How many sets of headphones do you go through, I wonder? Headphones may seem like a small thing, buying new ones every time a rapper releases a new model. However, much like our cell phones, there are rare metals in them that make them work. What makes headphones work are small magnets in them made from the metal neodymium. This metal replaced samarium, allowing tech to become smaller and stronger. And considering how headphones are constantly being thrown out and replaced, the neodymium is being thrown out also. Soon, there will come a day where headphones aren't going to exist anymore, because the metals that went into them are now sitting in landfills. Instead, why not we as consumers ask for a well made set of headphones that will last a 10 year cycle of use.