So I was sitting here twirling my headphones playing with the cats, just high enough they couldn't reach them. My daughter got them for me, and she goes "doooon't do that! that's what happened to the last pair" it actually wasn't, and I learned my lesson from that. The last pair I had was just after we got the cats. I left them laying on my laptop, not thinking about it, and the cats got them and split the wires while I was in bed. She goes "if this is how you're going to treat them I'm not going to get you any more." I just busted out laughing. Of course all the other ones I've ever had I bought. She just saw these and knew I didn't currently have a pair so she was being sweet and got them for me. That just made me laugh so hard though. On a side note, I now make sure when I go to bed my headphones are either in my room with me or in dd's room.