I have had more earbuds fail at the plug then I can count. only the apple earbud jacks don't seem to fail butthe buds have failed often. I have had two pair of fmj with failed plugs this last one at most 3 weeks. several other brands have had failed plugs too. I have had 5 or 6 at least headphone adapters have plugs that have failed. Most of them don't have 90 degree plugs and the stress in the pocket is pretty high sometimes. I would like ones with built in mike.