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  Hmmm...  actually, that looks rather inconclusive, to me!     If one was fitting the tubing to the BA and then, subsequently, adding a drop of high or medium-viscosity cyano (not super-low-viscosity!!), then I can see that it might be reasonably safe. I have no experience of CIEM building (yet...  )  but, speaking from decades of experience using cyano for various other hobbies, I have seen, many, many times, that the vapours are a PITA and can get into the tiniest of...
  I take it you are not concerned with cyano' vapours?  http://www.head-fi.org/t/430688/home-made-iems/1635#post_10329767
 In a similar vein, I must admit, I find 1964Ears latest venture interesting (Ambrose Diaphonic Ear Lens technology   - AKA 'ADEL' -   integrated into a CIEM). Very overpriced, but interesting...   WRT impressions being removed, I have always been advised, by audiologists, to make 'yawning' motions with my jaw whilst each impression is being removed, and that seems to relieve any pressure or vacuum successfully. As ever, YMMV
  Don't worry; no one here is trying to make you look bad; you're amongst friends, here. It's not personal at all. We're all just trying to be accurate about something which could have significant health repercussions, so that anyone reading the thread can make well-informed decisions about the potential risks involved in doing DIY impressions. It's not something to be taken lightly. I certainly don't claim to be a professional authority on the topic, but I do see, & take...
  Not to labour the point (and I respect your right to make your own choice), but it's not so much about pressure as it is the risk of the impression material potentially adhering to the eardrum, with disastrous effects upon removal of the impression from the ear canal. If one had a digital otoscope linked to a laptop (so as to be able to see a live view of the inner ear, on a screen/monitor), then one could reliably locate the dam without assistance. Anyway, as I said, I...
  I agree. I support the premise of DIY CIEMs, but not DIY impressions. IMHO, it just isn't worth the risk of material creeping past an incorrectly-aligned self-inserted dam. Or (@ TheoS53), to put it another way, are your eardrums worth less to you than $50?  .
  Any concerns about Bisphenol A ? I'm not saying it's definitely in WS 105 Epoxy, but it is present in some epoxies, so it'd be worth checking. I realise you only used the epoxy for a positive mould, but still, if present within the epoxy, then there could, potentially, be transfer onto the surface of the ballistics gel negative mould, and from there onto the surface of the final CIEM shell.
  My advice: Cancel your creditcards before you read any further! This thread is an absolute goldmine of desirable artists/albums!
  That's fair enough. I agree with you that there is something quite unique about the way dynamic drivers portray the texture and subjective 'air movement' of sub-bass notes (and that was a significant reason for my initial interest in the MG6 Pro), although I think TOTL BA-based CIEMs are inching ever-closer to that kind of subjective experience, even if they haven't quite mimicked it yet. For the record, I did as FS suggested, and purchased some Atrios prior to ordering...
  This isn't aimed at you, alone, but just to explain: My reason for posing the question is simply that this thread has blithely led many people to buy MG6 Pros, and continues to do so, even though several head-fiers have experienced substantial issues, either with the MG6 Pro itself (and/) or with futuresonics. I'm not trying to be a PITA to anyone, but I was misled, by this very thread, to spend more than $800 (all-told) on what I personally consider to be a substandard...
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