I use my computer 10h a day, and am usually listening to music by having it connected to my amp. However I also have a headset (AKG k271 MKII), and I have a habit of leaving it plugged in, just in case I want to use it.

Does doing this damage it in any way? Shortens its lifespan?

  • Ever been in an elevator?… muzak 24/7/365 Speakers last for decades, if not over-pushed.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Sep 9, 2019 at 15:32
  • That makes sense! I guess I'm worried about it loosing quality/fidelity over time? But I know little about audio so I'm not sure that's a real issue
    – KAM
    Commented Sep 9, 2019 at 21:36

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There is no danger posed to your headset by leaving it plugged in for long periods. The lifespan will not be shortened by any perceivable amount.

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