Jabra Unveils New Headphones Designed to Not Fall Apart Less Than a Year After You Buy Them

Headphones are great. They play music. Some even look at them as status symbols, or ways to express themselves. There are lots of words that have been used to describe headphones.

Durable is not one of those words.

Headphones are notorious for breaking down way too early, from frayed cords to physical damage to busted electronics. Jabra’s new headphones, unveiled this week at CES, hope to address at least some of those durability concerns. The Jabra Revo Wireless and Jabra Revo are built with sturdier materials, with an aluminum frame, and, critically, steel hinges that should hold up well to any punishment you put your headphones through. At the very least, you should be covered when it comes to normal wear and tear. The headband is shatter-proof, and just to show that they mean business, Jabra put both models through drop tests, bend tests, fold tests, cable tests, and dirt tests.

They won’t be an audiophile’s dream pair, but the audio coming from the Jabra headphones shouldn’t be too shabby. Audio will get a boost from Dolby Digital Plus, which you can take full advantage of by using the Sound App, Jabra’s very own music player. It’s not clear yet what we can expect in terms of hardware, but it sounds like durability will be the big selling point for these guys.

Both the Jabra Revo Wireless and the Jabra Revo (the same, but the latter has a cord) are slated to arrive in Q2 of 2013. They’ll be joined by the Jabra Vox, Jabra’s new set of in-ear headphones, which will also be made with high-quality materials. No final word on pricing or colors yet, but we know at least the wireless pair will come in black and the wired pair will come in white.