Mikael Hultgren  —   I'm a coder, baker and climber, by day I code for a living and by night I develop apps for the  landscape of devices. You can find me as “blomma” on Twitter and Github.


128 days ago, or so, I returned my Urbanears Medis headphones, for the fourth time they developed a glitch which drops the sound in a random ear and for the fourth time I had the pleasure of dealing with their customer support.

Curious as I am it got me wondering when I could expect my current number 5 to break down. So I dug into my gmail folder to unearth the dozen or so messages that had been flying back and forth between their customer support and me to construct a timeline of sorts.

Shipped Return Days in service
2011-06-13 2011-09-07 86
2011-09-21 2011-12-23 93
2011-12-29 2012-05-02 125
2012-05-23 2012-11-12 173
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As we can see, the time my buds stay in service is increasing, but not because of better build quality, no sire bob. It has more to do with the fact that I am being super careful these days on how I use them, how I fold them and how I carry them to the point of being anal.

I bought them for 500 SEK and at this point I'm only in this to see how many times they will exchange them for me. With a bit of luck (depending on how you see this) these might be the last headphones I will ever have to buy.