Lets start off with saying that these were my most FAVORITE ear phones for the longest time. The sound factor was crisp, clear and amazing. I couldn't ask for a better pair. The cons with this though was that they lasted me less then a year. To be more exact, around 8 months before the wiring started to get messed up and I could only hear out of one ear bud. I went and bought a new pair because I didn't think any other ear phones could compare to the comfort and the sound quality at the time and thought that I just got bad luck and bought a fluke. I was really disappointed when I found out the new pair I bought to replace the old ones also lasted me less then a year. I called up the manufacturing company since these were under one year warrenty and they told me that I needed to send the headphones back to them (more money out of my pocket) for them to send me a new pair or a referbished pair. My answer was NO THANK YOU. Twice in a row these ear buds failed me and for a college student at the time, they weren't cheap. I need to move on to something else that would last me longer then 8 months!