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JVC HA-FX66 keep falling apart

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Thread Starter 
I bought my first pair of JVC HA-FX66 as a cheap alternative to the Shure E2c (which I also like, in a different way). But I'm starting to wonder if that was false economy on my part -- I've gone through two pairs because the vinyl coverings over the drivers (not the earplugs themselves) keep ripping to shreds.

Is this a known issue with this model?

Even if I went through a new pair of E2c per year, the JVC HA-FX66 would end up costing me about the same because I'm going through 3 pairs of them a year. I can fix them with superglue, but it never lasts very long.
post #2 of 3
It happens to mine also. Have you tried using them without the rubber parts. All you'd need to do is fully insert the sleeve into the ear canal. If done correctly you'll not have a fall-out issue.
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Yeah, they work fine without the rubber parts, and the sound seems unaffected. There's an exposed slot underneath -- a bass vent, maybe? -- but hopefully it won't collect dust, etc. if left exposed.

The rubber made them a little more comfortable though.
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