Didi you say 130 dollars ...... that too much .... I am sure I am going to get a heart attack once I bought one !!
Well.. not exactly. It's an investment.
I used to have issues with all my previous earphones: they break easily whether its external damage or internal (sound stops working from one side) it always happen and I used to change earphones every 3 months or so. 20$ here 40 $ there.. at some point it's best to purchase something more reliable. So It's more of a personal choice than anything else.
I had thought of an alternative meanwhile that was great : Jackplugs in L shape + flat cables used to do the trick and Jay's Five had this design. And it worked.. though after they fell and ran over .. I kid you not lol. It was an unfortunate accident really.. I went to the store to buy new ones of the same brand.
but then it struck me.. purchasing non stop new earphones even if that last accident was not really my fault .. expenses wise, it's best to purchase something more expensive with a 2 year warranty. He convinced me to purchase the C5. I was already "bought" by the P5 which is a headphone model from Bowers&wilkins but it was too expensive and I didn't really have any use for a headphone.
Look up the design of the c5: (well I can't paste a link since i'm a new user.. bugger that.. Google it then "Bowers & wilkins c5 design"
oh yes and I also needed for the flatest sound possible.. in other words the most accurate reproduction of the original sound. Too bassy is not for me and is not good for anyone either. Authentic is what's best.