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Scary Airplane Moment.....

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OK, not as scary as some airplane moments can be, but I did have a weird moment today on my flight home. Halfway through the flight I whipped out my newish GR07's which I'm continuing to break in and am enjoying more everyday. But when I started listening I knew there was something wrong. The midrange had disappeared entirely and it was all low-end and sibilance. YIKES!!! What happened, I asked myself in panic. Double checked the tips, the seal, tried a different source. Nope, still dog crap. By the time I landed I was sure my new babies had somehow blown a gasket. But, lo and behold, when I got home I put them on and, behold, the awesomeness had returned. Long story short - and you guys probably all new this already - it was obviously cabin pressure wreaking havoc with my hearing which led me to believe the earphones were trashed. Am I the last one to discover this?
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I was convinced my Shure SE115s had failed because on 2 recent flights the right channel cut out entirely while the left channel had no bass and about 50% reduced volume.  Once back on the ground they worked fine.  The weird thing is while in the air I borrowed my wife's Sony earbuds and they sounded fine, so I don't think it was my ears reacting to the pressure changes.

 

I bought a pair of Shure SE215 as a replacement but now I discover (about a week after the last flight) that the SE115s are back to their normal good sound.

 

It's OK because the SE215s sound even better (after 3-4 days of break in) than the SE115.  The SE115 is easier to put in the ear and take off so they will be my earphones to take to the gym.
 


Edited by kh6idf - 2/3/13 at 7:00am
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