Strain reliefs splitting on Klipsch Image X5 headphones.

Discussion in 'Portable Headphones & Earphones' started by CIL, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. CIL

    CIL Casual Listener

    Dec 25, 2009
    About eight months ago I purchased a set of Klipsch Image X5 headphones. Two or three months ago the strain relief on each earpiece started to split. The split on one strain relief is 5 mm long and on the other 8 mm long.

    I do not believe that I have subjected my headphones to anything other than normal use; I have not "abused" them in any way. I can only attribute the failiure of the strain reliefs to a poor choice of materials by Klipsch.

    I am very disappointed that the strain reliefs started to split less than six months after I purchased my headphones. Consequently I post this as a warning to potential purchasers of Klipsch Image headphones.

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