I've heard through the twitter-vine that these $65-75 headsets are totally indestructable. I will be trying 1-2 in this order, although I'm not quite coughing it up for my lab. I've had several people tweet me that these are the last headsets I'll ever need. I'm going to run a test and then will let you know if it is true. If you agree or have another headset you love, please let me know!