Summary: I really liked my first pair of etymotic earbuds. I have had 3 pair. The first pair lasted about 6 months. So I thought, okay, maybe I was a little hard on them. The wires were fragile around the earbud. I bought another pair from Amazon but they only lasted 3 weeks. Amazon exchanged them free of charge without delay. But the third pair only lasted 5 days past the exchange date. So no more replacement. I was very careful with the last two pair.