I misplaced my shure e2c's. When I realized where I had left them I go pretty worried. They were in my pants pocket and had gone through both the washer and dryer. I was pretty anxious and was shure that they were toast. I comforted myself with the fact that they were only $100 phones and not the e500's I was considering buying. Time to try them out. THEY WORKED!!! And sounded as good as ever! I have been using them for over two months now. I am pretty happy about that.