Originally Posted by jinx20001
what do you guys do with your hundreds of dollars headphones??? the OP's shures look like they have taken years of punishment, notice how the black grip looks scratched and worn and...trashed in all honesty, these are $500/£330 earphones and some guys on here dont seem to understand that they are still very small and fragile and need to be kept clean and in their case when not in use.
These are my se530 after about 9-10 months constant use now and i know for a fact i have an older cable (the so called split prone edition) and the very worst i have witnessed so far is a very slight kink in the cable where i tried to straighten the cable up after about 2 months and created a kink. To my suprise this kink has not come to a point where its split or damaged at all.
can you believe it! i cant make my phone take images below 30kb and ofcourse it takes jpeg images and head fi wont let me attach images above 19.5kb, that is strange, if anybody has a quick way around this please tell me so i can upload images to head fi which i have been unable to do for some time. cheers
anyway take it from me for now that mine are in as new condition and it baffles me how bad some guys must treat thier phones to get them looking like the cat has been at them
seems to me that more care must be taken for most people
excuse the poor quality pic. n95 overexposes.
but these are in superb condition after like i say about 9 months so if yours look like that after a month i pity how you take care of your more expensive luxuries
My last pair of E500's were kept extremely well (so was the first pair for that matter) cables cleaned, always in case when not in use and at around the 10 month mark (I wear these approx 9-10hrs a day) both cables had developed small cracks which rapidly broke down from that point. I had E3C's prior to the E500's that lasted well over a year with heavy use and no cleaning and the cables remained soft with no cracking.
for the poster of this thread, my cables started out nice and soft thought things were good but alas cables stiffened up and crack crack crack. I hope the SE530's I just received as a replacement hold up, I've already seen a post or two of cracking on these..