The reason you read so many reports about triple fi sockets being ripped out is because of the design, the socket on TF10 is only heavily glued on to the outside of the shell, upward pressure pulls it away from the shell and when the pins are very tight, quite a flawed design IMO.
Having had 3 pairs of triple fi and changed the cable they can take some strain. The most important thing to remember when removing a cable is to wiggle left/right gently while pulling up, never clean and jerk a plug straight out of the socket as the wiggling process is important to let the pins work there way out slowly rather than force them in one clean pull which in turn pulls on the socket.
Westone sockets are designed differently how they're seated in the shells, so you shouldn't be ripping them out in a hurry. As the others have mentioned, sockets do where out over many cable changes, only remove the cable when absolutely required.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 2/2/14 at 8:09am