbuds available in the market today.
How to choose the most durable earbud?
Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: an expensive model does not guarantee durability. I’ve seen people buy expensive models 200+ only to see it break after a few weeks of use. You need to be very clever to identify a durable earbud, and after this article, you will always make good decisions.
Here are the most important aspects of a durable earbud.
- Quality materials – If an earbud has a metal/aluminum housing, then great, however, the housing is not a common weak spot and even plastic can sometimes be strong enough to protect the drivers.
- Cables – One of the most popular trouble makers are the cables, if possible, look for flat cables or cables coated with strong materials, or better yet, detachable cables.
- Weak spots – Always check the connections for weak spots, this is one of the most common break points. Good materials and attention to the details is important.
- Moisture protection – This is especially for sports earbuds that will be used in the gym or for running. Sweat can break your earbud easily if it doesn’t have any kind of protection. Always look for sweatproof models when you will use them for sports.
Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the best choices in each category.
Most durable earbud under 100
Shure se215 and Sennheiser momentum
Here it’s really difficult to give the victory to one. Both are really close in terms of durability: the momentum has flat cables and great attention to the detail. The Shure has detachable and replacement cables included. If you pick one of these, they will be in good shape for at least 2 years.
Make sure to check out our comparison between them.
Most durable bluetooth earbud
Once more here we are talking about the Jaybird X2, but we can’t avoid it, this is a great model. The X2 rugged construction will make sure that it won’t let you down when you need them, also, one important aspect that I already talked about is that the Jaybird X2 is sweatproof and offers a lifetime warranty against sweat.
Also the sound is great and there is a wide selection of ear tips available. If you are interested in this model, we’ve done a comparison against the Powerbeats 2. You can check it out at the link below.
Most durable cheap earbud
Mee Audio M6 PRO
If you want a cheap model (under $50) that will last for a long time, the M6 PRO is one of best choices. You can see right away that the Mee Audio has put a good amount of attention to details, all weak spots are covered, and it has detachable cables. Furthermore, you will receive a spare cable if the original causes any trouble, a 1-year warranty and a lifetime replacement policy.(you can see more details on our complete review).
If you want a great value for the money, a decent amount of bass and clear sound, the Mee Audio M6 PRO is the one for you.
Most durable noise canceling earbud
Bose QuietComfort 20
It’s really difficult to talk about noise canceling earbuds without mentioning the almighty Bose Quietcomfort. With strong materials and attention to details, the QuietComfort is the best when it comes to noise canceling earbuds. It is expensive, but well worth it if you can afford. So, if you are in the market looking for a durable noise-canceling solution, the bose QuietComfort is, again, the best.
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