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post #1631 of 37767
So anyway ...

It's true.

The legends and myths regarding how utterly and insanely kick butt Shure's service department is are *ALL* true. Nevermind the naysayers of late over at Head-fi ... there are still some golden, GOLDEN folk working the service isles up in Illinois!

So here's what I get for deciding to write Shure, Inc. requesting new tips for my old E4C headphones:

...



...



...

No. It's not an illusion.

Shure did in fact send me a completely on-the-house set of their flagship SE530 PTH inner ear monitors. Retail cost is 450 to 550 dollars ... with some better deals on Ebay (where, hilariously enough, I just picked up a set of these same cans two weeks ago).

Anyway.

Sorry to clog up the club with more rambling about this, but thought it worth a slight infraction or two to point out that taking time to write letters really does sometimes create a connection with a vendor.

I mean, I never sent anything to Shure, Inc. ... just an email with a funny story about getting my E4C tips lodged in my ear.

Guess it rubbed somebody the right way.

When my contact there told me he was "going to see what he could do," ... I never dreamed it was pulling THEM kind of strings.

...

Oh yeah.

I got another letter from another department at Shure just yesterday ...

Here's what it said:

Quote:
Hey Joel-

I'm sending out new E4C tips and nozzles to the address below.

Take care,

Brian


@Heru - since your now the owner of those E4's, let me know and I'll send you a new set of tips and nozzles for them!

    
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post #1632 of 37767
If you really have another pair, maybe it would be nice to raffle this one away for free on these forums. And of course have specific requirements for the people who could enter, like not already having a pair (or comparable IEMs), etc,...

Or do the same thing, but instead of a raffle, have people write a paragraph or two on why they would want it.

No, I'm not looking to get it myself. I hate IEMs
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Originally Posted by 003 View Post
If you really have another pair, maybe it would be nice to raffle this one away for free on these forums. And of course have specific requirements for the people who could enter, like not already having a pair (or comparable IEMs), etc,...
IMO, those sorts of giveaways are too easy to manipulate.

Otherwise ... I love this particular headphone so much that I'm most likely going to simply keep these as a backup. This is appropriate as I've been stressing over Shure's policy of not redeeming warranty on goods purchased through ebay (only authorized resellers get warrantied).

Since I don't have such a receipt, this is a bit of insurance should my current set flake out on me (some folks have issues with cracking wire).

    
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post #1634 of 37767
$75 for the new ones??



I'm now a member!!





















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^^^ pretty.
    
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I concur, nice picture Brin. (Oh, and nice cans, too )
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Wait, there's like 6-7 pics..where the heck are they!!
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If you sold your old E530's, you'd have the warrenty from the new ones right? That's what I would do.
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Quote:
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Wait, there's like 6-7 pics..where the heck are they!!
I saw them when you first posted but they disappeared!



EDIT: OH! they're back!
    
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s1rrah, if you were to say donate those e530's I'd be sure to post thoughts on them and compare them to my Denon's
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