I can still claim 200usd from this guy, since the problem is only with 1/2 of the merlin.
and the other 205usd I'll claim after Unique Melody successfully repaired and reshell the entire merlin.
However, since he wants it shipped back...
this guy has responded, but is obviously taking his time:
~Sep 30, 2011 at 2.055pm
I'm sorry but I'm almost final on send them back- why don't you just offer this deal to someone else. earphones getting broken were not...