My noise canceling earphones died today. I’m actually not surprised that happened. I have been using them almost everyday for the last few years. I’ve done some research and Ultimate Ears makes the best in ear monitors for professional musicians, and now they also make earphones for the consumer level. I can’t find a bad review on these earphones! I’ll probably purchase these soon, as I’m using my old headphones now while I work , and after about an hour, my ear is hurting me.