Originally Posted by MattTCG
Oh, please don't get me wrong. I wasn't implying that you abused them. The stock cable is....well, pretty much crap. You'd have to treat it like you first born to avoid damage.
I don't think that you can get the cable replaced, but for giggles how long have you had the hp? You'll likely want to start looking at after marker. Brian at BTG Audio offer nice HFM replacement cables at a very reasonable price.
If you like, you can post a comment on the sponsor thread and see what they say. The best you'll though is another cheap cable.
I didn't meant to imply that you implied I abused them :P I see what you're saying.
I purchased the hp this month (2nd of June), first unboxed them on the 7th, I believe. So they're very new. At the bottom is this page are the warranty conditions of the shop I purchased from.
If I could get a new crappy, stock cable at a low cost, I'd probably take that for now and try to make it last more than 1 month. If/When the new one broke, I'd take a better look at an aftermarket cable. If, however, I can't get a cheap new, stock cable, then I'll consider aftermarket cables much sooner.
To be clear, I can still insert that little white bit, in the picture, back into the metal housing and it produces sound. I don't really like the idea of having a really weak cable that will be falling out every time there's a little tug on it though.