^That makes sense. My pair had been fine for a while after getting a replacement pair from Shure. Unfortunately, one of my cables snapped near the jack last week. Thankfully it still works, but having that piece of wire jutting out is a little annoying and I've been way too busy to go through packages and boxes stored in my closet to find out if warranty will cover this(bought my pair from sonixelectronics' ebay store).
Edited by nineohtoo - 3/31/14 at 12:26am
But besides that cable breaking, I've been exceptionally happy with them and how they changed the sound. I've compared to my friends SE535s, which are noticeably better all around, but considering I paid about a fourth of the price and can use the remaining difference to purchase some desktop headphones if I wish, I'm more than satisfied with how the two perform together. I feel they cover a wide range of music for me and think the combo is an exceptional value for the price that makes me hesitant to invest in anything more. As for microphonics, they're only an issue at very low volumes and during lulls in songs. So it's never a bother when I'm sitting/standing on public transit, and hardly any when walking around. Though I do wish it would have lasted a lot longer as I've been doing a decent job of wrapping the cable in a circle and or using the case after every use.