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post #1141 of 3897
Kinda hard to appreciate from the pictures, but to me (again, not having them in front of me) they do not look "horrible". I would worry first about fit/seal, and then looks - you can always improve the looks by light polishing

That being said, I am somewhat worried that the sound/balance of the LW's as compared to the TF10's is not to your liking. It does not mater how good the LW's fit/look - if they don't sound "right" to you, then maybe you need to try something else then? Or is this no longer an issue?

By the way, if you are not getting the "perfect" seal, my audiologist recommended:
- a small amount of baby oil in the outer part
- a product called OTO-EASE (which is what I have). Not only improves the seal, but makes inserting and removing these custom IEM's (custom tips for the TF10 in my case) very easy!

Will
post #1142 of 3897
baby oil eh, i shall try.

im preparing myself to either - get refund, or get new impressions and try again, either that, or just deal with it. although, I am starting to work on the fit part, and just trying it with different cables, the modded cable, without that long plastic and paperclip makes it easier and less painful. using a ety p-s adapter, seems a tad bit more acceptable on the harsh highs, but some songs still hurt me, especially that of The Killers, who on my er4 sound great!

soundwise, its still the harsh highs, i remember john suggesting to put some cotton wool in the high freq tube , anyone tried this, i might give it a go.
post #1143 of 3897
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Originally Posted by FeedMeTrance View Post
baby oil eh, i shall try.


soundwise, its still the harsh highs, i remember john suggesting to put some cotton wool in the high freq tube , anyone tried this, i might give it a go.
Geez. If it comes to that, I'd go for a refund since you can get great sound to your tastes from other phones...sorry FMT.
post #1144 of 3897
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soundwise, its still the harsh highs, i remember john suggesting to put some cotton wool in the high freq tube , anyone tried this, i might give it a go.
I like using pure virgin olive oil to lub the LW's because it is natural, works great.

Ha,Ha! the cotton might just be enough to attenuate the highs to the proper amount. I use tissue paper over the tweeters on some of my reference monitors in my recording studio to knock off some of the highs. It was almost mandatory with the Yamaha NS-10 monitors, so it might worth a try.
post #1145 of 3897
nooooo

i so wanted custom earphones

im still convinced that i just got dud drivers, but it might be something i just have to deal with
post #1146 of 3897
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nooooo

i so wanted custom earphones

im still convinced that i just got dud drivers, but it might be something i just have to deal with
Man I know what you mean about custom earphones. If my LW's don't work out this time, I might give them back and spend a few more bucks and go with the custom UE5 pro. Just got to get something going on.
post #1147 of 3897
Upon more usage, I am getting a much better seal in my left ear.

Still working on Mr Right.

In the meantime, emailed my audiologist, saying I'd like to come in and have her look at my ears and the fit and see what she has to say
post #1148 of 3897
I think seeing the audiologist would be a smart move. See if she has any way of testing the audio to tell what the frequency curve is.
post #1149 of 3897
Installing the customs has a steep learning curve. Once you figure it out piece of cake.
post #1150 of 3897
yeah, i need to find out what LW did with my left driver, as i need to do the same for the right, and i might win!
post #1151 of 3897
the black epoxy mod for the connector looks really good.

FreQ is late on my kit, I can still go with the livewires. I want to but I dont at the same time. I feel torn. I want to give the FreQ's a chance too.

Update: I will give the Super FreQ's a chance and if they don't work out then i am getting the livewires.
post #1152 of 3897
FMT: Really sorry to hear of all the problems you're having, as i know how much you want these to work for you. One really stupid question though, have you tried the livewires out of different equipment? You never know, if you're always feeding them from the same source/amp, something might be messing with the signal in a bad way.
post #1153 of 3897
i called Earpiece technologies and the tax does apply to me, its like $20... pooop :-(
post #1154 of 3897
Oh come on....Thats not much Elluzion, im 15, and that is 2 weeks pocket money!
post #1155 of 3897
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Oh come on....Thats not much Elluzion, im 15, and that is 2 weeks pocket money!
i know i know but I am trying to set a limit.

The Livewires will set me back $50.... or I get the Super Freq's.... soo soo tempting
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