Headphones are one of those items that are so easy to lose or need to have replaced. You may leave them in your jacket through the wash, have them fall out of your pocket whilst doing - well literally anything, or have them break or get caught on something or just mysteriously stop working - usually right before a long haul flight.
That's why I always have a backup pair with me, in my bag for work or in my carry-on! If this sounds familiar, or even if you are in need of some new headphones and don't want to pay $300 for the latest and greatest offerings from the big bands - don't stress - there is a cheaper way!
The cheaper option: