I agree that's what the warranty is for but you pay a premium for it with these earphones. Check all the reviews online. I had these earphones personally for 2.5 years usage wise but I held on to them for approx 4 years. They are incredibly prone to damage and I took extreme care with them. There are much better sennheiser earphones out there but even if you try to look after these earphones they will break. Moreover, the sound isn't even good with these earphones. With Xiaomi earphones I don't really care for the warranty to be honest. But I'd get alot better use buying multiple of them if that was the case then these CX 3.00.
Hmm a good moan. There is an issue with these earphones with the jack no matter how you treat it the jack tends to fail and break. Along with this the drivers tend to bust. Usually one side seems to fail after a period of time. You might use sennheisers before for years and I agree they are an excellent brand. But this model of sennheisers are terrible. Reviews everywhere online support this. You even talk about sound as if you've used these earbuds. Always going to be someone who claims they know it all.
Red? Not in a million years. (horror)
Now that I checked - red ones are this price too. Erm, actually 10pence cheaper? May be a good news for you? :D
Damn, missed this. I had the Sennheiser CX 300 II Precisions for a good 5 years. They worked flawlessly and fitted perfectly until it started to deteriorate. That was my longest lasting pair for less than £20 at the time. Strangely, they're a lot more expensive now, and less well reviewed. Probably a different model. I bought the MM30i after that and it only lasted around a year until the plug had constant connection issues. So I bought a Xiaomi pair, as often suggested, which don't fit well and the bass isn't as clear as the CX pair I had -- but it's good enough for now. I think when it comes to headphones, especially in the £20 price range, longevity has a certain luck factor and sound quality is based on either personal preference or ignorance. I'm still hoping my recent experience with Sennheiser has been down to bad luck.