It seems like manufacturers conspiracy, but I go through 3-4 pairs of earbuds a year, just because of the broken cable. They just won't make them last or detachable. I discovered recently that there's a standard for this, named "mmcx connector", which seems to target that exact problem. But after I bought a pair of earphones with mmcx-es and went through 2 cables with them, the left earphone just degraded itself (lost 70% of volume). I received a replacement, and the same story repeated itself. All within a year!
So what would be a solution for this. I need decent sounding earbuds, with detachable cord that would be more or less durable, without going crazy-expensive.