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post #106 of 2281
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Originally Posted by schneller View Post
Otherwise, my only worry would be about the wire and where it meets the driver assembly. But that is the case with all IEMs. (The Klipsch X10s are known to break there.)
The good thing about the Phonaks is that they can be opened and that the cable is (power-) user changeable.

BTW, I love them so much, I've just bought a second pair.
post #107 of 2281
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Originally Posted by chi2 View Post
The good thing about the Phonaks is that they can be opened and that the cable is (power-) user changeable.
Exactly, they're quite easy to replace. I already forgot what I wrote about it in my own review...

post #108 of 2281
I currently have a D2 and use either UM1's or Head-Direct RE2's with it.

I have been thinking about getting a 8gb clip/phonak combo, but have decided that I will probably have money for just one of them, so I was wondering: Which purchase would be the most significant upgrade for me? Player or earphones?
post #109 of 2281
In my opinion and experience, a phone always makes much more of a significant upgrade than a source component.
post #110 of 2281
Martin,

Thanks for sharing the fact that the cables for the Phonak are easily replaceable. Believe it or not, I've somehow managed to ruin at least 2 earphones when the cables came apart at the Y-point (where they split into 2 individual wires) in one instance, and in the other the cabling got messed up somehow resulting in music coming out of one earphone only (even though I could not detect any tearing or fraying along the cables at all.)

What type of cables would you use as replacements on the off-chance that the Phonak cabling gets messed up, and how much would they cost?

Thanks,
Paul
post #111 of 2281
You could buy more expensive cables for Westone/Ultimate Ears and cut them open, or make your own I guess. If you make your own you would need to worry about stiffness and microphonics/etc.
post #112 of 2281
Well, that would be no good at all, unless you've a pair of headphones lying around that you're just itching to dissect! What would one do with the previously functioning headphones once stripped of their wires?

Surely there must be companies out there that sell some type of replacement cabling. Livewires has a nice replacement set that you can buy here for $30 - I just wonder if they'd make a good match for the Phonaks. Anyone have any suggestions?

Paul
post #113 of 2281
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Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post
What type of cables would you use as replacements on the off-chance that the Phonak cabling gets messed up, and how much would they cost?
I've had good results recabling my V-Moda Vibes with cables from this cheapo phone: DealExtreme: $3.12 Trendy Stereo Earphone SN-58MP

It's good and sturdy, much better than the original V-Moda cable. It should work fine with the Phonaks as well.
post #114 of 2281
Martin,

Thanks for the great tip - that's a really good price for a decent cable that will work well with a midrange phone!

I just think that many of the high-end manufacturers had a racket going when it came to cables - I just fail to comprehend how an outrageously priced pair of 'magical' cables can miraculously transform a pair of headphones or speakers into something much better...I feel that there are a whole host of more affordable and practical upgrades that would probably make them sound better.

I went over the abi forum for the Clip, and it seems like V2 has better construction and material quality, in addition to revised firmware. I may get the 4gb clip as it has become pretty affordable (around $40), and maybe get a 8gb Fuze.

Regarding your choice of headphones, how would you rate the Radius Atomic Bass in comparison to the V-modas? I know both are bass-heavy, and follow the current trend of enhanced bass and low-end. I have stopped trusting the headphone reviews at Cnet.com now (who gave the Radius glowing reviews), because the reviewers seem to be serious bass-heads and only care only about the bass, everything else be damned!

Paul
post #115 of 2281
Hi fellows
I actualy interested this phone. But somebody could tell me how can I order this god damm phones via Phonak's page. That shopping page turns me back to the main page every time. I sent a message to customer service and they didn't give any answer yet. Is there any other online store selling Phonak Audeo PFE? I found an e-bay seller which is selling microphoned version. And he didn't answer about withouth microphone version either. Somebody must say to Phonak; if they want to sell this items, they have to put somewhere for buyers! I realy need a new iem because of my wasted Vibe which have broken cables. If I can't find Phonak via online store, I will buy ue super-fi pro phone which is I actualy don't like sound signature. But they have replacable cables. Please could somebody give me a direct shopping link or information.
post #116 of 2281
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Originally Posted by ulyses View Post
Hi fellows
I actualy interested this phone. But somebody could tell me how can I order this god damm phones via Phonak's page. That shopping page turns me back to the main page every time. I sent a message to customer service and they didn't give any answer yet. Is there any other online store selling Phonak Audeo PFE? I found an e-bay seller which is selling microphoned version. And he didn't answer about withouth microphone version either. Somebody must say to Phonak; if they want to sell this items, they have to put somewhere for buyers! I realy need a new iem because of my wasted Vibe which have broken cables. If I can't find Phonak via online store, I will buy ue super-fi pro phone which is I actualy don't like sound signature. But they have replacable cables. Please could somebody give me a direct shopping link or information.

Same here.
And ALL the listed dealers I checked (couple dozen in Germany) ONLY sell hearing aids......

Their site is a disaster.
post #117 of 2281
go see in the abi forum for a list of dealers who sell these... there are 2 of them, i think...
post #118 of 2281
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Originally Posted by Kees View Post
Their site is a disaster.
Indeed. Everything I click eventually just take me back to the first page
post #119 of 2281
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Originally Posted by Shauntell47 View Post
go see in the abi forum for a list of dealers who sell these... there are 2 of them, i think...
I will checkout. Thanks.
post #120 of 2281
No that's not works for me. I don't know speak German. Besides they don't sell over country I gues. Phonak and that e-bay seller still doesn't respond. These are the worst trade companies I ever seen!
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