IEMs being their small selves are pretty hard to handle or hold around with our cumbersome finger. Occassionally, I slip 'em and they just fall to the ground. Or sometimes they just swing from opposite sides towards each other and crash with that plastic-like collision sound.
Most of the time that happens to me my iem still works fine. But how can I tell if the insides became slightly flawed.
I own a set of Klipsch s4. I've only dropped them once, but apart from that they collided with each other tens of times . I try to avoid that but it happens nevertheless.
I didn't really mind, til I noticed that my left earbud is distorting distinctly on loud and high-pitched segments of songs as compared with my right which is fine.
So, question. Have you guys ever dropped your iems and detected immediate sonic flaws?
Or, for you guys who know all the complex tech within the earbuds themselves, does dropping an iem pose any damage risks at all?