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post #1 of 37
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Bought a pair of Shure SE215s. I got them yesterday in the mail. How long did they last? 22.5 hours.(left side went dead)

 

More than half of those were spent in their case. Seriously??? If I pay $100 for a set of IEMs I expect them to last longer than this! Actually If I buy some for $15 I expect them to last longer. 

 

For the little while I actually used them they sounded amazing. Wayyyyy better then my old Monster Turbines(which lasted two weeks)

 

I guess it's finally time to get the Sony V6s I was thinking of getting...

post #2 of 37

Seem to be very unlucky with IEMs :(

 

However the SE215's are known for the major build quality problems and failing quite soon. 

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Originally Posted by ZimmerX View Post

Seem to be very unlucky with IEMs :(

 

However the SE215's are known for the major build quality problems and failing quite soon. 



The only  headphones(all kinds: over the ear,IEMs, etc.)that have lasted for me are the Philips SHE 9550s I bought 1 year ago at costco (2 for $30). Everything else has failed within 1-2 months. 

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The only  headphones(all kinds: over the ear,IEMs, etc.)that have lasted for me are the Philips SHE 9550s I bought 1 year ago at costco (2 for $30). Everything else has failed within 1-2 months. 



What does everything else include?

post #5 of 37

It sounds like you are too hard on these things if you have a consistent record of breaking your headphones and IEM's.

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What does everything else include?



Pretty much all of the Skullcandy stuff except the aviators.

A couple of JVC over the ear headphones don't remember the name, but they were ~$40. 

Sony MDREX36

Monster Turbines

Monster Beats Tours

and a couple more in ears, but I for got the names, I just remember that they were Sonys and JVCs

 

 

post #7 of 37

Mine are 1 month old and i treat them like crap. Still going strong.

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It sounds like you are too hard on these things if you have a consistent record of breaking your headphones and IEM's.


maybe on the other ones I was, but I only used these for a couple hours and the rest of the time they were in their case. I guess I'm just unlucky :(

 

post #9 of 37
Just get them replaced from the retailer? File an RMA
post #10 of 37
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Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post

Pretty much all of the Skullcandy stuff except the aviators.

A couple of JVC over the ear headphones don't remember the name, but they were ~$40. 

Sony MDREX36

Monster Turbines

Monster Beats Tours

and a couple more in ears, but I for got the names, I just remember that they were Sonys and JVCs

 

 


Well that sort of explains it really. Skullcandy are pretty terrible. I can't comment on the Monster stuff, but the Turbines are known to break. Not sure about the Tours as I know little about them. 

 

You should look at brands known for good build quality - Westone, Vsonic, Sennheiser, Ortofon and MEElec to name a few. Naturally you might pay more than $100 for one of their models, but you're going to get good build quality.

 

post #11 of 37

You should buy something from Koss as your next headphone.  Lifetime warranty. 

post #12 of 37

Get a pair of Monster Jamz earphones. Headroom did a destruction video of it. Seems pretty indestructible to me lol.

post #13 of 37

I can attest to the Westone UM3x being pretty robust.  I've been using it basically daily, carrying it with me going to class (biking) and whatnot.  I've had it for about two weeks or so like this and I've hit a few things with my bike but they haven't broken yet.  They were cased during the collisions but still.  

post #14 of 37
hmm if you have a history of breaking things dont you think you should perhaps treat them differently.
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hmm if you have a history of breaking things dont you think you should perhaps treat them differently.


Like I said already, I might have treated the others badly, but these Shures were only used for a little while(in front of the computer). The rest of the time they were in their case sitting on a table. 

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