Dont worry about how they look mate. I had them for a fairly long time and cant say that I was extra careful with them and yet they never missed a beat.
I miss them so much that I will be buying another pair at the end of Novemeber, as they are still the best IEMs I've ever owned.
Good to hear. Its funny how these things, being made out of metal, feel lighter than most of the crappy, cheap budz I own.
I just can't get enough of 'em.