with the new ER4 with the detachable cable, is it just me or are the materials used more prone to wear and tear on the cable itself? the points where the cable connector and the braided cable meet, as well as where the splitter cable seem to get the most wear and tear. in fact trying to replace this cable, the cable connector practically disintegrated as I was attempting to separate the connector from the body. anyone else experiencing this? any workarounds to keeping these longer?