I'm not joking, and it wasn't my fault. Beating it to death isn't a realistic option, the owner doesn't have the funds to replace them, complaining won't bring them back, so the only thing to do is suck it up. It has been at least 2-3 years since I bought them, so I'm a little behind what is available. When I bought them, the JH-16s had just been released and it was a matter of preference as to which to buy. Has that changed much - has anything new and remarkable been released at around that sort of price?