SE215-CL (cable + plugs) costs 95 €.
Standalone cable costs 59 €.
I bought the ears because I though: "If the cable breaks, I just buy another one for 10-20 bucks. So I pay more money now, but eventually I will benefit".
I did not do my research. And boy was I wrong. The cable is too expensive, almost a rip-off. After exactly 3 years the cable is broken again. I think I almost payed 200 euros for 6 year use of the SE215's. The funny thing is that every time it breaks, it breaks by the hardened plastic area near the ears itself (the part that bends behind the ears). This happened to me twice now! The effect is that one of the two ears starts to sound soft, the audio starts cutting out, their is noise on it etc.
I do love the SE215 itself, great audio. But the whole concept misses it's purpose. Why have a replaceable cable, when there is no advantage? I might aswel pay an extra 30 and have brand new SE215's.
I will look into alternatives.