The mini plug is built like a damn tank, I had a hard time trying to destroy it (and I failed at that, lol).
Edit: I should have said, I tried stepping on it and putting pliers to it to try to at least bend it. Quite difficult. I could have tried even harder, but I felt that I had gone more than far enough.
No, that's a photo after barely removing it, or rather, cutting it off. No warranty for me, I bought mine second-hand (real smart). Unfortunately, it's the strain relief that is crap and the ground wires were starting to give out, I'll reterminate the cable with a "Belkin" mini plug from lunashops and add better strain relief with good ol' heatshrink. All that advertising mumbo jumbo from the packaging about the cable construction makes it look fancy, but it is just typical enameled wire with cotton. If you want to reterminate your Coppers for balanced drive, the stock cable is 4-conductor, so totally doable without a complete recable.
Edited by Mad Max - 3/1/12 at 11:30am