So I have gone through a lot of cheapo headphones because the headphones blow out. Are there headphones that can't be blown out?

I would like them to fit in a pocket and not be like the big ones that go on your head. I'm using the earbuds with an android phone.

EDIT: So I determined the 3.5mm was wearing out on the cheap headphones I was buying.

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    Could you provide some more details about the headphones? E.g.: on the ear vs. over the ear, budget, wired or wireless, impedance and what you mean by "blown out". It helps myself and others find a more suitable recommendation. :)
    – 0-60FPS
    Feb 14, 2017 at 3:38
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    Sounds to me like you are looking for earbuds. Here's a little tip. If you are constantly ruining earbuds, you are listening to music way too loud. You are causing long term damage to your hearing. If you find you constantly need to increase volume, you likely already have hearing damage. Try to lay off the high decibel levels for a while. I will not be posting any recommendations, as I believe doing so will be detrimental to your well being. Feb 14, 2017 at 4:11
  • You need to compare the power output specs of the sound card or device and the input specs. for the earphones. My guess would be that "cheapo" means "low power" or "low quality". At least for a recommendation you need to state the device you are using them with.
    – user3169
    Feb 14, 2017 at 7:01
  • @0-60FPS I believe it is caused from playing the music at maximum volume. Yes I'm looking for earbuds.
    – William
    Feb 14, 2017 at 14:34
  • I wish there were a "off-topic due to potential damage to users health or safety" vote to close reason sigh Feb 14, 2017 at 17:36

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To answer your question: No, there are no headphones(over the ear, on the ear, earbuds) in existence that cannot be: Blown out, have their speaker components damaged over time from being played at maximum output.

The same goes for high end speaker systems. Running a speaker system at full blast puts stress on all components, which will lead to parts needing to be replaced.

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