I got out to the store today and got new headphones, and an extension cord for them as well. Now, my headphones are plugged in on the back of my computer, and the cord comes up over the back of my desk, safely out from underfoot and stuff
My headphone jack is damaged - after plugging in headphones, I have to twist the cord back and forth until I find the "spot" where it'll actually fully connect, otherwise all I hear is an echo-y, semi-present, distorted mess that sorta resembles the music I have. This is annoying, but once stuff's plugged in and twisted around everything's fine, so whatever.
However, as of today or so, my in-ear headphones are damaged as well, the left earbud being significantly quieter than the right. This means that I can't listen to music, or the audio in games, or much of anything else. Due to my "double headphones" setup that's necessary to block out the goddamned TV (no, I can't turn it off - if it were my choice there'd BE no TV), I can't use my other pair of earbuds because THEY don't block any sound out, and the only way to block out the TV is with the over-ear headphones playing moderately loud white noise.
So right now, I can listen to the TV, or I can listen to white noise with music/whatever kinda drowning in it (awful), or I could just play stuff through the over-ear headphones, combining it with the TV noise and the shitty audio quality of these over-ear headphones - they're made for gaming, so have massively overdone bass and generally questionable audio quality overall.
And of course, replacing my headphones will just result in another ruined set because I'm stuck in this corner where they inevitably get yanked loose or tangled up under the wheels on my chair or otherwise screwed up. And there's not yet been a cord long enough to reach the rear audio jacks and still be where I can use them safely and comfortably.
I'm gonna go insane with this shit, I swear.