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post #1651 of 3897
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Originally Posted by ezzieyguywuf View Post
WOW! It took me about 2 weeks, but I just finished reading through all 166 pages of this thread :-D
Congrats and welcome Wolfgang!

166 pages?

For this you deserve a special star!

Team Red Black
post #1652 of 3897
seems like not delicate~~How does it sound like?
post #1653 of 3897
anybody with the combo that I got?..... Left- clear/black -- right- red/black.
do I have any team mates
the waiting is killing me
post #1654 of 3897
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anybody with the combo that I got?..... Left- clear/black -- right- red/black.
do I have any team mates
the waiting is killing me
I haven't heard any one else having that combo, its nice to be different
post #1655 of 3897
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I haven't heard any one else having that combo, its nice to be different

For now.... because the family is getting bigger.
post #1656 of 3897
Thanks for the support kosmic :-D of course, you been here since the beginning so i guess you deserve a star of some sort too huh? :-D
post #1657 of 3897
Anybody notice LW's on MTV's "Rock the Cradle"?
I know Kenny Loggin's son had LW's not sure about the rest....that plug is a dead give-away.
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monolith: studio i think
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Ok guys, after reading this thread for weeks now, I have to post.

I live in the SF Bay Area, and I've called the main office in Castro Valley, which is not a long way from where I am, and they said they not only can accomodate my work schedule, but John Diles himself does your ear impressions for free if you visit. Plus, I would benefit from dealing with them locally as they would more than likely be more attentive to the needs of somebody that can literally drop by their offices if I weren't satisfied.

Now, I'm a very practical kind of guy, or at least I considered myself to be until I started reading Head-Fi. Only 3 years ago, I've never spent more than $30 on a pair of headphones, my first being a pair of Panasonic canalphones. I moved on to a stellar pair of Atrio M5's which I got at a great deal, only to have them fail without any chance of warranty replacement. I then got the Denon C700's, which I love and still love, only to have the plug wear out after only 3 months use, and I'm now awaiting a warranty replacement.

I'm dying to try these out, especially considering the fact that I'm less than an hour away from their offices. However, there are two things keeping me from doing so, and I will list them along with some questions for you guys.

1) Even though I've spent a maximum of $120 on a single pair of IEMs, I'm still nervous about spending $250. I can absolutely afford it, but its the principle of spending more than any of my mp3 players ever cost. My question is: do you guys regret spending that much on IEMs at all? Do you really think its absolutely worth the price now that you've used them for quite some time?

2) After dealing with two highly-regarded IEM/canalphones and having them both wear out somewhat easily from use, I'm even more hesitant with Livewires, although they do look quite rugged with the replaceable cables and all. How's the build quality? Has anybody had to use the warranty at a point much earlier than expected.

I'll try and decide once and for all with this thread's help.
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1) My question is: do you guys regret spending that much on IEMs at all? Do you really think its absolutely worth the price now that you've used them for quite some time?
No regrets whatsoever. ABSOLUTELY worth the price. I use them almost daily. The cable is like the Westone UM2 one I had before my Livewires - it's durable and least microphonic of cables. The Livewires themselves are hardy and perform like no others. I do NOT regret moving to personalised IEMs from generics - was looking at Westone 3s but jumped to this ship when the Westones were delayed. No looking back now.

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2) After dealing with two highly-regarded IEM/canalphones and having them both wear out somewhat easily from use, I'm even more hesitant with Livewires, although they do look quite rugged with the replaceable cables and all. How's the build quality?
Build quality fine by me. I do clean them with alcoholic wipes after each use and have had to use the cleaning tool once (in over six months of use). I bought a spare cable in case of the potential for a wire to be pulled out when out and about in public. Apart from that, unless there is a driver failure then it's simple care and all will be right IMHO.

In other words, buy with confidence.
post #1661 of 3897
Nice to see you again, Webbie. With each post I can't help but find these more and more alluring. I knew the cables looked durable but I had no idea that it wasn't a particularly microphonic sort of cable. Now I have another reason to buy them.

I guess I'd say I came to head-fi to try and find a pair of headphones that I can keep for years to come without breaking the bank, but it's looking more and more like only one of those things will be accomplished. I just hope my bad luck with headphones doesn't follow me if I decide to fork over the cash for some Livewires.
post #1662 of 3897
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Originally Posted by neoufo51 View Post

1) Even though I've spent a maximum of $120 on a single pair of IEMs, I'm still nervous about spending $250. I can absolutely afford it, but its the principle of spending more than any of my mp3 players ever cost. My question is: do you guys regret spending that much on IEMs at all? Do you really think its absolutely worth the price now that you've used them for quite some time?

2) After dealing with two highly-regarded IEM/canalphones and having them both wear out somewhat easily from use, I'm even more hesitant with Livewires, although they do look quite rugged with the replaceable cables and all. How's the build quality? Has anybody had to use the warranty at a point much earlier than expected.

I'll try and decide once and for all with this thread's help.
Hi Neoufo!

To answer your first question you have to weigh up whether or not you think Livewires are value for money. Here's a yardstick I would use.

How often do you go out to the restaurant, go to a concert, see a film, or watch your favourite team play? It's surprising when we add it all up how much we actually spend each month on entertainment, and it's not always entertaining!

Let's say you spend 50$ per month. That's 5 month's worth of Livewires. I have now had more than 5 month's quality entertainment. The pleasure I have received from my Livewires now far exceeds the monetary value. They have been well worth the money spent.

As for build quality, they are well built. As regards durability my Livewires go with me everywhere, including the gym, in all weathers and temperatures. They look as new as the day I bought them.

Hope this helps your decision.
post #1663 of 3897
Communication is slow, and They break a promise of the shipment. Is the order from the Far East a low priority?
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Communication is slow, and They break a promise of the shipment. Is the order from the Far East a low priority?
So they said your Livewires would be shipped yesterday, and you expected them today?
post #1665 of 3897
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So they said your Livewires would be shipped yesterday, and you expected them today?
They said my LW shipped out on April 4.
but I don't receive a notice of shipment yet.
It passes more than five weeks since my impression is delivered to them.
Is the citizen of USA kept waiting like this?
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