They eventually get easier to connect and disconnect. First few times I couldn't get them disconnected. I was going to use my teeth if I had to! But a few times later and I got an easy click on and w a medium pull and slight twist a disconnect. I will say if u don't get the click on connect then they are not secure. I'm at around 200 hours burnin. I did a 24/7 burnin for 100 hours and been listening since. Don't hear a dramatic difference since around 150. They are smoother for sure from initial listen. And I got a Alo copper litz w 4.4 balanced and listen on my hiby r6 pro. Great combo.