I'll rant right back at ya
I've seen nothing but bad experiences with detachable cables. I'd never changed cables on the Etymotic ER-4P and the sound started cutting out. Unplugged and replugged the stock cables a few times to see if the problem would go away. Cue the whole socket coming out with the plug
My friend's megabuck UE11 had drivers crap out twice on him during warranty. (might have something to do with static electricity from a faulty iPod) But what really killed it for him was... guess what? The wires inside the socket breaking and cutting out the sound. Again.
Meanwhile, I've never had the cables themselves break on any headphones I owned. Including the SHE3580 with cheap-as-cheap-can-be wires. Excepting the Sennheiser HD580, which my wife regularly yanked out of headphone sockets by pulling on the wire instead of the plug
This guy.................. attached cables can be a pain in the @ss on portable cans. Plus they don't have that sexy bling factor if worn on the neck with the cables running everywhere. Hasn't beats taught you anything regarding "fashion" and trendy headphone wear sheeeeesh!!!
Cuz i wanna be kool like Lebron James and sport my headphones like he does. :)