Originally Posted by GunGrave
Originally Posted by razzer001
What you have, in terms of buds - shape, size and quantity, are all correct. D2K had a review unit that was not sent in retail packing, we also sent the accessories pack that normally came with the M5.
The warranty on both the items is 1 year and if anything goes wrong just contact our support (http://ww.mp4nation.net/contact), we can check your order from your order number to check on warranty period and such stuff.
OK, I understand. However, I think it is very misleading to make such modifications. The original review-er never specified that what he had was an engineering sample (did he even know?). IMHO a product sent for review should be as close as possible to the one that the consumer will buy, otherwise this type of reviews cannot be trusted.
Supposed I really wanted a certain type of earbuds that I know fit my ears and imagine my surprise when the ordered packaged does not contain them and the IEM don't perform that well as a result. This is especially the case for Brainwavz earphones that do not have the standard earbud inner diameter(like Senn, AKG, Xears, etc).
I'm gonna defend MP4nation on this one.
It is quite common for iem's to change over time. Just to give an example, cosmic ears had to change their cable for their ciem's because their supplier ran out. Xears used to change the cord and tips all the time without any notice.
Also, samples are, well, samples. If a company sends out samples to reviewers and all the reviewers state how horrible their j-cord is, that company might decide to change the production model to a y-cord.
The list of included accesories on MP4nation's website seems correct, you should probably trust the website over a reviewer. If it's a deal breaker for you, just contact them to check.
I agree with you that reviewers of samples should state that fact, and most do.
I'm sorry you didn't get what you expected but I still think they're pretty good iem's.