a_recording, do not get me wrong. i not telling about quality without merits. i have 1p2 for several months with no issues. i find them durable enough but i would not try to drop them on the floor. yes, i see where you coming from, in some way you sound like a perfectionist. i am different, for me music gear must sound good and make quality must guarantee problem free functionality. i do not care if materials are not shiny enough or design does not wow me because the only thing which can wow me is sound. in any case, lets drop this pointless discussion as we are not to agree on certain points and i respect your right to disagree with me.