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Trusty Shure E5's plastic come away exposing wiring. Is it the end for them?! Please advise

post #1 of 5
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I am guessing that this is a common problem for these IEM's as it has happened to two pairs in 5 years now.

 

At the place where the 'memory cable' meets the standard cable there is a tear in the plastic protecting the wiring. This has exposed the wires. They worked for a few weeks and I covered this part in silicone sealant to protect it, but now I have such a weak signal coming out of the right monitor you can hardly hear it. If you move the cable into a certain position it comes back, but you have to keep your hand there. I can see that the wiring is intact but no signal.

 

I know from last time that Shure will simply say "This cannot be repaired, buy some more."

 

Can anyone advise. I am sure it is just a loose connection and might be able to be fixed. Seems such a shame to chuck them when something so small, but so annoying has happened.

 

Any help or tips would be gratefully appreciated (even if it is, "Start saving for a new pair") - bet it's happened to lots of you.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Tom

post #2 of 5

Unfortunately the E5s and their replacement the SCL5s aren't even produced anymore.  A reshelling maybe more worthwhile than repair assuming that its the cables that failed and not the drivers.  Alternatively, you may wanna look at Shure SE425s?  Twin drivers, replace-able cables redface.gif

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Reshell 'em! Far less than a new pair and custom fit so they will likely sound better. :)
 

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Originally Posted by tomhirvin View Post

I am guessing that this is a common problem for these IEM's as it has happened to two pairs in 5 years now.

 

At the place where the 'memory cable' meets the standard cable there is a tear in the plastic protecting the wiring. This has exposed the wires. They worked for a few weeks and I covered this part in silicone sealant to protect it, but now I have such a weak signal coming out of the right monitor you can hardly hear it. If you move the cable into a certain position it comes back, but you have to keep your hand there. I can see that the wiring is intact but no signal.

 

I know from last time that Shure will simply say "This cannot be repaired, buy some more."

 

Can anyone advise. I am sure it is just a loose connection and might be able to be fixed. Seems such a shame to chuck them when something so small, but so annoying has happened.

 

Any help or tips would be gratefully appreciated (even if it is, "Start saving for a new pair") - bet it's happened to lots of you.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Tom

post #4 of 5


Double post :(

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Could you advise on where I can get this done please? Been away from the scene for quite some time now. Thanks

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