hey folks wow... didn't think this would ever happen to me! came home for spring break and had my headphones in my pocket..... then gave my mom some laundry to do for me (and before you get up on me for having my mommy do my laundry i'll have you know she almost forced me to let her!) and i just now realized that i still had my headphones in there! they went through full washer/dryer cycles and i just tried them... they still work! the rubber areas are all chewed up though... think i could convince an apple store rep that they're defective and get a new pair?