I want to listen to white noise using headphones to help concentrate while coding, but I've been constantly plagued by crappy connectors which end up losing contact and muting one of the sides (or both).
Granted, I never spent more than 30$ on a head jack, but my SO did and it seemed to have the same fate.
Is it inevitable? I thought it was the fault of the headphone, but it happens on desktops and laptops as well. Are expensive headphones worthy and resistant to wear and tear? Or it's useless if after all I'll have to use the company's computer with a cheap connector anyway?
Are USB audio jacks any better in this sense? Or USB audio cards? Gold-plated connectors? Or I just have to get used to the idea of buying a new headphone every 1-2 years?
Edit: I am not talking about sound quality. I don't have a very fine hearing, so I don't care much about the overall quality of the sound. I just want to be able to hear it, without having to turn and fiddle with the connector every time I bump it. I expect costly headphones to invest in sound quality, but do they also ensure very lasting connectors, unlike the one my SO had? Also, if there is a way to avoid the limitation given by the lack of choice concerning my work hardware (such as USB, if it works), I'd like to hear about it.