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I have owned these for about 5 months now, and have been using them daily during the weekdays at work. As of now I'm starting to notice that the shrink wrapped ear guides are starting to lose their form. When I seat the IEMs fully, the guides usually bring the cable down to fit cleanly behind my ears. Now they're just starting to flop around, and don't really seem to keep the cables snug behind my ears if I look down or tilt my head. I assume this is probably normal with regular usage? I try to take good care of them. I don't let them get twisted up, and at the end of use I neatly and loosely wrap them around my hand and put them back in the storage case. I'll probably find myself switching to the straight cable with the inline remote soon to try and get back to the same comfortable feel that I'm used to, but I've heard some minor complaints about that cable.
I know what I signed up for... affordable IEMs with removable cables. I can "just buy a new cable," you say. But to have to buy a new cable (probably $20-30) twice a year is nearly the cost of replacing the entire unit. At this point maybe I should've just invested in higher quality/price IEMs so it seems more worth it to actually swap the cables on. There is hardly a difference between throwing these in the trash and buying something around the same price, or buying new cables consistently. At the end of the day, I do enjoy the sound from these as an everyday workhorse. Which is what they're designed for, so take them for what they are.
You could try covering the shrink-wrapped part with Sugru. Just apply like play-doh, smooth it out with soapy water and let it cure overnight. Turns into rubber after fully cured.
...shrink wrapped part? i've been having issues with the cables not staying over my ears, but i didn't notice anything akin to shrink wrap. hmmm