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Another pair ruined. RIP Miles Davis Trumpets

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So I nabbed a pair of Monster Miles Davis Trumpet buds. They truly are a beauty and the detail even on a phone is beautiful.

I'm always after great sound for all the normal reasons...but mostly for the vocals of Floor Jansen. A 3 1/2 octave Dramatic Soprano that can sing power metal,  opera, blues, and growl.

I got this set at the end of February. Of course at times they were loud. Mostly used on my Galaxy Note 2. Sometimes with a volume boost.

A few days ago the left side started getting static. :_(__________
At low volumes and especially with less high notes it's not badly noticeable.
Definitely not the first pair this has happened to....
EDIT:Slightly blown driver. Warranty.

What do I do? Obviously quieter listening and less Floor would help. Aside from that cause no.
Anyone else have similar experience?
Know of any other good phones with spectacular vocal presence? Especially ones that can last longer?

The problem is its really hard to find speakers and earphones that are capable of pushing her voice. It's a soprano singing with the power of Thunder in front of metal music. Her voice always gets leveled, faded, loses all resonance.

It could be something else entirely I'm aware. ..but again it's happened before and it's only in the loud high ranges mostly. Can't even afford a good replacement at the moment. Horrible timing. .. as if any time is a good time to lose your buds. And sister seems to have lost my klipsch s2 buds. And no way i can go down to the $4 do pair.

Guess I expected too much from a $300 set of phones meant for spectacular vocal presence/trebble/detail by playing strong vocals....go figure.
PS. These are the only monster buds I will touch. Period.

Edited by jackskellington - 6/11/14 at 2:58pm
post #2 of 6
This happens. Most likely cable and/or connectors. You could try get them recabled if you really wanted. You could also give the connector a clean, but I reckon the strain at the connector end might be the culprit. If you wiggle the connector around does the sound change?

Other thing is how you're taking care of them. A lot of people don't realize that even just winding up cables in a standard loop puts strain on them. Read up on the over-under cable wrapping method to find out how to wrap your cables with less strain (and no knotting). I find it also reduces memory effect on cables.

And the most obvious thing to look for if you buy new IEMs is a pair with removable a cables. The Audio-Technica IM50s are highly rated and Vsonic is in the process of releasing their VSD series with removable cables.

I do see you think it might be the driver because of volume levels. Fair enough. I still reckon removable cables are a good idea just so you can tell whether it's a cable issue or something else. I can't make recommendations for doing this singer's vocals justice, though. I love my Ostry KC06A's vocals, but no removable cables, so.... Up to you smily_headphones1.gif.
post #3 of 6
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Thank you. I should have made that clear. Just constant static. Mostly in high and loud notes.
Nothing changes it except listening to quiet levels and trying to avoid high stuff.
No messed up cables or wiggle changes. All seems fine accept the static.

I mostly keep them in a case. I carefully wrap them around three fingers to be stored in a case.
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Originally Posted by jackskellington View Post

Thank you. I should have made that clear. Just constant static. Mostly in high and loud notes.
Nothing changes it except listening to quiet levels and trying to avoid high stuff.
No messed up cables or wiggle changes. All seems fine accept the static.

I mostly keep them in a case. I carefully wrap them around three fingers to be stored in a case.

Sounds like a blown driver - do you have the warranty?

post #5 of 6
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Yes. I should have been more clear of it being the driver originally. And no warranty sadly. I wouldn't have to be here then. Sure wish I had gotten the whole pack which I believe I could have gotten the warranty with. It was double the price that way at the time though.

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
On a side note, listening to all my music at random and not always blaring has been mentally healthy.
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