I bought a pair of the Equalizer V.2 several years ago for myself and a pair for my wife. Mine worked great but my wife had issues with hers. I began to think this product was going to be bogus/bad, especially after trying to get my wife's pair fixed. I ended up buying a couples pack of the V.2's last year during the Christmas season and gave my wife the Rose Gold and gave my son the black pair. Both loved their headphones and almost a year later are still running strong. My pair ended up breaking several months ago so I bought a pair of the Lift and I immediately noticed the difference not only in style but in functionality as well. I was happy with my equalizers but I'm glad I got the new Lift's!!
This is my third pair of Gripped headphones. My previous pair started to short and caused the music to sound broken and scratchy.
Was going to try something new in Beats but decided to stick with what I know and really had no problems with.