I'm beginning to notice a recurring pattern of issues with Griffin microphones and headphones. The wire always tends to break at the connector to the device. This seems to be a design flaw common to all their wired products. These products include Griffin SmartTalk (something that's commonly recommended in these forums) and the Griffin Tunebuds. http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Smart...dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-TuneB...dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 Just check the 1 and 2 star reviews.