I'll take a "handmade human error headphone flaw" all day, everyday , vs a... "spit out of a Chinese Factory Machine like M&M's made by Nestle, Quality Control issue". Many here on the fourm recall when the Sundara, (Chinese Factory) first arrived, they were nothing but "returned, QC issues". My Sundara's right speaker played only a few seconds, then died. My Verum is perfect. NO QC issue, sounds very good.