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works well, but doesn't wear well...
on November 12, 2012
I've been using this cable for my QC15s for about 2 years now.... I mostly use it only when I am flying, but I do fly more than the average user. My Guess is that I've probably used the cable for about 3 to 4 weeks of regular use.
I have used it successfully with a number of different devices including the iPhone 4, 4s, and 5 as well as the iPad 2 and 3. Sound quality on both the mike and on the headset is great.
My only complaint is that the strain relief on the cable is somewhat lacking on the device end. The design at the point where it connects to the headset is fine, but down where it connects to the phone they have a strange almost-right angle connection that seems to put a lot of strain on the cable and I can see the copper wires as the sheathing has broken on it. I'll add some electrical tape but that kinda sucks on a $30 cable designed to be attached to a $300 set of headphones.
Without this problem I would have given them 5 stars. But given this problem and given that they clearly know how to do good strain relief since they have it on the other end of the cable, I deducted 2 stars.
Though I have to admit that I would consider using the same cable again when this cable goes. I like being able to use it to make calls when I'm already listening to music with my headphones.