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very nice phones but
on October 28, 2014
Everything about these is outstanding, except that after four years of extremely light use, no traveling, babied in a hard case, stress fractures occurred in the plastic above both ear pieces, just below where the words RIGHT and LEFT are printed in unreadable gold script. I imagine that the plastic aged to brittleness, and that was the weakest spot. One simply fell apart in my hands. The other..I looked closely and there was the fracture, ready to happen. I called Audio-Technica customer service and was told by the rep who answered, "Well, they are very delicate". Really? So I spoke with her supervisor, supposing that they'd seen a lot of these with the same problem. He would not comment about that but offered to repair them, on my nickel, service, parts and postage.
So....very nice phones but, you know, very delicate. So delicate in fact that just the mere passage of time will cause them to break.