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post #211 of 355

I ordered a pair as well. I haven't received them yet, but let me just remind the recent posters in this thread to give them a fair try. I'm not saying burn-in, but generally it can take someone multiple hours to adapt to the sound of a new IEM/headphone for the first time. I have seen reviews of these in which they are said to compete with the Triple.Fi's, albeit with a different sound signature, so I find it hard to believe that they're mediocre to the point which is being indicated above. (I own both, so when I get my pair I will be able to elaborate upon the comparison to the Triple.Fi's).
 

I too am worried about the build quality, the reviews do make me worry here. Hopefully if well treated, they'll hold up.

post #212 of 355
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Originally Posted by Ahzari View Post

Just ordered these from Amazon as well.. I have a pair of the S4i's and I like them - though I'm not crazy about IEM's... but for travel nothing else makes sense and better audio (from the X10) is welcome.

 

I'm a bit worried though, there were a lot of bad reviews about the X10's on Amazon, I've had the S4i's for 2 years with no problem with the cable (I do take care my equipment though).. but it seemed quite a few people were complaining about their phones dying within 90 days.. any head-fi'ers have their X10's die on them?

I've had a pair for some 3 years now and they're just fine save for some tearing of the housing round one of the nozzles.  Nothing that some black electrician's tape didn't take care of.  I bought a back-up pair a year or so ago when they were on sale and then another pair from Amazon when they were having that incredible special.  I think the X10s are a remarkably good sounding IEM in addition to being really comfortable.

post #213 of 355
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I've had a pair for some 3 years now and they're just fine save for some tearing of the housing round one of the nozzles.  Nothing that some black electrician's tape didn't take care of.  I bought a back-up pair a year or so ago when they were on sale and then another pair from Amazon when they were having that incredible special.  I think the X10s are a remarkably good sounding IEM in addition to being really comfortable.

haha maybe I should pre-electrical tape them to save it from future tearing.. but having had my S4is for about 2 years they are fine though I dont use them daily.. my nephew has a pair and they are falling apart (but he doesnt really take care of his things).

post #214 of 355
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haha maybe I should pre-electrical tape them to save it from future tearing.. but having had my S4is for about 2 years they are fine though I dont use them daily.. my nephew has a pair and they are falling apart (but he doesnt really take care of his things).

Use heat shrink tubing.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-1-8-Color-10-Size-Polyolefin-Heat-Shrink-Tubing-Tube-Sleeve-Sleeving-Wrap-1M-/140832290947?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&var&hash=item20ca423883&_uhb=1


Seal the strain relief, will stop it from tearing.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 11/28/12 at 5:50pm
post #215 of 355
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If I apply heat shrink tubing, will it be removable if I want to? Essentially, will I be able to claim the warranty if neccesary?

post #216 of 355
Yes, you can remove it, you need to very carefully cut it off without touching the strain relief. It's not like glue or going to leave any residue.
post #217 of 355
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Nice.. thanks.

post #218 of 355

What size heat shrink should we use? This will be my first time doing this.
 

post #219 of 355
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What size heat shrink should we use? This will be my first time doing this.

 

Have you got a ruler? Measure how wide the housing is (the metal part) and go for 1mm bigger than that..

Because you need to slide the housing through the tubing first,
Edited by H20Fidelity - 11/29/12 at 4:44pm
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Looks like 5mm to me, so I should get 6mm?

This : http://www.amazon.com/6mm-Heat-Shrink-Clear-Pcs/dp/B000LNE41M

says its 3:1, and the cable is just barely 2mm, so it should fit? Not sure if it comes in black though >.<
 

EDIT: found black http://www.amazon.com/6mm-Heat-Shrink-Black-Pcs/dp/B000LNFUPQ


Edited by hojomojo96 - 11/29/12 at 4:49pm
post #221 of 355
Yes, 5mm sounds about right, go for 6mm. I think that will be fine.
post #222 of 355
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Originally Posted by hojomojo96 View Post

Looks like 5mm to me, so I should get 6mm?

This : http://www.amazon.com/6mm-Heat-Shrink-Clear-Pcs/dp/B000LNE41M

says its 3:1, and the cable is just barely 2mm, so it should fit? Not sure if it comes in black though >.<
 

EDIT: found black http://www.amazon.com/6mm-Heat-Shrink-Black-Pcs/dp/B000LNFUPQ

thats hilarious - $2.95 product, super light and likely costs $1 to ship but has a $5 shipping charge... thanks for posting though if I dont find it on ebay I might end up getting this too..

 

Edit: found some much cheaper with free shipping ($2)

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-6mm-Dia-Heat-Shrinkable-Tube-Shrink-Tubing-1-meter-/221117969313?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item337ba873a1


Edited by Ahzari - 11/29/12 at 5:21pm
post #223 of 355

Yeah, my parents refuse to shop off ebay, I dunno why. x)
 

post #224 of 355
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So would I use about an inch overlapping / past the strain relief or should I go longer? Just worried about weight the phones down near the ear buds, Ill prob go longer around the 3.5mm plug.

post #225 of 355
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Originally Posted by Ahzari View Post

 

So would I use about an inch overlapping / past the strain relief or should I go longer? Just worried about weight the phones down near the ear buds, Ill prob go longer around the 3.5mm plug.

 



I have the same question, how far up the housing strain relief should this go? I don't want to ruin the comfort.


Edited by hojomojo96 - 11/29/12 at 6:08pm
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