It'll take longer than a year for it to fail for me though since I'm still really careful with them so I'd have to pay for the discounted refurb pair if warranty is expired or whatever. Or the repair cost for it. Well I already bought adapters so its likeeeeeee. Iono. If I ever upgrade cables again to balanced maybe I'll do it. Also the he-500? I bought it like 1-2 months ago. Cables I'm still waiting for an invoice.