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Originally Posted by Ehr33 View Post

Just wanna share with you guys. The black paint on mine start peeling off. It's getting annoying everyday. Today I pick up some wire brush and start scrubbing, end up with the steel brush effect. Audio quality is still awesome tho!

 

Dang, nicer than black. I have 2 pair one I am going to paint other to silver. :)
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Originally Posted by lalala6 View Post

Hi guys, fellow UE900 owner here. If you guys are looking to improve the sound quality of your UE900s I recommend trying the newly released FiiO RC-SE1 cable. It's a silver-plated copper cable for Shure, and of course UE900. I bought it when it came out, and I have spent more than one week with it. I can certainly say it improves the sound quality. It slightly increases the detail and resolution of the already very detailed UE900, and brings tremendous power and energy to the music. It is also less likely to distort at higher volumes. Overall the sound is more enjoyable with the FiiO cable. The effect is somewhat similar to what the Dark Lord cable does for the TF10 (if you read the TF10 thread, you'll know what I mean). Build quality is very good, sturdy cables and a nice metal jack, I largely prefer it over the stock cables. It's pretty cheap for a SPC cable, so it probably won't hurt your wallet if you decide to take the plunge.

 

I'm not an audio expert so I can't explain the sound changes very well, so if others who took the plunge could post more detailed impressions here I'm sure it will be helpful for other UE900 owners.

 

Just contributing my two cents in this thread. :)

 

Link:

http://fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000042227825&MenuID=105026014

 

Do they have ear guide ? from that picture doesn't look like it. Without the ear guide it's pretty useless IMO.
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Dang, nicer than black. I have 2 pair one I am going to paint other to silver. :)

im kinda hoping the the paint on mine starts to peel so i have an excuse to do this :P

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I got these headphones a few months ago and there still isn't music that I have played with them that does not impress me. I have teh Audio Technica ES10s and I use these so much more as their sound stage is very dynamic and they are much more portable

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The steel brush affect is really cool, anything specific make the paint start to wear off?

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It's funny that you guys wishing for the paint to peeled off, while I want the opposite. But anyway here's another shot of it. Enjoy!

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I wanted to drop in on this thread... I bought a pair of these a while ago, and I've been experiencing problems with the right channel dropping out occasionally. I should have checked earlier, but I now realise this is a reported problem with these. Cleaning the contact with an IEM cleaner or blowing on it with a camera cleaner doesn't seem to improve things. Have a serial number beginning with 1245.

 

Question: has Logitech been good about replacing these and have the replacements generally be free of issues? I was going to complete a review, get these replaced, and then sell them BNIB.

post #2093 of 3711
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

I wanted to drop in on this thread... I bought a pair of these a while ago, and I've been experiencing problems with the right channel dropping out occasionally. I should have checked earlier, but I now realise this is a reported problem with these. Cleaning the contact with an IEM cleaner or blowing on it with a camera cleaner doesn't seem to improve things. Have a serial number beginning with 1245.

 

Question: has Logitech been good about replacing these and have the replacements generally be free of issues? I was going to complete a review, get these replaced, and then sell them BNIB.

have you tried it with a different cable??

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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

I wanted to drop in on this thread... I bought a pair of these a while ago, and I've been experiencing problems with the right channel dropping out occasionally. I should have checked earlier, but I now realise this is a reported problem with these. Cleaning the contact with an IEM cleaner or blowing on it with a camera cleaner doesn't seem to improve things. Have a serial number beginning with 1245.

Question: has Logitech been good about replacing these and have the replacements generally be free of issues? I was going to complete a review, get these replaced, and then sell them BNIB.

Camera cleaner, if that's a liquid, you're not really helping the issue. The liquid water will just evaporate and leave even more residue on the contacts. The solution was to brush them with a small tooth brush or IEM cleaner for a minute or two. Both sides of the contacts need to be cleaned. Male and female ends as well as the inner-side and outer-side of the contacts if they are exposed (male plug).

Any left over residue is dried on there, so if will be tougher to clean, but does come off.
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post


Camera cleaner, if that's a liquid, you're not really helping the issue. The liquid water will just evaporate and leave even more residue on the contacts. The solution was to brush them with a small tooth brush or IEM cleaner for a minute or two. Both sides of the contacts need to be cleaned. Male and female ends as well as the inner-side and outer-side of the contacts if they are exposed (male plug).

Any left over residue is dried on there, so if will be tougher to clean, but does come off.

 

I believe that a_recording was talking about the rubber air bulbs used to clean cameras / lenses with a blast of air.

 

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I believe that a_recording was talking about the rubber air bulbs used to clean cameras / lenses with a blast of air.

 

 

That won't do anything then.  The issue is more likely than not caused by a residue (more or less a thin film) left over from manufacturing the male and/or the female contacts.  Air won't get rid of it.  You'll have to literally brush/rub/scrape it off. 

post #2097 of 3711
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

I bought a pair of these a while ago, and I've been experiencing problems with the right channel dropping out occasionally.


I had the same issue. Treating the contacts with Deoxit seems to've fixed it.
post #2098 of 3711
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Originally Posted by Stalker81598 View Post

 

I believe that a_recording was talking about the rubber air bulbs used to clean cameras / lenses with a blast of air.

 

Yep!

 

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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

That won't do anything then.  The issue is more likely than not caused by a residue (more or less a thin film) left over from manufacturing the male and/or the female contacts.  Air won't get rid of it.  You'll have to literally brush/rub/scrape it off. 

 

I'll try some longer brushing with the IEM cleaner and see what happens. Is the film actually meant to be visible?

 

I can't believe this is even an issue at this point. As I understand 1245 is a relatively late batch. 

post #2099 of 3711
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Yep!


I'll try some longer brushing with the IEM cleaner and see what happens. Is the film actually meant to be visible?

I can't believe this is even an issue at this point. As I understand 1245 is a relatively late batch. 

The film isn't visible until you start getting the layer off. UE really needs to find a different manufacturer or get them to improve. Lol. Either that, or the entire batches that were sent to Logitech were bad.
post #2100 of 3711
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

The film isn't visible until you start getting the layer off. UE really needs to find a different manufacturer or get them to improve. Lol. Either that, or the entire batches that were sent to Logitech were bad.

 

This is ridiculous. Surely enough people have returned them for someone to send a memo.

 

Welp. This is going into the review.

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