I think the cable issue was a fluke, these are sturdy headphones unlike the "built like a tank" V-Moda M100 that rusted and flimsy plastic that tended to crack. That's great to hear because the default choice has somehow become the AT M50 which is just mental when you can have a COP for the same price with better everything. That thread is all I know about the Tesla COP as well. It's going to be released in 2014. It will basically be the same headphone only with Tesla drivers like in the flagship T1 and T5p. Those drivers are more accurate and capable but in the process it might lose the COP's outstanding bass which I think is second to none and I had my fair share of bassy headphones.
Most likely, the overall help and care I got from Beyerdynamic's customer service made me overlook this. I'm not gonna lie when my friends tell me they are getting Bose or Beats I immediately intervene and recommend either the ATH-M50's or the COP. Are they the same price? I thought Beyerdynamic increased their price to $250-300 in the last few months from the $150 it was in the beginning. The ATH-M50s I can find quite consistently at the $100-150 price range. Ahh, at least it is not a giant upgrade from ours! Won't feel too left out especially if the bass in the Tesla COP is not as powerful I'm more curious as to whether or not the accessories and such that will come out for the new generation COP will work with ours but it seems that you should be able to?
You wouldn't know any sites or vendors that sell COP accessories? Like off-brand mic extensions or plates because I cannot find anything outside the official Beyerdynamic site and Amazon who does not have the greatest variety.