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    Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

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    Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Guest on Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:42 am

    You've likely read my sister's version. Well, it seems that any kind of personal ear tech will be killed by one of us.
    FFFFFFF-

    You can ask her, she bought me these not too long ago but, since I'd already bought these so I never used them.
    Then I lost the little black bit for the white ones and used to the red ones... for about a week before I KILLED THEM.

    This comes after I killed the old version of these around three times, which is frustrating because they're EXPENSIVE AS ALL HELL.

    Now I'm back to using the white ones (with the black bud thing from the dead red ones) but they probably won't last long. It takes about a year maximum for my earphones to fail so that one side won't work.

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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by IngoSmith on Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:51 am

    Sony budget dj slash monitor headphones. Cheap. Good sound. Chunky and hard to break wires. Downside is the little arms that hold the earmuff bits look delicate.
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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Koblentz on Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:05 am

    How exactly are you killing your earbuds? This is important.
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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Rhosauce on Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:32 am

    Koblentz wrote:How exactly are you killing your earbuds? This is important.

    This. Even I don't get it. I've had my pair of headphones for nearly two years and they're in perfect shape. I may not use them as much as you but I carry them almost everywhere and they're way chunkier.

    So yeah. You know what I'd suggest.

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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Guest on Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:53 am

    I don't know! Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they are always around my neck, wherever I go.
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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by J3ipolarGod on Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:54 pm

    Redline wrote:I don't know! Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they are always around my neck, wherever I go.

    So are mine but but it has never resulted in any KILLING of my headphones. Maybe it's taken part in maiming them a little bit, but alas, brought no certain death to my headphones has been imparted. I think you should be nicer to them. Maybe they're committing suicide.
    Orh

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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Guest on Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:59 pm

    That made me laugh/cough.
    I dunno. They never get caught on anything. I guess I sorta pull them around my neck though ('cause I prefer the wire at the back).

    I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING, WHY DON'T THEY LIKE ME?!
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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Tator Tot on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:00 pm

    1.) Don't buy Skullcandy
    2.) Don't buy Bose

    Both companies are a scam, you over pay for products of inferior quality to what they offer.

    If you're looking for some strong and durable IEM's you can see about picking up some Sleek Audio SA1's because even with some act of god that you kill these buggers, you're not going to damage the drivers inside the buds themselves, but 90% of the time, break the cable. The cable with SA1's is detachable and easily warrantied or you can buy a new one for only a few dollars plus shipping.

    SA1's are some of the best budget buds you can get that'll be fixed or repaired easily. There are a few different buds that are better for the price in USD ($80) but these are by far the easiest to fix; and honestly comparing them against other buds that cost about the same; on most of your portable media players, you won't notice a difference in the quality unless you include a Amp like the FiiO E5

    So from the realms of Tot audio, there's my two bits.
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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by ephie on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:09 pm

    I used to rock a pair of Marshmallows back when I did use earbuds, or indeed, when I did go into public. They were good for me, lasted as long as I used them.

    JVC HAFX33B Marshmallow<- You can get a cheaper set than 60 bucks. I had a 20 dollar set that lasted me just fine.

    The more options, the better I suppose.


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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Tator Tot on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:24 pm

    Marshmallows are the best side of low end buds.
    They should only run you ~$20 USD at most, but can usually be found around $15.

    Unfortunately between Marshmallows and good buds (like the SA1's) you won't find much inbetween (price vs quality wise.)

    Little known fact, but almost all buds in the $10-$70 range are actually made from the same internal driver in China.
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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by ephie on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:27 pm

    Wouldn't doubt it Tot.

    The Marshmallows were the only ones that stayed in my ears, which gives me even more fond memories. NO earbuds ever stayed in my ear. But they did. Buck Teeth


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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Tator Tot on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:36 pm

    Gizmodo had a very small write-up on it (for a topic as potentially large as this one is.)
    http://gizmodo.com/5617200/the-secret-scam-of-cheap-earbuds

    Marshmallows are still some of my favorite buds; and adittedly on a iPod or iTouch; you won't really notice the difference between SA1's and Marshmallows.
    Though that's because of the DAC that Apple uses in most of it's i-devices.

    Zune, Cowon, & Archos PMP's all use a better DAC so the difference is much more clear.

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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Guest on Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:41 am

    I just killed my emergency pair of earphones Cry

    That's the second set this month Cry
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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Eggbert on Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:00 am

    How do you people break these all the time!? I've had the same pair for about 4 years and they're fine! Dizzy
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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Exxy on Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:05 am

    The only way mine's broken (headset wise) is accidentally rolling over the chord or overestimating the length of the headphones while moving around my room, thus pulling the chord quite hard and fucking up the internal wiring.

    Normal headphones that I've broken are due to falls, extreme weather, or hands of nephews. :C

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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Guest on Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:20 pm

    YOU GUYS AREN'T HELPING!
    I don't have the time or energy to go and buy myself new ones.
    But I don't have any now and I get uber moody when I can Moozik in the morning.
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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Tator Tot on Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:15 pm

    Redline wrote:YOU GUYS AREN'T HELPING!
    I don't have the time or energy to go and buy myself new ones.
    But I don't have any now and I get uber moody when I can in the morning.

    You should try to actually find out what's breaking them.

    Also, it's hrad to see the headphones on that smiley because of the Mob's background.

    still, your options are:
    1.) Buy new buds
    2.) Be moody

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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Guest on Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:09 am

    Tator Tot wrote:
    still, your options are:
    1.) Buy new buds
    2.) Be moody
    I bought temporary ones. I'm less of a heinous bitch of late Pout Blushing Catface
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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Rhosauce on Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:15 am

    Redline wrote:I bought temporary ones. I'm less of a heinous bitch of late Pout Blushing Catface

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeh...

    I'm kidding, I love you. c.c

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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Guest on Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:58 am

    You ass!
    <3

    Also, my temp ones are these
    They were inexpensive ^_^
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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Tator Tot on Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:53 pm

    Those actually use a half decent driver in them.

    Though I do hate the "iPod" style of circular insert on those. I find that style terribly uncomfortable.

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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Guest on Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:37 pm

    I would like them more if they didn't hurt my sensitive cartilage piercing Cry
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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by ephie on Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:39 pm

    I've always liked earhooks, earbuds almost never stay in. Especially since I gauged my ears out but /me shrugs whatcha gone do?


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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Tator Tot on Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:59 pm

    Redline wrote:I would like them more if they didn't hurt my sensitive cartilage piercing

    ephie wrote:I've always liked earhooks, earbuds almost never stay in. Especially since I gauged my ears out but /me shrugs whatcha gone do?

    for having no body alterations.

    @Ephe, are your gauges big enough to put buds through?

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    Re: Redline's Hands: Where earphones go to die.

    Post by Guest on Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:02 pm

    Tator Tot wrote:
    Redline wrote:I would like them more if they didn't hurt my sensitive cartilage piercing

    for having no body alterations.
    Bugger off Loathing

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