I have these right now, and they've lasted me pretty long. I wear them mostly every day, the sound isn't the best in the price range, I liked my old Denon's much better, but I broke them. I had the Klipsch Image S4's which sounded great, but weren't all that sturdy. Those broke, too. Anyways these Shures also have a split cable so if the part that goes into your MP3 Player, the part that usually causes the problems, breaks you can buy another one for like 10 bucks or something.