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"Ultimate Ears super.fi 5 Pro

To achieve this way of usage and looks.

1. Flip Flop the wire and the driver unit. Connect the left wire to the driver unit and vice versa for the other.

2. Advantages for this modification:

Does not stick out as much, flat, almost able to sleep with them. (No guarantee on a happy ending)

Sturdier fit, better seal for best sound reproduction.

Enjoy"

Ultimate Ears - super.fi MOD

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post #287 of 296
I have the triple.fi earpieces flipped, with the left ear-piece connected to the right cable and placed in the right ear (and visa versa).

They fit better and seal better that way. Here are some pics showing that when worn this way they fit in the pinna of the ear as well as my Denon C700. The Triple.fi actually lay in the ear better with a winter cap over the ears than the Denon. With the Denon, a hat pushes them down and breaks the seal, but it doesn't do that with the Triple.fi.

post #288 of 296
Do you have to "flip" the wires so that posts in each connect to the same side of the opposite drivers, or does it not matter?
post #289 of 296
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Do you have to "flip" the wires so that posts in each connect to the same side of the opposite drivers, or does it not matter?
Yes, known as the "ridge" on the unit and the wire (earlier discussion). Make sure those "ridge" line up with the wire, this would prevent in-phase and out-of-phase. Enjoy.
post #290 of 296
Where is the ridge? I'm looking at the SF5pro now and am not seeing a ridge....Wait, I do see the ridge in the wire sleeve, but do not see anything on the driver housing to indicate a match for the ridge.
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Where is the ridge? I'm looking at the SF5pro now and am not seeing a ridge....Wait, I do see the ridge in the wire sleeve, but do not see anything on the driver housing to indicate a match for the ridge.
As you insert the wire into the driver housing, the "ridge" on the wire should face the marking [L] or [R] on the driver housing, hope this help.
post #292 of 296
Ahhhh!! That makes sense. Thanks!!
post #293 of 296
I just got the Super.fi 5 Pro after returning Shure SE210s.

I have a question about the bump alignment to avoid phasing. As the Pro has two drivers then does it matter which wire goes into which driver? If you swap the cables and align the bumps then the wire that could be connected to the high driver in the original config would be connected to the low end driver (the bump in the casing). I hope I've explained that well. Of course it depends if the two pins are bound for a driver each or if it's just electric gnomes running up one way and down the other.

Right now I'm working in the flip flop config with bumps misaligned.

The only problem I have with the mod is that it hurts my ears a bit cos the low driver bump presses against my ear. Plus the stem of the phones that you put the tip on is just way too thick.
post #294 of 296
Update: I switched back bumper to bumper as I think was was getting phased sound in the above config.

I'd still like to know the purpose of each pin though.
post #295 of 296
two pins = kathode and anode

Every electric current needs to run in a circle.
To put it in an easy way the electrical current (which carrys the music...) gets out of the player into the earphone on one plug-pin and out on the other plug-pin back into the player.
The separation between highs and lows is done in the earphone itself.
post #296 of 296
Sorry to revive a dead thread..
but ive been skipping around and all I see is the FS mod (and tips..)

what are some mods i can do with the cord?
I read somewhere that you can use ES2 cables which will up the SQ.. but i googled it and couldn't find a website that sells em..
Anyone have any suggestions?

cheers
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