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Tired of Plastic headphones? California Headphones are retro designed die cast headphones wrapped in leather that sound insane
Tired of Plastic headphones? California Headphones are retro designed die cast headphones wrapped in leather that sound insane
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    1. RYAN NORMAN on August 22, 2017

      I used these for yet another long listening session last night, and they're still supremely comfortable. They still work and sound great. Thanks.

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      bbqpeanut on January 4, 2015

      Hah! Groupon has Silverados for $30.

    3. Ben Harkins
      on March 21, 2014

      I've had these for a quite a while and I love them. I use them almost every day and have had absolutely no issues. The sounds quality is pretty unreal. Thanks for a great set of headphones!

    4. Mohamed AlNaqbi on August 24, 2013

      the sound is great i cant deny, its no where as comfortable as the beats headphone though, and the left cord stopped working so i only get sound from the right speakers, wasn't worth the funding to be honest.

    5. Daniel Ming-Hai Lan on July 8, 2013

      It has only been about 7 months since I received my silverados and the cord has already stopped working in one ear. On your website, it says that any defects outside of normal wear and tear are covered under a one-year warranty. Would I be able to get the cords replaced? Thanks.

    6. Dorian Henao on May 3, 2013

      Anyone find a good source for replacing the cords on the Silverados?

    7. Emma Hogan on February 3, 2013

      @Tim Hickman I contacked Joanne at the email address you provided and RMA'd my Laredos following her directions. They arrived at the RMA address on Jan 14th according to the package tracking. It is now Feb 2nd, almost 3 weeks later, and I still have not yet received a replacement set. I've emailed Joanne a few times asking for a follow up, with no response. Can you shine any light on things?

    8. Bruno Lara on January 30, 2013

      Mark, you're complaining about your headphones not working.... I haven't even received mine. I have no response what so ever from these guys.

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      Mark Kaplan on January 25, 2013

      Like some others below, I have not heard from you after leaving two messages on your web site's form, though you say that you will respond within 72 hours. I'm the guy with the kickstarter laredos who has no visible damage, but the phones stopped working after a short tug on the cord. Please remember your funders.

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      Siim Vene on January 20, 2013

      Are there any news/ideas/progress regarding design of the cable with audio controls?

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      ARTHUR DAVIES on January 15, 2013

      The Laredo headphones are made of plastic hinges, because they broke on me. So much for durability, now I got them attached with duct tape, and I don't recommend these because customer service doesn't respond to my, 3 messages. I need a small plastic part . No response after a few weeks. Will not be buying again and I will spread the word and the duct tape says a lot. All I need now is a 3 D printer to repair these headphones.

    12. Rock Lobster on January 13, 2013

      Urban Outfitters on Broadway in Manhattan are selling their remaining Laredos for 39.95 , that is a good deal.

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      Casey on January 12, 2013

      If this goes commercial, I would include an 1/8 to 1/4 adapter that is styled to the plug used. It's design does not work with some adapters. Had to try a few before I found one that worked.

    14. Jonathan Koay on January 9, 2013

      Anyone knows where I can find detachable headphone cables for replacement? I didn't expect it to wear down that quickly.

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      Joseph Davis on January 8, 2013

      I have not received my LE's either...

    16. Bruno Lara on January 8, 2013

      Am I the only one who hasn't received my LE???

    17. Raymund R DeAsis on January 5, 2013

      I shot an email you guys about my headphones. I love them but one of the phones broke already. Please advise on what to do.


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      T. Bokkinga on January 4, 2013

      @Ted: on october 12th update #22 was published showing a picture of the shiny LE, announcing they would go into production. so you could have known they would be shiny instead of matt/brushed.
      I agree with you the matt/brushed look was much nicer, although this is personally.
      The sound is fenominal, shiny or brushed.

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      Hreiðar Ólafur Arnarsson on January 3, 2013

      I received my LE yesterday. Had to pay almost half of what I had already paid to get it processed through customs by the company that processes FedEx deliveries here in Iceland.

      No brushed look on the metal as the original picture shows. The headphones are a lot lighter than I expected, I assumed they would be heavier due to the metal in them. There is some weird discoloration on the edges where leather was fastened together, I'm guessing it's some kind of glue to keep the edges from fraying. In any case, it is of darker color than the rest of the leather and it is noticable.

    20. tedder
      on January 3, 2013

      (finally) received my Limited Editions yesterday! They are nicely constructed. I thought the foam on the earcups would be a little softer, but I assume they'll break in. And I was surprised the metal would be a brushed metal appearance as in the picture, while they are a full chrome. They certainly work, even with those minor issues.

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      T. Bokkinga on January 3, 2013

      @w: luckely the sound is the same, with or without taxes ;-)

    22. Mysticmaus on January 3, 2013

      Yes i had to pay 34,11 customs ....GRRR , not fair!

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      T. Bokkinga on January 3, 2013

      @wouter: congrats!
      Indeed a great sound. did you ultimately had to pay customs?
      If so, I was lucky ;-)

    24. Mysticmaus on January 3, 2013

      Hi Guys

      A happy new year!

      And i recieved my LE Silverado! , the sound is amazing!!! , best heaphone EVER!

    25. Tim Hickman 3-time creator on January 2, 2013

      @Mark Hogan, please email

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      T. Bokkinga on December 31, 2012

      Serveral hours to go....
      for all the backers and the CHC Team: a happy and healthy 2013 !

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      T. Bokkinga on December 31, 2012

      @wouter: I have not had any mail from FedEx and did not have to pay any aditional taxes.... Also living in the Netherlands. Looks like random actions.

    28. Mysticmaus on December 31, 2012

      Hi Tim

      I just an email from FedEx that i need to pay 34,11 euro for VAT , is that normal?

      Did anyone else in europe had to pay extra money for VAT???

    29. Emma Hogan on December 28, 2012

      The left ear on my Laredos stopped working. How do I get it fixed?

    30. Tim Hickman 3-time creator on December 28, 2012

      @T. Bokkinga,
      Thanks for the post. Glad you like them!

    31. Tim Hickman 3-time creator on December 28, 2012

      If you ordered the LE's, then you will receive them (If you have not already). We shipped them out the day they arrived in our warehouse.

    32. Tim Hickman 3-time creator on December 28, 2012

      Sorry to hear that. Please email


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      T. Bokkinga on December 28, 2012

      See comments in the #26 update.

      I have received my LE this morning (living in The Netherlands).
      Great product !

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      ARTHUR DAVIES on December 28, 2012

      My Laredo headset left plastic plate broke that holds the speaker arm in place. I tried 3 times to get in contact through email over the last week, granted it is the holidays. I thought I might give this avenue a try. I need a replacement part.

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      Canh on December 27, 2012

      No, I haven't received mine. I'm starting to think they put out fake updates just to shut us up for a couple days.

    36. tedder
      on December 27, 2012

      wondering if anyone has received their Limiteds. I'm in LA, shipped to a large company, not received as of 12/27.

    37. Mysticmaus on December 22, 2012

      OMG , they are SHIPPED!!!

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      T. Bokkinga on December 22, 2012

      GREAT (see update #26) !!!!!!!
      (So it seems I was wrong....)
      Are we going to receive tracking codes? If so, when should we get these ?

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      T. Bokkinga on December 21, 2012

      I also am curious if the announced delevery to the warehouse is met.... I bed it did not.
      and when I am wrong: in that case I hope we get a ,confirmation and further scheme for sending them out (whitch I also think is not going to happen soon)

      I still am convinced we will see our presious headphones not earlier than somewhere next year.... very, very disappointing this is taking so absurdly long.

      for all 'headphone-less' backers: happy holidays

    40. tedder
      on December 21, 2012

      like Wouter, I'm here wondering if the Limited have been received and reshipped.

    41. Mysticmaus on December 20, 2012

      Hi Tim , thank you for the update! , let us know when they arrive okay? , please?

    42. Tim Hickman 3-time creator on December 19, 2012

      Hey everyone. In regards to the Limited's, if you haven't yet seen the update we posted please do so. We are expecting them soon, and are looking forward to sending them out to you all. Happy holidays

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      T. Bokkinga on December 16, 2012

      Perhaps some information concerning this silence and our worries adressed to the writers of the articles of the magazines/papers as shown on the internet site of CHC ( is a way to trigger something.
      I defenetly consider this option when this silence contignous.
      Publishing poitive articles is one but when things seem to turn the other side this also may be shown to the potential customers/buyers.

      It is up to Tim and his crew.

    44. Mysticmaus on December 16, 2012

      I hope i here something within a week or i think i am going to ask for a refund because this is getting really odd...

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      Niels Rieck on December 16, 2012

      @bokkinga i agree and i hope that we get some kind of kompansation an normal silverado or something if the LE isnt going to make it :/

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      T. Bokkinga on December 16, 2012

      Not this year ? I am wondering if we are ever going to receive our LE.
      This whole operation has gone way too silence for my taste.
      And silence is never a good sign. Seems to become an expensive lesson .......

      @Tim / Seth / rest of the Team: or am I mistaking ??????

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      Niels Rieck on December 16, 2012

      i dont believe that i see my limited edition this year but info would be nice especially 1 week after the supposed delivery

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