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Originally Posted by Sekka View Post

If you are thinking about buying the HP100/150 but haven't yet, I recommend that you don't.  The sound quality is great, but I have owned the headphone twice and both times it has snapped at the top of the half-circle that connects the cup to the headband.

Both pairs were owned for under a year, both were babied and not dropped/sat on/etc. once.  I don't have an exceptionally large head or anything.

If you plan to use your headphones for more than an hour or two per day, I don't recommend buying these as they are extremely fragile.

This is the area that consistently breaks:

For you. Others aren't having this problem. So what is the common denominator in addition to the headphones wink.gif
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


For you. Others aren't having this problem. So what is the common denominator in addition to the headphones wink.gif

 

I've had mine for about a year, use them some 4-8 hours per day on the weekdays and they're still running strong.  

 

YMMV

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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


For you. Others aren't having this problem. So what is the common denominator in addition to the headphones wink.gif


The headphone breaks consistently in the same place with careful usage in less than a year.  Do you imagine me slamming the headphones into my desk, tossing them into bags unprotected, stretching the headband about a foot just to fit them on my head?  This doesn't happen.

 

These headphones are not made for heavy usage.  Like I said in my original post, if you consistently use them for under 2 hours a day you should be fine.  Anyone who goes over that should be, to some extent, worried about the area in question.  I was worried enough about breaking them a second time that they have not moved from my desk at all, I have not stretched them more than absolutely necessary to put them on/take them off, and I have not let anyone else use them.  Yet they still break.  It's a design flaw, and it has happened to 2-3 people (not sure of the number, but I know for a fact it has happened to at least 1 other person) before me closer to the middle of the thread.  The joint is made out of cheap plastic and is hollow in the middle, it is not designed for long usage every day.


Edited by Sekka - 4/24/15 at 12:19pm
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It really makes me sad to see so many have ended up with their set breaking on them. My first set of the HP100 ended up having a driver start failing on me within the first three days of use. I'm currently going strong on the second pair that I've had for over a month now. I really love the way these sound, and hope they last me a long time.

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So they have likely sold thousands of these headphones, and you feel because you find 10 or 12 cases that there's a major problem? There's tons more people here for whom the headphones have not broken. How is it that their headphones didn't break in that spot?
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Wow guys, the solution is one word: SUPERGLUE. This sort of application is precisely perfect for superglue to handle. It's available at most dollar or hardware stores, Walmart, etc. Just apply several drops, hold for about 45 seconds and let dry for a few hours.

 

I agree it does seem an infrequent build quality issue rather than owner neglence, but the solution is simple and this is only a case of "the few dissatisfied customers make their voices heard", while the vast majority are happy.

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On second thought, I personally would go with black electrical tape (spun around the infected area both vertically and horizantally) over super glue for a longer lasting fix. 

 

At $190-ish, these are almost a steal-deal for the sound quality you can get, especially with how well they scale with TOTL (top of the line) DACs and Amps.

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Originally Posted by DecentLevi View Post

On second thought, I personally would go with black electrical tape (spun around the infected area both vertically and horizantally) over super glue for a longer lasting fix. 

At $190-ish, these are almost a steal-deal for the sound quality you can get, especially with how well they scale with TOTL (top of the line) DACs and Amps.
Couldnt agree more. Though i havent gotten the chance to try them with high end dacs and amps yet.
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