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Old 01-05-2011, 08:09 PM
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Default Super Fi 5 quality problems?

Hello all!

First of all Happy new year to all!
I'm more of a "passive member" here, but I think with my little knowledge in the audio department, it is not a big loss for you guys!
But thanks to all the members here for their reviews and comments, it really is a great community for the "audio geeks"!

Anyway, I finally decided to buy my first pair of relatively expensive earbuds a few months ago: the UE Super Fi 5 (the mono driver ones).
They sound great, a lot more balanced than my EP630.
But I could not find a great fit with these: I kind of have an oily skin, the silicon eartips tend to fall off all the time, no matter which one I select. I finally tried the foam tips provided: they fit more or less, but they seem a little too big...
But the most important problem appeared a few weeks back: the sound on one the buds became less loud than the other one...please note that I use them most of the time at home (computer, in bed, but also sometimes in the metro etc).

I sent them back for repair (as they are under 2 years warranty), I suppose they'll send me back a new boxed pair, in a few weeks.

So my question is the following: are there any "known" quality problems with these earbuds? Should I sell these when I receive the new ones, and buy something else? If yes , which one, considering my fit problem as well?

Or maybe it was just bad luck with the first pair, and should simply try to buy S foam tips on it to resolve the fit issue?

I thank you in advance for your help!

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Old 01-05-2011, 08:41 PM
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... are there any "known" quality problems with these earbuds?
No quality issues that I’ve read about but I have read about comfort issues enough and I think your right, either you had bad luck or they accidently got damaged.

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Should I sell these when I receive the new ones, and buy something else?
In your second paragraph first sentence you stated “They sound great,” your words not mine, so why sell, just enjoy them and if you have problems again then move on. Also if the foam tips work better for you, why not try to find the right size so they don’t fall out. In my case I use medium on one side and large on the other, one ears a little larger

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Old 01-07-2011, 09:22 PM
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Thanks for your reply! It is indeed what I thought first, but I was thinking maybe it is a known problem, and maybe I'll never get a great fit...

Anyway, I think it is the best way to do it: I sent the earphones back for waranty, and ordered Small foam tips...I'll see what will be the final result...
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