I've had a pair of the Bose in-ear headphones for just about a year - I bought them last minute after I left a pair of Shure headphones on the plane. I never actually liked them (Shure earbuds fit better & sound better, IMHO, but only high ends available at the time were Bose, so I bought them for about $100). Anyways, through normal wear & tear (and I literally only use them when flying & not even on every flight), the rubber covering over the connection between the wire & the plug has essentially worn away (in about a year - maybe 14 months or so) and now, due to that, the exposed wire is not connecting to the plug, and now I can only hear sound out of one ear. I honestly don't recall if I registered them & I bought them at a Fry's in Vegas and not through Bose directly. Has anyone had any experience or luck with warranty on this sort of an issue with Bose? I know it's been more than a year, so I doubt I'm even covered - but I do believe it's due to shotty worksmanship, materials, and design. I wouldn't like to replace these (would prefer a credit towards NC headphones) as they weren't comfortable to begin with.