gradwefran: And this issue of how long should a pair of headphones last will have come up before.
I would have thought with moderate use 18 months to two years.
The referee might split it down the middle.
for $500? This is in the ultra premium range compared to what else is in the market lol.
The thing is that many of these Bluetooth headphones and earbuds are really expensive. Look at the Airpods pro pricing. But I don't think they are really made to last more than a few years, due to batteries wearing out and the batteries usually being sealed into them making repair almost impossible. Some manufacturers though want them to be replaced regularly , as see them as a consumable, as that is where they can make a lot of ongoing money. When I had some headphones that came with my iphone fail prematurely, I was told by the retailer that they aren't covered by the devices warranty, as headphones are a 'consumable', and if I had purchased an extended warranty that would have covered them. I recall someone also had the similar issue on here with a galaxy note stylus recently that failed.