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post #16 of 18

I'm thinking about getting the monitor vault but am hesitant because of all the negative reviews surrounding the plastic used in the cases since it seems that many have had problems with the clasp or something else breaking from normal use.  Can anybody comment on theirs and give an idea of roughly how long they've had it and whether or not they've had problems?

post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by tangfj View Post

I'm thinking about getting the monitor vault but am hesitant because of all the negative reviews surrounding the plastic used in the cases since it seems that many have had problems with the clasp or something else breaking from normal use.  Can anybody comment on theirs and give an idea of roughly how long they've had it and whether or not they've had problems?


Well, this is my second vault. This replaced the last one whose latch also cracked and became inoperable.
The concept and size is nice but the plastic used in the latch is too thin and brittle.

This replacement just lasted all of a month and no particular hard use.
My guess is the plastic latch is good for fifty openings and closings before the whole case becomes useless.

Now I'm stuck looking for a good replacement. Anyone have any good suggestions?

post #18 of 18

Yes!  a prescription pill bottle!  They are tough as nails and free!  I have been using the same one for years and its still in perfect shape.. The one I use is about 2 3/4" tall x 1 3/4" wide and its perfect for my Westone ES5 Customs.  I can even cram my clip zip in there if i really want to. 

I cut out a thin piece of foam and lined the bottom of the bottle to stop things from bouncing around too much.   

 

Highly recommend this as a bombproof IEM case.

 

I was also one of the people very disappointing by the monitor vault.  Its a shame that they don't give it another try.  It was a great concept.


Edited by Br777 - 6/11/14 at 4:52pm
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