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For live performance, you should strongly consider a silicone CIEM. Jaw movement is far more likely to result in lost seal with hard materials like acrylic. Silicone provides deeper fit, and flexes with the ear canal to help maintain the seal under duress. It's a lot more comfortable, too.
 Quick tip: The Sensaphonics Custom Sleeves fit the entire current SE line (except the rather bulbous 846). So if you invest in teh SCS for the SE215, you can also use it with the 425 and 535 as you move along the upgrade path.
 Word to the wise: Today is the final day for these deals. And happy holidays to all!
 FYI, Claudia (who is totally awesome) was out sick for a few days following Thanksgiving weekend. Sometimes the explanation is both simple and reasonable...
Nice! That can be a busy time, so please call ahead to set up your appointment.
The fast answer to the title question = no. Electrical summation to mono is NOT equivalent to separate Left and Right signals within a single earpiece.   You mentioned the Sensaphonics 221 (http://www.sensaphonics.com/221). The 221 is a true stereo device, with a pair of full-range drivers (one for the Left signal, the other for the Right), housed together within a single earphone. The L and R outputs are sent down individual tubes and delivered to the inner ear. There...
I remain amazed that any self-described audiophile would put their hearing at risk by attempting DIY impressions.   It is an incredibly stupid idea, on many levels.   Sounds like you're in a relatively remote area, LostArk. I suggest you contact Sensaphonics at 312-432-1714 during business hours to discuss.
"...where he would sometimes lose the sound (would get muffled)" sounds like a fit issue to me, though a lack of seal would normally manifest as thin/tinny rather than muffled. Based on your description, it could also potentially be a dysfunction in the HF driver(s). Presumably InEarz tests for that.   If this wasn't an issue/symptom previously, there's no (hardware) reason it should be now. If this is sinus/allergy problem, it should manifest with other IEMs as well, so...
Hi Sharpegaz. Having many models to mix for is a common problem on a lot of stages. In my many years of experience and in discussions with monitor engineers for many bands, the recurring answer is, overwhelmingly, to get a set of flat-response IEMs.   In short: Start with the truth.   This approach allows the engineer to adjust consistently for variations across IEMs and the hearing/personal preferences of each artist. It's something I hear time and again in my...
 That's a big kettle of fish you just opened. I'll start by stating that I'm not an audiologist. NRR is a required spec on hearing protection products (earplugs, gun muffs, etc.). IEMs are NOT hearing protection products, so NRR does not apply to them. (Fun fact: There are actually foam earplugs on the market with an official NRR spec of ZERO!) Thus, the Sensaphonics isolation specification is not based on NRR. This is, AFAIK, true for all IEM manufacturers, even those who...
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