I just broke my Sound Magic ES-18. The outer insulation got chipped. It still works fine, but I have wrapped it in insulation tape and it is in a delicate state so cannot carry it to college in public transport. ES 18 has given excellent sound quality and a really awesome build quality. Has lasted for 2.5 years with me, a pretty long time. So guys I am looking to buy a new pair, please suggest me some headphones. #akiratoriyama.