I tend to break headphones, often. Usually by falling asleep with them and wrecking the cord, or catching it on something and wrecking the cord, or by crushing my headphones in my bag, or some other disaster, but these ones are holding up pretty well so far. I've already managed to sit on them a couple times, and catch them on my bedroom door handle countless time-which has ruined three other ehadphones that i can recall-but these guys are holding up solid. Better yet, they sound AMAZING for the price. the bass is solid, and they can get pretty loud, which I am a big fan of.