I took my earphones out and noticed something peculiar about them. The piece that goes on your ear was missing the silver layer in it!
I don't know if it's foreshadowing problems on the near future as far as the ear blowing out, or if it poses a health issue or whatever. I just need to know of I should get them replaced now or see how much longer they live.
I have a backup pair of Kicker EB-141's ready if needed, so if these are done for I won't be without good earphones.