I am not tying to discourage people from pioneer products. I just wanted to save someone else the heartache. Am I alone?
Has anyone else had the same problem?
Your not alone. I recently just broke a brand new Stanton PRO3000
Seems that all the different brands don't seem to understand that DJ's who make a well-considerate choice for the DJ headphones with swivel feature , generally use it in a pretty violent way. Not because they are not carefull, but because the swivel enables a certain style of working. Good advise is to always have a cheap spare pair of headphones.
In order of importance of features I would now select a headphone with swivel in following order: soundquality, durability, large ear cups, loudness, price, looks, comfort (better make it all heavy metal than cheap plastic that degrades with time).