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post #361 of 743

By all accounts (I own the Classics and from what I've read about the Pros) Focal nailed the sound but have shot themselves in the foot with some poor materials (esp. on the Pros), headband design, comfort and QC issues. 

 

I returned my first pair of Classics as the metal plate (with Focal name on it) on the left earcup was fitted squint and rubbed against the plastic shell shaving off a fine layer of plastic whenever I adjusted the headphones whilst wearing them.  The replacements don't have that issue but did arrive with a small scratch (not enough to bother returning them) on one of the metal hinges which is just another sign of sloppy workmanship & QC.

 

I love the sound though and am sorely tempted to order some Pro's from Amazon.es but reading reports here (which proportionately seem quite high considering people aren't posting to report issues but to show their appreciation) of creaking cups, off kilter headbands and cracking plastic really doesn't inspire confidence and I'm sure many prospective customers feel the same. Even if it meant a bit more cost to the customer I wish Focal had invested a bit more time, money and effort getting the build spot on - even if they charged an extra £30/$50 I think they'd sell plenty are there aren't many comparably priced 'phones that hold a candle to them sound wise. 

 

It's a shame really as I think Focal got the hard part right but have likely hurt sales by cutting some corners :(


Edited by jellofund - 3/29/14 at 5:56am
post #362 of 743

Not good.  I wonder if Focal will replace or update the FSP in the nearish future.  Hmm...

 

Edit: Is the warranty only one year?

 

 

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 It's a shame really as I think Focal got the hard part right but have likely hurt sales by cutting some corners :(

 

Wouldn't be surprised to see more discounting on their price for that reason.


Edited by BrainFood - 3/29/14 at 6:18am
post #363 of 743

The guys at Amazon.es sure are enjoying their siestas!

post #364 of 743

I paid 2 euros more.  Ordered last week and arriving this Wednesday.

post #365 of 743

Ordered the on day of this post and they got shipped on the 3rd of April. Well, ok weekend and all, but still took their sweet ass time. 

 

Hehe, this is exciting. I haven't purchased a new headphone in a long time. 

post #366 of 743
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Originally Posted by utmelidze View Post
 

I tried 3.5 to 3.5 cable from Kabeldirekt Pro

They have 0.25 Ohm Ground to Ground and 0.34 Ohm LR-LR

And they are very cheap on amazon

Nearly 7 Euros for 3 Meter

 

Thumbs up 

 

 

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Is it this? And did you measure the resistence yourself?

 

 

Hmm, ordered the cable on this recommendation and the plug is too fat to fit into the FSP housing.  No?

post #367 of 743
Thread Starter 

Wait are you saying it's too fat? or are you just guessing?

post #368 of 743

I have the cable here so I'm not guessing.  Will give it another try tomorrow to be sure (it's late here now).  The connector is definitely a lot thicker than the stock/ v moda one. 

 

On a positive note, my new FSP's are sounding fantastic!

post #369 of 743
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BrainFood View Post
 

I have the cable here so I'm not guessing.  Will give it another try tomorrow to be sure (it's late here now).  The connector is definitely a lot thicker than the stock/ v moda one. 

 

On a positive note, my new FSP's are sounding fantastic!


Ah that's sad news. I haven't ordered it, but the original guy who posted this info owns you some money.

post #370 of 743

god damn me :(

sorry guys i brought you in this trouble

 

i tested that cable for Fiio E12 :( from E12 to Source and no idea why i had to post it here

 

i really apologise

post #371 of 743

Well, we all make mistakes.  Apology accepted!

 

It can be used for other purposes anyway

 

 

post #372 of 743

i hope  you can send it back free

if not, i can provide shipping costs with paypal

post #373 of 743
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Originally Posted by utmelidze View Post
 

i hope  you can send it back free

if not, i can provide shipping costs with paypal


Thanks for offering

 

Actually, the three metres length will be perfect as a back up washing line.  You could send me some pegs though :p 


Edited by BrainFood - 4/8/14 at 8:34am
post #374 of 743

sorry,but what does PEG mean?

i am from germany :))))

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Originally Posted by utmelidze View Post
 

sorry,but what does PEG mean?

i am from germany :))))

 

 

 

:beerchug:

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