Summary: Got these for a birthday (so no idea on how much was paid). Had them a good few years, think I got them in 09 but could have easily been much earlier (04?)
Because there a gift I've always resisted replacing them. The Y split actually cracked after a year and very nearly was the end of them, but the cable was intact inside and I used Aroldyte epoxy 2 part glue to perfectly re form the oval y Splitter and ultimatly provide a stronger form to hold it together.
Pros: Ok sound, far better than stock buds, amazing isolation
Cons: Can get a lil uncomfortable, sibilance can be high, few ways they can and do break easily
Summary: Right now, I'm on my second pair of these canalphones after my Plugs gave up the ghost (on one side anyway). Soundstage is pretty good on these headphones; they give you a basic indication as to where all of the musicians were located while recording. Naturally, if you are looking for absolute perfection in this category (i.e. telling that the vocalist was exactly x inches away from the mic boom), then these headphones won't suffice.