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Originally Posted by remilio View Post

 

I live in Russia, so as I said earlier, warranty politics and returns here are just words - if something breaks - it's ALWAYS your fault and you should fix it by yourself (mostly with adhesive tape and rude language :) )

 

Sorry to hear that... unfortunately the headband construction does seem subpar. Which is really unfortunate...

 

BTW: working as a sound engineer I can only speak for applying enough tape in case of a problem -- one would not believe how many parties would not take place without duct tape ;-) Take a look at the 'Engineering Flowchart':

http://www.cyclelicio.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/flowchart.jpg

 

It should obviously have markings 'rude language' as well... as that sometimes does indeed help with problems ;-)

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Honestly, the are are some durable headband designs out there, and most of them are pretty inexpensive to implement (and available on cheaper headphones). I wonder if the Spirit Classics have headband issues, is it just a spirit pro style headband with leather wrapped around it?
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I really hope Focal is working on a FSP S or some updated model that addressess the build quality and comfort issues. I will buy the updated and also keep my old one too if this happens. I would like think it's only a matter of time before enough complaints reach them not to mention returns and warranty repairs.

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

I really hope Focal is working on a FSP S or some updated model that addressess the build quality and comfort issues. I will buy the updated and also keep my old one too if this happens. I would like think it's only a matter of time before enough complaints reach them not to mention returns and warranty repairs.

 

On the FSP product page, people post their thoughts and the company even responds in the comments.

 

Unfortunately, it looks like revisions are not currently planned:

 

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I've been wondering lately, do you plan to release a updated version of Spirit pro(like One S)?? With better build and more durable plastic? because of that cracks on the both sides of the headband i can't be satisfied for 100% :(
I mean the sound is perfect, but the cracking plastic (or the way how the cans are connected with the headband)is not.
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This is not planned for the moment even if we are taking into account of our customer's feedbacks to improve our products. Our products are regularly improved, but there is no new version of Spirit Pro planned for the moment.
However, if you encounter an issue with your headphones, I invite to contact back your dealer who should be able to help you.

 

The most ironic thing is this, from the same page:

 

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Resistance and optimal comfort
 

On average, users tend to use headphones for extended periods of time, so we purposely focused our efforts on making Spirit Professional as comfortable as possible by using large memory-foam ear cushions which surround the whole ear as well as spread and minimise the amount of pressure felt by the user.

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Does the Focal Spirit One S not suffer from the problems of the Pro and Classic?
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Wow I must say these headphones have become amazingly comfortable now. Clamping force is perfect and the earpads have moulded very well to my ears resulting in excellent comfort while still maintaining great isolation. The main change I've noticed with the sound is the soundstage seems to have increased from when I first got it. It's become quite wide and very natural sounding for a closed back IMO. I especially love how laid back and fatigue free the listening experience is compared with my other cans. When ya wanna just kick back and relax to some music these headphones do a fantastic job!
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