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post #31 of 43

I got the JLAB J2 in March of 2010 and it still works, so that's 23 months and counting. That thing can take some abuse man. The earbuds got caught between my bed and the nightstand, and I didn't know, so I pulled it, hard. The wires are not firmly attached inside of the earbuds anymore, but it works fine.

 

Too bad the sound quality is garbage.

post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by NotSoSerious View Post


 
The profit margins on headphones is huge. It probably costs $10 to make, package and ship and $100 earphone.

Oh yeah, I'm serious.
Slightly dissapointed in MeElectronics. They replace all of them without question, though, which is good. Makes me wonder how their not out of bussiness. 
post #33 of 43

The used Etymotic ER-4Ps that I bought. Were dated as about 10 years old by Etymotic, based on armature serial numbers.

 

I hope my new set goes that long too.

 

Fingers crossed, Jim

post #34 of 43
Did I mention that besides the older cord, they sounded just as good as my new set.

Guess I should also mention that I paid 50% of the Brand New Pricing...

Show me another IEM that can do that!

Jim
post #35 of 43
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Did I mention that besides the older cord, they sounded just as good as my new set.
Guess I should also mention that I paid 50% of the Brand New Pricing...
Show me another IEM that can do that!
Jim


All well made iems can do that. It's a matter of taking care of them.
post #36 of 43

My Ipod Earbuds have been working great for six years and haven't had a single flaw. :P I also have some Sony Iem's that have been heavily used for several months without any flaws.

 

 

If you're spending >$100.00 on IEM's I'd expect them to last for quite some time.

post #37 of 43

my um3x non removable cable was with me for about 5 years before i sold them and they are working strong

post #38 of 43

I bought turbine pros because I was sick of earphones breaking on me. Not because they don't break, but because they have lifetime warranty. I've been looking at the TF10'S and they have a removable cable, has anyone had any problems with the actual earpiece breaking? I'm considering selling my turbines and going for the TF10's since the cable is replaceable. I am pretty rough with my earphones, I go running with them and bring them everywhere. Should I just stick with the turbines or could I make the TF10's work?

post #39 of 43

the earbuds my zune came with are still alive and in decent condition almost 4 years later

post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by Goofy145 View Post

I bought turbine pros because I was sick of earphones breaking on me. Not because they don't break, but because they have lifetime warranty. I've been looking at the TF10'S and they have a removable cable, has anyone had any problems with the actual earpiece breaking? I'm considering selling my turbines and going for the TF10's since the cable is replaceable. I am pretty rough with my earphones, I go running with them and bring them everywhere. Should I just stick with the turbines or could I make the TF10's work?

TF10 breaks and spoils easily...strongly not recommended

post #41 of 43
I've had my ER-4P's since 2005. I've used them nightly since I bought them and they have been great the whole time.
post #42 of 43

My shure e3c's would last maybe 5-10 months each. I would send them to repair and they would just send me a new one. I went through a couple and they were all bad before the year mark. I eventually tried out the Shure 215's and they lasted maybe 2 years at most. 

post #43 of 43
I've had some soundmagic pl30s that have lasted at least 2 years with lots of abuse. They are still going strong.
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