Originally Posted by plegault
Bought these earphones in August 2009 and they've never been outside - turns out that apparently the left cable is cut at a stress point (?) and they can't repair it. How long do Westone 3's usually last? I was expecting a lifetime a little longer than 4 years for 350$ earphones. Anybody had bad experiences with Westone? Maybe they can be repaired elsewhere?
This is where the actual horror begins... i mean once when u done with the westones given Warranty period , u have to find ur own way ( unless if u want to give it back to westone and another 200$ get a out of warranty replacement pair) i have a pair of westone 4's which i bought back in 2011... had a driver issue... even it was inside the warranty period they asked me to pay 250$ for a replacement unit.. there Wonky excuse was that my drives had moisture.. which i wont believe due cuz i have sunk the IEM's everyday after use inside of a dry silicon bag... even i change the silicon every 1 month... At least Sennheiser warranty was better.. lol
i heard their is a company who will fix the cables... u can ask them about it.. u can even make ur pair a removable one :)
good luck man....
http://www.headphonerepair.com/?wpsc-product=earbud-repairs - chek this guy for the movement :p