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post #166 of 1475
For what it's worth, I've gone with the oldest solution in the book: a right angle mini-to-mini adaptor. $6. I'm not sure this precaution is necessary but now I can stuff my iPod in my pocket and not even worry. (And I like the phones a lot so I want them to last.)

Yah, it would be better if they went to a right angle plastic connector in the future. Speaking personally I wouldn't avoid the Vibes over this issue because they rock - and rock is what I listen to...

(If you get a chance to demo them, take Funky Monks by the Peppers of Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik. Damn! )
post #167 of 1475
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Warranty - 1 Year Replacement Warranty, go to v-moda.com for any support/warranty issues as we don't normally check forums. We've used same cable plug for a long time on Remix and defect rate of cable is negligible with many thousands sold, and we'll fix ya up if problem arises - no worries.
just picked up a pair from a head-fier. i'm wondering with the reports of cable issues, if it happens to me will i be able to replace them with the flashback chrome which has the tougher cable?
post #168 of 1475
prolly - identical item, i am using gunmetal though cause most of my stuff is black and i am trying to have everything match in color...ya, style whore here.

I just got my replacement, they shipped it overnight as soon as I gave them the address, props to that. Now I have two sets of accessories... xD Maybe I'll use the extra pouch as protection for my credit cards or something...

Either way, excellent service. Now I start being intelligent and packing the headphones into the pouch when not using them instead of wrapping the cable around the player, but I am left fishing there was some form of thin wire protection around the joint since that would prolly keep the rubber from breaking in the first place.
post #169 of 1475
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prolly - identical item, i am using gunmetal though cause most of my stuff is black and i am trying to have everything match in color...ya, style whore here.

I just got my replacement, they shipped it overnight as soon as I gave them the address, props to that. Now I have two sets of accessories... xD Maybe I'll use the extra pouch as protection for my credit cards or something...

Either way, excellent service. Now I start being intelligent and packing the headphones into the pouch when not using them instead of wrapping the cable around the player, but I am left fishing there was some form of thin wire protection around the joint since that would prolly keep the rubber from breaking in the first place.
unfortunately i am one of those people who will wrap it around the player. its not convenient for me to be goign around with a little pouch in addition to my wallet, phone and keys.

im counting on v-modas customer support to pull through for me in the worst case that they do break.

thanks for your comments
post #170 of 1475
ya i have the same dilemma. I stopped using a wallet a while ago since all I need is my id and debit cards anyway (not fan of cash here). Cellphone is kinda bulky though...thinking of getting smaller one + beltclip. All of that together should clear up the space if you go through it but for people who have something like iaudio x5 its still bitchy.
post #171 of 1475
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unfortunately i am one of those people who will wrap it around the player. its not convenient for me to be goign around with a little pouch in addition to my wallet, phone and keys.

im counting on v-modas customer support to pull through for me in the worst case that they do break.
You're going to spend $100 on tiny hifi equipment, and then just stick it in your pocket with your keys? And then you expect Val to replace them for you when you break them? Pouch or not, you've got to take some modicum of effort to preserve these things. No IEM can endure the bare pocket treatment for long.
post #172 of 1475
facelvega - altec lansing im716 had no problems.
post #173 of 1475
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You're going to spend $100 on tiny hifi equipment, and then just stick it in your pocket with your keys? And then you expect Val to replace them for you when you break them? Pouch or not, you've got to take some modicum of effort to preserve these things. No IEM can endure the bare pocket treatment for long.
I agree. My fast lazy solution is to take the gold pouch with me and just drop the earbuds into it so that the cable connects the the pouch to my iPod. The cable is tough enough. But I think that the earbuds deserve a bit of protection.
post #174 of 1475
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a previous poster mentioned that super.fi tips fit perfectly. i'm in the process of getting some super.fi foamies to try with my vibes. i'll report back how they work out.
The foamies fit fine, but I am not a fan of them. Much prefer the medium tips...


Ply
post #175 of 1475
No headphone is going to survive being wrapped around your player or being roughly shoved in your pocket, unprotected, and the Vibe (even the black version) is more robust than most of its rivals.

And to the guy who asked about the SuperFi 3 - no contest. The SuperFi 5 is more comparable to the Vibe, the 3 is poor.
post #176 of 1475
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You're going to spend $100 on tiny hifi equipment, and then just stick it in your pocket with your keys? And then you expect Val to replace them for you when you break them? Pouch or not, you've got to take some modicum of effort to preserve these things. No IEM can endure the bare pocket treatment for long.
my ipod 3G earbuds which were used for about 3 years that way suffered no kind of damage other than maybe rubbing off the L/R labels. they are are still doing fine to this day.

those are earbuds that merely came with the player. is it unreasonable to ask the same of $100 equipment? you tell me.
post #177 of 1475
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my ipod 3G earbuds which were used for about 3 years that way suffered no kind of damage other than maybe rubbing off the L/R labels. they are are still doing fine to this day.

those are earbuds that merely came with the player. is it unreasonable to ask the same of $100 equipment? you tell me.
Lol, I wouldn't dare treat them like the cheap pack in earbuds. Would you treat a Porsche or a Mercedes like a Chevy Cavalier? Of course not. How you treat something largely depends on how long they last.

And isn't this all hypothetical? So you are basing your assumtion off of what? How many failures have you heard of? Not picking on you, just wondering how you can draw this conclusion with so little experience with them...


Ply
post #178 of 1475
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Lol, I wouldn't dare treat them like the cheap pack in earbuds. Would you treat a Porsche or a Mercedes like a Chevy Cavalier? Of course not. How you treat something largely depends on how long they last.

And isn't this all hypothetical? So you are basing your assumtion off of what? How many failures have you heard of? Not picking on you, just wondering how you can draw this conclusion with so little experience with them...


Ply
no, but i would expect the porsche to last longer than the cavalier with the same usage. all i'm saying is that it should not be less tough than pack-in earbuds. its not like im trying to destroy these phones on purpose.

definitely because it's more expensive you would be inclined to treat it better, but not because it breaks easily. i believe for that kind of money, it deserves more durability than an ipod earbud.

and im pretty sure i didnt conclude anything at all about these IEMs. did i say they are prone to break? nope. all i said was that i'm going to use them wrapped around my player.

besides, val informed me earlier that there have only been 3 out to 10,000+ vibes returned.

anyway.... enough of this aside. i'm more excited to hear these things than to see if they'll stand up to usage.
post #179 of 1475
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facelvega - altec lansing im716 had no problems.
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my ipod 3G earbuds which were used for about 3 years that way suffered no kind of damage other than maybe rubbing off the L/R labels. they are are still doing fine to this day.
Of course, it's a question of degree. You can do without a pouch if you're reasonably careful about it, for sure. Surprising on the Altecs, as the Etys they're based on are supposed to be pretty delicate.
post #180 of 1475
Hiya,

I don't have the Vibes (yet?), but I've had V-Moda Remix M-Class from almost as soon as they released, and I love them! Great quality for the price (I won them though on iLounge)
But...the cable has already failed twice now, and even though I really like them and they seem to be one of the best price/quality models out there, I'm really doubting on getting another pair of V-Modas again...
For everyday pocket use, their durability just isn't enough (and don't say I have to use the pouch, Remix doesn't have that) I've been more carefull with my second pair, but after 4 months the left channels starts to fail again...
Maybe it has improved with the Vibes, because V-Moda has very good quality and CS!

Robust²

(PS: where could I get heatshrink here in Europe? I had never even heard of it)
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