For over a year now I've used this headset, no wear and tear and works as good as new. I've dropped it, rolled my chair wheels over the cord and even kicked it, these are durable and will last long. I highly recommend these for anyone who plays video games or listens to bass heavy music, or any music for that matter. Never will you regret buying these, they come at a price but it's well worth it. I've recommended it to many friends and bought mine after a friend recommended them to me. This is the median headset, not too expensive, not dirt cheap and quality is just perfect. They're comfortable, and don't make your head sweat. They don't pick up any unecessary background noise, trust me, I live in a house of 8 and these things make talking to me bearable. The noise cancelling isn't Bose status, you'll hear things, but it's perfect. People will be able to reach you from the outside world without having to hit you upside the head, whereas Bose... Good luck hearing even the fire alarm.