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Broken RE0's and bad luck with IEM's

post #1 of 30
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Today my RE0's broke. The right earphone plays no sound at all, wobbling the cable around doesn't give any change and the entire unit is in like new condition as far as I can see. I've treated them pretty good, but a few times the earphones have clapped together when i temporarily take them out to talk to someone. Has this happened to anyone else?

 

I had used shure se210's for a year and a half before the right channel started going out intermittently. Eventually I got fed up, bought some RE0's on the for sale forum (to see what all the fuss was about) and sent in the shures for repair. Today I went out to pick up my new shures from the purolator office and literally 5 minutes after leaving the right earphone on the RE0's goes out. I seem to have bad luck with the right earphones on IEMs...

post #2 of 30

yea my re0 broke today. and yes from the right earphones. sadly, i only had it for a few months and i am extremely disappointed with the quality. maybe i got a bad one??? =[

 

I loved these phones, the sound signature hit everything i wanted from an IEM...well have fun with your shures!

ill be IEM-less for a while now. I have to go back to my stock earbuds since i won't be carry around my grados everywhere...

 

post #3 of 30

Unfortunately, mine is broken as well. I used it for about 9 months.  For me, it was the left that was out.  I hope they will send me a good one in the warranty.

post #4 of 30
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Originally Posted by mmss939 View Post

yea my re0 broke today. and yes from the right earphones. sadly, i only had it for a few months and i am extremely disappointed with the quality. maybe i got a bad one??? =[

 

I loved these phones, the sound signature hit everything i wanted from an IEM...well have fun with your shures!

ill be IEM-less for a while now. I have to go back to my stock earbuds since i won't be carry around my grados everywhere...

 


Contact HeadDirect customer service -- they are very good about replacing defective units.

post #5 of 30

I was offered the option to upgrade my re0 to re-zero for 30 dollar more, do you guys think this is a good deal ? Should I stick with the re0?

post #6 of 30
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Originally Posted by neozengar View Post

I was offered the option to upgrade my re0 to re-zero for 30 dollar more, do you guys think this is a good deal ? Should I stick with the re0?


If you don't want to use AMPs and canbe happy with little less highs and want more midrange clarity and more bass over RE0 then these(RE_ZERO) are perfect.

post #7 of 30

I see, thank you for the informaiton ZARIM.  I am planning to use the HO of the s:flo2 as my DAP and was wondering if that can bring the most out of my re0.  Thanks!

post #8 of 30

I was in the same boat as several guys here, I just gave up with head direct, went from RE2, to RE0 in less than 18 months both stopped working. I decided to go with etymotic because of their 2 year warranty.

Don't get me wrong, Head direct customer support is superb, but still, the fact that I have to contact customer support to begin with is meh...  (read about it here http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/504336/etymotic-mc5-vs-re0-re2-an-amateur-s-comparison#post_6811388


Edited by Guppy_ - 8/19/10 at 6:44pm
post #9 of 30

Strange that we are seeing so many broken RE0s recently. And they all seem to die the same way - broken driver. Mine died this way as well. Makes me wonder if the QC had slackened, and if that is the reason why head direct are able to sell them at such a low price

post #10 of 30

I was wondering, was it really the driver that was broken or the cable? 

post #11 of 30

All earphones break sooner or later even expensive such as SM3 or e-Q7by Ortofon Jp, but reason why I always try purchasing my gear from reputable retailers with clear instructions for broken items and offers warranty services. It is worthwhile to pay a bit more upfront and be covered by warranty.

post #12 of 30
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Originally Posted by neozengar View Post

I was wondering, was it really the driver that was broken or the cable? 


In my case it should be the driver. Just before it completely died i noticed crackling sounds when i squeezed the driver while adjusting it in my ears.

I thought the cable was the culprit at first but i didn't hear significant cracklings when i shook the strain relief at the driver.

post #13 of 30
Thread Starter 

I'm fairly sure mine was the driver too. the right ear just up and stopped working abruptly. my shure's cable died, and i knew it was dying for weeks before with sound fading in and out depending on the cable orientation. 

post #14 of 30

My RE0 died too. Just the way others described, right one...

post #15 of 30

mine died too today.. after a week of owning them, the right part died.. i`m very dissapointed :(

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