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post #331 of 373

I've just got my pair. I can confirm that there's only a microphone built in and no volume rocker. The uptowns are actually quite difficult to get here at the moment, but they're frequently sold for about €50 ~ ish

post #332 of 373

I just ordered mine. I hope it comes without the volume switch, otherwise I'll just tape it down I guess...

post #333 of 373
That isn't really a problem for me. Its the channel imbalance.
post #334 of 373

[BIG EDIT] For the people who've read my comments before this, most of my problems with driving these cans from my laptop have been resolved with a fresh install of audio drivers from the realtek website in stead of the drivers supplied by my laptop manufacturer.

 

My pair doesn't have the inline remote, but just a microphone. I haven't had any problems with channel imbalance whatsoever.

 

 

Here's a pic of the cans for those interrested.


Edited by Kaaspeer - 12/12/13 at 3:29am
post #335 of 373

Anyone received some white ones without volume control?

I've ordered a pair of Amazon uk. The silver ones where the least expensive.

 

Cheers!

post #336 of 373
How much?
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How much?

 

£43 with free delivery.

post #338 of 373

What a shame, The volume control issue has stopped me from listening to these for a long time now. 

post #339 of 373
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What a shame, The volume control issue has stopped me from listening to these for a long time now. 


How bad is the issue?
Now I am not feeling confident about my purchase. Should I refuse delivery to buy another headphones?
post #340 of 373
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How bad is the issue?
Now I am not feeling confident about my purchase. Should I refuse delivery to buy another headphones?

 

FWIR, it's just very annoying, but not a dealbreaker. There are some that are defective, though, where the remote doesn't go all the way up or goes down on its own (flimsy plastic) and you get some channel imbalances because of it.

 

BUT, the headphones sound great, unbeatable at its price (maybe with the exception of the UE6000 with its crazy low price nowadays). So if you're willing to overlook the flimsy remote, or do some DIY fixes for it (superglue) I think you'll like them a lot.

post #341 of 373
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FWIR, it's just very annoying, but not a dealbreaker. There are some that are defective, though, where the remote doesn't go all the way up or goes down on its own (flimsy plastic) and you get some channel imbalances because of it.

 

BUT, the headphones sound great, unbeatable at its price (maybe with the exception of the UE6000 with its crazy low price nowadays). So if you're willing to overlook the flimsy remote, or do some DIY fixes for it (superglue) I think you'll like them a lot.

I agree with this. These arent bad, but since I'm addicted (like everyone else on here) I ended up buying a few other headphones since these; and now every time i go to listen to these I find myself putting them down quickly for something else due to the control. I start fiddling with the up and own of the control and then it just bugs me. 


Edited by Double C - 12/12/13 at 2:03pm
post #342 of 373
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FWIR, it's just very annoying, but not a dealbreaker. There are some that are defective, though, where the remote doesn't go all the way up or goes down on its own (flimsy plastic) and you get some channel imbalances because of it.

 

BUT, the headphones sound great, unbeatable at its price (maybe with the exception of the UE6000 with its crazy low price nowadays). So if you're willing to overlook the flimsy remote, or do some DIY fixes for it (superglue) I think you'll like them a lot.

If you can swing the UE6000, I'd 1000% pick them over the Uptown.  A much better headphone in all aspects (except in leakage).

post #343 of 373
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Originally Posted by viralcow View Post
 

 

FWIR, it's just very annoying, but not a dealbreaker. There are some that are defective, though, where the remote doesn't go all the way up or goes down on its own (flimsy plastic) and you get some channel imbalances because of it.

 

BUT, the headphones sound great, unbeatable at its price (maybe with the exception of the UE6000 with its crazy low price nowadays). So if you're willing to overlook the flimsy remote, or do some DIY fixes for it (superglue) I think you'll like them a lot.

If you can swing the UE6000, I'd 1000% pick them over the Uptown.  A much better headphone in all aspects (except in leakage).


Do you mean these ones?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00A668O92/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1386878196&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX110_SY165

They cost double the price of the uptowns. Are they worth it?
post #344 of 373
Yes! Ive got both right next to me. If you have large ears though, get the Uptown.
post #345 of 373
Anyone know the best replacement pads for these? SRH940, 840, QC15?
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