I'm on my second set of RedPhones, they lasted about 30 days before they died. Build quality is garbage, they are not a product that is made to last. Even though the quality is crap, I think they sound decent for what they are, they get the job done and I haven't seen a better option for Red helmets yet. I've thought about throwing in some of the skullcandy ones because I think they would fit, but I don't think the build quality is really any better from what I've seen. At this point I consider the RedPhones to be a necessary evil.
I'm not a big Burton fan, but they do seem to know how to make a quality product and I'm hoping they get their shit together and come out with a beefier version of these things in the future. Double the price and call them the AK Redphones if they want, as long as they build them to take a beating I'll shell out the cash for them.