My son recently (May this year) bought a set of the Beats Solo 2 wireless headphones from the Apple Store and swears by them, though he has sworn at them too! In August, after no more than 4 month's of use, one side of the headphones started to crack, with the crack tracing up the headphone band! To Apple's credit, they were replaced, but he had to be without them for just over a week so that they could be sent off for analysis.
Not sure whether it is a good thing that a $400 set of headphones would break so soon after being bought.
Upon sharing this story with the audiophiles in my office, I received lots of suggestions for my son to ditch the Beats and go for something - anything really - by Bose.