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post #31 of 271
lol, tsk tsk justin!!
smily_headphones1.gif Hope everyone gets their stuff.
post #32 of 271

THEY WILL

post #33 of 271

I guess the question is WHEN. You are leaving for Alaska in mid May and today is the 12th already. I hope you are not running away with my headphones and my money are you?


Edited by ulogin - 5/28/12 at 10:49am
post #34 of 271

NO, for the last time.

post #35 of 271

This is an interesting thread...I ordered some modded Fostex phones from Justin back in late Feb, via Ebay. Still haven't got them. BTW - I also accepted a downgrade of the phones from T50RP to T20RP AFTER I won the auction - I accepted Justin's argument since they are the same drivers and the price I bought the service for on Ebay was quite low. (I could argue that I won what was offered on the ebay listing at the time and I would think the onus is on Justin to meet the commitment of the sale as advertised, but lets put that to one side for a moment)

 

Since then for the last 3 months it's been a repeated message of 'Please be more patient'. If I had a dollar for every time I have read a message from Justin saying 'Please be patent' I would be a rich person indeed. (Maybe I would have enough to go on a vacation in Alaska!) I would say that waiting three months, and having paid my money, with nothing to show from it is being very patient indeed. The quality of service and communication has been very poor...I have had to message him repeatedly just to get an update on progress.

 

I read postings in this thread from people I respect saying they trust this guy...so I guess I have to. However, I do believe the quality of service is very poor so far. I cannot imagine accepting this from any other seller, on Ebay or elsewhere. If I was a seller (which I have been many times) I would certainly never ask someone to wait for three months and not offer a refund or some other recognition of the wait I had forced then to undergo.

 

Now I hear he is on vacation...that just makes me feel so good about him.

 

From my own personal experience, I would never trust my well earned money to this supplier again.

post #36 of 271
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Originally Posted by iano View Post

This is an interesting thread...I ordered some modded Fostex phones from Justin back in late Feb, via Ebay. Still haven't got them. BTW - I also accepted a downgrade of the phones from T50RP to T20RP AFTER I won the auction - I accepted Justin's argument since they are the same drivers and the price I bought the service for on Ebay was quite low. (I could argue that I won what was offered on the ebay listing at the time and I would think the onus is on Justin to meet the commitment of the sale as advertised, but lets put that to one side for a moment)

 

Since then for the last 3 months it's been a repeated message of 'Please be more patient'. If I had a dollar for every time I have read a message from Justin saying 'Please be patent' I would be a rich person indeed. (Maybe I would have enough to go on a vacation in Alaska!) I would say that waiting three months, and having paid my money, with nothing to show from it is being very patient indeed. The quality of service and communication has been very poor...I have had to message him repeatedly just to get an update on progress.

 

I read postings in this thread from people I respect saying they trust this guy...so I guess I have to. However, I do believe the quality of service is very poor so far. I cannot imagine accepting this from any other seller, on Ebay or elsewhere. If I was a seller (which I have been many times) I would certainly never ask someone to wait for three months and not offer a refund or some other recognition of the wait I had forced then to undergo.

 

Now I hear he is on vacation...that just makes me feel so good about him.

 

From my own personal experience, I would never trust my well earned money to this supplier again.


Another "victim"... Neither have I received my phones. I thought I could trust this guy; after all, he has more than twenty positive feedbacks here. I thought it was just me, but then after I contacted several of the head-fiers who left him positive feedback, I heard what was really going on.

 

First, the O2 he sold me was absolutely ridiculous. There are static noises whenever I touch the enclosure or just move the headphone wire. You know what Justin asked me to do? Just sit still while you listen to music! But there's noise even when the headphone wire swings naturally! It turns out that my O2 was not the only malfunctioning O2... Luckily I got someone to fix it (who told me that the soldering works were very poor. And yes, Justin could not DIY at all. Just Google jschristian44 and diyaudio and AMB and you will read him being ridiculed.

 

And also his custom-moded wooden T50RP. Don't want to repeat myself here so just go ahead and read this:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608582/feedback-for-justins-headphone-modding-jschristian44/15#post_8358661

http://www.head-fi.org/classifieds/feedback/index/current/feedback_left/user_id/179140

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608582/feedback-for-justins-headphone-modding-jschristian44#post_8357785

 

And his DIY cables suck too. One head-fier (who left him positive feedback) said that both his recabled RE0 and moded D2000 suck big time. Of course this head-fier sold them off immediately.

 

And lastly, Justin has my money and my headphone drivers for 4 months now, and he's at Alaska for vacation.

 

I really regret this.

post #37 of 271
Thread Starter 

the very big problem... he drags the deal too long, we can't even do a chargeback or raise dispute with paypal, way overdue

post #38 of 271
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Originally Posted by alamakazam View Post

the very big problem... he drags the deal too long, we can't even do a chargeback or raise dispute with paypal, way overdue

Maybe the mod can at least get rid of his "member of the trade" title?

And BTW, I should add that Justin is incapable but also dishonest. I know that he was trying to sell his Gamma y2 even before he had that at hand. How do I know? It was me who lined up someone to fix his ridiculous Gamma for him (and as you might be able to guess, Justin would not have paid for the repair work if the other guy did not have his Gamma on custody).
post #39 of 271

Well I bought a headphone from him a while ago, not for myself, but for my kid brother. It cost $300 to UK. http://www.head-fi.org/t/606130/sold-symphones-magnum-v-4-drivers-w-walnut-wood-and-black-dragon-cable-sold

 

When it arrived I have to say I was shocked with the poor quality.

 

The finish on wood was extremely poor and uneven.The cable was naked feeding into the cups (the hole was substantially bigger than the cable). The wire grills on either cup were the wrong size and forced into position by finger -  they moved about and even vibrated when the headphones were active. The y splitter at the cups was too close and cut into the neck area.

 

I had a conversation with him, offering him feedback as he genuinely seemed like a nice guy. I didnt want to leave him negative feedback nor do a 'claim back' as he was just so pleasant to deal with. I think someone else would have filed a claim with paypal and taken pictures. I just left a 'neutral feedback', told him to forget about it, and moved on.

 

I really just couldnt be bothered arguing over them and just gave them away to someone I know who has very little money. I think he was fixing them up when I last spoke to him, which just explains how bad they were.

 

Someone sent me a private message to this thread and im quite saddened to see he is clearly not a good reflection on headfi. He has a lot of positive feedback on his account so I thought my experience was a one off.

 

I certainly won't be dealing with him again and I bought my kid brother a pair of Denon headphones instead. I had hoped a cool modded set would be more interesting and I guess it certainly was, but not in a good way.

post #40 of 271
Thread Starter 

one last chance mr jschristian44 , I want an answer in 5 days

post #41 of 271
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Originally Posted by ulogin View Post

And his DIY cables suck too. One head-fier (who left him positive feedback) said that both his recabled RE0 and moded D2000 suck big time. Of course this head-fier sold them off immediately.

 

Members of the Head-Fi community here who use the feedback system for providing information regarding a transaction can go back and change the status at any time.  If, for example, one were to give a member positive feedback due to a great transaction, but then realize a few days later that components were falling apart and the quality was not as described in the for sale section, then they could go back and update the feedback to reflect this information. 

 

Additionally, a few weeks back, I realized that Justin had purchased a Schiit Asgard amplifier from another member here as I was looking into some of Justin's communications.  Since he's just about 2.5 hours away from where I live, I inquired about the amplifier to see if he had a desire to sell it.  He quoted me a price that was higher than he had paid for the amplifier and when I asked if it could be shipped via Priority Mail shipping, so I might be able to get it before the weekend, he added another $10.00 to the shipping cost.  However, it's the irrational series of events that took place after that initial conversation via PM regarding the amplifier along with his desire to sell it so he could have some money to buy a pair of HifiMAN IEMs.  I didn't commit to making a payment right away - my own instincts were trying to tell me something.  As the day went along, I received a handful of private messages from him.  One indicated that he really loved the Asgard amp and didn't want to sell it without another DAC that he had paired with it.  I then replied and asked him to think it over through the night and we could both decide the course of action the next day if his mind changed.

 

As the evening went along, he then changed his mind as he really wanted the IEMs.  He was indicating that if he received the PayPal funds by 10:00 p.m., he would ship immediately the next day.  More private messages ... more pleading to sell the Asgard amp.  He wanted the money.  I finally had to tell him that, frankly, due to all the drama, I had lost complete interest in the amp and had no desire to go through with purchasing it.  He then responded and asked me to loan some money to him, so he could proceed with the IEM purchase and he'd pay me back.  When I received that last e-mail, I just ignored that request.  There was no way I was going to loan out any funds based on his irrational behavior.

 

Additionally, a few months back, we agreed to exchange headphones for a week.  He sent me a pair of Fostex T50RP "Woodies" and I sent him my premium Honduran Mahogany Magnum-based headphones as he wanted to hear their sound and then decide if he would proceed with a purchase of the drivers via Symphones.  The T50RPs had me quite disappointed.  He wanted me to try them to see what I thought of them along with where some possible improvements could be made regarding the sound.  The maple cups had been stained and lined with a layer of felt.  However, the cups were not carved out enough, making a sufficient air chamber for the sound.  The bottoms of the cups where the cable fed into them had two very crude holes drilled for bass purposes.  The headgear was barely attached to the cups with a couple of screws.  The sound was just "odd" to me.  Since the Fostex baffle and driver had just been pulled from the T50RPs and then screwed onto the wooden cups, there wasn't any tuning done at all to improve the sound - just the addition of wooden cups, that didn't improve the sound at all - and, if anything, really made the sound much worse than my modified Fostex headphones that remained in the stock plastic cups.

 

Following our exchange of the headphones, each pair had been shipped back to their respective owners.  About a week later, he sent me a PM asking me if he could borrow my HifiMAN HE-5LE headphones, so he could hear what they sounded like.  Again, due to that odd request, I don't believe I even replied to it - or, if I did, I would have indicated that he didn't have sufficient gear at the time to properly drive them.

 

In closing, I wish all of you who are currently experiencing issues with money that has been sent out, or products that you have sent him for modification get your items or funds back.  Being involved in these situations are not fun.

 

Best of luck !!

post #42 of 271
I contacted jschristian about the Asgard he had for sale, and he explained he had already sold it. He then proceeded to plead through a series of messages for me to buy his gamma, a DAC I had no interest in or ever heard about before. This was at the same time my amp failed. It was a millet hybrid amp constructed by jschristian that I bought through another member. When I took it apart, the solder job is really terrible. Big globs of solder with no attempts to clean up excess. I can't personally speak for his shipping habits, but as a diyer I will never buy anything from him
post #43 of 271

Hm, I'm not sure how I feel about this.

I purchased an O2 from Justin, and unfortunately he never ended up making it, so he promised a refund when his other paypal account is released. He gave me a date, June 7th. He said he would already be in Alaska by that point, but would have enough internet to send me a refund. Unfortunately, this is several days after the point in which I can file a complaint.

I was also someone who was screwed by that Latvian guy on Head-Fi, so seeing this makes me even more uneasy. I do somewhat trust Justin, but this has been a pretty bad month for me.

Justin, apparently you recently sold a Schiit, could you please use some of that money to give me a refund?

I'm not exactly sure what I should do.


Edited by Taowolf51 - 5/24/12 at 10:48am
post #44 of 271

From Justin's own listing at eBay:

"I have been at my wit's end with people wanting to return these for a full refund.  What they don't realize is that after buying the headphones, parts, and shipping I barely make anything selling these.  Then, people expect a full refund within a week after I used like 80% of the money just for parts and shipping.  It is defaulting my Paypal account and is incredibly annoying.... I just thought I would do some people a favor who don't know how to mod and wanted wooden T50RP's.  I have had so many people wanting full refunds and to return these . . . . I would really appreciate it if people would do this for me so I can continue selling these to people that understand that they won't sound exactly like the "Thunderpants" made by Smeggy.  I can't imagine his being "THAT" much different from mine because they both use the same driver and the same kind of wood "Hardwood".  I have used the felt like he does. . . . It would save me a huge amount of headaches I am experiencing right now.

 

Source:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Wooden-Fostex-T50RP-Maplepants-v1-/250991949768?pt=DJ_Gear_Lighting&hash=item3a704937c8

 

This is just too funny.

post #45 of 271

Sigh.


In the end, greed always wins.

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