I'm pretty hard on my headphones, but have used these every day for the last two months and they've held together great. Inevitably when something is going to break (usually the connector cord), every piece of this headphone is replaceable with parts from Sol Republic's site. You can also buy different headband colors as well, if that's your thing. Most importantly, the sound from these headphones are great. I doubt you'll be able to find a pair of headphones that give you clarity for the highs and enough bass for the lows at anywhere near this price.Highly recommend.