Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (Portable Headphones and IEMs)

  1. ruckus1027
    guys some sad news. I accidentally left my Tin Audio T2s in my pocket and put them through the wash and dryer. They don't sound right. The right side seems much louder now than the left. :disappointed::disappointed::disappointed::disappointed:

    I'm not sure if this is salvageable?

    Otherwise, if there's someone that is less than impressed with theirs or don't like it, I might be interested. Prices seem to have climbed since I got mine.
  2. B9Scrambler
    Put them in a bag of rice for a few days. Will suck any remaining water out. Might solve the issue :)
  3. Adide
    Did you remember to add conditioner?

    Kidding. Sorry buddy, I hope they will properly dry out.
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  4. ruckus1027
    Ya know I might try it. They actually went in for a swim like a week or two ago. I hadn't used them to try and dry them out but it's possible there's still moisture. Luckily, I'm asian and so there's always rice in the pantry.

    I'm pretty sure there was some fabric softener. Lol no worries, I hope they dry out too. I've been using my ASK/ASY IEMs the past week or so and really putting them to good use.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
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  5. chickenmoon
    You may want to let them soak in deionized water a few times first as to minimize the amount of solid residue the drying will leave (scale and whatever washing product you used).
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  6. ruckus1027
    Like dunk them in water again?
  7. chickenmoon
    Yes, but pure water without any electrolyte or else in it, aka deionized water used for car batteries and steam irons. If the driver membranes are polymer/metal that should be safe and it will greatly reduce the amount of solid deposit the drying will leave. Do so at your own risk however, I take no responsibility for any further damage that might occur. :wink:

    This said I did that once on a pair of Philips TX2 with no ill effects.
  8. ruckus1027
    Alrighty. I'll try the rice first and see.
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  9. mbwilson111
    I think the idea is to make sure that chemical residue from the washing process does not dry on the drivers. If this happened here there would be so much limescale in there...
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  10. ruckus1027
    I understood it. But, it's possible it's just moisture (hoping that the rinse cycle on the wash cleared it).
  11. mbwilson111
    Someone posted in another thread that the Tin Audio is $35 in the aliexpress sale today. Maybe good to have a backup pair if you love them so much...
  12. chickenmoon
    Keep in mind that scale residues won't redissolve well or at all in water once dried. :wink:
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  13. mbwilson111
    Living here on a chalk cliff, I know all too well about that. I never put an iem in the wash, but limescale residue here is a problem on everything. I use citric acid powder for descaling kettles etc... but would not suggest that for an iem:)
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  14. chickenmoon
    Limescale is in your tap water not in your detergent.
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  15. mbwilson111
    He probably has better water than we do here in the UK. The water here has wrecked my hair and skin.

    I will remember this conversation if we ever accidentally put an iem through the wash. I try to be really careful... double checking all pockets before starting the machine. But then, I have never stuffed an iem into my pocket. Not sure if my husband has... I sometimes find coins...
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
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