Rant 18: When Headphones Break

12 Jan Howdy people and welcome to another instalment in my blogging rants. So this is my first rant of 2016 and I didn’t think I’d have something to moan about so soon into the year, but life always happens to find a way to give me something to moan about in unexpected ways. And today I’m gonna talk about the breaking of headphones and why it sucks.


Now this may come across as silly or miniscule when compared to other things you could rant about, but make no mistake, if you’re music lover or just like to listen stuff on your phone, computer, tablet or whatever then you know how important headphones are and how annoying it is when they break.

Headphones are primarily used for listening to stuff in confidence, like if you want to watch something on your phone or listen to music or podcast then headphones are essential. But every once in a while whether it is down to poor care or just long-term wear and tear, headphones can break and need to be replaced. And in more cases than not, they start to fail or break at the most inconvenient moments like while you’re out in the street or something like that.

Broken-headphonesAnyone who has had headphones knows this sight and knows the terror.

For me I like to listen to music on the go, I almost cannot function outside without some music in my ears. It just makes walking sessions, the journey to work or long trips on the train that much more bearable and fun. But when they break, my god, it can be such a horrible experience. I’ve had numerous sets of headphones over the years and while a good few got misplaced, most times the ear parts would break or the wires would mess up and the sound would have to break up and eventually die. Just recently I lost another set of headphones after the sound started cutting out and then died entirely while I was going to work and it was HORRIBLE, I was just in the middle of a good song session. Such a pain. Why do headphones always break when I need them the most? Useless pieces of rubbish! Maybe it is down the brand of headphone or price, but they are so important and yet are so feeble.

Well that’s another rant over. Hopefully this has been somewhat insightful and if you’ve had any similar experiences please be sure to comment about it in comments below. Until the next time people, laters. 🙂


Posted by on January 12, 2016 in Life, Rant


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4 responses to “Rant 18: When Headphones Break

  1. Anna (Film Grimoire)

    January 15, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    It’s the worst when headphones break for seemingly no reason! So frustrating! But even worse is when your cat chews your headphone cord and you need to get new ones. Twice!

    • Hypersonic55

      January 16, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Oh wow your cat did that? Bad times yo.

  2. Ben

    January 25, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    I go through a lot of headphones running and that is the worse time for them to break. I’m halfway through some essential songs to power me the rest of the way and then the headphones give-up and I’m left with the depressing sound of my laboured breathing!

    • Hypersonic55

      January 26, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Ah man, I can relate so much and can remember a few times that’s happened to me as well haha.


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