I've been looking back to all the my headphones that have been damaged, or had to be repaired/replaced under warranty, and I was wondering if I just had some bad luck with headphones, or if others has the same troubles. Let me start with my headphone breaks and replacements history: - Sony street styles (broke the cable) - Creative Zen Aurvana x2 (cable, replacement, cable again) - Sleek Audio SA-6 (one receiver defective, had it replaced, then broke another one after the warranty had expired) - Shure SRH-840 (blown driver, replaced under warranty) - Grado HF-2 (blown driver, replaced under warranty) - HifiMAN HE-5LE (someone broke the metal frame holding one cup at an Head-fi meet in Montréal. Head-Direct graciously replaced my pair, despite the fact I bought it used on head-fi. Cheers!) - Audez'e LCD-2 (defective driver after one month in storage: I had used it for all of two weeks! Replaced and waiting at home for me. (I hope!) ) Luckily, I had much more luck with my DIY builds, where I only once smoked a transistor (slightly, it still works!). So, anyone else wants to share their history of bad luck?