i honestly have no clue if this happens for anyone else. but for me it happens all the dam time! so im a big user of headphones/Headsets. i use them for everything in my day to day life that would requiring listening to something. listening to music, watching something, playing games etc etc! however all ive ever noticed is no matter what brand of headphones or headsets i get. they always brake in the same fashion as the last 50 ive owned and used. ive went from, turtle beach from back in the xbox360 days to triton, steel series and now to asus all the dam time either from 8 months of use to 1 year. problems start to arise like wire degradation witch causes audio to become unbalanced. either from within the headset itself. or currently what im experiencing with my asus headset, the audio controller has problems where if i move the top plastic piece or bottom plastic piece that keeps the cable fixed. if moved audio starts to become unbalanced. it seems i cant got 1 year and a couple months without having issues to my headsets. for this case in particular its only ever used for my home PC. and id hardly say that ive been vigorously wearing them or stressing them in any manner. il use while at my desk and use them in my bed if i want to watch a movie or something. can someone tell me if you've gone any longer than a year and half or 2 years with a headset without any sort of problem what so ever. cause im getting sick of buying headets ever year.