I would like to request some input from the tech-savvy people on this board.
As many folks today I have my iPod on me more often than not. When around the house I try to use my "real" headphones instead of ear buds.
But when working in the yard or going out otherwise I use a pair of ear buds. I hate the things because they fall out of my ears and after a few hours they don't feel comfortable. But also, I go through a pair in about three months. And where do they fail? At the plug end which goes into the player. Because when you have the player in your pocket and walk or bend down the cable bends at the plug.
Since I just went through another pair yesterday I did some online research. There seem to be good quality ear buds. 50+ bucks. But all the plugs I have seen are still the same crappy kind. Can't really reasonably repair them and throwing a $50+ pair out because of plug fatique hurts more than a $5 one.
Do you know about any ear buds with better made plugs? Or other ways to prevent this problem?
I am thinking about using my Makerbot to make a small plastic extension sleeve that goes over the plug end of my iPod to protect the plug.