I was super bummed on my last pair of these when the cord ripped out from the top and exposed the wiring. I sent them back to skullcandy and they sent me the newest full metal jackets with the wire wrapped cord. very very lovely. Its been over a year and they are still fine after sitting in my car in 100 degree heat or on the mountain in 20 degree temps. Good update skullcandy and thanks for the great warranty.