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post #391 of 945
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Got one from Amazon, listened to it briefly at work, took it home to burn it in, and one of the click adjusters inside the headband broke after unfolding the headphone.   The earpiece just slides up and down without stopping at any point.  AARGH!!!!!  Ordered a replacement from Amazon and will send this one back.  I sure hope this is an isolated instance of what is supposedly a bullet-proof design.  Never had the problem with the M80.

Sounded very good while it lasted, though.  [sigh]
I've, um. Cough. Cough. Disassembled one of my LP2s when I broke it. I received a half price code for an new pair on their lifetime guarantee.
The clipping mechanism is actually just a small aluminium clip, ironically, in the shape of the vmoda logo. It's very easy to break under extreme stress, and you did but the second batch of the XS, 1/20 have faults in them, bound to happen.
post #392 of 945

I got a callback from American Ninja Warrior last Friday and was informed I'll be competing in the qualifying round (not televised) in May. It will be less than a month before my inevitable fall into the murky waters lining the underside of the Ninja Warrior obstacle course. My only hope is that the fall takes place during my run on the 2nd obstacle course and not the opening one. To commence my first day of training I decided to take my XS out for a run and some light exercise/parkour drills. In the 65 degrees of early evening Brooklyn, the XS performed as well as I envision myself doing on Ninja Warrior. They held on until they no longer could.

 

For my half-mile jog to the bank I noticed no slippage, though in hotter conditions sweat may play a yet untested role. Microphonics, from both the SpeakEasy cable and my footfalls could be heard, though the added task of running, obeying traffic laws, and dodging cars and pedestrians left me little time to notice unless I specifically listened for it. There was also noticeable wind noise. After the run I wandered over to a park equipped with pull-up and parallel bars, inclined benches, balance beams and the like and went through some pull-ups, push-ups, wrist-ups, bar spins, and muscle ups and while the XS never slipped off, it did at times get pulled whenever the SpeakEasy cable, tucked inside my hoodie, was pressed against the bar. An example would be when I do a pull-up and my chest touches the bar pinning the cable between myself and the bar which causes a slight pull on the headphones. However, this problem isn't specific to the XS as all headphones with a cable, including IEMs, will have similar effects when stressed in this way.

 

Next, I did some light parkour. This included vaulting onto and over a railing, walking on the top of a fence, cartwheeling over a bench and leaping off of an elevated platform landing in a tuck and roll. Save for the roll, the XS stayed on my head with very little shifting throughout my training. Even during the roll where it slipped off my ears, the headphone was still clinging to my head and it only ended up around my neck when I consciously reached out, mid-roll, to put it there just in case it decided to swan dive off of me and do a roll of its own. I think for most normal eXerciSe the XS will perform fine. I know because it's cartwheel tested.

 

Just a thought. XerciS sounds like a cool name for a sports headphone. It's almost Italian looking and reading it phonetically it almost sounds Italian. How about a campaign asking, "What does XS mean to you?"

 

Val?


Edited by SpiderNhan - 4/14/14 at 5:24pm
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Good luck man!

post #394 of 945
Thanks Doc!
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I got a callback from American Ninja Warrior last Friday and was informed I'll be competing in the qualifying round (not televised) in May. It will be less than a month before my inevitable fall into the murky waters lining the underside of the Ninja Warrior obstacle course. My only hope is that the fall takes place during my run on the 2nd obstacle course and not the opening one. To commence my first day of training I decided to take my XS out for a run and some light exercise/parkour drills. In the 65 degrees of early evening Brooklyn, the XS performed as well as I envision myself doing on Ninja Warrior. They held on until they no longer could.

 

For my half-mile jog to the bank I noticed no slippage, though in hotter conditions sweat may play a yet untested role. Microphonics, from both the SpeakEasy cable and my footfalls could be heard, though the added task of running, obeying traffic laws, and dodging cars and pedestrians left me little time to notice unless I specifically listened for it. There was also noticeable wind noise. After the run I wandered over to a park equipped with pull-up and parallel bars, inclined benches, balance beams and the like and went through some pull-ups, push-ups, wrist-ups, bar spins, and muscle ups and while the XS never slipped off, it did at times get pulled whenever the SpeakEasy cable, tucked inside my hoodie, was pressed against the bar. An example would be when I do a pull-up and my chest touches the bar pinning the cable between myself and the bar which causes a slight pull on the headphones. However, this problem isn't specific to the XS as all headphones with a cable, including IEMs, will have similar effects when stressed in this way.

 

Next, I did some light parkour. This included vaulting onto and over a railing, walking on the top of a fence, cartwheeling over a bench and leaping off of an elevated platform landing in a tuck and roll. Save for the roll, the XS stayed on my head with very little shifting throughout my training. Even during the roll where it slipped off my ears, the headphone was still clinging to my head and it only ended up around my neck when I consciously reached out, mid-roll, to put it there just in case it decided to swan dive off of me and do a roll of its own. I think for most normal eXerciSe the XS will perform fine. I know because it's cartwheel tested.

 

Just a thought. XerciS sounds like a cool name for a sports headphone. It's almost Italian looking and reading it phonetically it almost sounds Italian. How about a campaign asking, "What does XS mean to you?"

 

Val?

wow i wouldn't have thought the xs could stay on your head through all of that

 

being such a lazy bum i was lying in bed with them and they actually slipping off when i was lying down

 

and as i was getting up it slipped off 

 

something tells me somethings amiss if you could do all that but mines can't even stay on while lying and getting up from bed

post #396 of 945
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Figured out the XS aren't meant to be adjusted while you're wearing them. It'll break the clipping mechanism.
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Figured out the XS aren't meant to be adjusted while you're wearing them. It'll break the clipping mechanism.

 

You broke the clipping mechanism? 

post #398 of 945
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wow i wouldn't have thought the xs could stay on your head through all of that

 

being such a lazy bum i was lying in bed with them and they actually slipping off when i was lying down

 

and as i was getting up it slipped off 

 

something tells me somethings amiss if you could do all that but mines can't even stay on while lying and getting up from bed

I have to adjust the headband when I lay down, otherwise they slip off my head too. I use less clicks on the arms when I lay down then when I stand up. My glasses also slip off my nose towards my forehead when I lay down. I believe gravity and centrifugal force have a lot to do with keeping the XS on my head whilst running around.

post #399 of 945
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I believe gravity and centrifugal force have a lot to do with keeping the XS on my head whilst running around.

Did you run around in circles at extremely high speed?
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Did you run around in circles at extremely high speed?

Always.

post #401 of 945
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Figured out the XS aren't meant to be adjusted while you're wearing them. It'll break the clipping mechanism.

oh no! i did that a few times (like 10 times already) 

 

is there already an issue on the xs! =(

post #402 of 945
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oh no! i did that a few times (like 10 times already) 

 

is there already an issue on the xs! =(

 

It loosens them I think, I do that all the time.  Did that with the M-100 too.  It'll loosen the clicking mechanism on the M-100 as well if you adjust them while you're wearing them. 

post #403 of 945
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oh no! i did that a few times (like 10 times already) 

is there already an issue on the xs! =(

It loosens them I think, I do that all the time.  Did that with the M-100 too.  It'll loosen the clicking mechanism on the M-100 as well if you adjust them while you're wearing them. 
On the M100 it's okay (not good) to do, but there's two no-nos when using the XS and the m100.

Don't wear one cup behind your ear (when you need to hear someone, you might do this, it stretches the headband and clipping)
Don't adjust the clipping on your head. The clips can be moved by forced, someone I knew Demo'd my sx and nearly broke the clips by adjusting them on his head, had to push the clips back in place.

Besides that, the headphone is solid. You can't blame the maker, just the user for using the headphone wrong.
post #404 of 945

I adjust both the XS and M-100 on my head all the time. No problems.

post #405 of 945
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I adjust both the XS and M-100 on my head all the time. No problems.
Strange. Maybe it works for you since you're a ninja warrior?
Good luck man.
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