So at some point last week my Zumreed Dream headphones just stopped workingin the left ear. They'd had some static off and on for about a day before they just stopped working altogether. Now, when I got these last spring, I wasreally impressed with the sound as well as the comfort-level (not clamping on my ears too much). However, not that they've kicked the bucket on me, Ireally can't say the same for the durability. I may not have been 100% gentle with these headphones but I didn't beat them up either. I would just goand buy another pair of the exact same kind, but I don't want to waste the money if this is a trend in the line, rather than just an unlucky occurance ofgetting a bad pair. So what I'm asking for is a little advice from whoever knows a bit about headphones. I'd prefer something in the same price rangethat I purchased the Zumreeds for (~$75), but I'm willing to spend a bit more if I know that a new pair will LAST. Any suggestions? Thanks!