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Old 03-01-2011, 04:46 PM
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Default Super-durable headphones?

I've been through 2 pairs of Gummys, and now a pair of V-Moda Bass frequencies, one of the wires always goes bad and the sound becomes lopsided The headphones sit jumbled in my pocket everyday so I just want some headphones that will last, was looking at the tour or iBeats by Monster because of the special cords, but do you guys have any more reasonably priced suggestions?
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:01 PM
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MEElectronics M6 or M9, but honestly it sounds more like you just need to start being a little me careful with your earphones.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:10 PM
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No headphones I've ever used will stand up to what you describe. If you've ever worked on the cable or replaced a headphone jack you would know how thin those wires are.

Try this. It's cheap and it works.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:26 PM
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I was just going to recommend the same thing skip252 did - put the IEM's inside a small container, as no brand will take "shove it in the pocket and ignore" abuse.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:03 PM
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My Sennheiser IE8 actually have been taking this kind of abuse for the last 3 years or so, but I certainly don't recommend for others to treat theirs in this way

The cable is replacable if you are concerned about that.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:21 PM
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cx300s are the most durable iem's made AFAIK, built like tanks!
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:33 PM
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cx300s are the most durable iem's made AFAIK, built like tanks!
Yep, the CX 300 are really tough. Mine look like the day I bought them. I have to believe at least part of that is carrying them in some type of pouch or case when I'm not wearing them. I'm not going to bet the cables would survive a full day in my pocket with all the other stuff I carry.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:22 PM
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No, the panasonic HJE900 are way more durable than the CX300's. My HJE900's are stuffed in my pockets 24/7 I've actually bent the plug on them slightly, but I'm not surprised for the abuse I put them though. They are hands down the toughest headphones I have seen, and as some members here will say, if it can be broken, then I will find a way(usually intentional. ). And yes, the HJE900's Cubic Zirconia covering can be scratched, I've done it to my own set, just to see if it was possible, It was hard to do, but I managed after a few attempts.
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No, the panasonic HJE900 are way more durable than the CX300's. My HJE900's are stuffed in my pockets 24/7 I've actually bent the plug on them slightly, but I'm not surprised for the abuse I put them though. They are hands down the toughest headphones I have seen, and as some members here will say, if it can be broken, then I will find a way(usually intentional. ). And yes, the HJE900's Cubic Zirconia covering can be scratched, I've done it to my own set, just to see if it was possible, It was hard to do, but I managed after a few attempts.
For the price, yes, I agree, the CX300s are pretty durable, as are the similar Creative EP630 clones - they lived under my pillows for years as sleeping IEMs and lasted just fine.

And Syndrome, what the hell did you use? Some special manly-man, industrial strength redneck sandpaper?
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And Syndrome, what the hell did you use? Some special manly-man, industrial strength redneck sandpaper?
Something like that. it did take me 3 different 'sessions' to finally get even micro scratches on them. These are by far the strongest IEM's I've ever seen.
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^ Sheee-it. IEM companies should just hire you full-time. You could be the IEM equivalent of the Samsonite suitcase gorilla

Post some pics of the damage to the Panas - this I gotta see
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lol, I'll have to get them sometime, its going to be hard to capture the micro scratches on them, and I'm to lazy to do it now.
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Something like that. it did take me 3 different 'sessions' to finally get even micro scratches on them. These are by far the strongest IEM's I've ever seen.
I was thinking a chop saw with a grinder blade.....lol.
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I was thinking a chop saw with a grinder blade.....lol.
Damn, I'm so tired I though you said "chop suey with some ginger beer",...damn lestatar,...sorry,...
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^ roflmao! hahahahaha good one!
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^ roflmao! hahahahaha good one!
*2 Now that was funny, lucky I didn't have a mouth full of coffee.
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My Sony MDR-EX500 IEMs have been put thru heaps and without any effect.
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