I go through headphones fast. I wear them at night to help me fall asleep and then of course I roll around an sleep on them, lol. I use earbuds and I had ones from Sony but the cord wore out until the wire was showing. I had a set of Ultimate Ears Superfi 3, which were absolutely phenomenal sounding, but yeah I broke off one of the earbuds when I rolled around on it. I've broken several others as well. I broke my set of JVC's when I was in Balad and thought I was SoL but luckily a local run electronic store on-base sold some earbuds. I bought a set of Creative EP-630Link here The sound a lot better than I anticipated and the rubber they use for the cord has withstood everything I've thrown at it, which includes being bunched up in my pocket for hours on end while out working. I'm very pleased with the purchase.