I've bought these earphones for the last few years. They were absolutely great and still are sound wise but it was only when they started to implement this arched housing for the headphone jack did it all start to bog me down from purchasing them again. I have bought 3 pairs of this model and every time the arched rubber housing get dislodged from the actual jack that starts to come out and bare its wires.
It really grates me that this is a problem. It's so obvious to fix and the earphones only ever last 6-8months, which is almost okay in that for the sound quality and the price it's a great product. I suspect the company our well aware of this fault and rely on the price point and sound quality for people to stick with them although it's a pretty bad problem.
A lot of reviews here suggest it's great, and it is for sound, the rubber in-ear moulds really isolate the exterior sound and exemplify the bass whilst attending to the mids and treble, but many people who have rated it have noted they haven't had them for long. It really is a BIG problem and for me, with my 3rd pair now, I've lost patience draining money on a product that should obviously last longer than 6-8months.
And just incase you might be thinking it's the user, I have given a pair to a friend who treats them with the same care I do and it's happened to that pair and his next also.
So, if you want a great priced and sounding set of earphones and don't care if it doesn't last beyond 6/8months go for it! But if you think you deserve a better build, like I think you should from a brand of this quality, DO NOT buy it.
Such a shame.