I’ve been using Sol Republic Shadow Wireless headphones for two and a half years now.
When I started with them they were great. Good battery life. Good sound. Good microphone. Rugged.
The microphone is shit – people tell me I sound like I’m talking through a long tube or I’m under water. And the earphones keep dying.
I’m on my 6th set and after just 2 months this one is fucked as well. My right earphone just stopped.
I buy my headphones from JB Hi-Fi and they come with a warranty. I even get the extended warranty. Which is a waste of money really because no set has survived the standard warranty yet.
So I’m going to get my replacement under warranty and that’s it. When the next one dies or I run out of warranty I’m changing brands.
It’s a shame because originally the Shadow was the perfect headphone for me. But given how much I use them reliability is more important than brand loyalty.