Usually what goes bad on headphones is the cord rather than anything else. The cord on that set doesn't look any better or more sturdy than any other set of "pro" headphones. The name is strictly marketing, there's nothing "pro" about them. If you want decent headphones you should probably go with a studio set from Heil or other reputable brand.The only way to go for me is to get some good headphones and a modmic. You'll go through many headsets by the time quality headphones will wear out.