Pick up something like the Sennheiser CX300 for that price...much better sound quality for starters.
Earphones keep breaking because a lot of people get it knots and stuff which damages the inner cable which is thin as a thread.
It comes free so the quality is never gonna be as good as premium ones e.g. sennheisers. I've ditched mine in favour of the sennheiser cx300 and there is such a big difference in terms of quality and power.
Yes, ipod headphones are notoriously rubbish both in sound quality and durability. Their only positive is that apparently they make you look cool.
I accidentally left mine in a pocket and put the clothes in a wash machine, 2 years later haha still working!
if you want real earphones get some super 5 fi pro IEMs, 120 quid, but amazing.
The Apple made ones should never go near your ears! They make bins for a reason!
i feel your pain. bought some headphones in hmv for bout a tenner and they are amazing compared to ipod own headphones. cant believe i put up with those things!!!
Yeah, ipod headphones are so crappy. My left headphone just stopped working six months after I bought it. Luckily (?), I'm deaf from my left ear! xD