29 Sep

My Sennheiser In-Ear Stereo Headphones Were Too Fragile For The Real World. Here Is What I Replaced Them With

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These no-name-brand bluetooth headphones still work 10 years later. My Sennheisers didn't last 10 uses!
These no-name-brand bluetooth headphones still work 10 years later. My Sennheisers didn’t last 10 uses!

I purchased these wired in-ear headphones by Sennheiser back in 2014. I have always been an audiophile and since I couldn’t try them before I purchased, I trusted the Sennheiser brand name. They sounded great, but broke quickly – I  used them only 3 or 4 times. The sound quality was excellent, and they were comfortable enough. I went to go use them again and even though there has been no stress applied to the cords, one side completely stopped working after just a few uses. Sennheiser wanted $89 to repair/replace them, even though they cost less than half that. I must say, I was disappointed.

Next time around, I needed a replacement. I travel a lot and I like to travel light. I have some no-name over the ear headphones that work very well but they were getting old, plus I wanted a new compact in-ear design.  I looked at Sennheiser, even though I was miffed at them. I looked at AKG, Sony, I even considered offerings by Jabra and Plantronics, B2B manufacturers that I have had good experience with.

I came across a brand that I had never heard of. Soundpeats? They were very inexpensive, I thought that there was no way they could be very good. I ordered two pair. I was surprised. They are great. The sound quality is superb, the voice quality when used as a wireless headset leaves no complaints. They are durable and 2 years later, they have held up well to both international travel, hikes through the South American Jungle, and the gym several times a week. I can’t be more pleased with these, and I hope the company is around for a long time to come.

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