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post #31 of 55

For the people who have these, how have they held up? There was a comment in one of the reviews that the insulation on the cable was coming loose after a short time. Has anyone experienced problems with the build quality, especially the cable? I am getting tired of all my headphones losing sound in one earpiece after a few months of pocket use.
 

post #32 of 55
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Originally Posted by tman1 View Post

There was a comment in one of the reviews that the insulation on the cable was coming loose after a short time. Has anyone experienced problems with the build quality, especially the cable?  

I experienced what you're describing about a week after I got the A161Ps (which was a bit more than a month ago), but since then it didn't get worse. I was told by MEE that this problem is only present in the first batch of A161Ps, as it was a bit rushed. They said that it should be fixed on the units from the second batch.


Edited by ItsMeHere - 6/21/12 at 2:07pm
post #33 of 55
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Originally Posted by tman1 View Post

For the people who have these, how have they held up? There was a comment in one of the reviews that the insulation on the cable was coming loose after a short time. Has anyone experienced problems with the build quality, especially the cable? I am getting tired of all my headphones losing sound in one earpiece after a few months of pocket use.
 

 

I had this, the cable actually detached from the strain relief.  I got another pair, has been good since.  Had the first pair for about a week before it happened, the new pair for a few.

post #34 of 55

Thanks for the replies. Looks like I'll pay for the upgrade on my return of my A151s and give these a shot. I have never paid more than $60 for IEMs since they always come loose inside the insulation after a while but with the upgrade option it makes it easier to justify.

post #35 of 55
Thread Starter 

Surprised it has been quiet among these parts. Hope to get my review up very soon. You really can't go wrong with them, they're fairly balanced compared to it's competitors with a warm tilt for those that like a boosted bass. I can say it's performance is a step-up from the EPH100, will go into detail in the review. 


Edited by Inks - 7/18/12 at 10:15pm
post #36 of 55

how is it as compared to EPH-100?

post #37 of 55
Thread Starter 

 

Originally Posted by abhijollyguy View Post

how is it as compared to EPH-100?

  In summary. Less subbass rumble, but in general terms, not too far behind. Midbass levels are close to the same, with a similar warmth throughout the midrange. The treble is much more even (what will be perceived as more "detailed") and smoother than the EPH-100. EPH100 has a specially quality due to it's class-leading bandwidth, but the Meelecs have a more coherent response in the most relevant frequencies. Isolation levels are close to the same, the Meelecs provide better comfort. I rate the Meelecs higher due mainly due to a more even treble response. Bass and midrange are more transparent, flat, than the EPH100 but it's fairly closer here. 


Edited by Inks - 7/28/12 at 3:12am
post #38 of 55
Thread Starter 

 

 

Part 1 of my review has been posted on the first page of this thread

 

Post#1: Intro // Post#2: Packaging & Accessories

Post#3: Build Quality & Cable Ergonomics // Post#4: Fit & Isolation

Post #5: Sound Evaluation [Temporary Summary Provided - Complete Evaluation Coming soon]

 

  Part 1, depicting overall ergonomics and temporary sound summary completed. I tried to be as elaborate as I can in the first 4 posts, mentioning any detail that I can for it's everyday use. Feel free to comment or post thoughts on this section of my review.


Edited by Inks - 7/28/12 at 3:24am
post #39 of 55
Nice updates Inks; very imformative.
post #40 of 55
Ok but how do they sound compared to the A151?
post #41 of 55

So I've had these a couple of months and the cable insulation has separated at each earpiece strain relief, so the wires underneath are visible. I know this was a problem on early versions but I thought it was supposedly fixed.

 

Has anyone else had this happen?

 

Guess I'll have to contact them and send them back and not have headphones while I wait for a new pair.  mad.gif

post #42 of 55

Wow, bummer. I started getting interested in these with all the nice reviews and word of the useful mic location. Also, the comparison with EPH-100 was helpful, because the EPH was one I wanted to like, but it's circumference was painfully ear-clogging for my inner canals.

post #43 of 55
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Originally Posted by tman1 View Post

So I've had these a couple of months and the cable insulation has separated at each earpiece strain relief, so the wires underneath are visible. I know this was a problem on early versions but I thought it was supposedly fixed.

 

Has anyone else had this happen?

 

Guess I'll have to contact them and send them back and not have headphones while I wait for a new pair.  mad.gif

 

You might have gotten one of the early models before they knew of the problem.  Hopefully you won't get another one.

post #44 of 55
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You might have gotten one of the early models before they knew of the problem.  Hopefully you won't get another one.


I just ordered it at the end of June so I don't think it was an early one. MEElectronics is working with me on it though. Top notch customer service.

post #45 of 55

Okay, scored a pair. rolleyes.gif

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