About 6 months ago I purchased the JVC marshmallow earbuds and soldered them on to the iPhone earbuds cord in order to have the remote+mic. After about 3-4 months of use the cushions on the earbuds started to harden and crack and crumble. I also lost the extra cushions on the earbuds, so by now as you could probably guess they are pretty awful. I'm lokking for some earbuds under $75 that won't crack/harden/crumble from daily use and isolates outside noises like the JVC marshmallow buds (quite often outside in cold weather). The sound quality of the JVC Marshmallows is good enough for my use. Any suggestions? PS: I of course still want the iphone remote + mic. ( either by soldering wht i have or having it included.